Weird Shaped Tomatoes: Reasons And Solutions

Weird Shaped Tomatoes: Reasons And Solutions
Tomatoes can be rife with tomato fruit problems. These can be the result of a bacterial or fungal virus, insect infestation, mineral deficiency or an environmental stress such as lack of water. Many of these problems result in tomato fruit deformities which may not always make the fruit inedible. Catfacing is a common tomato issue... 
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How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews

How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews
Winter’s chill can harm many types of trees, including yews. Contrary to what you might think, winter injury to yews doesn’t generally follow an extremely cold winter. This winter injury occurs after extreme temperature fluctuations rather than prolonged cold weather. Browning of yews may be caused by many other factors as well. Yew winter damage... 
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How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants

How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants
Most plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in know when to prune what. A great many flowering and fruiting plants prefer to be pruned while they are dormant, in late winter through early spring. Some, like spring blooming trees and shrubs, will start setting new buds as soon... 
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5 Useful Late Winter Gardening Tips

5 Useful Late Winter Gardening Tips
Late winter is far away but still you need to know what to do before that. Here are some useful tips: Potting forced bulbs. Starting your Allium crops, such as garlic and leeks. Planning the vegetable garden and purchasing seeds. Spreading organic mulch over perennial fruit and vegetable gardens. Trimming off broken and dead branches... 
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9 Modern Ways To Add Holiday Cheer To Your Outdoors

9 Modern Ways To Add Holiday Cheer To Your Outdoors
We’ve already told you a lot of sprucing up the outdoors for the coming holidays, and today i’d like to share more eye-catching ways for those who are looking for something modern and simple yet cool. Double up. Twin wreaths, or any mirror-image decor, will create a pleasing symmetry. Light the way. Place candles, lanterns,... 
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How To Test Garden Soil Structure Yourself

How To Test Garden Soil Structure Yourself
Check your soil’s texture, to determine if you have predominantly sand, clay, or silt and what you will need to add to get to the ideal sandy loam. You’ll need a small shovel or trowel, a glass jar with straight sides and a tight cover, 1 tbsp. dish detergent, soil sample (about 1 cup), water.... 
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DIY Moss Covered Number Decoration To Make

DIY Moss Covered Number Decoration To Make
These numbers can work great as table numbers or just decorations for any type of holiday. The supplies are large pieces of natural moss, hot glue, a large foam board, scissors, a pencil, an Xacto knife, thick ribbon. First thing you will need to do is draw up your large number one. Cut the outline... 
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How To Protect Plants From Cold: 4 Easy Ideas

How To Protect Plants From Cold: 4 Easy Ideas
Everyone knows that plants die if winter temperatures are too frigid for them to endure. But severe weather can pose a threat even to hardy plants. An early-season burst of bitter cold can shatter the cells of woody plants that haven’t yet hardened off. Later in the season, those same plants could march through a... 
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5 Simple Steps To Improve Clay Soils

5 Simple Steps To Improve Clay Soils
Most of us are not blessed with a choice of soil. Whether your soil has more or less clay, you can keep at it over the years, adding organic matter and treating the soil structure right, you can get the better of clay soils and enjoy a productive kitchen garden. What are the ways? Testing... 
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How To Prevent Cracks In Terra Cotta Planters In Winter

How To Prevent Cracks In Terra Cotta Planters In Winter
Clay pots are as classic a garden feature as they come. But clay cracks. It expands and contracts as temperatures changes. As winter approaches, here’s everything you need to know about why terra cotta planters fall apart—and how to prevent yours from cracking. The main risk to terra cotta planters is that water trapped inside... 
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