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Caring for plants after harvesting

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Why do my pumpkins develop rotting black dots after harvesting?

I have bought a number of pumpkins from a gardener. I'm storing them in the basement at about 12°C (54°F). A couple of days ago, most of them started showing small, rotting black dots that grow ...
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Storing apples - how do I improve my success rate?

Here's my apple store a few weeks after I put them into storage: As you can see, already quite a high failure rate. And even for the apples which still look sound as of today, are they still at ...
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Why did my orange bell pepper smell of ammonia?

A week ago I harvested an orange Bell pepper from my garden. It was still halfway green, so I put it on our kitchen counter to ripen. When I finally cut it open for a salad after a week of ripening, ...
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Why did my basil leaves turn black?

I picked a bunch of basil last week so we could put up some pesto. I brought the leaves inside, washed them, and set them on the counter in the kitchen while gathering other ingredients for pesto ...