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Sunflowers are simple to grow and a delicious snack too. Keep reading to learn how to grow edible sunflowers, when to harvest sunflowers for the plumpest kernels, and how to roast edible sunflowers.

How to Grow, Harvest, and Roast Edible Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are simple to grow and the seeds are a delicious snack too. Keep reading to learn how to grow edible sunflower seeds, when to harvest sunflowers for the plumpest kernels, and how to roast edible sunflower seeds.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to Grow, Harvest, and Roast […] Read more…

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How to Grow Strawflowers 5 Tips for Growing Strawflowers

How to Grow Strawflowers: 5 Tips for Growing Strawflowers

Heat-loving and drought-tolerant, strawflowers grow well in areas with hot summers (cue my happy dance!) Brightly-colored concentric rings adorn these tall stemmed beauties. This Australian native is also called “Everlasting flower” or “paper flower”. Strawflowers are an excellent choice for a cutting garden and provide long lasting blooms in the garden as well. Learn how […] Read more…

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How to grow ranunculus

How to Grow Ranunculus: 5 Tips for Growing Ranunculus

When I first saw the gorgeous blooms on ranunculus flowers, I didn’t think it was possible to grow them here in the low desert of Arizona. I’m glad I was wrong. Learning how to grow ranunculus is easier than you think. The stunning rose-like blooms with tissue-thin petals almost don’t look real. Ranunculus blooms come […] Read more…

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How to Grow Mexican Sunflowers: 5 Tips for Growing Tithonia

How to Grow Mexican Sunflowers: 5 Tips for Growing Tithonia

Looking for a flower that doesn’t mind the heat? Tithonia (also known as Mexican sunflower) is a drought-tolerant and heat-loving annual plant native to Mexico and Central America. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love the bright blooms. Tall branching plants bloom for several months (right up until frost), and make an excellent cut flower. Learn how […] Read more…

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How to Grow Ginger: 8 Tips for Growing Ginger

How to Grow Ginger: 8 Tips for Growing Ginger

As a low desert gardener, it’s exciting to learn how to grow a crop that I already use, is good for you, and grows well in warm climates. Ginger definitely qualifies on all three accounts. Learning how to grow ginger is easy, and growing it is even simpler (especially if you live in a warm […] Read more…

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How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

Leeks look like an overgrown green onion with a long white body and thick overlapping leaves. Learn how to grow leeks, an easy-to-grow relative of the onion that has a milder taste and is grown for the thick white edible stalk.  Leeks can grow up to 3 feet tall. Leeks are a frost-tolerant vegetable that […] Read more…

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How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

Would you like to grow something unique? Learn how to grow toothache plant. Spilanthes is a heat-loving flower commonly called “toothache plant” due to the numbing sensation experienced after eating the leaves or flowers.   Toothache plant contains a natural analgesic within its spicy and slightly bitter-tasting leaves and blooms. Learn how to grow toothache plant with these […] Read more…

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