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Zach Allen
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Freelance author & grower of all things green!
Freelance author & grower of all things green!

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The End
Hello Friends, With sincere apologies, I must inform you that the Patio of Pots blog will cease to exist. In the fall of 2013, an abrupt change in apartment management brought with it a host of new and stricter rules. As a tenant, I will not be able to grow...

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Verticillium & Fusarium Wilts
Out of all the pests and diseases that a gardener may face, soil wilts are by far the most discouraging. One day your plants are flowering and starting to grow fruit, while the next day, they're terminally wilting away! It's difficult to watch a perfectly h...

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Benefits of Spiders In the Garden
Arachnophobes everywhere may cringe at their sight, but these eight legged creatures of the garden protect and defend twenty four hours a day, seven days a week! Mites, thrips, slugs and other pesky bugs, are no match for the spider thugs. Joking aside, gar...

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Benefits of Spiders In the Garden
Arachnophobes everywhere may cringe at their sight, but these eight legged creatures of the garden protect and defend twenty four hours a day, seven days a week! Mites, thrips, slugs and other pesky bugs, are no match for the spider thugs. Joking aside, gar...

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Getting Rid of Powdery Mildew
A cloudy afternoon is always a welcomed event during the heat of summer, but when dealt an extended stay of steady cloud cover, garden problems can begin to arise. Besides the lack of direct sunlight, the cooler and humid environment brought forth with clou...

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San Marzano Tomato Plants
If you're in the hunt for a high yielding heirloom tomato plant, then look no further! The San Marzano tomato is here to please! These squat indeterminate plants grow rather dense, and produce an almost endless supply of oblong shaped fruit. Growing in clus...

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Purple Beauty Bell Peppers
The majority of cultivated bell pepper plants produce immature green fruits that eventually ripen into their destined yellow, orange, or red colors. While this genetic coding holds true a lot of the time, there are exceptions! One of the varieties to differ...

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Growing Peas in Containers
Pea plants normally aren't the first crops that come to mind when you think of container gardening, but they should be! Growing in the cool spring weather, peas are one of the first to be planted and harvested. The climbing vines grow quickly, require very ...

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Natural Rabbit Repellents
Patio gardeners typically never deal with rabbit issues, but for ground level gardeners, it's a completely different story! These furry little vegetable enthusiasts infiltrate gardens with cunning abilities and quickly devour large swaths of precious crops....

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How to Grow Cucamelons
Equally known as the Mexican Sour Gherkin, Mouse Melon, or Cucamelon, this rarely cultivated member of the cucumber family is steadily gaining popularity in heirloom gardens. The species Melothria scabra is characterized as a prolific vine that produces an ...
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