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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seeds. 藤葉天竺葵的種子.

2018-01-15 Vine-leaved Pelargonium

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seed germination in 3 weeks. 藤葉天竺葵的種子約3週發芽.

2018-1-17 Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵 (1)

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seedling. 藤葉天竺葵的小苗.

Tropical perennial/cactus or succulents. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun well drained soil.  Plant has thick trunk like base.  The fleshy tubers is said to be edible as vegetable.  White flowers with pink/maroon blooming in fall.  Flowers release fragrance at night.  Dormancy is in summer, should cut down the watering.  Plant is drought tolerant once established.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size: unknown.  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

藤葉天竺葵是多年生/多肉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照排水佳的土壤.   植株有著巨大粗壯的根基與地下根.  有一說是根部可以如根莖類蔬菜來煮食的.  秋開白色帶有粉紅/暗紅色斑紋的單瓣花朵.  花朵僅於夜晚會散發花香.  夏天會休眠應減少供水避免爛根.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:尚無資料.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium_lobatum            http://pza.sanbi.org/pelargonium-lobatum                   https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/165989/          https://pukubook.jp/detail/Pelargonium_lobatum


Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

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Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’ seeds germination fast and easy. 小番茄ˊ’金陽’的種子很快又容易孵出.

Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Yellow flowers from spring to frost.  High yield.  Small fruit ripe from green to orange, fruit is very sweet with nice flavour!!  Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Fast growing.  Plant is toxic except the ripe edible fruit.

一年生. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  春到霜降前開黃色花.  花果期很長,產量高. 果實由綠轉為成熟色橘色,很甜且味道相當好!!  成熟株高4-8呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速.  除成熟的果實可食外植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://bonnieplants.com/product/sungold-tomato/            https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53331/


Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) 草莓玉米

Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) 草莓玉米

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Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) seeds. 草莓玉米的種子.

2018-01-11 Strawberry Corn (Zea may 'Strawberry') 草莓玉米

Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) seeds germination in just few days. 草莓玉米的種子幾天就發芽了.

Popcorn/sweet corn variety.  Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).   From seeds to harvest will take at least 3.5 months.   The ripe cob only is larger than a large strawberry, red kernels can be eaten fresh or cooked, sweet and juicy.  When dried, good for popcorn.  Propagate by seeds.  Good for growing in container.

爆米花/甜玉米.  一年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  成熟株高3-6呎,寬幅1.5-2呎. 種子到採收需時至少3.5個月.  成熟玉米穗僅比大顆草莓還要大些,新鮮紅色玉米粒可以生吃或煮食,甜而多汁.   或乾燥後保存作為爆米花用.  繁殖方式以種子的方式來進行.  由於植株較小且玉米穗頗具觀賞價值故適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E8%8D%89%E8%8E%93%E7%8E%89%E7%B1%B3         https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Sweetcorn_Plant_Strawberry_Popcorn/         https://myfolia.com/plants/282-sweet-corn-zea-mays-var-saccharata/varieties/20767-strawberry                                                                         https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2212/                     https://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/zea-mays/zea-mays-strawberry.html

Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)食用松子松

Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)食用松子松

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Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) has large seeds.食用松子松的種子還蠻大顆的.

2018-01-11 Pinyon Nut Pine (Pinus edulis)松子 (1)

Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) seed germination in about 2 weeks. 食用松子松的種子約2週就發芽.

Cold hardy evergreen tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location well drained acidic soil.  This is mainly growing for its edible large pine nuts as food.  USDA Zones:5-8.  Mature size:20′-40′(H) X 15′-30′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

它是一種二葉松. 耐寒強健的常綠樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日ˊ照處排水良好的酸性土壤.  此種樹主要栽種以取其大顆可食性種子. 耐寒但耐熱性不佳.  成熟株高20-40呎,寬幅15-30呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_edulis            https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54413/

Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) 無種殼南瓜

Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) 無種殼南瓜

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Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) seeds germination easily in just few days. 無種殼南瓜種子很容易也很快在兩三天就發芽.

This is kind of new trend for growing pumpkins.  There are few varieties of hull-less seed or called oil seed pumpkins are available.  Mainly growing for its hull-less seeds for oil press or to blend in for veggie and fruit smoothie.  Just thought it will be fun to grow and I am curious of how this pumpkin will taste like.  Pumpkin seed oil (250ml bottle) is quite pricy so no wonder some people will grow their own!  Heirloom from Styria, Austria. Annual crop.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Propagate by seeds.   Even though this variety is mainly growing for its hull-less seeds but the flesh is also good for pie, cooking just like those common pumpkins.

這些是有機種植的種子不貴,可是不太好找. 類似的品種都是榨油用的或跟果菜汁一起打的,這類南瓜種子無硬殼,只有一層超薄的種皮皮膜.   種子包價格,瓜圖及資料: http://www.hawthornfarm.ca/pumpkins.php#godiva
本來很懷疑農夫專種它來榨油的投資報酬率,後來看到小小一玻璃瓶的南瓜籽油居然賣那麼貴! 250ml裝一瓶美金30元(或9英磅)約合台幣978元(或460元)不含稅與寄送費….蠻誇張的!   此品種是來自奧利地東南的施蒂里亞州. 一年生作物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,藤長達6-8呎.   繁殖以種子的方式來進行.   儘管此品種是針對其無硬殼的種子的栽種的,但其果肉也是跟其他品種南瓜一樣可以做成派餡及可以煮食的.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108956/                http://www.hutchinsonfarm.ca/FieldCrops/Pumpkins/StyrianHulless.html            https://australianseed.com/shop/item/pumpkin-styrian-hulless

Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) 通天草

Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) 通天草


Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) seeds. It is needed to rub off the seed coating before planting. 通天草種子種植前要先揉去外殼.

2017-08-13 Asian Foxtail通天草 (1)

Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) seedling and seeds. 通天草的小苗與尚未孵出的種子.

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Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) seedling is growing true leaves. 通天草的小苗長出本葉了.

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Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) 通天草

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Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) flower bud is forming.通天草的花苞形成了.

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Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) is going to flower soon. 通天草快開花了.

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Asian Foxtail (Uraria crinita) has many small flowers on a flower stems.通天草的花是由許多小花組成的花序.

Tropical perennial, medicinal herb.  Seeds will need to remove the outer seed coating first then soak in water to germinate.  Normally about  7-10 days seeds will sprout.   Usually plants can be harvested about 10 months after planting from seeds.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Long slender purple and white flowers on stems, flower shape like foxtail, hence the common name.   Bloom in spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:3′-5′(H) X   Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

又稱狗尾草.  多年生草本的草藥.   種子去殼泡水後播種.  通常約7-10天會出芽.  從種子到採收約10個月.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春天開紫色與白色細長花頂生成串外型如狐尾或狗尾,故有此名.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高3-5呎,寬幅呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2537                  http://www.tdais.gov.tw/view.php?catid=1504                         http://www.miji.org.tw/main.asp?BodySel=036              http://jmsu99.blogspot.ca/2011/06/blog-post_29.html http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%E7%8B%97%E5%B0%BE%E8%8D%89/%E7%8B%97%E5%B0%BE%E8%8D%89.htm http://rein1638.pixnet.net/blog/post/17564588-%E9%80%9A%E5%A4%A9%E8%8D%89~%E7%8B%97%E5%B0%BE%E8%8D%89~%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E4%BA%BA%E8%94%98~%E5%85%83%E6%B0%A3%E7%9A%84%E9%A3%9F%E6%9D%90

Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) 油茶

Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) 油茶

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Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) seeds. 油茶的種子.

2017-12-18 Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) 油茶 (1)

Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) seeds germination about 3 weeks, a bit faster and easier when shell is removed first.油茶種子約3週發芽,去殼的較快也較容易出芽.

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Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) seeds germination about 3 weeks, a bit faster and easier when shell is removed first. This one has shell on, about 3 days later than the seeds shell removed. 油茶種子約3ˋ週發芽,去殼的較快也較容易出芽. 這棵沒有去殼的也僅比去殼的晚孵出3天而已.

Evergreen flowering tree with oil rich seeds that are used for tea oil press. Tea oil is edible and good to go with food, like rice and noodles.  Tea oil has slightly bitter taste.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Fragrant white flowers in late fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Seed pulp after oil press can be used as cleaning product and keep insects away in garden.  USDA Zones:7-9. Mature size: 15′-20′(H) X 6′-10′(W). Propagate by seeds cuttings, buddings, grafting or layering.

常綠開花樹主用以種子榨油為主.  茶油可用於食用可直接用於煮好的米麵.  這茶油略有苦味.  植株容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  植株余秋末到冬季開白色單瓣香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  榨油後的渣還可用於一般清潔,花園驅蟲的用途. 喜溫暖不甚耐寒.  成熟株高15-20呎,寬幅6-10呎.  繁殖可以種子,枝條扦插,芽插,嫁接或壓條/高壓的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_oleifera                                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e6%b2%b9%e8%8c%b6           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64176/