April 20, 2005

Garden Don'ts, Part II

A fruits expert and professor in the Department of Horticulture, Gail Nonnecke, came up with several garden don'ts for homeowners.

Don't plant fruit crops in poorly drained soils. They can't survive wet conditions for long periods. Don't apply too much nitrogen. Regular applications of small amounts of fertilizer are fine for most fruit crops, but too much nitrogen results in excessive vegetative growth and reduces crop yields.

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