Blemishes

Blemishes on fruit and vegetables are often caused by crop parasites. Since the development of synthetic crop protection chemicals, it has become fashionable to see only blemish-free produce on sale. However, blemishes are an indication of freedom from pesticides and are valued for this reason by lovers of organic food. Blighia sapida

Akee, a West African tree with poisonous fruits. However, the white arils from naturally matured fruits are edible. Now common in the West Indies. Blight

The common name of many plant diseases, usually caused by the downy mildews (Peronopsorales). The symptoms of most blight diseases are a burning and necrosis of the leaves. Potato blight (Phytophthora infestans), which caused the Irish famine during the 'hungry forties' of the nineteenth century, is the most famous of the blight diseases and, possibly, the most famous plant disease of all. Blood

See: Dried blood.

Growing Vegetables In Containers For Beginners

Growing Vegetables In Containers For Beginners

Start Saving Money By Discovering How To Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables At Home From Start To Finish. Container gardening does not have to be expensive. With a bit of imagination you can reuse containers and items that are around your home and start your own container garden on a minimal budget. Of course, if you prefer you can buy containers from the store and make your container garden a feature in your home.

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