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Your Tomatoes have Enemies - Learn How to Defend them!

(excerpts from this this fine free tomato growers ebook - click here to download)

FUNGUS DISEASES
The most serious diseases affecting the tomato in this locality are
these:

Leafspot Diseases. (Septoria lycopersici).—This trouble covers the
leaves with minute brown specks, after which they turn yellow and
fall off, causing the plant to die outright or become unfruitful.

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Tiny Pest . . . Big Problem!

New Article By: Charles Bankston, Monroe, Louisiana
www.perennialandrosegardening.net

We patiently wait and watch for new rose buds to appear out of the lush green foliage and finger prune the side shoots so that the remaining center bud forms into what we hope will be a prized specimen. We pamper the little one, feed it with nutrients, give it drink when it’s thirsty and then after roughly one month from its inception we begin to see the first signs of color on the little guy. We anxiously wait to see what will be . . . the perfect bloom perhaps? Or less than perfect? Or worse, a bloom ruined by tiny, near microscopic pests called none other than Thrips.

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Part 2 : How to Successfully Grow Tomatoes

(excerpts from this this fine free tomato growers ebook - click here to download)

STARTING THE SEED

For a family garden, saw an ordinary cracker-box in two so that it will
not be more than six or seven inches deep; nearly fill with good, rich
earth; sow the seed; sift earth over them until well covered; water
thoroughly, and set in a sunny window. They will soon come up and
grow off rapidly. Set out doors on warm days to make them hardy,
strong, and stalky.

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Part 1 : How to Successfully Grow Tomatoes

(excerpts from this this fine free tomato growers ebook - click here to download)

SELECTION OF SOIL

The tomato is not at all choice in the kind of soil in which it grows; in
fact, almost any well-drained soil can be made to produce good
tomatoes. However, for early ripening, it shows a preference for a
light, loamy soil; and, if very early tomatoes are desired, the soil must
be only moderately rich, as a highly fertile soil produces large vines
and more fruit, which is likely to delay ripening of the tomatoes.

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Part 2 : Landscaping your Garden? Design With Trees

In Part 1 we looked at using shrubs to landscape your garden effectively. Part 2 looks at how to use Trees to set off plants and give your garden a a fantastic base for your floral creativity.

Your zone and geography will affect the selection of trees for landscape design. But you’ll still find plenty of choices.

If you live in the Northwest, you can plant a hemlock and enjoy its loose, thin foliage for years. Or you can select a spruce for its gray-green needles and lovely ‘Christmas tree’ shape. Cedar is another popular choice. The thick, bright green foliage provides beautiful color and ample shade.

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Part 1: Landscaping your Garden? Design With Shrubs

Landscapers often consider the color provided by flowers, the convenience and beauty of stone walking paths, the shade and fruit of a nice apple tree and other elements. But no landscaping effort is complete without the proper selection and placement of some great shrubs. You’ll want to select a shrub based on your desire to add a certain color, shape and size to your landscape design.

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Tips for Cutting Roses for Display

What could possibly smell or look better than a vase of beautiful rose blooms on your table or the table of someone you love? Roses, especially hybrid tea roses, are made to be cut and they can last a very long time in a vase if you follow these simple tips.

Always make sure that you cut your roses with a sharp and clean pair of shears. Dull shears will crush the rose’s stem, and dirty shears can transmit disease to your other blooms.

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Dealing With Blackspot on your Roses

Blackspot is a prevalent rose disease that is caused by the fungus Diplocarpon rosae. Should your rose bushes develop the telltale signs of criminal justice careers Blackspot, remedial measures must be taken immediately. Otherwise, the bush will begin producing fewer blooms and the rose’s ability to survive the winter months will be jeopardized.

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