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Chillies are a very fussy crop to grow. But if you are like us here at how to grow gardening you will love the pleasure that is obtained by growing your own Chillies. Nothing beats using them in the kitchen fresh from the garden! Or if you are like me and your eyes are bigger than your stomach using them year round from the freezer.
   
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How to grow Cineraria

How to grow Cineraria

Learn how to grow Cineraria with our step by step guide. Cineraria is an annual plant that is usually grown from seeds and in a greenhouse environment because of the seedlings' intolerance for variations in the growing conditions.

Although these flowering plants like bright light, they cannot tolerate direct sunlight. They do well when potted in a peat-based soil that is kept moist, but not overly wet. The flowers start to wilt if they don’t get the conditions they like.

The cineraria plants grown in shady conditions display the most intense colours. Planting the seedlings in a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter results in healthy blooms. You can add mulch around the plants when the seedlings begin to grow, to retain moisture in the soil and keep the ground cool. 

Cinerarias generally are not bothered by pests, like whiteflies and aphids, unless the plant is already under stress from another condition. Powdery mildew can attack the plant if the environment is too moist, either from over-watering or humidity. 

There is a range of varieties of cineraria available these days, which can be discovered at the garden centres. Cineraria Silverdust has the common name ‘Dusty Miller’ and is noted for its silver coloured leaves. Other varieties - Jester mix, Dwarf bedding mix etc 

Cinerarias are excellent flowering plants for containers, bedding and landscape plantings. Besides being stunning ornamental plants, they are also used for the purpose of topical application for the treatment of cataracts.

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