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    August isn't considered prime seed sowing times, but you can still plant certain vegetables and expect a nice harvest before Fall. The following five vegetables will mature in 60 days or less, which is perfect for this time of year. Those of us in Zones 4 and 5 usually have until at least...
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    Earth Day is a special day where we take some time to do things to help our planet, like reducing our carbon footprint and recycling. Vegetable gardeners can do quite a lot of things to help save the planet we live in from pollution and greenhouse gases. Just planting a vegetable garden to...
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    Starting vegetable seeds indoors is a great way to get a jump start on the vegetable garden. Typically seeds can be started indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost date, depending on the particular vegetable. Once you have established a solid garden plan and purchased seeds, it is time...
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    Many rural (and even some urban) vegetable gardeners have trouble with deer munching on their precious vegetables. Deer can destroy a small vegetable patch in minutes by consuming just about every plant there. If you are having a deer problem in your garden, here are some things you can try to...
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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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    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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    One thing I always try to preach to myself and to other gardeners is the importance of using soaker hoses in the vegetable garden. Soaker hoses are an ideal method for easily watering your vegetables by reducing water usage and directing water where the plant needs it most - at the roots. But...
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    As summer slowly starts turning into fall, it is the opportune time to start getting ready for the fall crops. Most gardeners think that the garden ends with summer, but actually the fall can be the best time of year for planting. In late summer many pests are decreased in numbers, and weeds...
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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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    Tomatoes are by far the most popular vegetable (actually, it's a fruit) grown in home vegetable gardens. There are many different ways of planting tomatoes and everyone has their own way. Many gardeners have certain rituals and techniques they use to plant tomatoes, and some even get down...
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    As the temperatures begin to warm up some, and it gets closer to gardening time; it is a good time for a few vegetable gardening safety tips. Although vegetable gardening is a wonderful hobby, past-time and lifestyle, it can also be very dangerous if safety precautions are not taken. Gardening...
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    Bees are sometimes regarded as a menace in the backyard. They can buzz around you becoming annoying or possibly even sting you if you get them mad. The truth is that bees are very important to the productivity of your vegetable garden. Bees are the number one pollinator in the U.S. You can work...
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    As it gets closer to time to start planting the vegetable garden, it is important to put the finishing touches on your vegetable garden plan. As many may know, I'm a huge fan of the GrowVeg.com online vegetable garden planning software. Now, I have an even bigger reason to love GrowVeg - they...
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    Properly watering tomatoes is arguably one of the most important steps for growing plump, juicy tomatoes in the vegetable garden. Watering tomatoes too much or not enough can destroy or limit production and can contribute to increasing the chances for disease. Watering tomatoes deep is the best...
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    A living mulch, or cover crop, is a low-growing plant used in the vegetable garden as a mulch. It is usually referred to as a cover crop because that is exactly what it is doing - covering the ground. The cover crop is usually grown in between rows or around plantings. Using a living mulch is a...
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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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    At one time the back yard was seen as the only suitable place for a vegetable garden. Well not any more! One of the rising trends in vegetable gardening is growing vegetables in the front yard. As more people seek ways to grow more vegetables and maximize garden space, the front yard is as good...
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    As vegetable gardeners, we are always faced with a myriad of questions. There are so many different choices in vegetable varieties, tool options, and much, much more. One of the most common questions many gardeners ask is, "What fertilizers should I use?". This is a great question because there...
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    It is hard to beat a good day's work out in the vegetable garden. There is something special about getting dirt on your hands and a little sweat on the brow pulling weeds, harvesting fresh vegetables, or tying up tomato plants. Unfortunately, many gardeners rarely get the chance to actually...
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