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    There is frustration aplenty to be had when you set out into the garden in search of that perfect tomato only to instead find one with blossom end rot. Though it is a common issue with which veggie gardeners are faced, it is no less disheartening when it rears its ugly head. Rather than letting...
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    There are many times that vegetable gardeners may run into issues with blights, mildews, leaf spots and other fungi that attack plants. These fungi can quickly damage a vegetable plant causing it to become unproductive or even dead. Organic fungicides can help defend and prevent some plant...
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    Dear EarthTalk: What effects do fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides used on residential lawns or on farms have on nearby water bodies like rivers, streams-or even the ocean for those of us who live near the shore? -- Linda Reddington, Manahawkin, NJ To read the full article, please visit...
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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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    It seems as though for every triumph in the vegetable garden there is always at least one failure. The same can surely be said about some things in my own vegetable garden this year. One vegetable that I am growing this year is on its way to a very slow death. Some of it was slightly beyond my...
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    If you go out to the vegetable garden one day and find the bottom leaves of your tomato plant are turning yellow, don't go into a panic. There are many reasons why tomato leaves turn yellow, and usually it is a fairly easy fix. Some situations that can cause yellow leaves are under-watering and...
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    You have worked hard on growing your tomatoes this season - you prepared the prefect soil, carefully tending the tomato seedlings, and planted them with supreme care. Now it's time to start thinking about all the different uses for those delicious tomatoes from your garden. Then one day you go...
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    Whether it is some pesky bug or fungus, there are always issues to tend to in the garden. It seems that gardeners have always been on the cutting edge of natural solutions for common problems in the vegetable garden and the home. There are several reasons for using natural remedies in the...
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    Whenever you look at the plant tag or seed packet of tomatoes, you may see a bunch of strange abbreviations. Those abbreviations indicate that the cultivar has been bred for specific disease resistance. Combinations of V, F, and N are the most important to look for, but try to choose cultivars...
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    As the economy flounders, more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own vegetables. With this incoming wave of vegetable gardening popularity comes a new group of novice gardeners. This is great news for the vegetable gardening community, and I say it's about time you got...
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