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Squash & Pumpkin: How To Grow − Fruit(s) of the Month

Squash stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 2/5       - Weekly check up Water: 4/5       - Daily Sun: 5/5       - Full sun, no shade Training: 2-4/5    – Minimal (Zucchini) to Moderate (Squash), dead or damages leaves to trellis training Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5       – Moderate (monthly) Time to Harvest: 2-5/5    – Soon (Zucchini) to end… Continue reading Squash & Pumpkin: How To Grow − Fruit(s) of the Month

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Peppers & Paprikas: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

Pepper & Paprika stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 3/5 – Bi-weekly check up Water: 4/5 – Daily (mostly during fruit set) Sun: 5/5 – Full sun, no shade (fruit ripening) Training: 3/5 – Needs some, pinching out of flowers/growth Fertilise/Feeding: 3-4/5 – Monthly (growing) to Fortnightly (fruiting) Time to Harvest: 3-4/5 – Moderate… Continue reading Peppers & Paprikas: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

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Tomato: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

Tomato stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 2/5       - Weekly check up Water: 5/5       - A lot (daily to twice daily especially, during fruit set) Sun: 5/5       - Full sun, no shade (fruit ripening) Training: 5/5       – Full stake training to fruit properly Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5       – Monthly (growing) to Fornightly (fruiting) Time to… Continue reading Tomato: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

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Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) – How to Grow: Fruit of the Month

Tamarillo stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 1/5 Daily check-ups Water: 4/5 Daily Sun: 2/5 Partial shade Training: 5/5 Absolutely, train for optimal production Fertilise/Feeding: 4/5 Fortnightly Time to Harvest: 5/5 Forever, 5+ months Frost Hardiness: 1/4 Frost tender, can’t cope light frost Uses Culinary Most Problematic Nemesis: Aphids, Whitefly, Leafhoppers Container Plant: Yes,… Continue reading Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) – How to Grow: Fruit of the Month

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Eggplant Rust – Disease of the Month

Eggplant Rust at a glance   Type of Damage Stunted growth, leaf blight Plant Symptoms Bright orange blisters under leaves Favourite Plant Common & African eggplant Control Difficult (Sulphur based products) Quick Intro This is a recently identified rust problem on eggplants. Pearl Millet Rust (Puccinia substriata var. substriata), the same fungus that infects Pearl Millet (Pennisetum… Continue reading Eggplant Rust – Disease of the Month

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Eggplant: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

Eggplant stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 3/5 – Bi-weekly check up Water: 4/5 – Daily (mostly during fruit set) Sun: 5/5 – Full sun, no shade (fruit ripening) Training: 3/5 – Needs some, pinching out of flowers/growth Fertilise/Feeding: 3-4/5 – Monthly (growing) to Fornightly (fruiting) Time to Harvest: 2/5 – Soon (1-2 months… Continue reading Eggplant: How To Grow – Fruit of the Month

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Fig: How to Grow – Fruit of the Month

Fig stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 2/5 Weekly check-ups Water: 2-3/5 Every second day/bi-weekly Sun: 4/5 Full sun, will tolerate some shade Training: 2-5/5 Minimal to maintenance pruning Fertilise/Feeding: 3-4/5 Monthly-fortnightly Time to Harvest: 5/5 Forever, 5+ months Frost Hardiness: 3/4 Very hardy once established, can’t cope black frost Uses Culinary Most Problematic… Continue reading Fig: How to Grow – Fruit of the Month