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<em>Popillia japonica</em>, commonly known as the Japanese Beetle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Popillia japonica, commonly known as the Japanese Beetle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Midsummer stresses for the garden, and the gardener

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The string of sunny summer weather has been fine for beaches and barbecues. But the dry spell, punctuated by spotty, drenching rains, has been tough on the vegetable patch. Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley about blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers, and confront the realities of japanese beetles.

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