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5th February 2011
25th October 2010
- …that hardiness zones are geographically defined areas of minimum temperature in which specific categories of plant life are capable of growing?
5th September 2010
4th September 2010
- …that parsley is normally grown for its leaves, but a particular variety (Hamburg parsley) is grown for its roots?
25th August 2010
13th August 2010
- …that the pathogenic fungus corn smut (Ustilago maydis) can be cultivated on sweet corn, harvested and cooked as a dish called "huitlacoche"?
1st August 2010
31st July 2010
- …that the Red spider mite has two darker spots during summer, but as winter approaches it gains a strong red color?
30th July 2010
29th July 2010
- …that blossom end rot in tomatoes is caused by a calcium deficiency?
- …that canker is a term for a large number of different plant diseases, characterised by broadly similar symptoms?
- …that courgettes are a type of squash?
- …that asparagus is of the order asparagales, the same as all alliums?
- …that wood ash can be added to your garden compost, but not coal ash?