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Can I till up my old strawberry patch and plant new plants? Or do I have to plant in a different spot?
What is the best N.P.P. ratio for a good crop of spuds?
Growing Cantaloupes from Seed
How far apart do I plant the seeds to grow cantaloupes?
Rhubarb Gone to Seed
Our rhubarb plant has "gone to seed"; do we cut this off or leave it as it is? The rhubarb was growing fine then all of a sudden it grew this huge globe shaped head on one of the stalks. It burst open and, hey presto, seeds.
I am growing stevia in the tropics. I want to know how stevia is harvested and when it should be harvested? Our stevia has a great problem, in that it flowers frequently before it has matured. How can I solve this problem or what is the cause of this issue?
Growing Fordhook Lima Beans
I need planting info on Fordhook Lima beans.
Yellow Squash End Rot
I live in central Louisiana and my yellow squash are rotting from the blossom end at very early age. What could be the cause?
If rhubarb gets frozen a little in the ground in the early spring, is it ruined in any way?
Tomato Plants Stopped Blooming
When I planted my tomatoes it had blooms. There are 1 or 2 big green tomatoes on the plants. They stopped blooming and where the bloom should be, they've turned a blackish color. The tomatoes that are on the plants look great and are growing everyday, just no new blooms.
Growing Tortarello Chiaro Cucumbers
I brought back the above seeds from Crete. I now have healthy plants. Can I grow them outdoors along the ground?
Growing Micro Greens
I have tried several inexpensive ways to grow micro greens and none are very good. Dirt is the worst, as it clings to the plants and is very hard to get them clean. Vermiculite didn't seem to work very well for me.
Harvesting Bell Peppers
When are bell peppers ready to pick?
Planting Peas and Beans in Berry Rows
Can I plant peas in my raspberry and blackberry rows and let them climb? Can I plant beans along the edge of my berry rows to help improve the soil?
My cucumbers the past two years have been very bitter. Any suggestions?
Growing Red Potatoes
How do I grow a red potato?
Bok Choy Plants Being Eaten by Something
I woke up this morning to find that my seedlings were eaten by a certain bug. What should I do, even though I did not see any trail of snails.
Planting Vegetables after Using an Herbicide
How soon can I plant vegetables after using Ortho vegetation killer?
Where can I get these pegs that were mentioned in this article, to grow mushrooms?
Olive Trees Not Flowering
Why are my olive trees not flowering?
How do I grow watercress? I just moved to the lakes and have running water outside. Thank you.
How do I harvest a pineapple?
I would like to know how to grow kiwifruit vines.
Growing Cacao Plants
How do I grow cacao? I need to know the proper steps in planting, pruning, and caring for the maturing plants.
Growing Bell Peppers
I am looking for the best bell pepper growing tips. Mine just do not want to grow well. I have tried to grow sweet (bell) peppers for years. Most years I get none at all, this year I got about 6, all at once. Is this normal for this plant?
Chiles Are Brown on Top Instead of Red
My chile plants that I have had for years that always produced red chiles are now producing brown chiles. It kind of appears to be only where the sun gets on the fruit, for example on the top and not the bottom. Have my chile plants gotten some kind of disease?
Has anyone tried growing mushrooms? if you have, what variety and was it difficult to do?
Using Carrots that Froze Before Harvest
The carrots that we dug out of the ground are frozen. Can they still be processed?
Protecting Vegetable Plants in Colder Weather
I am new to growing vegetables and fruit. I started a small garden with peppers and tomatoes in April. They have produced some tomatoes and are still producing peppers. My question is what do I do now that the cold weather is coming and my peppers are still producing?
Eating Rhubarb Stalks
When I first planted my rhubarb plant in 2009, I was told not to eat any stalks until 2010. If I transplant it it before the winter, should the same rule apply?
Planting a Vegetable Garden
When would be a good time to seed veggies seeds and also when to plant?
Growing Root Vegetables
What is causing my root vegetables to grow only surface roots?
Growing Lettuce from Flower
I have been growing lettuce for 3 months now and they have been doing really well. All the lettuce plants, because they were planted at the same time, are starting to flower. Can I plant these again and how do I do it? I am not sure of the variety of lettuce, I think it is a mignonette.
Fall Vegetable Planting
Is it possible to plant any vegetables in October or November in Dallas, Georgia?
Home Grown Pineapple Plant
How do you know when to pick a pineapple? We live in Florida.
Hydroponics for Beginners
I am looking to grow veggies at home and am looking for information on the setup and how to do it. Where can I find free printable information on the web about hydroponics for beginners?
How soon can I plant cantaloupe in the spring and what's the best container?
Vegetable Planting Calendar for the UK
Where can I find a vegetable planting calendar for the UK?
Are grape vines perennials or annuals? My zone is Indianapolis, Indiana.
Eggplant Not Setting Fruit
I have a nice size eggplant bush, it flowers, but they fall off without producing the fruit. I have fed the bush with Miracle Gro liquid fertilizer. What else can I do to get it to produce?
Pumpkin Vines Not Setting Fruit
A pumpkin patch was started by mistake with seeds from last year's pumpkins. We have lots of yellow flowers, but none have sprouted the pumpkins yet. What can I do to get fruit to set?
Covering Cantaloupes at Night
We live northeast of Spokane, Washington in zone 5. When should I put the cover on my cantaloupes? It has been hot during the days, but now it is in the high 70s and cooling off at night to in the 40s. Thank you.
Treating Soil After Tomato Blight
My tomato crop was decimated by blight. The vines and fruit are shrinking, drooping, and rotting. What do we do now that the crop is gone for this year? We have removed all the fruit and vines and destroyed them.
How do I grow large onions and what type of soil do they prefer? I would also like to know what treatment to the soil am I required to make to fulfill the criteria.
When do I pick my squash?
Growing Food Commercially in a Greenhouse
I have a new 1400 sq. ft. greenhouse (not a kit) that has just been finished. I want to grow fruits and vegetables commercially and I do have a lot in mind, but I need to have some input from your readers since they all seem to have good level advice.
Keeping Bugs Off Summer Squash Without Pesticides
How can I keep pests from eating my summer squash without chemicals?
Winterizing Potted Strawberry Plants
I have a strawberry plant that was given to me. It is in a container and I want to keep it that way; I only have a patio and no garden space. What do I do with this plant in the winter so it doesn't die and I can put it outside again next spring?
Tomato Plants Falling Over
When tomato plants stems get to high, do they have a tendency to lay down?
When to Harvest Spaghetti Squash
How do you know when your spaghetti squash is ready to harvest?
I have three cucumber plants with large yellow flowers on them. How long do they take to produce cucumbers? My grandson came home from school with four of them, but one died. I do not know if they should lie down, or put canes in to stand them up.
Tomatoes Rotting on the Vine
The plants are fine and so are the tomatoes when they are green. The problem is while they are ripening on the vine they begin to rot. It is not blossom end rot because that is not where the rotting is. They develop spots and begin to rot on the vine.
White Flakes on Parsnips
I have parsnips in a box and they have what looks like dandruff. They also have a small black beetle with orange stripes on its back. What should I do?
Planting Seed Potatoes
I would like information for planting seed potatoes, as in depth, distance apart, hilling, etc.
Tomatoes Cracked and Yellow on Top
Why are my tomatoes cracked and yellow on a small part of the top?
How do you know when to pick watermelon? How big does it need to be?
For three or four years we have had trouble getting okra to grow and produce. We don't know if it is our soil or the seed. This year we even bought new seed. Can anyone give us some pointers?
How do I grow truffles?
White Rot on Onions
What is the best way to get rid of and to avoid white rot on onions?
Zucchini Blooming But Not Setting Fruit
I have several of zucchini plants this year and they are huge! My problem is that they bloom with flowers and then all of the sudden the flowers close up and then eventually fall off.
Cucumbers Turning Yellow and Falling Off Plant
We have healthy looking plants, but the cucumbers turn yellow and fall off. Why?
This is my first time growing cantaloupes and the vines are beautiful with nice large fruit, however, the fruit is not sweet at all. I do not pick them until they are ripe and have come loose from the vine. Do I need to add something to the soil to make them sweeter?
When Is a Green Varietal Heirloom Tomato Ripe?
For the first time, I am growing heirloom tomatoes. Some are supposed to be green even though fully ripened. So, my question is, if they are green when fully ripened, how do I tell when they're ripe?
Worms on Tomato Plants
I removed big green worms from my tomato plants. Should I cut off the parts he ate from or let it be? Please advise.
Leaves on Runner Beans Turning White and Falling Off
My runner beans are in a grow bag; they have flowered, but now the lower leaves are going almost white and falling off at the bottom of the plant. Why would this happen when the top seems bushy and green?
Harvesting Collard and Mustard Greens
I planted collard greens and mustard in the early summer. Can I pick and cook them now?
Tomatillo Plant Not Setting Fruit
My tomatillo plant has grown so big and has so many flowers, but I do not have a single tomatillo. What could be the problem?
Something is Eating My Tomatoes
Something is eating the tomatoes at the bottom of my plants in my garden in southeast Pennsylvania. What could it be? A rat? squirrels? rabbits?
How do you grow cucumbers?
Pruning Cantaloupe Vines
Can you get more melons if you prune the vine? If so, to about what length?
Leaves Turning Brown on Green Peppers
All the leaves are turning brown drying up and falling off.
Curling Pepper Leaves
Why are my pepper plant leaves curling up? I always have a veggie garden every year and my bell pepper and hot pepper plant leaves always curl up. I think I over water. They are on a drip system though. It comes on for an hour twice a day, once at 7 am and once at 6 pm.
How do you tell the difference between male and female pumpkin plants?
Tomato Plant Turning Black
I potted a tomato plant in a white bucket and filled it with soil a little over half full and put it on the porch as we live on the second floor on a busy street. I noticed the plant itself was turning a dark color. I gave it some Miracle Gro and the bottom leaves on the plant went yellow so I took those off.
Hand Pollinating Melons
Is there any way I can pollinate my cantaloupe flowers by hand? The bee shortage is causing all my blossoms to go untouched. Out of 50 blooms so far, only 3-4 are setting fruit.
Eggplant Leaves Wilting
What would cause an eggplant's leaves to wilt?
Concord Grapes Not Setting Much Fruit
I used to have a bountiful crop. Now, even though pruned properly there are lots of leaves, but very few grapes dropping tiny bunches. What is left is uneven.
I would like some information on growing watermelons. Thanks.
Tomatoes Turning Black on the Bottom
Not all my tomatoes have black on the bottom, but enough to be concerned. What do you think the problem is? Should I just pick the ones that have the black on the bottom or let them grow out as they get bigger? Thank you.
Growing and Fertilizing Pumpkins
How many flowers do I leave on my pumpkin vine and do I help them to fertilise using a paintbrush?
Tomatoes Blooming But Not Producing Fruit
I have very healthy looking tomato plants with plenty of flowers, but have yet too see any fruit. It is the middle of July and do not understand why my tomatoes are not producing any fruit yet. The plants are all very healthy looking. Does anyone have any ideas?
Vegetable Plants are Stunted
I put 10 bags of topsoil and 5 bags of manure into my garden before I planted it. When my plants came up they did not grow past infancy. I have okra that is 5 inches high and trying to flower. Everything that I planted is the same way.
Growing Buttercup Squash
I planted two buttercup squash plants. They are now huge and there is an 8" to 10" green squash growing. Is this a summer squash or a winter squash? I have also planted butternut squash which I always have. I know this is a winter squash and when ripe has a light brown/tan outer skin.
Tomato Plants Turning Yellow
Why would my tomato plants be turning yellow at the bottom?
Growing Holloway Pumpkins
I would like to know how to grow Holloway pumpkins?
Tomato Plant Leaves Rolling Shut
My tomatoes are growing fine, but since it has gotten hot out the leaves are rolling shut.
Keeping Bugs Off My Silking Corn
Last year I was told to put a few drops of something on my corn when it started to silk and it would keep the bugs and worms off the corn. It worked, I just can't remember what it was that I put on it. Can anyone help me out. I would love to save my corn before the varmints have a feast!
Should I Allow Onions to Flower?
Should you allow white or yellow onions to flower?
Yellow Squash Fruit Turned Black and Shriveled
My yellow squash was growing fine and all of a sudden in about 2 days the small squash fruit turned black and shriveled. What happened?
Advice for Growing Asparagus
Why does asparagus come up right at first in hard tiny spindles and fern out without making any eatable sprouts? Does it harm the asparagus to cut down the fern at any time, especially the hard stems before mentioned?
Potato Plant Appears to Be Growing Tomatoes
I have potato plants with tomatoes growing from one stem on each plant. Each stem with five or six marble size green tomatoes on each plant.
Growing Bell Peppers
My bell pepper plants don't ever seem to grow more than a foot tall and do not give me more than one puny pepper. I water it regularly. What am I doing wrong?
Squash Rotting on the Vine
The fruit of my zucchini and crookneck squash plants is growing more slowly than usual and the tips of the fruit are getting soft and rotten. Anyone know what's going on? The plants otherwise look healthy.
Vegetable Plants Wilted After Spraying With Spectracide
Spectracide insect killer was applied to our garden two mornings ago with a hose end sprayer and now the squash, cucumber, and tomato plants are all wilted. Will they come out of this?
How Do You Grow Molokhia?
I am looking for detail instructions on growing the vegetable called molokhia. If you could post detailed instructions on how to do this it would be appreciated.Regards.
Ants Eating Watermelon Plants
I have big red ants with black bottoms eating my watermelon plant. How can save them?
Green Worms in My Zucchini
This is my first year growing zucchini. I noticed a few days ago that there was this semi clear goo on one of the big zucchini. I thought nothing of it. I went to cut off a sort of dead malformed one today and noticed a small green worm that was about an inch long.
Zucchini Not Setting Fruit
Why do I not have zucchini squash even though there are lots of blossoms? When the blossoms fall off, a tall stem that looks as if the flower fell off is all that remains.
Controlling Insects on Corn
What can I put on corn ears to keep the bugs and worms from eating them before they are harvested?
Pumpkins Bloomed But Did Not Set Fruit
I tried planting pumpkins last year and got plenty of blossoms, but no pumpkins. What do I need to do to get the actual pumpkin to grow?
Companion Plants for Cucumbers
What plants do cucumbers like to be planted with and which plants do they not do well near?
Zucchini Plants Not Blooming
My zucchini are not blooming. It seems they should be.
Brown Areas on My Green Bell Peppers
Why do my young green peppers develop brown areas on the bottom or bottom sides?
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