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Jackfruit Harvest Guide: How And When To Pick Jackfruit

By Amy Grant

It is important to know exactly when to pick jackfruit for a number of reasons. If you start picking jackfruit too soon, you’ll get a sticky, latex covered fruit; if you start the jackfruit harvest too late, the fruit begins to deteriorate rapidly. This article will help determine the best time.


What Is Pea Ascochyta Blight – How To Deal With Ascochyta Blight Of Peas

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Ascochyta blight is a fungal disease that can attack and cause infection in all types of pea plants. Unfortunately, there are no disease-resistant varieties and no fungicides for use against aschochyta blight of peas. The best medicine is prevention. Learn more here.


Powdery Mildew Of Parsnips – Treating Signs Of Powdery Mildew In Parsnips

By Liz Baessler

Powdery mildew is a very common disease that affects a wide array of plants. Powdery mildew of parsnips can be a problem if left unchecked too. To learn more about how to manage and recognize the symptoms of powdery mildew in parsnips, click here.


Does Manure Need To Be Composted – Using Fresh Manure In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

The use of manure as a fertilizer in gardens dates back for centuries. However, many gardeners question if you can fertilize with fresh manure. Click on this article to read important information about fertilizing with fresh manure.


Sweet Potato Root Knot Nematode Control – Managing Nematodes Of Sweet Potatoes

By Amy Grant

Sweet potatoes with nematodes are a serious problem in both the commercial and home garden. Nematodes of sweet potatoes may either be reniform or root knot. How can sweet potato root knot nematodes be controlled? Click this article to learn more.


What Is Onion Pythium Rot: Treating Pythium Root Rot Of Onions

Pythium root rot of onions is a nasty fungal disease that can live in the soil for long periods of time, just waiting to take hold and attack onion plants when conditions are right. Prevention is the best defense, since it is difficult to control. Click here for more info.


Why Are My Sweet Potatoes Cracking: Reasons For Sweet Potato Growth Cracks

By Teo Spengler

For the first months, your crop of sweet potatoes looks picture perfect, then one day you see cracks in a sweet potato. As time passes, you see other sweet potato growth cracks and you wonder: why are my sweet potatoes cracking? Click here to find out.


What Is Subterranean Clover – How To Grow Subterranean Clover Cover Crops

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Soil building crops are nothing new. Cover crops and green manure are common in large and small gardens. Subterranean clover plants are legumes and, as such, have the capacity to fix nitrogen in soil. It is useful in many different cropping applications. Learn more here.


What Is Lettuce Drop: Recognizing Sclerotinia Symptoms In Lettuce

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If your lettuce leaves are wilting and yellowing with brownish decaying spots, you may have sclerotinia lettuce disease, a fungal infection. This kind of infection can destroy entire heads of lettuce, making it inedible. For help with this problem, click the following article.


Tips For Cultivating Wild Mustard Mustard As An Herb

By Amy Grant

Wild mustard has commonly been used to flavor foods, but more importantly wild mustard has been known for its herbal uses. A truly fascinating plant with a myriad of uses, click the following article to find out how to use wild mustard as an herb in the landscape.


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