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Archive for June, 2013


   Jun 30

Growing Calamondin and other citruses in Sweden

I had long been fond of Citruses and had done quite a bit of research before buying one. My first one was bought sometime in January this year but unfortunately it didn’t live long due to the soil it had been planted in. Hard claylike soil that retains water a long time and then goes [...]

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   Jun 21

Happy Midsummer’s Eve! Or, growing Herbs from the Grocery Store

I’m sure plenty of people are buying those little pots of herbs from the store today, or have already done so. Maybe you have bought chives. Don’t toss them out, they are easy to grow! Many garden writers recommend you to go to a garden centre and get some properly grown herbs, and that is [...]

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   Jun 17

The Confusing World of Passifloras

Up until last year my experiences with Passifloras consisted of watching my mother and grandmother grow theirs and marvel at the flowers and the plants’ need for water. I was never overly fond of the crème- coloured flowers with blue accents. But then came a rainy and snowy late evening after work sometime last winter. [...]

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   Jun 15

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

First of all let me say that growing herbs doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. You can get by pretty well just having one large pot with either a mix of herbs you like or just a single one. Maybe it will come as a surprise that I never liked herbs that [...]

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