Read more about the article Sweet Potatoes: 4 Reasons They Crack and How to Prevent
Sweet potato harvest, Okra In My Garden

Sweet Potatoes: 4 Reasons They Crack and How to Prevent

Growing sweet potatoes is one of life’s simple pleasures.  The slips (starter vines) are easy to grow and, once planted, can turn into a bounty of delicious tubers. But what if, after patiently waiting 90 to 120 days until harvest, you finally dig up the soil only to discover that…

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6 Reasons Tomato Leaves Turn Purple: How to Treat

Some tomato varieties bear purple fruit instead of red, while others, like Indigo Rose, also have purple-hued leaves. The color variant is a beautiful and natural characteristic of these cultivars.  But if you find that once green tomato leaves are turning purple, it can be a sign there is a…

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How to Keep Potatoes From Turning Toxic Green

On occasion, you may come across a potato or a sweet potato whose flesh or skin has a green tint. What causes the abnormal color, and is the potato safe to eat? We’ll answer these questions and more in this helpful article. What Causes Potatoes to Turn Green? Potatoes, also called tubers,…

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7 Reasons Tomatoes Aren’t Turning Red: How to Remedy

It can take quite a bit of patience when waiting for fruit and vegetables to mature and then ripen.  Tomatoes are no exception. But what if the tomatoes you are growing aren’t blushing, much less turning red? In this article you will learn the top seven reasons tomatoes do not…

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Read more about the article Late Blight in Tomatoes: How to Treat and Prevent
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Late Blight in Tomatoes: How to Treat and Prevent

The three types of blight that most often affect tomatoes are early blight, late blight, and Septoria leaf spot. In this article, you will learn how to identify, treat, and prevent late blight.  Although the focus of this article is on tomatoes, the information can be applied to other members…

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Read more about the article Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It
Blossom end rot on tomatoes, North Carolina State Univ.

Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Blossom end rot is a common condition found in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, and squashes, like zucchini. It is characterized by a water-soaked spot or lesion located at or near the bottom of the fruit.   Blossom end rot is not a disease but rather a physiological disorder (or an abiotic disorder)…

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