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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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    A very important part of veggie gardening is soil. It is the foundation for plant growth and a large part of what determines your success or failure at growing the veggies you wish to have. With that in mind, soil is something we should pay extra attention to not only caring for but also knowing...
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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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    If you have a new garden area in mind, there are several tasks you should perform before sowing that first seed. The first task is to take soil samples, and perform a soil test. The second task should be to measure the drainage of the proposed area. The type of soil you have will dictate your...
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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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    To elaborate a bit more on yesterday's post on how to perform a soil test, here are some guidelines you should use if you are sending soil samples off to a lab for testing. You can have your soil thoroughly tested by a local co-operative extension office or an affiliated university lab. You can...
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    Almost everything you read or hear about starting a new garden, mentions getting your soil tested. Testing your soil is very important in finding out your soil composition, nutrient levels, and soil pH. Testing is also key in finding out whether you have high levels of heavy metals, such as...
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