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How To Defeat Blossom End Rot

When tomatoes, peppers, melons, and eggplant develop a sunken, rotten spot on the end of the fruit, the cause came long before you found the problem. It’s called blossom end rot, and here is why it happens. Vegetables need calcium for healthy development. When tomatoes, peppers, melons, and eggplant can’t get enough from the soil, Read More…

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How To Grow Potatoes In A Trash Bag

Growing potatoes in a plastic bag is a fun way to get children interested in gardening. And it is an almost foolproof way to grow potatoes. Even if you’re short of garden space, you can grow potatoes by planting in a container like a 30-gallon trash bag. This project for growing potatoes is so simple and yet very effective. Read More…

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What To Sow Or plant In October

At this time of year, plants are beginning to enter their winter dormancy period. If you’re buying bare-rooted (as opposed to container-grown) fruit bushes, any time in the next six months is a good time to plant them – provided your soil is not frozen or waterlogged. October is also the month for sowing and Read More…

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How To Grow Sweet Potatoes

An ideal staple crop for those seeking to meet most of their food needs with homegrown produce would be nutrient-dense, offer high yields, and have excellent flavor and storage qualities. A crop that fits this bill perfectly? The sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are more nutritious and store better than any other root crop — they’re Read More…