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Vegetables

Storing potatoes

How to store harvested potatoes indoors or outdoors.

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Brassica Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is a particularly virulent plant disease recognisable by yellow discolouration of the tops of the leaves, and a grey powdery coating on the underside. Learn how to prevent and treat it.

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Interview: Allan Fong – The Fresh Grower

The Rural chats with The Fresh Grower who grows a boutique range of vegetables in Pukekohe Hill's rich volcanic soil.

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Dealing with pink rot

Pink rot is a disease that affects potatoes worldwide. It is commonly known as pink rot because once the potato is cut, after exposure to air the decaying area will turn pink.

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Companion planting vegetables

You want to grow vegetables, but reduce or eliminate sprays & pesticides. What to do? Companion planting of herbs, spices and common garden flowers could be the solution - an age old planting method fast regaining popularity amongst practitioners of organic horticulture.

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Vegetable Seasons in New Zealand

A handy guide to vegetables seasons: when vegetables are harvested and available in stores.

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Sustainable vegetable production

An overview of sustainable vegetable productions, and the challenges involved.

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How crop rotation can improve your vegetable production

An overview of crop rotation and how it can benefit your vegetable production.

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