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Asparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps GivingAsparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps Giving
By ediblelandscapingsc, August 3, 2015

How would you like to plant a vegetable once and harvest it repeatedly for 20 years or more? With Asparagus you can do just that.

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Use Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer SquashUse Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer Squash
By Newyorkrita, August 2, 2015

A lack of bees in the early spring means that your summer squash might not develop. Help them out by pollinating those flowers yourself.

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The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave, August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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How To Manage Your Plant List on All Things PlantsHow To Manage Your Plant List on All Things Plants
By dave, July 31, 2015

This is a video tutorial on how to get started managing your inventory of plants on ATP. In this ten minute video, I demonstrate most of the features of the plant list. At the end, you'll know everything you need to know about managing your inventory of plants!

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Determining the Daylily Characteristics I LikedDetermining the Daylily Characteristics I Liked
By profesora, July 30, 2015

Every daylily has a pretty face, and some daylilies have a lot more to offer besides the pretty face. Discovering what else I wanted in a daylily was a long journey.

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Daylily Hybridizing TipsDaylily Hybridizing Tips
By Lalambchop1, July 29, 2015

I've been hybridizing for a few years and have been helped along by some of the giants in the industry. Here are some things I've learned...

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Smart and Frugal Thinning of SeedlingsSmart and Frugal Thinning of Seedlings
By dave, July 28, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she manages her trays of seedlings. Rather than simply cut away excess seedlings in a tray, she divides the seedlings and pots them up into empty cells. This way she ends up with full trays of seedlings with very few wasted plants.

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Red Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To GrowRed Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To Grow
By Newyorkrita, July 27, 2015

Red Currants grew in our garden from the time of my childhood. My mother cooked them for jams, but I loved to simply pick them and eat them fresh.

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Let's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-RaffleLet's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-Raffle
By dave, July 27, 2015

Here it is! Seven lucky winners for the July raffle. Come in, enjoy the video, and see who won this month.

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By gardengus on Aug 2, 2015 7:58 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Mortgage Lifter')

Very good flavor and nice big fruit, if you do not mind the wait. I have to cut the fruit from the vine because of softness and thin skin. I have grown at least one in my garden for several years. The late green tomatoes (the ones you have to pick before frost) are good for frying.

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By gardengus on Aug 2, 2015 7:52 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Bush Champion')

New to me this year. Planted only two and both died . One in the ground produced several nice-sized tomatoes rather quickly, but all but two rotted before they were ripe . Possibly due to our record rain in June and July. The potted plant lasted longer, but the fruit was later and none ripened before the plant died.
I will give this variety another try next year because of the abundance of fruit on a smallish plant.

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By Chillybean on Aug 2, 2015 1:33 PM, concerning plant: Cow Slobber (Tradescantia ohiensis)

One of my favorite natives, if for no other reason than the fact that one of its common names is Cow Slobber. When you break off a stem, the gooey sap resembles... you guessed it, bovine drool.

I planted my first ones in spring of 2012, needing something that tolerates the field runoff we get every year. It can handle quite a bit of standing water. I have found it to be a prolific bloomer in the late spring. If it gets enough moisture, it will continue until early fall, but these blooms are sporadic.

I have not yet had any problem with spread, only having clumps within the area where I planted. This plant will flop over after a heavy rain, but I just leave it as is. I've never been a neat gardener. I enjoy watching the small pollinators that use the Cow Slobber, mostly flies and some Solitary Bees. I have not noticed any critter eating this, even though rabbits are often seen near it.

This year I noticed a patch of these across the road from us. The county plants US natives in the ditches, but I never saw this plant in the area other than our yard until now. I wonder if some little seeds travelled that way.

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By Weedwhacker on Aug 2, 2015 10:43 AM, concerning plant: Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Super Chili')

This is a nice, bushy plant that starts setting fruit early in the season. Light green 2 to 2-1/2-inch peppers change to orange and then red, grow pointing upward, and are about as hot as a cayenne pepper -- wearing gloves when cutting these little firecrackers up is strongly advised! This variety makes a nice ornamental and is very suitable for growing in pots. The peppers can be used to make hot sauce, and they also dry nicely and can be used for making your own crushed peppers and "cayenne" pepper.

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By gardengus on Aug 1, 2015 8:28 PM, concerning plant: Sedum (Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium 'Arthur Branch')

The photos I took at the Purdue gardens do not seem typical of this plant. They appear to be first-year plants and had weak stems that all flopped over (possibly due to the record rains we had in June and July).
Still, the color was nice and the overall carpet effect looked good in the garden.

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