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Blackberry Culture

Blackberry Culture

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So you want to grow blackberries? First learn how to site, plant, fertilize, and care for them for best results.

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Growing Upright Blackberries

Growing Upright Blackberries

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With proper pruning, erect varieties (some of them thornless) are easy to manage and easy to pick.

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Creating Healthy Compost

Creating Healthy Compost

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Should you compost pesticides, herbicides, animal manure, paper, weeds, or diseased plants? The answers may surprise you.

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Composting Hot or Cold

Composting Hot or Cold

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Cold composting is slow and easy; hot composting is fast but takes effort. Both produce a priceless soil amendment.

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Chives Are Easy and Tasty

Chives Are Easy and Tasty

The chive plant, a mild-flavored member of the onion family, is prized for its stalks. It’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. Plant a clump in a sunny spot, water, and forget about it.

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Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

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Grown right, these little fruits are less prone to problems that plague larger-fruited varieties.

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Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

For paste, pasta sauce, and homemade ketchup, pick a variety suited to the purpose.

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Tomatoes for Stuffing

Tomatoes for Stuffing

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Like peppers, stuffing tomatoes have a hollow cavity that can be packed with a variety of fillings. These colorful varieties make impressive edible bowls.

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How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

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Expert advice on growing beefsteak tomatoes, including preparing the soil, choosing the best varieties, planting, pruning, and fighting common diseases.

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Tales of Silver Trails: Managing Slugs and Snails

Tales of Silver Trails: Managing Slugs and Snails

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Before resorting to chemical treatment, try one of the many less toxic ways to control these voracious pests.

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How to Grow Delectable Lemon Basils

How to Grow Delectable Lemon Basils

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Rich soil and sunny spaces yield citrus-sparked flavor.

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Plant Some Runner Beans

Plant Some Runner Beans

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"Scarlet ladies" are delightful to look at and delicious to eat.

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Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

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To get the best crop, most vegetables sown directly into the soil wil need thinning, and the methods vary with the plant.

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Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dehydrating strawberries is a great way to preserve and concentrate their flavor long after the season ends. You can dry them in the sun, in ykour oven, or in an electric dehydrator.

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A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

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Acidity and alkalinity are measured in pH units. Most vegetables grow best in a slightly acidic soil. Learn how to measure the pH of your soil and then adjust it for best results.

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Alpine Strawberries

Alpine Strawberries

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Intensely fragrant and sweet, these little berries thrive in the shade.

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How to Grow Mustard

How to Grow Mustard

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Mustard offers attractive flowers, pungent greens, and best of all—spicy seeds.

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Fertilizing: Its Mainly About Nitrogen

Fertilizing: It's Mainly About Nitrogen

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Of all the components of fertilizer, nitrogen is the nutrient that plants need most. Learn about its role in plant growth and and how to evaluate the various organic and non-organic sources.

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Succession Planting Guide for Spinach

Succession Planting Guide for Spinach

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A good way to lengthen the harvest of this tasty green involves a combination of varieties and a nearly year-round approach to planting.

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A Dozen Antique Apples to Collect

A Dozen Antique Apples to Collect

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Twelve antique apples: their ripening season, appearance and flavor, uses, and strong/weak points.

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