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Beets for Beginners

Beets for Beginners

Beets are a great crop for the first-time gardener - resilient, undemanding and unfussy about soil type. What's more, you can harvest two different, delicious crops from the same plant, making it a really worthwhile vegetable to make space for in your garden...

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Using Milk to Prevent Powdery Mildew

Using Milk to Prevent Powdery Mildew

You don't have to garden long to become acquainted with the disease called powdery mildew, which creates whitish patches on the leaves of pumpkin, winter squash, and other members of the cucumber family. A fast-growing fungus, powdery mildew is also among the worst enemies of rosemary, and is a well-known disease of monarda, grape, and zinnia. Each of these unrelated plants hosts a different strain of powdery mildew, but I have found that they all can be controlled with regular sprays of milk and water....