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When it comes to gardening, let nature be your guide

August 7, 2012

Polyculture, interplanting, companion planting, plant guilds. With so many gardening labels it’s difficult to know what they all mean. David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth have been giving this some thought while writing What’s Wrong With My Fruit Tree?, the third book in their What’s Wrong series. Deardorff and Wadsworth prefer the term polyculture but as […]

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

July 25, 2012

The latest Garden Problem Solver winner 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 […]

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From acorn to zucchini

May 5, 2010

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. Every spring I’m frequently asked two questions by gardeners in northern states. The first is, “Why doesn’t my zucchini grow? It just sits there. What’s wrong with it?”  The second common […]

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Winter inspiration

January 11, 2010

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. Winter Inspiration: Heuchera micrantha, Alumroot Our fingers are stiff with cold. It is winter here in the Northwest. David picks up his end of the measuring tape, and a hundred feet […]

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