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IN THE GARDEN

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.

Bush morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) shoots up to 6 feet tall or more during the summer but can be killed off by a tough winter.

Bush morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) shoots up to 6 feet tall or more during the summer but can be killed off by a tough winter.

Q I planted a jalapeno pepper plant next to a tomato plant this year. The resulting fruit looks like an upside-down tomato. Did the two plants cross? I was not aware this was an issue, but I am new to gardening.

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