How to Water Tomato PlantsVegetable Gardening

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“How often should I water tomato plants?” A family member recently asked me. She said, “I don’t have any tomatoes on my two month old plants. The plants are green and really big!” I asked her, “How often do you water your tomato plants?” Her answer: “Every day.” I told her, “Plants watered every day […]

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Apricot Tree PruningEutypa Dieback

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Apricot trees are the one deciduous* fruit tree that should not be pruned during winter after leaves drop. Apricot trees pruned in winter are susceptible to a disease called Eutypa dieback. The fungus enters the pruning wounds and infects the tree. The symptoms of Eutypa show up in late spring or summer. Trees ooze sap […]

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Monarch ButterfliesInsects in Your Garden

Monarch caterpillars. [H. Guenther]

I recently participated in a twitter event on #gardenchat* about Monarch butterflies. At the end of the session the question,“Does your website have a blogpost about butterflies?” was asked. I was shocked to realize that I not written one! I decided to rectify my lack of a butterfly post and in the future I plan […]

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