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Advice from Frank Infelise

1. Start with good soil, and amend annually with compost. 2. Layer grass clippings, kitchen and garden waste with garden soil to compost. 3. Prune tomato plants to two good stalks, no more. 4.Set lettuce seedlings between tomato plants to make cr...

1. Start with good soil, and amend annually with compost.

2. Layer grass clippings, kitchen and garden waste with garden soil to compost.

3. Prune tomato plants to two good stalks, no more.

4.Set lettuce seedlings between tomato plants to make crisp, full heads and take advantage of garden space.

5. Choose small, whole seed potatoes so they won't rot in the ground.

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6. Rotate tomatoes every year, never planting them in the same spot occupied by other vegetables in the same family, such as potatoes.

7. Watering overhead takes the chill out of well water.

8. Always water in the morning, never in the evening.

9. Thuricide is an excellent organic control for cabbage worms.

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