Om Patange
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Ants and aphids - which should I fight first
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You might have a case of ants farming the aphids. If this is the case, tackling the aphids will not likely be productive as the ants will just replace the aphids. I suspect you will need to attack ...

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Please shed light on argument about weeding
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Your dad is right. Here is why: While weeds may make good additions to a really vigorous (hot) compost pile they will likely survive most composting treatments. The reason why weeds are such a ...

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How can I clean yard equipment that has come into contact with poison ivy?
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Looking at the structure of urushiol, and recalling the rule of thumb 'like disolves like', the most suitable commonly available solvent I would try is rubbing alcohol with vigorous scrubbing. If you ...

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Transplanting indoor vegetable starts outside
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I have found that some plants benefit from being started inside and others are hindered. From my experience, these plants should be started inside to maximize the growing season (this is not an ...

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Morning Glory - Unmanagable growth?
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I have had little success growing morning glory from seed (I was using a mix from McKenzie). The few plants that came up did not at all take over the fence, which they were sharing with some bean ...

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Are there any plants that shouldn't be planted near garlic?
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I have planted garlic as a rabit deterrent around all my plants. I didn't realize that garlic can cause stunted growth, but here is my data: Plants that seen not to have been affected: tomoatoes, ...

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Soil-less raised garden bed with straw
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Sweet corn needs something like 1 foot of soil depth within the first couple weeks of its growth, see here. This requirement goes up to several feet over the lifetime of the corn. I expect your corn ...

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What are the steps to prepare an overgrown, grassy area for gardening?
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I have converted parts of my backyard from lush lawn to lush vegetable patch. Here is what I tried in ascending order of work involved. The first two are the approaches that have given me good ...

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Personal Health: Garden Labor and back injury
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A slightly glib answer to your question is that you might consider training your body to be able to handle the task of gardening. For example, you could weight train; you can even beef up your lower ...

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