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Yes, you need to rotate your tomatoes. And your other vegetables, too.

July 25, 2012

A reader wondered if it was necessary to rotate her tomato plants, and if so, how often. David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth were kind enough to provide the answer. You can find many more answers to everyday garden dilemmas in their books, What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) and What’s Wrong […]

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That’s not dirt on your camillia—it’s mold, and here’s how to get rid of it

May 31, 2012

This week’s question is from Katie, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Thanks for your question, Katie! This week’s Garden Problem Solver answer is provided by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, co-authors of What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) and What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? Q: We have a camellia in […]

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Chicken-resistant plants

January 18, 2012

Chicken-Resistant Plants What about beautiful plants for our gardens that are chicken-resistant? Chickens simply avoid many ornamental plants. Of course, there will always be exceptions with animals, because they have different taste preferences and attitudes. Chickens usually do much more damage with their feet than with their beaks, and often they ignore plants altogether. As […]

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How to make concrete tealight holders

October 12, 2011

To celebrate the release of Concrete Garden Projects, we’re sharing a sneak peek of one of the projects in the book: tealight holders! These little holders are easy and fun to make—an especially good project for beginners not used to working with concrete. All you need is fine mixed concrete, oil, a paintbrush, a spatula, […]

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