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    Onion Family Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Onions and their close relatives–chives, garlic, shallots, and leeks–are among the oldest home garden plants. Allium is the genus for these crops. All varieties of Allium require loose, well-drained soil rich in nitrogen.There are hundreds of varieties of onion family plants. All suffer from similar pests, diseases, and cultural problems Good Products for Pest and […] More

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    Okra Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Okra can be grown with ease wherever sweet corn is grown. Okra is often associated with the South–think gumbo soup, but it grows well in northern gardens as well. Okra grows in average soil; start okra when the soil and air temperature are right for planting corn For okra growing tips see Okra Growing Success Tips […] More

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    Spinach Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Spinach growing problems are often related to growing spinach in the wrong season. Grow spinach in cool weather. Sow spinach in the garden as early as the ground can be worked in spring. Make succession sowings every 10 days for a continuous harvest of young tasty leaves. Continue sowing spinach until just a few weeks […] More

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    Celery Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Celery requires plenty of moisture, fertile soil, and a long, cool growing season. You can start celery from seed, but germination is slow–about four weeks. Sow seeds indoors at least 10 weeks before seedlings are to be set out. A better plan might be to purchase celery starts when you are ready to plant. Even […] More

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    Pea Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Fresh-picked home-grown green peas are worth the effort. The flavor of fresh-picked peas will far outdistance the flavor of store-bought peas because the flavor of peas dulls quickly after picking as sugar changes to starch. Peas grow best in cool weather, but peas are not limited to spring planting. Late summer and fall planting can […] More

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    Potato Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Potato growing success can be had with well-drained, deep, sandy loam containing plenty of humus paired with cool, moist conditions. Plant potatoes in early spring after the danger of frost has passed. Use disease-free seed potatoes; cut each potato so that two eyes are on each piece. Even under these ideal growing conditions, potatoes are […] More

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    Sweet Potato Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Sweet potatoes require loose, well-drained soil and about 100 very warm days. Sweet potatoes are usually grown from slips started from roots (to start your own add another 40 days). Set sweet potato starts into the garden about the same time you set out tomato transplants in spring. For sweet potato growing tips see Sweet Potato […] More

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    Eggplant Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    They can be difficult to grow without these ingredients. Here is a troubleshooting list of possible eggplant problems with control and cure suggestions: (More eggplant growing success tips are at the bottom of this post.) Good Products for Pest and Disease Control at Amazon: Eggplant seed and seedling problems Seedlings are cut off near the […] More

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    Tomato Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Tomato plants are susceptible to several diseases and pests. Preventing problems is the best-growing strategy. Best tips on How to Grow Tomatoes. Here is a troubleshooting list of possible tomato problems with brief control suggestions. For a full description of pests and diseases and prevention and controls click over to the Pest Problem Solver of […] More