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12 Fast Growing Vegetables to Plant for an Early Harvest

Whether you want to squeeze in another crop or two before the first frost or are eager to harvest veggies in the spring, it’s helpful to know about fast growing vegetables. These can also be useful for filling in gaps in crop rotations. 12 Fast Growing Vegetables to Plant for an Early Harvest Tomatoes, peppers, …

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10 Types of Raised Garden Beds: Small-Space Gardening for Every Budget

If you have limited space for a garden or want something more accessible and lower maintenance than a traditional garden, raised beds may be the answer. Raised bed gardening involves growing plants in soil higher than the natural ground level, often enclosed by some sort of frame. There are many different types of raised garden …

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What Is Blossom End Rot? A Quick Guide to Identification, Treatment, and Prevention

Dark spots on the blossom end of tomatoes, or even squash, peppers, or melons, may be a sign of blossom-end rot. What Is Blossom End Rot It is a physiological disorder that causes tissue in the blossom end of the fruit to break down and rot. Though not a disease, blossom-end rot can be very …

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What Is Corn Smut? How To Identify, Prevent and Treat Corn Fungus

If you notice odd growths on your corn plants, it may be corn smut. What is corn smut? It’s a fungal disease that affects all types of corn, including sweet corn, popcorn, and field corn. Although not economically significant for other types of corn, it renders sweet corn visually unappealing for fresh sales and difficult …

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What Tomatoes Are Best for Canning: Tips for Salsa, Sauce, and More

Tomatoes are one of the many wonderful flavors of summer, and thankfully, they can be preserved to enjoy during the colder months. While freezing and drying also work effectively, canning results in the best flavor and texture. Whether you want to buy a bushel of tomatoes to can or are planning your garden for next …

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Why Are My Tomatoes Splitting? Reasons and Solutions for Cracked Tomatoes

When my tomatoes finally began ripening a few weeks ago, I went out to the garden eager to pluck those plump, fleshy fruits from the vine. But as I moved from one plant to the next, my excitement turned to frustration as I wondered, why are my tomatoes splitting? Nearly every tomato had at least …

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How To Grow Basil – Complete Guide To Growing and Preserving Basil

I LOVE the aroma of fresh basil (Ocimum basilicum) in many of my dishes. For many years I’d buy small pots of fresh basil from the grocery store (isn’t it cool that they offer this?), but it got very expensive that way. So I decided to learn how to grow basil from seed, and I …

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How To Keep Rabbits Out Of The Garden – 9 Easy Ways

While rabbits are cute to look at, especially as babies, they can really damage both your vegetable and flower gardens. If you’re looking for how to keep rabbits out of the garden, I have some tried and true ways to keep your garden safe from rabbits. How To Keep Rabbits Out Of The Garden If …

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How To Grow A Victory Garden – Step By Step Guide With Pictures

Have the recent events made you pause and think about growing more of the food your family needs? I know that’s the case for us. While we’ve been gardening for years, I didn’t really know what victory gardens were. So, I decided to learn more about how to grow a victory garden, and thankfully, one …

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Best Compost to Buy for Vegetable Garden

Every vegetable garden needs a dose of rich, nutritious compost. While it’s best to make your own compost, sometimes it’s just not possible. So today we’ll look at the best compost to buy for vegetable garden. More and more people are starting to grow their own vegetables at home. Whether in their back gardens, at …

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