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5 FAQ's on Gardening ...

By Aprille

Common gardening questions asked are hard to whittle down to just a select few. There are questions that deal with flower gardens, vegetables, organic gardening needs, and many other aspects of gardening in general. Here are 5 FAQ’s on gardening that are often posted by people who are new to vegetable gardening.

5 What Are These Black Spots on My Tomatoes?

This is a form of blight that will kill and entire tomato plant. It is caused by watering during extremely hot weather and not taking care to keep the water off of the leaves. It’s best to pour water directly on the ground so that it can be absorbed by the roots, instead of risking getting the leaves wet and causing blight to occur.

4 How Can I Make My Soil Better?

Plants benefit from soil that is rich in organic compost. Shredded news papers, kitchen scraps, and dried manure can all be mixed together and placed on your garden. It’s best to add the compost to your garden spot a couple of weeks before you begin placing any vegetable plants.

3 Is There Any Way to Keep Weeds from Appearing without Adding Weed Killers to My Garden?

Lining rows with multiple sheets of newspaper is a natural way to keep weeds from popping up between your vegetable plants. This is a very inexpensive method of weed control as well. Mulching heavily with shredded bark or grass clippings is another way to keep weeds down.

2 How Can I Get Rid of Pests on My Vegetables without Making My Veggies Unfit to Eat?

A number of organic pesticides are available at garden supply stores. Depending on the type of pest, you actually might be able to get rid of them with soapy water. Use dish washing soap and mix it with some warm water in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on the affected plants and observe what happens. You might not have to spend money on pesticides if the soapy water works well.

1 What Can I do to Keep My Cucumbers from Mildewing?

Adding straw to an area where there seems to be excessive moisture will help immensely. The addition of the straw will also protect the leaves and stems of your cucumbers, as well as surrounding plants. The straw acts as a sort of guard. When it rains or when you water your garden, the straw will keep the water from splashing onto your plants.

I hope some of these FAQs are ones that you have been needing answers to as well. If not, then maybe you know someone who will benefit from them. Feel free to pass them on! How do you go about finding answers to your personal questions about gardening?

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