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I'm wondering what my fellows suggest I do with a small harvest of habenero peppers?
I have a small backyard garden and love to plant tomatoes. I had a problem with my plants this year, I think blight. Since I don't have a lot of room to rotate where I plant, is there something I can do to prepare the soil for next spring's planting?
Is it ok to practice "slob composting" - or am I just kidding myself?
Darwin Tan
Why are my potato plants stunted, yellowing and dying before producing?
I am new to gardening and am trying the whole food way of living. I live in Michigan so right now (Oct.) gardening is over, but I want to get a jump start for next year. I just ordered a hot compost bin, so that is the start for me. My question is: My yard is ALWAYS full of aphids (at least that is what I think they are) and my hostas always have whole all over them and I do not want this to challenge my gardening next spring. Any ideas on how to get rid of aphids? Also, how do I keep the bugs away from my garden in general. I am afraid this will be my biggest problem. While I am asking questions: My yard used to be a soy bean field and there still is one behind us. I want to make sure that the chemicals in our yard are gone. Next spring we will have owned our yard (and had no soy beans in it) for 4 years. Is there a place where I can send my soil for testing? Is there a book that you recommend for "first time gardners". I have all winter to read :) Thank you in advanced and I am SOO HAPPY I found this website!
new gardener! as I wait for my seeds to arrive, I am preparing the soil and thinking of setting up raised beds. any advice on weeding, top soil choices, potato containers, fertilizer, and seed germination would be greatly appreciated!
Jessica Still
Does anyone have a seed source for Calendula flowers that are relatively single & intensely orange? Classic Calendulas?
water efficient gardening
Have you looked at one passionate gardener planting a large garden to supply the entire neighbor hood.
My question is simple, where do i start with preserving food? What would be good things to do/try for a beginner?
Is there a zucchini canning recipe?
Is it possible to just water my spring planted Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas and keep them producing through the fall until the first freeze?
I planted a Stevia plant. Will this survive my high desert winter in CA? How should I harvest this? Can it be put in freezer? Any tips appreciated.




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