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How to Plant & Care for a Black Mission Fig Tree

Native to Spain, the black mission fig tree is one of the most commonly grown fig trees, producing purplish-black, pear shaped fruits with pinkish-red flesh. These fig trees grow best in warmer climates, recommended for USDA Hardiness Zones 7 or 8 through 10, where minimum winter temperatures don’t drop below 10 to 15 degrees F.
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Vicuna - Vicugna vicugna Molina 1782

Origins and characteristics of Guanaco Class: Mammals Order: ArtiodactylaFamily: CamelidsGender: VicugnaSpecies: V. vicugna Molina 1782The Vicuna is one of the four species of South American camelids; the others are lalpaca, guanaco and lama (Lama guanicoe Muller 1776 - Guanaco; Lama glama Linnaeus 1758 - Lama; Vicugna vicugna Molina 1782 - Vicuna; Vicugna pacos Linnaeus 1758 - Alpaca.
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How to Use a Box Spring for a Planter Box

Green living is about finding new ways to recycle items and save energy. Box springs are natural planting containers because their shape lends itself to the proper planting depth of many popular plants, including vegetables and herbs. It& 39;s constructed of porous materials that allow for soil drainage and aeration.
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How to Grow Cherry Trees in Illinois

The climate in Illinois is ideal for growing cherries. Illinois& 39; growing zones range from 4 to 6 from the north to the south and sour cherry trees thrive in just that range. Whether you choose a sweet or sour cherry variety, pick a cultivar that grows well in your area. Cultivars that do well in Illinois include Hally Jolivette, Higan, Sargent and Yoshino.
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Vegetables That Need Lime

Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesGarden soils are generally described as sour (acidic), neutral or sweet (alkaline). Most vegetables grow in soils that measure between 6.0 and 7.5 on the pH scale. Some plants require alkaline soils and therefore need a higher level of lime or calcium to thrive.Soil ChemistryAcidic soils have a high number of hydrogen ions while alkaline soils are high in hydroxyl ions.
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