Awesome organic weed killer

Awesome organic weed killer

Organic Weed Control   Vinegar Weed Killer Overview: The best option that I have found for organic weed control is spraying vinegar on the leaves.  It’s rather surprising how well vinegar weed spray works and it is quite cheap.   ...

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Nagami Kumquat: growing information

Nagami Kumquat: growing information

Nagami Kumquat (Fortunella margarita)   Nagami Kumquat Overview: If you like sweet and sour this nugget sized citrus fruit is for you.  This is a rather cold tolerant citrus tree that just gives and gives nearly all year long.   Nagami ...

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Citrus Leafminer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Citrus Leafminer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Citrus Leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella)   Citrus Leafminer Overview: Citrus Leafminer is a common pest for nearly all citrus growers.  The disease deforms leaves and reduces the plants ability to photosynthesize.  Citrus Leafminer can stunt the growth and fruit production of ...

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Mission Fig Tree Cultivation

Mission Fig Tree Cultivation

Mission Fig (Ficus carica)   Mission Fig Tree Overview: The Mission Fig Tree is a wonderful plant that grows like a weed in Southern California.   Mission Fig Tree Fruit Appearance: The fruit is roughly the size and shape of ...

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How to control Tomato Hornworms

How to control Tomato Hornworms

Tomato Hornworm control (Manduca quinquemaculata)   Tomato Hornworms cause serious damage: Tomato Hornworms are the blight of tomato growers everywhere. They can quickly defoliate tomato plants and ruin your crop.  Therefore Tomato Hornworm control is key to tomato growing success. ...

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Best planting technique: 7 important steps

Best planting technique: 7 important steps

Prevent transplantation shock with this planting technique   After referencing numerous sources and planting hundreds of fruit trees, I have developed an extremely effective method of planting fruit trees.  This method takes a little bit of extra effort, but the ...

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How to build a gopher cage

How to build a gopher cage

How to build a simple and effective gopher cage   Background: If you live in California and you are not in a major city, you probably have gophers lurking nearby. Gophers are a serious problem and can kill a young ...

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Grape Powdery Mildew: Diagnosis & Treatment

Grape Powdery Mildew: Diagnosis & Treatment

Grape Powdery Mildew (Uncinula necator) AKA (Erisiphe necator) If you grow grapes in coastal California, (or almost anywhere in the world for that matter), you are probably going to see a white powdery substance on the leaves.  This is grape ...

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