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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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Can You Add Pine Needles to the Compost Bin?

Pine trees are evergreen conifers that add majesty and beauty to the landscape.  They are also an abundant source of organic material since they shed their needle-like leaves year-round, unlike deciduous trees, which lose their leaves only in the fall or early winter. Even though pine trees are a never-ending…

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Important Macro and Micronutrients in Garden Soil

Vegetable and flower plants need proper amounts of macro and micronutrients in order to flourish.  Macronutrients are nutrients that plants need in larger quantities, while micronutrients are needed in lesser amounts.  In this article you will learn what each of the macro and micronutrients are, why they are important, and…

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