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How to Grow Mulberries

How to Grow Mulberries

Mulberry trees mature into very large specimens so are not suitable for a small garden. But if you do have the space, the mulberry is well worth considering. It has a graceful, elegant habit and attractive foliage, and it produces abundant delicious fruit, with which you can make excellent jams and wines.

How to Grow Spices

How to Grow Spices

While spices may seem an overly ambitious addition to the garden, those spices related to ginger, such as cardamom, galangal and turmeric, can be grown in many warmer districts. Other spices can be grown easily in regions with tropical climates. The plants can add great beauty to the garden, while the intensely fresh fragrance and flavour will be a revelation to the cook.

How to Grow Sunflowers

How to Grow Sunflowers

Here are some tips for planting and growing sunflowers.

How to Grow Apricots

How to Grow Apricots

Apricots were cultivated in China from about 2000 BCE and have since spread around the world. Today, the famous apricot belt stretches from Turkey to Turkestan via Iran, but any place with a Mediterranean climate of dry hot summers and cool winters will suit the apricot admirably.

How to Grow Coriander

How to Grow Coriander

This hardy annual herb, a native of south-east Europe, is grown for its fresh leaves and seeds. Before ripening, the seeds smell like the leaves, but as the small fruits mature, they develop a warm spicy aroma – a sure sign that they are ready to harvest.

How to Grow Gooseberries

How to Grow Gooseberries

Though gooseberries are native to northern Europe, Britain in particular adopted them and gooseberry pies, fools, tarts and jellies were devised. They are easy to grow in the right climate – Tablelands, in southern New Zealand, and parts of southern Australia are ideal. Planting a selection of varieties will give you berries from late spring to late summer. Varieties may be sweet or acid, yellow, white, green or red. The sweet fruit is eaten raw, while the acid fruit is better for cooking and making jam and wine.

How to Grow Grapes

How to Grow Grapes

The Southern Hemisphere has become the source of many great wines, and the wine grape is very much at home here. Table grapes are just as successful, long-lived and productive. Grapes take up very little space. They can be trained over a pergola to provide cool summer shade, bunches of ripe fruit amidst vivid autumn-coloured foliage, and then, having lost their leaves, filtered warm sunlight in winter. Such a vine-covered pergola creates the perfect outdoor dining room, especially during the long summer months.

Growing Passionfruit

Growing Passionfruit

Find out why your passionfruit vine is not producing fruit and more.

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