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    Around the country there have been some unseasonably warm temperatures extending into December. Depending on the place you call home, you may even be seeing flowers blooming that ordinarily would not be this time of year. Although this extended warm season is unexpected, it can be pretty...
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    Veggie gardeners everywhere appreciate a well grown tomato. When you produce a healthy, delicious tomato, it truly does seem like the sky is the limit. There is so much you can do with that tomato but first you have to grow it. When it comes to growing tomatoes, we are constantly striving to...
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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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    Tomatoes are universally popular in gardens everywhere. Whether you are new to gardening or very experienced, chances are tomatoes are on the list of things you wish to grow. If you purchase a pack of seeds, you can simply read the instructions for basic planting information. While this is...
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    Mulching is one of the best things we can do for your vegetable garden. Properly placed mulch helps control the weeds, keeps the soil from drying out as quickly and helps it stay cooler in the summer. There are many materials that can be used for mulch, some are better than others. Experienced...
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    The dog days of summer can be vicious to many vegetable garden plants. When thermometers start reaching the century mark, and stay there for several consecutive days, it takes a beating on many plants in your vegetable garden. Although it is extremely difficult to completely fend off those high...
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    Although most of the country is in the middle of winter, there are still some southern areas that are dealing with raking leaves. Unfortunately, I was not able to get outside much during the fall, so my leaf-raking duties have gotten very behind. I would like to tell you what I do with my fallen...
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    Adding compost to your garden soil will help to improve just about any soil type - whether it is clay, sand, or silt. There are two things that unhealthy soils lack: microorganisms and organic materials. Truthfully, you need the organic materials in order to attract the microorganisms. Remember...
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    Today's article on soil pH will conclude the Understanding Soil Nutrients Series. These articles on soil nutrients will cover a brief summary of each main soil nutrient. If you missed the previous entries to this series, here they are: Understanding Soil Nutrients - Nitrogen Understanding Soil...
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    This is the third entry for the Understanding Soil Nutrients Series. Today we will focus our attention on a very important soil nutrient - potassium. If you missed the first and second entries to this series, here they are: Understanding Soil Nutrients - Nitrogen Understanding Soil Nutrients -...
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    This is the second entry for the Understanding Soil Nutrients Series. Today we will focus our attention on a very important soil nutrient - phosphorus. If you missed the first entry to this series, here it is: Understanding Soil Nutrients - Nitrogen Why Is Phosphorus Important To My Vegetable...
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    This is Part One of a four part series titled, Understanding Soil Nutrients. Each day this week will bring a new article on soil nutrients, with Thursday being the final article. The first part of the Understanding Soil Nutrients series will be on nitrogen. As vegetable gardeners, nitrogen can...
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