Troubleshooting

Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?
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Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?

Are you growing peppers in your garden this year? Peppers are widely used in most kitchens, are relatively easy to grow, and make a great addition to the garden. But, as with any plant, you may encounter complications with growing them. Whether you’re troubleshooting for the peppers already in your garden or you’re trying to…

Tomatoes: What Can Go Wrong?
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Tomatoes: What Can Go Wrong?

If you were to take a poll of the most popular vegetable grown in the garden, I’d be hard-pressed to think it was anything other than the tomato plant. It seems as though most gardeners (new and veteran) take pride in growing tomatoes in their gardens. Just because tomatoes are popular, however, doesn’t make them…

Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
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Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It

Are you growing summer squash? Most home gardeners grow some kind of squash in their summer garden. However, growing squash isn’t without its troubles. I like to call this a “feast or famine” crop — because when everything goes right, a bumper crop awaits! But this isn’t always the case, even from season to season….

10 Onion Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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10 Onion Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Are onions staples in your kitchen? Do you want to grow more of them in your garden, like I do? We currently have over 300 planted in our garden! After harvest, I store onions whole for a few months and then freeze and dehydrate the rest. Each year I have a goal to grow enough…

14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

When I talk to new gardeners about what they want to grow in their gardens, broccoli is usually not far behind tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. But growing broccoli isn’t without its problems. Broccoli is a beautiful plant, and we can’t resist the thought of cutting a fresh head to roast, steam, use in salads, or…

Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden
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Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden

Have you decided you would love to add sweet potatoes to your garden, but you aren’t sure how to get started? That was me, too, a few years ago. I stumbled my way through the varied information I could find, and somehow, I ended up with some fabulous sweet potato harvests. While I’d never claim…