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    i got turned onto rose soil from the woman at the compost place down from the house. She swore by it, showed me pictures of her garden, and I was sold. All my green babies have like their soil EXCEPT the root vegetables, and eggplant. When I transplanted the eggplants into the black clay we...
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    When you start thinking about what's in store for your garden over the next few months, you may find yourself poring over The Rare Seed Catalog, scanning every page deliberately as you dream of what's to come. Although this certainly is one way to do it, a trip to the garden center nearest you...
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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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    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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    Have you ever heard a story of garden production that seemed difficult to believe? Perhaps someone shared with you the yield from their garden and it left you scratching your head in doubt because in comparison to your garden’s yield, the numbers simply didn’t seem attainable. Although it is...
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    There are a plethora of dishes that can be complimented by the addition of a pepper. Whether it is raw peppers in salad, peppers on a pizza, peppers paired with onions and placed on a bun next to sausage, or stuffed peppers themselves, peppers make for excellent eating. They can also make dishes...
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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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    Tea is a beverage enjoyed by many of us on a frequent or daily basis. After you make your favorite brew, what do you do with the used teabags? Disposing of them is one answer, but a better one would be to take them out to your vegetable garden or compost bin so they can serve another beneficial...
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    Upon deciding what you want to plant, your natural course of action may be to go to a nursery and purchase those plants. From that point, most can be transplanted directly into your garden and will continue to grow and thrive. Though this method is convenient, it is not always practical or...
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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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    It is widely known that Epsom Salt has many benefits for the human body and improves our health in multiple ways. Whether it is flushing toxins, reducing inflammation, increasing nerve function, easing muscle pain, acting as a laxative, or remedying migraine headaches, Epsom salt is here to help...
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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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    If you love to grow vegetables by container gardening you may want to make your own potting soil instead of the store bought brands. Making your own potting soil might seem like much more work than just tearing open a bag, but there are a few advantages of making it yourself. You can control...
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    The next time you venture out into your vegetable garden, you might want to make a quick check of the health of your garden soil. One very easy way to do this is to see how many earthworms you find lurking in the soil. Take a garden fork, plunge it into the soil, wiggle it back and forth, and...
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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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    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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