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Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris bulb (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花f的球根.

Baboon iris bulb (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花f的球根.

Baboon iris bulb are growing! (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花f的球根長葉了.

Baboon iris bulb are growing! (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花f的球根長葉了.

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

Baboon iris (Babiana stricta) 狒狒花

They are small tender perennial flowering bulbs.  Easy to grow in full sun location.  Flowering in spring, good for cut flower.  Easy to propagate by seeds, bulbs or rhizome.  Mature size: 15-30 cm(H) X 7-15 cm(W).    USDA Zones: 9-12.

狒狒花 Babiana stricta 是小型球根花卉,地下具球莖跟小蒼蘭很像但它們的球莖較扁小些.外被纖維質薄膜,原產南非. 適合切花.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  容易以分球或種子來繁殖.  多年生草花但不耐寒.

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

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Strawberry seeds germination (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵出小苗.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

It is one of the fast growing fruit!  So easy to grow in full sun location with moist but well drained soil.

草莓是生長快速的水果之一!  全日照下在濕潤但排水良好的土壤中很容易種植.

1.You can pick the seeds from a ripe strawberry surface with a pair of tweezers or buy a packet of seeds.

1.種子可從一顆新鮮成熟的草莓表面用鑷子取下種植或者買包種子來栽種.

2.Plant your seeds in a container which better comes with a clear lid, fill with potting soil.  Moist the soil a bit but not too wet.   Sprinkle the seeds on top of soil then cover with the lid.  Place the container in warm partial shade location.

2.種子均勻灑在填土後的有蓋苗盆土表.  略澆溼土壤但不可太溼.  蓋上蓋子後悶孵.  苗盆放在溫暖的半日照處.

3.Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.  Open the lid to get fresh air and check the progress once a day.

3.種子約2-3週發芽.  每日開蓋一次換氣並檢查進度.

4.Transplant the seedlings when they have 6 leaves.  Keep seedlings moist in full sun location.  You may start to apply fertilizer.

4.小苗有6片本葉時可以移植.  移植後的小苗要繼續保濕並改移到全日照處種植.  可以開始施肥.

It is a very hardy perennial.  You may want to pick the variety with long blooming time, this way the plants you grow will have longer harvest season.  Growing from seeds this spring and next year you may harvest your own strawberries!  🙂

草莓植株是非常強健的多年生草花.  買種子包的話要儘可能選用花期較長的品種來種植,這樣採收期也會拉長.  如果今年冬/春天開始種子的種植,可能明年就能吃到結果的草莓!  🙂

Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) 絲葦

Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) 絲葦

Rhipsalis baccifera (Rhipsalis) 絲葦

Rhipsalis baccifera (Rhipsalis) 絲葦

Ripe berries of Rhipsalis baccifera (Rhipsalis) 絲葦 成熟的白色小漿果.

Ripe berries of Rhipsalis baccifera (Rhipsalis) 絲葦
成熟的白色小漿果.

Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) seed germination in 2 weeks. 絲葦種子2週內會發芽.

Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) seed germination in 2 weeks. 絲葦種子2週內會發芽.

Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) is a rarely seen succulent, it belongs to the Cactus family but it is not prickly.  Because it is native in tropical warm regions so it must be indoor over winter if you live in a cold climate.  It prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil or medium.  Some of this genus are more shade tolerant.  This makes a nice house plant.  It is easier and faster to propagate by cuttings.

絲葦喜溫暖,一般而言它不是那麼常見的仙人掌科植物,由於沒有刺+長速慢,很適合作成吊盆.  若你所在的氣候區較冷,要記得搬進室內過冬.  雖然也能從種子繁殖不過速度和難易度上還是以扦插方式為主.  這屬的植物的光照需求較為耐蔭,全日照到半日照的環境都可以栽種.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flowers. 菊芋的花.

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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flowers. 菊芋的花.

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Only few seeds can be found in Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) seedheads. 能在謝掉的花找到的菊芋種子並不多.

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Jerusalem artichoke mature plants can reach 10 feet tall.(Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋的開花成株可達10呎高.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flower buds. 菊芋花苞.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flower buds. 菊芋花苞.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋新芽.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers. (Helianthus) 菊芋地下球根.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers. (Helianthus) 菊芋地下球根.

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Harvested Jerusalem artichoke tubers in late fall. (Helianthus) 晚秋採收的菊芋地下球根.

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), although this is a misleading common name.     It is also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple ,native to North America.  It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber for root vegetable.  Best grow in full sun location.  Very easy to grow.  Yellow sunflower like flowers in late summer/early fall, attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) x 2′-3′(W).  Because plant is tall will require support in case of strong wind or heavy rains.  Easy to propagate by seeds, cuttings, tubers/bulbs, corms and dividing the plants.

菊芋Helianthus tuberosus),是菊科向日葵屬的多年生草本植物.原生於北美. 現今世界上有許多國家都有種植做為根莖類蔬菜來食用.  是天然的減肥蔬菜.  它能調節血糖控制糖尿病. 最好是全日照種植.  非常容易栽種.  夏末秋初時開像向日葵般的黃花.  成熟植株蠻高的約8-10呎高,2-3呎寬幅,所以需要支架以防強風或暴雨折損.  容易用種子,扦插,根莖/球根,小球,分株繁殖.

I found its taste after cooking is between potato and water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis).

煮食的口感介於馬鈴薯和荸薺(Eleocharis dulcis)中間.

How to grow dwarf double Nasturtium from seeds (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子孵法

How to grow dwarf double Nasturtium from seeds  (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子孵法

Dwarf double Nasturtium seed packet (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子包

Dwarf double Nasturtium seed packet (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子包

Dwarf double Nasturtium seeds  (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子.

Dwarf double Nasturtium seeds (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子.

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Dwarf double Nasturtium seed germination in 10 days. (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子10天內孵出.

Dwarf double Nasturtium seed germination in 10 days then growing fast! (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子孵出後長速很快!

Dwarf double Nasturtium seed germination in 10 days then growing fast! (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子孵出後長速很快!

Dwarf double Nasturtium has some flower buds already! (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子已有花苞!

Dwarf double Nasturtium has some flower buds already! (Nasturtium) 矮性重瓣金蓮花種子已有花苞!

It is easy to grow this from seeds.  這個蠻容易孵種子的. 1. Seeds should be covered with 1cm deep soft moist soil in warm partial shade location.  Dwarf double Nasturtium seed germination in 10 days.  (Nasturtium) 1.種子需覆1公分濕潤鬆軟的盆土,放置於半日照溫暖處.    矮性重瓣金蓮花種子10天內孵出. 2.Because it is annual, it will bloom around 1.5-2 months.   Best to grow in the ground or in large pot. 2.因是一年生草花,盆植約1.5-2個月會開花.  最好地植或大盆種植.

How to grow cantaloupe from seeds (Cucumis melo) 哈密瓜種子孵法

How to grow cantaloupe from seeds  (Cucumis melo) 哈密瓜種子孵法

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Cantaloupe seed packet. 哈密瓜種子包.

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Cantaloupe seeds. 哈密瓜種子.

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Cantaloupe seedlings are growing true leaves. 哈密瓜種苗本葉長出.

Cantaloupe seedlings are growing well. 哈密瓜種苗長的不錯.

Cantaloupe seedlings are growing well. 哈密瓜種苗長的不錯.

Cantaloupe male flower. 哈密瓜的公花.

Cantaloupe male flower. 哈密瓜的公花.

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It is very easy to grow cantaloupe from seeds.  It takes longer than 2 weeks which is a lot longer than other type of melons.   Unless your growing soil is very rich in nutrients and in very sunny location otherwise one plant only allow it to growing 3-4 fruit; one plant is better only allow one fruit growing if growing in pot.  It is an excellent project to do with kids!   🙂

哈密瓜很容易從種子種出.  孵種的時間至少2週,比其他的瓜類種子需時更久些.   因為結實很耗肥,地植一株只讓結3-4果;盆植最好一株只讓結一果,除非你有很肥沃的土壤全日照的在種植.  這個種植會是個和小朋友一起學習的很好的作物.  🙂

1.I used seeds from seed packet.   Prepare moist growing soil for the seeds to germinate.  Keep moist and warm in partial shade location.   Seeds germinate in about 2 weeks.

1.我用的是種子包的種子.  準備好苗盆和土壤,澆灌後播種.  在半日照環境中保溫保溼,約2週種子會發芽.

2.Transplant the seedlings when they have 6-8 leaves, best in ground in sunny location, the second best is in a large pot with rich soil in full sun area.  Apply organic fertilizer.   Same plant will have both male and female flowers.  Only 3-4 fruit for each plant when growing in the ground and only allow one fruit each plant when growing in pot.

2.小苗長到6-8片本葉後可以移植,最好是地植在全日照肥沃的土壤中,若無法地植,全日照盆植次之,必須用肥沃的有機土來種植.    並開始施肥.   哈密瓜是公母異花同株. 地植一株只讓結3-4果,盆植最好一株只讓結一果 一株一果為佳.

Pollinate the male to female flower for growing fruit.   The best time to do so is in the morning.

可能需要人工授粉將公花花粉沾到母花花蕊上以結瓜,授粉時間以早上授粉為佳.