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10 Common Foods We Love To Eat Can Be Poisonous

Everyday we eat plant food that carry deadly poisons. Most of the time they are usually safe, but it may be fatal if wrong parts of a plant is consumed. From time to time people accidentally kill themselves by eating these foods.

You may be wondering what these poisonous or harmful foods are. Find a list of most common food in your kitchen which are deadly poisonous or harmful. You should be careful when consuming these poisons to ensure that you remain safe.

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Mango Seeds That Grow Fruits in 2 to 4 Years

When I posted a video showing that my mango tree grown from seed had produced fruits in just 2 years, there was lot of reactions from the viewers. They were of the view that it was not possible to get fruits from a mango tree so quickly, and my tree must have been a grafted tree.

But it is really true that the mango tree can produce fruits in 2 to 4 years, if they have been grown from a poly-embryonic seed. The mango tree grown from poly-embryonic seed do not need to be grafted.

Find a list of polyembryonic mangoes which can grow fruits in 2 to 4 years time.  Also learn about mango seed viability and how to store them.

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How To Propagate a Magnolia Tree From Cuttings

Magnolia tree is one of the most attractive trees one can have at home. The magnolia trees are attractive due to their large glossy dark green leaves and fragrant blossoms. These attractive trees find an important place in any landscape.

These trees are quite costly, $100 for a small tree. So, it is quite interesting to propagate magnolia tree at home. Continue reading below to learn how to grow a magnolia cutting at home successfully. The procedure is the same for propagating different types of magnolia cuttings including Japanese, Southern, Little gem, etc.

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9 Plants For Quick and Natural Heartburn Remedies

Acid reflux or heartburn is a digestive disorder, which occurs when acid from your stomach flows up into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach, known as esophagus. In such a situation, the contents in your stomach come back up your esophageal tract because  your lower esophageal sphincter fails to seal off your esophagus from your stomach.

Know 9 plant foods at your home that will quickly get rid off your acid reflux and hearburn in a natural way. You may try to eliminate the causes that trigger the acid reflux given below.

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Flowers You Can Eat :List of 21 Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are flowers that can be consumed. Many edible flowers are high in vitamin A and  vitamin C and some essential nutrients. Flowers may be eaten as vegetables as a main part of a meal, or may be used as herbs [1-4]. The edible flowers have gained popularity as an important ingredient to provide unique flavors, textures and colors and decoration to a dish.

Edible flowers range in taste from sweet, fruity, nutty, sour, spicy, peppery and pungent.

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Pomegranate Growing Information: Pomegranate Tree Care

The pomegranate is native to India and has been cultivated in South Asia, Middle East and Mediterranean region since ancient times. The Scientific name of pomegranate is Punica granatum in the family Lythraceae. It grows best in tropical or warm and temperate climates, although they are extremely cold tolerant down to 10 degrees. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 11. It can grow in regions with cool winters and dry hot summers. The pomegranate is well suited to the climate of south-western Australia.

Continue reading below to know detailed pomegranate growing information including how to take care for pomegranate.

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Vegetables, Herbs and Plants You Can Grow In Water

We all know that plants grow in soil. Soil provides nutrients to the roots needed for the growth of the plant. But can plants grow without soil? The answer is yes, soil is actually not necessary for plant growth. If the needed nutrients are provided without soil, say in water, the plant will grow well. This method of growing plants in water solution of mineral nutrients without soil is known as hydroponics [1,2].

Continue reading below to know how to grow plants in water and a list of the vegetables, herbs and houseplants that grow in water without soil.

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How To Grow Neem Tree From Seeds and Cuttings

The neem tree (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen tree is a native of Indian subcontinent. It is an extraordinarily hardy tree which can live up to 200 years. All parts of the neem tree possess antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. The seeds, leaves, bark and stems of the neem tree are used in medicinal, cosmetic and insecticidal products [1].

Learn how to grow neem tree from branch cuttings, air layering and seeds in easy to follow steps.

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How To Plant Cuttings For Propagation :

You can make more plants from cuttings (plant propagation methods). The first step is to take cuttings (how to take cuttings). Once you have taken the cuttings for propagation, it is important to plant them properly, otherwise they will not root and clone.

Continue reading below for the tips on how to plant the cuttings for successful rooting. My 90% of cuttings generally root and produce new plants. I have gifted these rooted plants to my friends!>

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Best Soil Mix for Rooting Cuttings

The success of propagating any plant from cutting depends highly on the type of rooting media for propagation. Any medium which provides moisture and oxygen in the right balance and is free of disease, insects and weed seeds can be used for propagating cuttings.

The rooting media qualities and requirement are considered and the best soil mix is recommended for successfully rooting cuttings.