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Why are my tomato starts spindly?

Q: What could be the cause of my heirloom tomatoes, started from seed, becoming spindly after being transplanted into my raised beds. The seed was planted March 3 and transplanted May 10. They were hardened off starting one week before with … Continue reading

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Can I grow tomatoes in a 5-gallon container?

Q: I purchased a Super Sweet 100 cherry tomato plant. Can I grow this in a 5-gallon bucket with stakes/support? Online information says they grow to 5 feet. I have never successfully grown my own tomatoes. A: You can successfully grow this … Continue reading

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Should I prune a damaged rosemary plant ?

My potted rosemary plant sustained cold weather damage this winter. It’s about 2 feet tall. The leaves are damaged and not really looking usable. The new growth on top looks healthy. Should I cut the bush back to encourage new … Continue reading

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How to Plan Your Edible Garden

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Want to witness a small miracle? Plant a seed.“ Spring is here! I don’t just know this because the calendar and weather are saying so, but because I got my invite to…

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