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Raised Garden From Scratch

January 26th, 2013 No Comments

Starting Over Because of the plague of pestilence that invaded my garden last season, I am starting over with my raised garden. Boxes Moved to Expose Soil First order of business was to remove the soil contaminated with a fungus called Phytophthora Root Rot and disinfect the remaining boxes. Contaminated Soil Even though I can […]

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Farm Your Backyard in South Florida

January 24th, 2013 1 Comment

2011-2012 Garden Plague If you remember last season, my garden suffered from all sorts of pestilence. The most destructive was a fungus called Phytophthora Root Rot. It is a soil-borne, anaerobic fungus that is unrelenting and terminal. There is no treatment available to home gardeners. Phytophthora is naturally occurring in the soil. The weather conditions […]

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I hit the garden lottery. OH, CRAP!!

June 1st, 2012 2 Comments

Winning the Lottery It means picking all six numbers –  and one more if your heart is set on taking home the powerball. I have been handed the garden pest winning lottery ticket…  Phytophthora Root Rot, Sri Lanka weevil, squash bugs, red mites, pickle worms, tomato hornworms… and the ‘powerball’ — nematodes. Phooey! No one […]

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