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    There’s no getting around the fact that sometimes gardening can stink. That is, if your garden is plagued by stinkbugs. These pesky creatures are big fans of the veggie garden and their presence is not advantageous in any way. In addition to stinking the place up, they can do heavy damage to...
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    A common problem with which gardeners are faced is the presence of slugs. These creatures are a type of mollusk that can be described as snails without shells. They can vary in length but usually top out at close to two inches in length. Though you may not always get a visual on them, a telltale...
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    Everyone likes to see a few extra dollars in their bank account. Not only is saving money nice, but so is having a little extra to put into the things you enjoy, such as gardening. This is why saving money when growing vegetables is important, as it allows you to purchase the necessary supplies...
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    I noticed several more questions in the comments, which were enough for another troubleshooting post. Sometimes I know the answer from experience, other times I do research. I love learning new things about the garden, so this is always something I enjoy. Feel free to share your own...
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    Troubleshooting isn't just for computers. Sometimes questions crop up because of a new problem or situation in our garden. Just when we think we've got our bases covered, we spot a new pest on a plant or run across something odd in the garden. Today I have three answers to fairly common...
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    As we are going through the tasks of caring for our vegetable gardens, it is a great time to find some ways we can not only grow amazing organic food, but also find ways we can grow a bit greener. I don't mean lush growth exactly, I mean do a little more to recycle, reuse and repurpose items...
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    You have worked really hard to grow and maintain a beautiful vegetable garden. You then go out and find it has been nibbled to pieces by a pesky rabbit. Although rabbits are cute and adorable, they can be ferocious when it comes to dining on your vegetables. Here are a few tips to help deter...
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    Japanese beetles can be an unforgiving pest in your garden. These shiny, incandescent-looking beetles can destroy whole plants very quickly, and are hard to battle if infestations become severe. Using a few different tactics you can control Japanese beetles, and save your precious vegetables...
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    This is Part Six of a seven part series on some quirks that can be found with tomatoes. If you missed the other Tomato Quirks articles, you can check them out here: Tomato Quirks Part 1 - Catfacing Tomato Quirks Part 2 - Bumpy Stems Tomato Quirks Part 3 - Green Shoulders Tomato Quirks Part 4...
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    If you stay out in the garden long enough, you are bound to incur a few bites or stings from insects. The worst part about them is that most of the time you don't realize you have been bit until later. To make that situation even worse, you have no idea what may have bit you. Bites from insects...
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    A giant swarm of up to 10 million ladybirds has descended on a farm and covered 'every possible inch' of the 20-acre site. The red and black insect army fell 'like a cloud' over the farm and are now three or four deep on walls, tree trunks and machinery and look like a 'crawling, wriggling...
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    One of the biggest challenges that many vegetable gardeners face is fending off plant diseases. There are many factors that can contribute to plant diseases, such as cultivar type, weather, insect pests, and crop rotation just to name a few. Prevention can go a long way towards keeping diseases...
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    Today's vegetable gardeners are becoming more and more aware of the importance of using organic products, and pesticides are no exception. Using organic pesticides instead of the chemical types is very important for protecting the environment, gardener well-being, and for a fresh harvest. If...
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    Anyone that has found hornworms in the vegetable garden knows they can literally destroy a plant in no time. These caterpillars can be a trifling nuisance for tomatoes, peppers, and some herbs. One hornworm can strip a plant of it's leaves in just a few hours - they are eating machines. Because...
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    Cutworms can be a real nuisance in the vegetable garden, and can decimate seedlings in no time flat. Once a cutworm starts working on your vegetable seedlings, there is no turning back, unless you catch him in the act. The most frustrating thing about cutworms is they do not subject damage over...
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    I have read a few debates on the internet about ants in the vegetable garden. Some have commented that ants must be removed from the garden area. On the other hand, I have read that ants do not pose a threat and can be left alone. In my opinion, it really depends on the type of ant. Garden Ants...
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