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what’s wrong with my plant

The scoop on potting “soil”

May 25, 2016

What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? authors David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth explain what’s found in common potting media and offer several ways to create your own organic alternative. When you purchase a bag of “potting soil” from your local garden center what you’re actually getting is not soil. It’s an artificial mixture of ingredients specifically […]

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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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The desert smells like rain

April 28, 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. In Arizona the desert wildflowers are particularly abundant this year because of the generous rainfall last winter. We’re driving through this enchanting landscape on our way to bookstore appearances at Changing […]

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End of season sanitizing

November 23, 2009

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, this post originally appeared on their blog. End of Season Sanitizing It’s late November and garden ghosts from last summer’s bounty may still linger in standing dead stalks of flowers long gone. Unfortunately, some of this left-over plant material may be […]

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