Green Thumb – How to grow an Avocado tree

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Here’s how you grow an Avocado Tree

Gently clean the seed in water and insert a toothpick at either end. Fill a glass with water and place the seed’s bottom end in the glass, so that the seed is half immersed. Place the glass in the windowsill where it gets plenty of sunlight.

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Ensure that the water in the glass is changed once a week. Slowly you will see a seedling emerge from the centre of the seed, plant the seedling in a pot once the leaves emerge and plant the shrub-sized plant into the ground for the tree to take root.

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Green Thumb – How to grow Orchids

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Orchids are flowering plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae, with close to 30,000 recognised species, Vanilla being one of them. While most orchids are tropical, there are 30 species of orchids native to Alaska, 10 times more than Hawaii, which has just 3 species of orchids to call it’s own.

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Orchids thrive in soft, diffused morning light and high humidity. They must at all times be protected from harsh, direct sunlight and excess watering. Orchids grown at home do well in a potting medium of pine bark or coconut husk. Do take care to protect Orchids from soil borne infections by placing them at a height from the ground.

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Happy Gardening! Please write to me should you have any questions.

Green Thumb – How to care for Bougainvilleas

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Bougainvilleas are native to South America and was most likely brought to India by the British. Jeanne Baré who disguised herself as a man to join a naval expedition around the globe, was in all likelihood the first European to document them.

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Bougainvilleas are relatively pest-free and easy to care for. They thrive in abundant sunlight and in dry climate. They need to be watered everyday but only if the soil dries out at the end of each day. If winters are particularly harsh where you live, bring them in until the weather improves.

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Organic Manure can be added once in few months to nourish the soil and help the plant flower throughout the year. Bougainvillea also take well to being ‘guided’ to climb trellises or trees even and form a beautiful curtain of vibrant flowers.

Happy Gardening! Let me know if you have any questions?