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How To Prevent Common Sweet Corn Diseases

How To Prevent Common Sweet Corn Diseases

Sweet corn takes up more garden space than most crops and it’s also fairly demanding in terms of moisture and nutrients. The incomparable taste of freshly-picked corn, though, is enough to encourage gardeners to continue to grow it. Native to Central America, sweet corn (Zea mays) has been cultivated in North America for thousands of ...

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Winterizing Garden Tools

Winterizing Garden Tools

I’ll admit, I love to whip up big dinners in the kitchen. I spend Sunday afternoons cooking to my heart’s content. Unfortunately, there’s the less appealing aftermath to contend with. The sink is piled with dishes, a roasting pan, and ...

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How To Grow And Enjoy Pomegranates

How To Grow And Enjoy Pomegranates

Many orchard and berry fruits, including apples, pears, currants and raspberries, don’t really grow well in hot climates. Fortunately, there’s an alternative for almost every gardening situation. Citrus fruits, nuts and blackberries thrive in warm climates, and let’s not forget ...

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How To Can Green Chiles

How To Can Green Chiles

I grew up in Idaho, and while my family grew and canned a wide variety of foods, green chiles were not among them. I married an Arizonian though, and quickly became acquainted with south of the border flavors. Over the ...

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