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Root vegetables are colorful and tasty, with distinctive and earthy flavors. They also provide vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. When growing your own, keep in mind that many root vegetable seeds are sown in cool seasons, either early spring or later summer/early fall for a fall crop. To avoid buildup of pests and diseases in the garden, rotate your root vegetables by family.

Root vegetables are colorful and tasty, with distinctive and earthy flavors. They also provide vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. When growing your own, keep in mind that many root vegetable seeds are sown in cool seasons, either early spring or later summer/early fall for a fall crop. To avoid buildup of pests and diseases in the garden, rotate your root vegetables by family.

A useful chart with some basic guidelines for the vegetable-growing home gardener.  (But remember to refer to the seed packet instructions for specific varieties!

A useful chart with some basic guidelines for the vegetable-growing home gardener. (But remember to refer to the seed packet instructions for specific varieties!

Avoiding Pests and Disease in the Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

Avoiding Pests and Disease in the Garden

A homemade spray for all-purpose garden pest control.

How To Make A Natural Pest Spray That's Safe And Effective

Garden Tip – Use Vegetable Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

Garden Tip - Use Vegetable Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

Have an abundance of sweet gums? They take way too long to compost, but make excellent mulch on an organic garden, and also are a natural slug and snail repellant. AND they repel (due to the not so nice pricklies) small rodents and squirrels. Another use: put them in the bottom of your containers when container gardening for drainage! See, they can have a functional purpose ;-)

Sweet Gum Trees and Their Spiky Seed Balls

Have an abundance of sweet gums? They take way too long to compost, but make excellent mulch on an organic garden, and also are a natural slug and snail repellant. AND they repel (due to the not so nice pricklies) small rodents and squirrels. Another use: put them in the bottom of your containers when container gardening for drainage! See, they can have a functional purpose ;-)

How to Kill Ants on Vegetables...hope this works just had to pull and trash four tomatoes covered in ants=-(

How to Kill Ants on Vegetables

How to Kill Ants on Vegetables...hope this works just had to pull and trash four tomatoes covered in ants=-(

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