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How to Start Onions From Seed

Home gardeners can easily grow all the onions they’ll need for the year. The easiest way is to plant “sets” (small onions) in the spring. Sets are available from seed catalogs, garden centers and hardware stores. In late April or early May, place the small bulbs about an inch deep in the garden, with four

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Sweet Potatoes

This article is provided by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), PO Box 170, Unity, ME 04988; 207-568-4142; [email protected]; www.mofga.org. Joining MOFGA helps support and promote organic farming and gardening in Maine and helps Maine consumers enjoy more healthful, Maine-grown food. Copyright 2009. If you reprint this article, please include this reference, and

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Winter Squash Big Yields From Spectacular Plants

May 2009 By Jean English and Eric Sideman Photo by Jean English A 50-foot row of winter squash can yield 80 pounds or more – 80 pounds of a high-fiber vegetable that is rich in vitamins and minerals, can be stored long into winter and makes a delicious main course, side dish or dessert. Yes,

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Pest Reports 2019

The Pest Report is a compilation of short discussions of pests, diseases and practical growing considerations relevant to the time of year. These discussions have been written by Eric Sideman, myself, and sometimes other New England crop advisors. Discussions of pest and diseases include the biology of the organisms themselves, symptoms and effects on plants,

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Pest Reports 2018

Pest Report – August 1, 2018 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila Hornworm Garlic Problems Read more Pest Report – July 6, 2018 In this issue: Cabbage Aphid Squash Bug Powdery Mildew Read more Pest Report – June 25, 2018 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Alert Cucumber Beetle Early Blight Thrips on Onions Three Lined

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Pest Reports 2017

Pest Report – August 23, 2017 In this Issue: Garlic Problems Cabbage Aphid Read more Pest Report – July 24, 2017 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Squash Vine Borer Three-lined Potato Beetle Powdery Mildew Squash Bug Read more Pest Report – June 26, 2017 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage Worm and

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Pest Reports 2016

Pest Report – December 2, 2016 In this Issue: Downy Mildew of Spinach Read more Pest Report – July 7, 2016 In this issue: Squash Vine Borer Striped Cucumber Beetle Three-Lined Potato Beetle Colorado Potato Beetle Imported Cabbage Worm Potato Leafhopper Powdery Mildew Squash Bug Read more Pest Report – May 27, 2016 In this

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Pest Reports 2015

Pest Report – August 11, 2015 In this issue: Late Blight Alert – August 11, 2015 Read more Pest Report – July 20, 2015 In this issue: Tomato Leaf Diseases Squash Bug Powdery Mildew of Cucurbits Read more Pest Report – June 25, 2015 In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage and Other “Worms” Colorado

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Pest Reports 2014

Pest Report – August 14, 2014 In this issue:Late Blight UpdateRhizoctonia in BrassicaPlectosporium BlightWhen to Harvest Winter SquashBasil Downy Mildew UpdateRead more Pest Report – July 18, 2014 In this issue:Spotted Wing DrosophilaBlack Leg in PotatoesPotato Leaf Hopper on Beans and PotatoesPowdery Mildew in Cucurbit CropsRead more Pest Report – July 7, 2014 In this

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Pest Reports 2013

Pest Report – September 13, 2013 In this issue: Sweet Potato Harvest and Storage Read more Pest Report – August 29, 2013 In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila Update Basil Downy Mildew Plectosporium on Summer Squash When to Harvest Winter Squash Read more Pest Report – August 2, 2013 In this issue: Buckeye Rot of

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