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Fight Downy Mildew in your Vegetable Garden: Pick the Right Varieties

Left: Edisto 47 muskmelon, Right: Suyo Long Cucumber. Both varieties produced abundant, excellent quality fruits, even with severe downy mildew pressure. The first defense against plant diseases is to choose resistant varieties: rather than waging war with biological or chemical … Continue reading

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Tomato Tasting Time: Planning a Fun Garden Party

By Ira Wallace A perfectly ripe heirloom tomato is one of the great joys of summer, eagerly anticipated by gardeners all over the Southeast. I really like introducing folks to the many varieties we shepherd here at Southern Exposure. Every … Continue reading

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Harvesting Tips for 8 Summer Vegetables

Frequent rains and lots of sunshine makes for lots of produce. Here are a few hints for harvesting some of our most popular summer crops. Beans Pay attention to your pods. Fresh, juicy, bright green pods indicate tasty broad, lima, … Continue reading

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