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Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure: brittle bones.
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One of our gardener's favorites is Mokum, a sweet tender carrot that is early maturing. Larry plants these carrots in the spring and a second crop in late July for a fall harvest. They are crisp and brittle so it is best to dig them out deeply with a garden fork (pitch fork).

Brittlebrush grows in clumps and forms a profusion of yellow blooms from March to June.
Cliffrose produces a fragrant white flower usually found at mid elevations between 3500 and 8500 feet and grows well in rocky areas.

Dry and brittle leaves
Too little water or low humidity
Follow the proper procedure for watering houseplants. Increase humidity.

Brittle Wood
Coconut Palm
Wind Resistance (remove coconuts)/Tolerates Flooding ...

Peppers are brittle plants that break easily, especially when they are loaded with fruit late in the season.

They become brittle after about 5 years and can crack if banged too hard. If you are careful they can several years.
Drainage Material ...

Greengages: Green, European-type plum; round, green or golden skinned
Santa Rosa: Golden yellow fruit
Red Heart: Large fruit, red skin 
and flesh
Black Hawk: Freestone
Brittlewood: Clingstone; holds shape when preserved ...

Remove any dry, brittle or dead leaves.
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Carefully place your strawberry plant in the pot. Hold the crown of the plant and arrange the roots so that they are splayed over the vermiculite.

The more clay it has, the more solid and less-brittle it will appear. Although it is not unique to any one place, you can usually find an abundance of clay soil in the southeast portions of the U.S.

Peony roots and eyes (buds) are brittle, so plant carefully. Dig a generous hole and position the rootstock so the eyes face up and are no more than 1-2 inches below the surface of the soil once it's been filled in and firmed. Shallow is best; deep planting leads to poor or no bloom.

In the later stages of disease, margins of lower leaves die and become brittle, and eventually entire stems yellow and die. Frequently, only one or two stems in a hill will develop symptoms and, in some cases, there are no above-ground symptoms at all.

Dahlia tubers are brittle. Just the weight of this root ball resting on a tuber will snap it off. The soil was pretty wet, so it clung tightly to the tubers. If the soil is drier or a sandier texture, it will probably come away from the tubers more readily.

Bleeding heart may be divided in October but the roots are brittle so use caution. Seedmay be sown in late summer or early fall and may be stratified for 6 weeks at 41 degreesor less prior to planting. Root cuttings 3 inches long can be taken from large roots afterthe plant has flowered.

To use stevia in cooking, once you've harvested the stalks, hang them upside down to dry until the leaves are brittle. Or you can pull the leaves off the stem immediately and spread them out to dry on a screen.

Leaves on affected branches turn dull green to yellow and curl, then become dry, brittle and turn brown. Some trees die several weeks after becoming infected, while others wilt slowly and survive for a year or more.

"It doesn't have brittle wood that'll snap and blow apart in a cyclone. The shape is also important. Look for trees with an open canopy," David said.
The African mahogany Khaya senegalensis is a beautiful tree.

These roots should not be dry or brittle.
No roots should be showing above the surface of the soil.
The stems and trunks will determine the shape and fullness of the plant.
The main stem(s) should be thick and healthy in appearance.

Roots are reddish-brown, brittle and often limited to the upper portion of the media in a container or very close to the soil surface (upper 2 inches). The reddish-brown discoloration advances to the larger roots and eventually to the lower part of the main stem.

Because petals become fairly brittle after drying, be very careful when removing flowers from the mixture. Pour off or gently brush to one side some of the mixture on the surface of the container. As petals become visible, gently lift the flowers upward by placing your fingers beneath them.

If the wood is dry and brittle chances are the plant is dead. If it is still sappy and light green/yellow inside then there is still life in the plant.
Cut out any dead bits. Water regularly at the roots only.Look at the other answer to a similar problem if your rosemary is kept indoors.

Remove all dead wood that is gray and brittle (cut it at the base). This year's crop will be produced on those canes that grew from the base last year and are brown and viable with spring growth. The easiest way to grow blackberries is on a trellis.

Finished consistency should be brittle.
(Make sure it's completely dry (brittle). Dried oranges have a tendency to mold if there's any moisture left in the fruit.)
4. Store dried grapefruit in a clean, dry, airtight container, in a cool dark location. (Light can cause discoloration) ...

If the stem is mushy or brittle, check the roots for the same conditions. The roots too should be pliable but firm. If both the stems and roots are brittle or mushy, the plant is dead and you will simply need to start over.
Is the plant really worth saving?

Seedlings must be handled very carefully, as they are delicate and often brittle. Never
be tempted to hold a seedling by its root or stem as irreparable damage can be
caused. Always hold it by the edge of the seed leaf. Rough handling at the pricking- ...

Consider growth rate, strength, and brittleness when locating trees near walkways or structures. Ask whether the mature tree s root system is likely to damage sidewalks, foundations, or sewer lines. The smaller your yard, the more important it is to select a tree with manageable roots.

Dead wood will be dark or brittle, often with the bark falling away. Diseased wood is often a different color than the other branches. The branch here is damaged and the open wound is an invitation to insects and further disease.

The other has lost most of its leaves, and the new growth gets brittle and dies. I've provided them with good irrigation, and they don't sit in water. Soil is kept moist but not wet. The leaves turn brown and crusty on the edges, then yellow and wilt.

Examine the root systems closely for any signs of drying. Gray or brittle fine roots indicate a tree that was allowed to dry out, a sure recipe for failure. With proper planning, inspection and care, you are sure to be satisfied with your choice, and enjoy the fruits of your labor for a long time.

The leaves become thick and brittle and may turn dark green. Portions between two joints on the stem of infected plants become shortened, resulting in a striking dwarfing and stunting of infected plants, particularly when plants are infected at an early stage of growth.

Staking will help support the plant, but because the plant is so brittle, be sure to stake baby's breath plants well before the summer blooms appear to avoid damaging the plant. In cooler climates, mulch your perennial baby's breath in the fall to help protect the plant during the winter period.

Why Are Some of My Leaves on My Rose Bushes Turning Brown & Brittle?
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Faster growing trees tend to be more brittle. Siberian (Chinese) elms, willows, soft or silver maples and some varieties of cottonwoods are considered fast growing. Honeylocust, green ash and American linden have a moderate growth rate.

Once your daikons are ready to harvest, dig them up with care; they are brittle. If you aren't going to eat them right away, you should wash them, cut their leaves off and store them in your refrigerator, where they will keep well for between one to two months.

Avoid treated lumber products and be aware that plastics not made for outdoors use can become brittle from exposure to the elements.
Except for the self-watering types, all containers should have holes or slats in the bottom to allow water to drain out.

Fleshy clumping roots are large and brittle. Do not divide unless needed to improve bloom.
Lily of the Valley
(Convallaria majalis) ...

If using salts, use a small amount. Too much salt will prohibit the bath bomb from bonding and it will be brittle.
If you want to color the bath bomb, DuFresne recommends natural pigment colors. 'They work great and will tint the water without staining the tub,' she says.

When the sweet peas have grown too tall for their supporting canes, untie all of them and lay the stems carefully on the ground, taking care not to snap the brittle stems.
Next, re-tie stems to a cane further along the row, so the tip of the plant reaches about 30cm (12in) up its new cane.

Place the seedling into its new home. If you need to handle the little plant, grasp its leaves, not the stem which is brittle. Gently water the new transplants and return them to the light source until you begin to see new growth, which will let you know that the operation was a success.

Although it is perennial, plants rarely live beyond a third season, when they decome brittle and fall apart. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Space plants at least 12 inches apart. The variegated forms are especially good to group together in containers.

You could also let it dry out over a few days, and crush it up once it is brittle for a faster release of nutrients. You can also make ‘seaweed tea’. Chop up a small bag of seaweed and add it to 10 liter bucket of water. Let it sit for 2-3 weeks loosely covered in a sunny spot.

Check for burrs and smooth these out when you find one. Sharpen only to the factory-cut bevel of the blade so you don't cause the blade to become brittle. Oil the blade lightly with the 3-in-1 oil so it operates smoothly and is protected from rust.
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Plan where you want Monkshood carefully, because plants don't like to be transplanted and are slow to establish. (The roots are brittle.) Plant roots or divide plants in fall or spring.
Sow seed outdoors in fall, early winter or early spring.

While this does give a short-term benefit, fast-growing trees are often soft wooded and break during storms. They also are brittle and subject to insects and diseases. Fast-growing trees include silver maple, lombardy poplar, cottonwood and Siberian elm.

all appear to be dead on the surface, dry and brittle bark, etc. but some have started to produce shoots from below the root system. are they still viable as plants? do i plant them and wait and see, or? please advise. thank you.

Use sharp secateurs to snip the fruit from the bush to avoid damaging the brittle plants, and leave some stem attached to the fruit. Extreme heat may cause sunburn on the fruit so protect them with a cover of shade-cloth on hot days.

PHOSPHORUS - stimulates root growth and promotes fruit and seed maturation. Good sources are soft rock phosphate or bone meal. Deficiencies are indicated by purple leaves, brittle roots, skinny stems and late fruit set and maturity.

From your garden (or ask your green-thumb neighbor for help) cut the spiky brown seedheads of coneflowers (Echinacea), leaving stalks 10 to 12 inches long. Be careful, as the seeds may be brittle and fall off. Add stalks of oats and amaranth for a change of texture and color.

Remove snow that is collecting on branches with a broom. Always sweep upward with the broom to lift snow off. When the branches are frozen and brittle, avoid disturbing them. Wait until a warmer day.

The paper will decompose throughout the season. Additional layers may need to be added to prevent weeds from emerging. Avoid walking on the paper, especially after a rain or soaking. Wet-to-dry paper becomes brittle and tears easily.

Be very careful that you don't accidentally break off the budling, as it is very brittle and easily snapped off at this stage. Disbudding will cease to be necessary in a month or so, as the growth of the budling will suppress other buds on the stock.

After all, some plants, especially perennials and ornamental grasses, will look like little more than pots of roots. Here are some tips. If the plant is evergreen, check the leaves and stems to make sure they're supple and healthy, not brittle, burned, or brown.

It can take anything from a few hours to a couple of weeks to thoroughly dry, depending on the herb and the conditions. You will know they are properly dry when the main stems of the herbs crack, rather than bend, and the leaves are brittle.

Little white hairy roots all around the sides of the pot less than 1/2 an inch or so long are a good sign. This shows a healthy root system that's ready to grow. If the roots twining around the bottom have done a few "laps" around the pot, and the roots are turning yellowish and brittle, ...

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