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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    1883 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    1609 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    1515 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    14146 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    1618 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    1665 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    1889 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    2030 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    20897 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    10794 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    1933 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    1509 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    1979 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    3309 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    10459 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    2239 views

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Not so hot Jalapenos

Chilli Pepper   

Nice to see a page for hot peppers on here. I have a question that I'm sorta posting on behalf of a friend. He said he grew some jalapenos up last year but the peppers were very...

Asked by: Bill (3 points)   Posted:March 7, 2013

2 answers    2281 views

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How to remove apple tree suckers

Apple    ND

Our apple tree is producing extensive suckers and I’m worried about cutting them as I have been told that this will just make the tree produce even more of them. Any advice as...

Asked by: Jack Wilson (1 point)   Posted:March 6, 2013

2 answers    8058 views

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What would cause flowers to fall off pepper plant?

Pepper, bell   

Hi.I have noticed this two years running. My bell pepper plant will produce lots of flowers, but they drop off without producing fruit. What could be causing this? I'd really...

Asked by: Nina R (1 point)   Posted:March 5, 2013

4 answers    26026 views

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Best method for hardening off plants in spring?

General    OK Zone 7

is this one of those things that everybody has their own preferred way of doing or is there a definitive method that I should follow. I lost some plants last time round and...

Asked by: Emily Field (1 point)   Posted:March 5, 2013

2 answers    5138 views

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best depth for raised bed?

General    IL, Zone 8a

I want to install a raised bed and as well as some leafy greens, I’d like to grow some root crops later in the season like carrots and potatoes. Whats a good depth of soil which...

Asked by: Sharon Conroy (1 point)   Posted:March 4, 2013

2 answers    3122 views

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cross-pollinating squash

Squash   

I was intending to grow up at least three different types of squash this spring but I have read that they are likely to cross pollinate. what exactly does this mean in terms of...

Asked by: Susan Davis (1 point)   Posted:March 3, 2013

3 answers    2864 views

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Is it advisable to use root hormone to speed up growth of strawberries?

Strawberry    None Given

Question posted on behalf of Mwaura Gathuka from Kenya. I have been using root hormone to speed up growth of my strawberries. Is this advisable? The root hormone i have been...

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 2, 2013

2 answers    5868 views

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How to prevent wilt on tomatoes?

Tomato    USA

My entire tomato crop was wiped out because my plants got wilt last summer, what’s the best way to stop the same thing happening again this year?

Asked by: Maggie Muffins (8 points)   Posted:March 2, 2013

3 answers    5035 views

Result of 32 mm of rainfall event over a ~45 min period on Feb 2, 2013
Advice on cover crops for soil erosion control in Tanzania

General    Luvilukuni, Tanzania

We are currently experiencing massive soil erosion in the Kisongo area of Tanzania. The general location can be found on a Google Earth search. What might be some fast growing,...

Asked by: Markus Walsh (4 points)   Posted:March 2, 2013

7 answers    9284 views

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Which produce can I grow in Pennsylvania in a partial shade garden?

General   

I am an amateur gardener with only about 3 or 4 years of experience. I have a yard with a small corner of full sun, but I'd like to make use of the rest of the area as well,...

Asked by: Miriam Stein (5 points)   Posted:March 1, 2013

1 answer    1354 views

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my squash shriveled up

Squash    NJ

My squash got to about 3 inches long and then just shriveled up. what could have caused this? can i grow squash again this year or will the same thing happen?

Asked by: Beth Johnson (2 points)   Posted:March 1, 2013

1 answer    5033 views

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what is the best organic fertilizer to use?

General   

can you recommend a good balanced fertilizer (organic) for tomatoes, eggplant, squash? when is the best time to apply it to my vegetables. thanks

Asked by: Pamela Croft (1 point)   Posted:February 28, 2013

3 answers    3761 views