Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure: brittle bones.
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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). This one is great eaten raw.
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.
Wind Resistance (remove coconuts)/Tolerates Flooding ...
Name: Brittle (Opuntia fragilis syn. Cactus fragilis) ZONE 2
Flower Colour: yellow, sometimes red
Height x Spread: 5 to 10 x 15 to 20 ...
Peppers are brittle plants that break easily, especially when they are loaded with fruit late in the season.
Acne Borage, Caraway, Chervil, Cress, Garlic, Lavender, Lovage, Salad Burnet, Savory, Sorrel.
Enlarged Pores Basil, Parsley, Sage.
Brittle Nails Chives, Dill.
Healthier Hair Cress, Rosemary, Sage.
Opuntia fragilis (brittle pricklypear). Featuring creamy-yellow summer flowers, Opuntia fragilis is the hardiest of all the pricklypears.
Remove any dry, brittle or dead leaves.
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.
Symptom: Dry and brittle leaves
Possible cause: Too little water or low humidity.
What to Do: Follow the proper procedure for watering your houseplants. Increase the humidity in your home. Use plant misters. More on Humidity.
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.
The leaves on my African Violet are cracking and becoming brittle
You are using too much fertilizerPlants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food.
The wood is known to be very soft and brittle.
The trunk is light gray and somewhat buttressed.
When young, the leaves are bronze; deep glossy-green at maturity.
In the later stages of disease, margins of lower leaves die and become brittle, and eventually entire stems yellow and die.
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.
The stems are brittle, so protection form high winds is desirable.
They are often grown in flower beds as well as pots and hanging baskets.
Plants are usually obtained as single plants in four inch pots or larger.
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).
Roots are very brittle and care should be taken when planting.
Noteworthy characteristics: White, funnel-shaped flowers with red, yellow, and pink markings. Excellent cut flower.
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.
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.
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.)
Over time, the fuel lines or hoses on weed eater trimmers can become hard and brittle. Fuel or air leaks can form as a result. The hose inside the fuel filter may also collapse due to softening. This can prevent fuel from traveling to the carburetor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brittle Bush (Encelia farinosa)
Broad Path (Alternanthera ficoidea 'Brilliantissima')
Broadleaf Lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon)
Broadmoor Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Broadmoor')
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea botrytis 'Premium Crop') ...
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, ...
**Be careful** The plant stalks are very brittle and the branches break easily.
Give it a splash of water now and then (not a lot) and then some rainy days combined with some sunny days will produce a wonderful harvest.
Plastic becomes increasingly brittle, clay pots crack or shatter; even cement will break if small fissures get filled with water that swells into ice.
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.
Plants that are wind tolerant usually have flexible, strong branches that are not brittle. Wind tolerant plants often have thick or waxy leaves that control moisture loss from whipping winds.
Once your daikons are ready to harvest, dig them up with care; they are brittle.
Avoid treated lumber products and be aware that plastics not made for outdoors use can become brittle from exposure to the elements.
Fleshy clumping roots are large and brittle. Do not divide unless needed to improve bloom.
Lily of the Valley
(Convallaria majalis) ...
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.
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.
In fact, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in eight men over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis, a porous and brittle bone condition resulting in back pain and fracture-prone bones.
To test for freshness, sharply bend several needles between your thumb and forefinger, if the needles are brittle and snap then it's too dry. Needles on a fresh tree will be flexible and spring back.
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.
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.
Healthy roots are thick and bushy, plump and supple. Roots that are shriveled or brittle have dried out, and perhaps already died. Also avoid plants with split or sun-scorched bark on the stem. The more buds on the stem or branches, the better.
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.
But be careful because frigid temperatures can make limbs brittle. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about an ice storm.
They also are brittle and subject to insects and diseases. Fast-growing trees include silver maple, lombardy poplar, cottonwood and Siberian elm. Slower-growing trees are much better choices for the long term.
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.
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.
Be careful when breaking the peppers from the plants, as the branches are often brittle. Hand clippers can be used to cut peppers from the plant to avoid excessive stem breakage. The number of peppers per plant varies with the variety.
Be careful, as the seeds may be brittle and fall off. Add stalks of oats and amaranth for a change of texture and color. Arrange in a pleasing pattern of varying stalk lengths, then tie with raffia and hang from a gate or door.
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.
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.
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