Why Does Mulch Smell Like Manure?

Mulch can smell like manure because it contains ammonia, which is released when the mulch decomposes in anaerobic environments. When mulch decomposes in anaerobic environments, it can produce hydrogen sulfide and/or acetic acid. These compounds can seep into the soil … Read More

Why Do Zucchinis Rot on the Vine?

The blossom ends of zucchini, and other summer squashes, begin to rot because of the lack of calcium within the fruit, which causes blossom-end rot. Blossom-end rot is a common problem that affects zucchini and other summer squashes. The rot … Read More

Why Do Tomatoes Rot on the Vine?

The rot is caused by a lack of calcium in the tomato tissue. When it comes to tomatoes, there are few things more frustrating than watching them rot on the vine. After all the time and effort you’ve put into … Read More

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