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How to Identify and Remove Squash Vine Borer Worm - Every year I battle the squash vine borer.  I must lose a couple of pumpkins and squashes every year.  Luckily I have saved my zucchinis by cutting out the worm.  Last year, I wrote about how to be pro-actively prevent them from laying their eggs.  (Read  HERE.)  If any of my methods don’t work, you have [...] The post How to Identify and Remove Squash Vine Borer Worm appeared first on Green Talk®.
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Make Your Own NonToxic Garden Bug Spray. - This was my first year of growing damask roses.  In the past, I grew double knock out roses which were hardy and simply laughed at the pests and the elements.  I wasn’t prepared for the amount of insects that adore Damask roses.   I watched in horror as  sawflies and spider mites attacked the plants, [...] The post Make Your Own NonToxic Garden Bug Spray. appeared first on Green Talk®. http://ow.ly/30SLmm
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I am thinning 2 trees.  It takes so much time.  Is there a way to do it easier?  Also, I am a little late to thin.  They are more like quarter (June in NJ)  Am I too late?
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+Green Talk - You may be too late to get the remaining peaches to bulk up, but there is still benefit as you don't what to overbear on the tree and put too much stress on the branches, as splitting can occur, especially in strong weather. I hope this helps and thanks for watching! Best Regards, DFJ
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I am curious too to see how your sweet potatoes fared in such close quarters. I use 20 gallon grow bags and only put one slip in each. I also only let my slips get about 6 inches long before I start to root them.  Since I have a short growing season I put the dirt in the grow bags early and cover with black landscape fabric to get them nice and hot.  Then I poke a hole to insert the slip.  When the slips are too long, it is hard to plant them in prepared dirt.
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+The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener mine are a lot bigger. I think if you only plant one per container, you might do better. I like your idea of the bottomless container. By the way, you can eat the leaves.
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DIY Rose Water Will Become a Staple in Your House. Trust Me. http://ow.ly/2ZTlcq
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Do you plant seeds? This garden tool is for you. Save time and makes planting seeds a breeze.
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Organic Bug Repellent for the Garden. 5 Sure Fired Methods. - Invitations to my scrumptious garden buffet go out early to every bug and animal in town.  Now, if I could just figure out who is the pest party coordinator I could save myself some headaches.  Alas, I have yet to track him or her down. Over the years, I have tried a variety of methods [...] The post Organic Bug Repellent for the Garden. 5 Sure Fired Methods. appeared first on Green Talk®.
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Taking the Mystery Out of a Hydroponic Barge -   Welcome guest poster, mystery author Deirdre Vern: Here’s what I love about Anna of Green Talk.  Anna is a thinker and a doer. No small task when it comes to living green. As for me, I’m a thinker. I aspire to be green, but I leave the heavy lifting to my alter-ego, CeCe Prentice, [...] The post Taking the Mystery Out of a Hydroponic Barge appeared first on Green Talk®. http://ow.ly/30siA1
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How to Plant Mint and Not Sob Uncontrollably - There is nothing like fresh mint.  But add it your garden beds and wish you died 1000 deaths before trying to get rid of it.  Mint spreads faster than butter.  Before you know it your whole garden bed has been taken over unless you know how to keep it in check.  Learn the right way, not [...] The post How to Plant Mint and Not Sob Uncontrollably appeared first on Green Talk®. http://ow.ly/30gy75
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I put my mint in a 12 inch wide container in the ground and it grew out of the drainage holes and spread like wildfire.  So will it grow outside the raised bed?
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Seeding Square Makes Planting Seeds Pain Free - A couple of years ago, I  incorporated the square foot gardening method for planting seeds. Basically in a nutshell, square foot gardening is where you space your seedlings closer together.  The close knit plants crowd out weeds and thrive.  However, when you plant 9 beans seeds for every square AND your raised bed is 8 feet by [...] The post Seeding Square Makes Planting Seeds Pain Free appeared first on Green Talk®. http://ow.ly/2Zy3Cc
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