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GROWING CONDITIONS FOR ALDER PLANT

Light: Prefers full sun to light shade Shade: Tolerates light shade Moisture: Trees can handle dry soils, but all Alnus species can grow in wet soils pH: most species prefer fairly neutral soil (5.5-7.5)   Special Considerations for Growing: Relatively disease and pest free.   Propagation: Primarily from seed. Hardwood cuttings in Autumn.

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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ALDER PLANT

Size: Italian Alder (Alnus cordata) – 30-50 feet (9-15 meters) tall and 20-35 (6-10 meters) feet wide Black/Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa) – 60-80 feet (18-25 meters) tall and 20-35 feet (6-10 meters) wide Gray/Thinleaf Alder (Alnus incana) – 40-60 feet (12-18 meters) tall and 25-40 feet (7-12 meters) wide Seaside Alder (Alnus maritime) – …

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Mushroom cultivation in tobacco barns

Mushroom cultivation in tobacco barns Asif Ameen, Qamar-uz-Zaman Mushroom can be grown anywhere in Pakistan but it is more suitable to sow it in areas where tobacco is grown. Thousands of tobacco barns lie mostly unused from October to June every year which can be used for cultivation of mushroom. …

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Pecans and Hickory: Designing with this plant

DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANTUSDA Hardiness Zone: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) – Zone 6-9 Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa) – Zone 6 Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) – Zone 4-7 Hican (Carya x hybrids) – Zone 5 AHS Heat Zone:   Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) – Zone 9-1 Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa) – Zone 8-1 Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) – Zone 8-1 …

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Pecans and Hickory: Use of plant

USING THIS PLANTPrimary Uses: Nut – Raw. Excellent taste in both Pecans and selected Hickories. Nut – Cooked. Used in desserts, breads, baking, etc. Nut – “Milk” can be made from Pecan nuts Nut – Oil. An edible oil can be pressed from Pecans Secondary Uses: General insect pollen plant …

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Pecans and Hickory: History

History:Native to Asia and North America, Hickories and Pecans have been used for food, wood, and fuel since people have been around to use them. These trees have been developed for larger and sweeter nuts, and the Pecans have had the most development so far.Trivia: The name “Hickory” comes from …

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Permaculture Plants: Pecans and Hickory

Pecans… a favorite nut!   Common Name: Pecan and HickoryScientific Name: Carya speciesFamily: Juglandaceae (the Walnut family) Hickory Nuts   Common Species: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) – large to very large tree Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa) – large tree Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) – large tree Hican (Carya x hybrids) – large to very large tree   Shagbark …

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Sorrel – Physical Characteristics

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS PLANTSize:  French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – 12-36 inches tall and 12 inches wide Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – 6 inches tall and indefinitely wide Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – 12 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide Roots: Deep and fibrous, some species have a taproot; Sheep Sorrel (Rumex …

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Sorrel – Designing with this plan

DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANTUSDA Hardiness Zone: French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 3-9 Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – Zone 1-9  Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 3-9 AHS Heat Zone:  French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 6-1  Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella): 10-1  Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 6-1 Chill Requirement: No reliable …

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