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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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Can I mix pepper plants?

Q: Can you mix different types of pepper plants in the same garden bed? A: If you are growing them for the fruit (not saving seed) then you can plant different varieties in the same bed. Keep in mind that peppers should … Continue reading

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Gardening Notes

Keeping a garden diary that documents the trial-and-error process is key to ensuring future improvement. Make note of the crops that were duds (and how they met their demise!), pest issues, and other side notes, like the time of day … Continue reading

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Display fresh flowers

Treat yourself to that $10 bouquet from the farmer’s market!  Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, … Continue reading

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