Whether you are caring for a lush vegetable garden or a flowerbed for pollinators, verticillium wilt is a threat. The best way to deal with this dreaded plant disease is avoiding it, but before you can protect your plants, you must first understand this deadly plant nemesis.
Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals such as antioxidants, so it's not surprising that experts advise eating more of them. These days, supermarkets offer a wide variety of options, but have you ever thought of growing your produce? Here are ten reasons you should grow fruits and vegetables on your own.
Growing tomatoes is a great way to learn new concepts for beginning gardeners, as well as offering new challenges for experienced growers. Assuming you have the right growing conditions, they CAN be fairly easily grown by following a few basic guidelines. The rest is up to trial and error, and what I describe as an 'understanding' that can only be developed through experience. The tips offered below provide a solid starting point from which to build upon through trial and observation.