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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    January 5, 2011
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    There are three possible causes. The first would be while there is not too much run-off, the water is still running some down the hill. The top of the hill may not be getting penetration of the water into the soil before the water continues down the hill. Another possibility is that the water is leeching the nutrients in the beds higher on the hill and moving them to the lower beds. The third possibility is that the top of the hill gets a harsher light than the bottom and this dries the soil at the top out more quickly.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 26, 2011
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    As long as the bed does not have a history of plant disease, planting them together is fine.

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    Nikki on
    April 8, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 7, 2011
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    It could have been weather, but typically when you have an across the board crop failure like that, some element is missing from the soil. I would strongly recommend taking a soil sample to the local extension service and having them test it. A severe micro nutrient deficiency (of which it could be many and only a soil test will tell) could cause this to happen. It could also be too much nitrogen in the soil or a lack of pollinators in the area.

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    Nikki on
    May 9, 2011
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    Bush cucumbers are cucumbers in which the vines grow in a more compact shape.

    You can try to grow sweet peas upside down, but they will most likely climb back up the side of the container as they like to hold onto things and climb upward.

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    Nikki on
    May 10, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 21, 2011
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    This really depends on the vegetable, as some have should be used rather quickly while others can be frozen. The normal way to freeze vegetables from the garden is to chop them up and blanch them, spread them out on a cookie sheet and then freeze them. Once they are frozen, you can put them in storage bags and keep them in the freezer until you use them. For many others, like cucumbers, you can store them for a week or so in the refrigerator but if kept too long, they will no longer be any good. If you find yourself with an abundance of veggies, you can always give them away to family, friends, and neighbors.

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