Category: Vegetable Gardening

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Biotic and Abiotic Plant Disorders

Plants are more likely to succumb to pathogens if they are weakened by drought or other extreme conditions. Therefore it is important to keep your plants and garden watered before things get too dry.

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a good way to control any insect problems you might have in your garden. It is safe to humans but by putting it on insects it kills them as it cuts their bodies. Make sure you use the food grade as the pool grade may be harmful.

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How to Get Your Kids Involved in Gardening

The key to getting kids involved in gardening is getting them started early. Have them do some basic gardening chores such as watering to get them interested in the garden. Then when it’s time to harvest your vegetables have them pick the ripening fruit and vegetables.

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Start a Garden at your School

If your school doesn’t already have a garden, you might want to consider starting one at your school. You will have to lay out a plan and get administrative approval so be prepared to do some work. You will have to figure out how to fund the garden, or apply for a grant.

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Vegetable Gardens Can Thrive in the Desert

The desert can be a great place to grow a garden. Due to the fact that there is an abundance of sunshine you just need to add the other two key ingredients of water and soil and you can be well on your way to a great garden. You can start small by growing herbs or vegetables in pots.

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Growing Lettuce in your Garden

Growing Lettuce in your garden can be easier than you think. In fact you don’t even need a garden you can grow lettuce in a planter if you live in an apartment or don’t have the land for a full garden. The key to growing lettuce is getting the proper water and sunlight. Additionally you wil need to follow the advise that follows.

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How to Grow Potatoes

Potatoes grown in your home garden are much fresher and taste much better than those you can buy in the store. Sure you have heard about Idaho potatoes, but you can grow potatoes in your back yard that are much tastier.

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How to grow lettuce from seed

Lettuce is an easy crop that can be started from seed. It germinates rather easily therefore you shouldn’t have any problems growing lettuce. The trick is to thin the lettuce seedlings once they germinate as overcrowding is common. Lettuce seeds are small so seed tape may be an effective strategy.

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Choosing the Proper Tomato Varieties

If you want to have the best harvest of tomatoes with the most flavor it is important to choose a variety of tomato that will grow well in your climate. Certain varieties are more disease resistant than others and if you have a problem or common disease where you leave you want to put the odds in your favor.

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Container Vegetable Gardening

If you live in an apartment or simply don’t have a plot of land that you can till and plant a garden you can still grow vegetables. Container vegetable gardening is becoming more and more popular as urban dwellers want to eat healthy and grow their own produce.