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How To Use Gravel for Mulching Small PlantsHow To Use Gravel for Mulching Small Plants
October 25, 2015

When I was getting tired of poking gravel with tweezers or toothpicks out of the rosettes of my sempervivums and jovibarbas after having applied fine gravel as a ground cover, I came up with a new method and applied plants to gravel rather than gravel to plants.

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A Method of Cleaning Sempervivum and Jovibarba SeedsA Method of Cleaning Sempervivum and Jovibarba Seeds
September 19, 2015

I did quite a few crosses this year and, when it came to cleaning up the seeds, I found this method quite helpful in saving some time and avoiding the loss of too many seeds blown away with the debris.

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