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Easy irrigation system?

General   

I have been thinking about installing a drip irrigation system in my garden for a while now. Is there an easy, cheap method to make one myself or should I just invest in a kit?...

Asked by: David Brewer (3 points)   Posted:March 18, 2013

2 answers    1716 views

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How to grow cucumber vertically?

Cucumber    NY

I am sure I read somewhere (possibly even on here) that it is possible to grow cucumbers vertically on a trellis. Could somebody please advise of a simple method of doing this...

Asked by: Cat Sullivan (2 points)   Posted:March 17, 2013

5 answers    15136 views

Dill not doing well
Dill - can't get it to grow properly

General    Lausanne, Switzerland

(I'm posting this under General since there's no entry for Dill yet) I've been trying to grow Dill for some time and just can't do. I'm attaching to images where you can see...

Asked by: Marcel Salathé (25 points)   Posted:March 17, 2013

3 answers    3472 views

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Is it usual for potting soil to smell rotten?

General    PA

I have been out buying some gardening supplies today to get started growing some seeds and I bought a bag of Scott's potting soil. When I opened it up it smelled terrible, I...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:March 16, 2013

3 answers    6551 views

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What to plant between rows of tomato?

General    WI

I was thinking of squeezing some extra lettuce varieties in to my beds between the rows of tomato, that should be ok, right? I assume the lettuce will be ready to harvest before...

Asked by: Maddy Kendall (1 point)   Posted:March 16, 2013

4 answers    3310 views

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How to amend sandy soil to make it suitable for vegetable growing?

General    None Given

I would really like to grow vegetables in my garden but the soil is very sandy. How can I make it suitable for vegetable growing? Is there anything that would grow in the soil...

Asked by: Jenny Robertson (2 points)   Posted:March 16, 2013

5 answers    22068 views

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Companion cropping corn with beans

Bean   

Has anybody ever tried planting corn and beans? I'm thinking the three sisters minus one, allowing pole beans to freely climb the corn. I've heard mixed reviews so I'd like to...

Asked by: David Brewer (3 points)   Posted:March 15, 2013

1 answer    2335 views

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What are the easiest vegetables to start off with for a new gardener?

General    PA

I am totally new to vegetable gardening, never grown anything myself before but I have decided that this is the year. I would like to know what the best (easiest!) vegetables...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:March 15, 2013

4 answers    2118 views

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Effectiveness of ladybugs at controlling pests in organic vegetable garden

General    OK Zone 7

I am curious to find out what peoples experiences are with buying ladybirds and releasing them in the vegetable garden. Do the ladybugs establish and hang around all summer or...

Asked by: Emily Field (1 point)   Posted:March 15, 2013

4 answers    3373 views

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Sugar Cane

General    None Given

Can you grow sugar cane in central florida (zone 9) and if so where can I get some?

Asked by: Mark (3 points)   Posted:March 14, 2013

2 answers    2821 views

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Pruning Cherry tree with Black Knot

Cherry (including sour)    MO

The cherry in our yard has what I'm now sure is black knot. I see that it might be possible to prune back the diseased branches and maybe save the tree. Would anyone be able to...

Asked by: Dave P. (1 point)   Posted:March 14, 2013

1 answer    1464 views

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Brown shriveled leaves on artichoke seedlings

Artichoke    MI

I have been growing up some globe artichoke transplants and they were doing great. However over the last couple of days, the leaves at the bottom of the plants have started to...

Asked by: Abby (7 points)   Posted:March 14, 2013

1 answer    2353 views

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Melon in container?

Cantaloupe    NY

Is it possible to grow melon in a container? I am trying to start a balcony garden and I am limited to containers. Has anybody tried this and had success? If so which variety?

Asked by: Sophie Brooks (3 points)   Posted:March 13, 2013

1 answer    2350 views

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When should garlic cloves sprout?

Garlic    None Given

I planted a few garlic cloves for the first time in the Fall and I am eagerly awaiting them sprouting in the spring. How quickly does garlic tend to emerge? Is there any chance...

Asked by: Angie Hayes (1 point)   Posted:March 13, 2013

2 answers    2130 views

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What is best to plant near strawberry?

Strawberry    Zone 7

I ask this as I know that strawberry does not do well with competition. Is there something that will do well and not affect the strawberry too much. Is there an optimum amount...

Asked by: Ed Simmons (3 points)   Posted:March 13, 2013

2 answers    1870 views

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How often should I rotate pepper

Pepper, bell    CO

I know that I should rotate the plants that I grow in my vegetable garden but how often is best? Can I grow pepper in the same spot as last year? I don't have much space to play...

Asked by: Becca Harman (1 point)   Posted:March 12, 2013

1 answer    1601 views

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what would cause a green potato?

Potato   

I managed to raise a December crop of potato but when I harvested them, many had green areas of skin. What would cause this?

Asked by: Red (1 point)   Posted:March 12, 2013

1 answer    1501 views

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Topping tomato plants

Tomato    Zone 7B

So having read a bit more about growing indeterminates I have another question. Some people seem to advocate topping the tomato plants to ripen fruit later in the season, while...

Asked by: cara smith (3 points)   Posted:March 12, 2013

3 answers    14132 views

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Gooseberry that does not flower

Gooseberry   

The gooseberry I have in my back yard has not flowered once. I have lived here for about 4 years now, the plant was there when we moved here so its not one I planted. It looks...

Asked by: Pamela Croft (1 point)   Posted:March 11, 2013

1 answer    1611 views

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How to grow Lavender and Hops Herbs

General    None Given

Question on behalf of Donga from Kenya:Hello,I would like to ask if you may help me with information on how to grow Lavender and Hops Herbs.Thank-you.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 11, 2013

1 answer    1660 views

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Baby corn - is it a special variety?

Corn (maize)    Zone 7B

Can somebody please settle this argument for me. My husband wants me to grow baby corn in the garden this year but will not believe me that it is simply regular corn that has...

Asked by: cara smith (3 points)   Posted:March 11, 2013

1 answer    1879 views

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What do I need to start growing strawberries in Nakuru Kenya and how much yields can I expect from half acre ?

Strawberry    None Given

Question on behalf of Nicholas Bore from Kenya. Advise me on how to start growing strawberries in Nakuru and expected yields on an half acre piece of land. The altitude is...

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 10, 2013

1 answer    2021 views

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How much seed do I need to grow half acre of red bulb onions?

Onion    None Given

Question posted on behalf of Sarah Ameso from Kenya. I would like to grow half an acre of red bulb onions. Kindly advise on how much seed I will need.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 10, 2013

3 answers    20861 views

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How much seed do I need to grow half acre of butternut?

Pumpkin    None Given

Question posted on behalf of Sarah Ameso from Kenya. I would like to grow half an acre of butternut pumpkin. Kindly advise on how much seed I will need.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 10, 2013

1 answer    10782 views

Overland flow following 32 mm of rainfall over ~45 min near Kisongo, Tanzania.
Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) for erosion control and other services in Tanzania

General    Luvilukuni, Tanzania

This is a followup question to one that I had posted with regard to cover crops for erosion control in Tanzania ( see an additional picture below). I have been thinking about...

Asked by: Markus Walsh (4 points)   Posted:March 10, 2013

1 answer    1930 views

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Timing tomato seeds

Tomato    PA

When should I start tomato seeds indoors for transplanting? I'm in zone 6?

Asked by: Marsha Anderson (5 points)   Posted:March 9, 2013

1 answer    1479 views

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Slug control

General    United Kingdom

We got a major slug infestation in the vegetables last year and as we are starting to plan our planting for spring I figured I would get some advise about whether there is...

Asked by: Greg Coyle (3 points)   Posted:March 9, 2013

2 answers    1969 views

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Getting rid of unwanted mint

General    IL, Zone 8a

I have a small problem of mint growing uncontrollably all over my garden and I could really use some advice on the best method of getting rid of it. Am I going to have to dig it...

Asked by: Sharon Conroy (1 point)   Posted:March 8, 2013

2 answers    3302 views

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Planting apple trees near cedar

Apple   

I have been told by a friend (who also happens to live next door) that I should not plant apple trees in the yard as there are cedars growing in the area and they can get a...

Asked by: Alex Ramirez (2 points)   Posted:March 8, 2013

2 answers    10448 views

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Suckering tomatoes

Tomato    Zone 7B

I usually grow determinate varieties in containers but I thought I’d try my hand at a few indeterminates this year, any tips on suckering for a first time grower?

Asked by: cara smith (3 points)   Posted:March 8, 2013

1 answer    2229 views