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Contents of a Small Container Garden

The small container garden is fully planted for the spring.  It contains: Lots of buttercrunch lettuce 2 or 3 radishes, left for bad bug repellent 12 garlic (they should keep the flea beetles off the eggplants) 2 eggplants 4 snap … Continue reading

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Gardening

The plants in the container garden are doing most of the work…  It turns out that radishes, if you don’t pull them to eat, will grow enormous and make seeds.  Cool!  Lots of tomatoes and leaf lettuce to eat this … Continue reading

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Why Are the Tomato Leaves Yellow?

In the vegetable garden, some of lower leaves on the tomato plants have turned yellow. Why? To answer that question, I researched and observed. Research indicates the possible causes, in roughly descending order of frequency: too little water too much … Continue reading

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Bug Repellent

Last year, I planted tomatoes and squash.  I didn’t get to eat many squash because the invasive stink bugs invaded.  (#*$&!!)   I planted marigolds around the tomatoes, and they were OK.  Turns out, marigolds discourage stink bugs… because the … Continue reading

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Container Garden!

Finally got to plant seedlings in my container garden.  I didn’t get enough of a head start to grow my own seedlings (tomatoes need about 8 weeks from seeds, but I only realized that about 4 weeks ago…).  I’m trying … Continue reading

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Pleasant Weather for a Change!

I went outside for a few minutes this morning to check on the container garden.  The marigolds and cherry tomatoes have done well this summer, despite the record-setting heat.  The tomatoes have slowed down, but there are still several ripening … Continue reading

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