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Jun 18
  By tierrabonita

What is bolting?

Bolting happens when a plant reaches the end of its growth cycle. It changes from making leaves and roots to making flowers and seeds for the next season of plants. That is why bolting is often called "running to seed" or "going to seed." 

What are some bee friendly plants I can add to my garden?

Plant flowers and flowering trees. If possible, choose types that produce lots of pollen and nectar.

Here are some easier-to-grow plants that bees love:

tierrabonita Fri, 05/28/2021 - 09:10
Is there a “challenging” plant I can try to grow?

It is great to try and grow a “challenging plant,” as that is one of the best ways to learn about gardening.  Even if the plant doesn't thrive or produce a harvest, you'll learn a lot and become a better gardener!

tierrabonita Thu, 05/27/2021 - 14:22
What are some ways that roots help plants?

Roots help plants by:

  • holding the plants into the ground.
  • helping the plant take up water and nutrients from the soil.
  • storing energy and nutrients for the plant.

Root vegetables taste great too!

tierrabonita Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:34
Can flowers help me grow food?

Some people see flowers only as beautiful plants that may smell nice. But flowers can increase the health of your garden, and help you grow more food.  

tierrabonita Fri, 04/09/2021 - 17:58
Where should I plant nasturtiums?

Flowers can help vegetables grow.  Nasturtiums are tasty flowers you can eat (edible). They're also great for dealing with garden pests.

tierrabonita Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:59
Are there flowers I should be careful with in my garden?

Please be aware that some flowering plants should not be eaten by humans, pets or livestock. These include Morning Glory, Foxglove, and the Sweet pea flower plant (not the pea producing plant!).

tierrabonita Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:30
What is germination?

For seeds, the process of sprouting and beginning plant growth.

tierrabonita Thu, 04/08/2021 - 21:59
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