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Herbicide Damage on Tomato Plants

Posted by Kim Ellson - Gardening

I was carrying out a site visit when I was asked to inspect some tomato plants growing in a high tunnel that were displaying symptoms of distorted growth. The damage looked much like that which could be caused by herbicide drift (probably vapor drift) from some kind of a plant growth regulator such as 2,4-D or Dicamba. These herbicides would first affect the new growth, causing leaf curling, tw...

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A Guide to Composting

I have never had a compost pile before. But it seems a shame to keep throwing away all of this material. How do I start? Is there anything special that I need to do? Are there any materials that I should not be adding? Are there step by step instructions available? Answer You are exactly right; it is a waste not to put your kitchen and garden waste to good use....

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Starting a Native Garden

Question I would like to plant some native plants this year, but have absolutely no experience therein. Can you give me some good advice to get started? Answer Always start small! Do not think you have to create an entire prairie in your first season, or ever. Even individual native plants are beneficial. Starting small will help ensure...

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