Read more about the article How to Combat Clubroot Disease in Brassicas
Collard greens with clubroot, Gerald Holmes, Bugwood.org

How to Combat Clubroot Disease in Brassicas

Clubroot disease is a fungal disease that plagues brassicas like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips, mustard, kale, kohlrabi, radishes, collard greens, and more.  The fungus, Plasmodiophora brassicae, spreads in the soil, infecting the roots of plants and causing them to swell and develop an irregular shape that resembles galls…

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Read more about the article How to Grow Cauliflower in Beds or Containers
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How to Grow Cauliflower in Beds or Containers

Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family, along with cabbage, kale, broccoli, radishes, and Brussels sprouts. It has a reputation for being temperamental, but once you understand its growing preferences, you will be able to enjoy a successful harvest.This article contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using one…

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Read more about the article What is Dog Vomit Slime Mold?
Dog vomit slime mold

What is Dog Vomit Slime Mold?

The first time I saw Fuligo septica, I thought an animal had vomited in my backyard.  I was not surprised, therefore, when I later discovered that the organism is also known as dog vomit slime mold, an appropriate name to be sure.  Others call it scrambled egg slime mold because…

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Read more about the article How to Save Cucumber Seeds
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How to Save Cucumber Seeds

Cucumbers are one of the most popular crops to grow for beginner and experienced gardeners alike!  Not only are they easy to grow, but they also make a refreshing addition to a summer salad, not to mention crisp pickles or a tasty relish. It is not surprising, therefore, that growers…

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How to Choose the Best Shade Cloth

Summers can be brutal, not just for humans but for gardens as well.  Excessive temperatures can cause plants to be stressed, making them more susceptible to pests and diseases.  High temperatures can also scorch plants and produce, resulting in lower yields. Thankfully, there is an affordable and efficient way to…

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Read more about the article Thrips: How to Quickly Identify and Treat
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Thrips: How to Quickly Identify and Treat

Thrips are tiny insects with slender bodies that are difficult to see without a magnifying glass.  They measure a mere 1/25th to 1/50th of an inch long and vary in color from pale yellow to brown to black. Even though they have two sets of fringed wings, they are not…

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Read more about the article 3 Reasons Why Green Peppers Aren’t Turning Red
Green and red bell peppers

3 Reasons Why Green Peppers Aren’t Turning Red

Peppers are edible at any stage of development.  Case in point, green bell peppers are technically not ripe, yet they are used in many cuisines. A pepper is considered ripe when its seeds are mature. This stage is often accompanied by a change in color that results from the breakdown of…

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Read more about the article Top 4 Reasons Peppers Are Deformed or Misshapen
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Top 4 Reasons Peppers Are Deformed or Misshapen

Peppers, whether sweet or spicy, are often a favorite crop of gardeners. It is a wonderful feeling when you can harvest beautiful, ripe peppers that rival and even surpass those found in grocery stores. But occasionally, you may discover that some of your peppers are deformed or misshapen. When this…

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Read more about the article How to Grow Portulaca or Moss Rose
Portulaca, a.k.a. moss rose, Okra In My Garden

How to Grow Portulaca or Moss Rose

Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora), also known as moss rose, is a beautiful, flowering succulent native to South America. The leaves are narrow and somewhat pointed, and they resemble a succulent version of rosemary leaves. The annual boasts single or double blooms that vary in color depending on the variety. The ruffled…

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Read more about the article Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers
Bell pepper plant, Okra In My Garden

Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers

If you are like many gardeners, growing peppers and tomatoes is the highlight of the growing season. Thus, it's no wonder why it is so frustrating when they do not flourish. They may grow well at first, but, at some point, the growth is stunted, and they never quite reach…

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