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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

6 Needs fall tomato grower

 Essential fall chores for every tomato grower As the first cold days of fall arrive, those of us still with tomatoes on the vine are starting to look a little closer at the ten-day forecast. Time is running out and the annual race to the first frost begins. Will that beef have enough time to ripen on the vine? What do we do with the green tomatoes still in the garden? When will you get that first frost? Grab a trowel and your gardening gloves, tomato grower; We have some work to do with the fate of your tomatoes this year. 1. How to protect your tomatoes from frost It's always best to have a game plan ready before the weatherman calls for that first frost. How much you still produce in the garden will determine how much effort you want to put into protecting your plants. Cover your plants in the evening before snow falls. Usually, a few spare bed sheets will do, but depending on where you live, you may want something substantial like a tarp or a mylar emergency blanket

Home garden - 8 Tomato plant diseases

8 Tomato plant diseases: Identity, prevent, and treat You can do everything right. You can start your tomato seeds properly, transplant your seedlings at the right time, leave enough space, feed, water, and prune your plants throughout the season - but diseases still occur. Tomatoes seem to have more conditions than any other garden vegetable. It's reassuring to know that even if your plants are susceptible to disease, it usually doesn't kill the plant completely. So, if you act quickly, you are unlikely to lose your plants entirely. It's also important to realize that when your tomato plants have problems, they don't have any disease. In the first part of this article, we will discuss some common tomato diseases. But after that, we'll cover some other tomato plant problems that aren't caused by disease. Some are simply eco-friendly, while others are down to pest infestations. Common tomato plant diseases involve a fungus, a bacteria, or a virus. Fun

7 Tips increase the tomato yield

Better than indeterminate tomatoes The other day, my pet came out into the garden to find me burying head first in our Amish paste tomatoes, cutting them off, and cursing. He had to duck as green branches flew at him from the tangle of tomatoes. This is the third time this summer that I've had to recover my basil, cucumbers, and tomatoes from these tomatoes. We haven't eaten a single tomato yet. I stood up, looking at the mad scientist; White linen shirt twisted and clinging to my sweaty frame, hair sticking out at all angles, with a maddened look in my eye, I said, "That's it! From now on, we're growing firm tomatoes!" He looked at me and asked, "What are we growing?" Determine the tomatoes. If you are new to gardening, this distinction may be unfamiliar to you, but there are two types of tomatoes - determinate and indeterminate. (Don't worry, many seasoned gardeners don't know the difference.) And after careful consideration (an

3 Causes of white spots on tomato leaves

White spots on tomato leaves On a regular day, the tomato has shiny green leaves that symbolize a healthy and happy plant. But, as many tomato gardeners know, that is not always the case. Tomato leaves often turn yellow to brown and purple. These are usually the first signs of a health problem and should be corrected immediately to protect your harvest. 1. Powdery mildew Powdery mildew caused by a variety of fungi is a common disease of tomato plants. Avoiding this is not easy as it is often carried by insects such as air currents and aphids. Powdery mildew is most prevalent when the temperature is hot and dry or hot and humid for a long time. The fungus can also leave the winter in plant debris and manure, coming out when conditions are right. It forms a powdery white or gray dust in cracks on the surface of the leaves and stems. It usually starts at the base of the leaves, which can be difficult to catch when starting. Young leaves of plants are more likely to develop fun

Reasons to Get Topped in Your Tomato

 4 Reasons to Get Topped in Your Tomato Plants There are many discussions in the world of tomato gardening, from pruning to fertilizing and so on. Topping - trimming the central stems of the plant - is one of the tasks that will amaze many gardeners. Is it necessary for growth and health? Is this a very unnecessary extra work? Or is there somewhere in between? While topping is not necessarily necessary for the health and growth of your plant, it does come with some benefits to consider when deciding what is best for you. 4 Benefits of Tomato Plants 1. Improving growth Placing tomatoes at the beginning of the season facilitates branching and creates strong central stems. These stems are highly resistant to wind damage and can withstand the weight of heavy fruits. If growth slows down later in the season, this problem can be corrected and strong growth developed at the end of the season. 2. The best flowers As your plant grows upwards, the areas under the stems will have less

Causes of Your Tomato Leaves Turning Purple

Your Tomato Leaves Turning Purple (& How to Repair) Some varieties of tomatoes contain purple fruit, which adds a wonderful pop color to salads and sandwiches. Other tomato varieties have naturally purple leaves. However, if your previously green tomato leaves suddenly turn purple, you may have a problem with your hands. Follow this guide to identify the most likely cause and restore your plants to good health. 1. Potassium deficiency Potassium (K) is essential for intensive growth. It plays a role in the production of sugars and starches to enhance flower and fruit production. It is also essential in the processes that plants use to create their own food. Chlorophyll, located in the cells of plants, helps absorb energy from the sun during photosynthesis. The plant then converts water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbohydrates, which are stored to form new leaves and plant parts. Potassium is essential in this photosynthetic process. Adequate potassium can cause p

Does the tomato plant not bloom?

3 Reasons & How To Fix It Your tomatoes are planted. You have observed them for weeks and months. Now, you can not wait to pick delicious red fruit from your masterpiece. But, the flowers you waited patiently for were nowhere to be seen. Blooming Low Down Flowering is an important stage in the cultivation of tomatoes. Without them, tomatoes would not bear fruit. Although the leaves are beautiful, most tomato gardeners are not in the tomato game for their decorative value. 1. Diseases and pests If you are looking for the cause of your flowering problem, look around your plant for signs of pests or diseases. Tomato plants need more energy to produce flowers and fruits, and many pests or diseases absorb this energy from the plant. Blight diseases and Septoria leaf spot affect leaf blight. Fewer leaves have less photosynthesis, resulting in less energy production. Aphids and caterpillars are also responsible for leaf shedding.  Symptoms of pests or diseases usually appear b

4 things to keep in your tomato planting hole

Tomato planting  The internet is full of very good-true horticultural myths. Nowhere is it clearer than in the wild and completely unbelievable answers to the common question, what should I put in my tomato planting hole? We all want to give the best start when we transplant our tomato plants to their final home but is fish head really the way to do it? What about banana skins or eggshells? Will they give you a better harvest or will they hinder the growth and success of your plants? The internet is full of very good-true horticultural myths. Nowhere is it clearer than in the wild and completely unbelievable answers to the common question, what should I put in my tomato planting hole? We all want to give the best start when we transplant our tomato plants to their final home but is fish head really the way to do it? What about banana skins or eggshells? Will they give you a better harvest or will they hinder the growth and success of your plants? 4 things you need to put in

Tomato Planting Hold For The Best

7 Common Things You Should Keep in Tomato Planting Catch the best tomatoes Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, but to harvest your tomatoes in both quality and quantity, should you not miss today's post? Here we share some tips to help your tomato plants stay healthy, fruitful, and tasty. They are easy to find and can sometimes be purchased at your home or anywhere. Are you ready to learn about them with us? You know that gardening brings happiness to everyone. When you grow successfully, you will get a better result. And these tips promise to help your tomato garden grow to your liking more than you thought. This is pretty amazing, isn’t it? An abundant harvest of thick, juicy, plump, sweet, slightly spicy tomatoes awaits you. Not only that, picking them fresh and eating them right in the garden, the delightful taste you get is incomparable, all of which are better than buying them outside. 1 fish head Fish heads release the nitrogen, potassium, many es

How to prune tomatoes

 How to prune tomatoes for maximum production Pruning tomatoes is the best way to keep your plants healthy and increase yields. In this post, I will tell you why you should cut tomatoes, what varieties need it and when to do it. I will show you how to prune tomatoes step by step. Even if your tomato plants grow large each summer and do not produce much fruit, it is time to bring out your pruned aubergines. The best yields are obtained by making a habit of trimming the tomatoes regularly. Some are thought-provoking and intimidated by plants. But don’t worry, I’m going to make this much easier for you! Below I will tell you everything in detail. What kind of tomatoes should be pruned? Before going into the details of chopping tomatoes, it is important to understand that there are two types to consider: determination and uncertainty. Since it is important to know the difference between them, the same amount of pruning is not required. It is very easy to cut firm tomatoes ... D