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What is this large plant that came up when I turned my soil?

I turned my soil recently and this huge plant started to grow. I have put my hand there to show the size. It does not seem to be a weed so I would really want to know if this is some kind of vegetable ...
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I planted bell peppers. Is this actually a bell pepper? [duplicate]

I planted a bunch of different things. Bell peppers, squash, etc. The bell pepper plants are all about the same size (10"). One grow on the very far side right next to where I started growing ...
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Rockwool - Over germination

I am new to hydroponic growing and I followed a few tutorials on the basics and in doing so I guess I missed a step when I sowed the seed because, like I do in soil growing, I sowed multiple seeds in ...
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Tiny shot holes in leaves of salad bowl crop

I've got a crop of mixed lettuce, raddish, carrots, kale growing in my 'salad bowl crop'a 6'X 6' area. I just noticed the tiny shot holes of (flea beetles) all throughout the different varieties. ...
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Abnormal tomatoes on my tomato plant

I have a few tomato plants growing in a raised bed. I grew them from seeds. For some reason a few of the tomatoes don't look normal ( see pictures). Also the size of the fruit is much smaller than I ...
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Cucumbers not producing

I have 3 cucumber plants that I started indoors from seeds. They were all off to a great start but after producing 1-2 cucumbers I noticed the don't look as healthy and leaves have turned yellow. I ...
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No dig methodology?

My backyard has just been cleared of convolvulus ( field bindweed ), and native bush/trees exposing what used to be a lawn a decade ago. I'm thinking I would like to try the no-dig method of layering ...
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Can compost be used as mulch?

I have vegetables growing in raised beds. In response to another question I posted, someone recommended adding mulch. Can I use home made compost as mulch or would I need something purchased from a ...
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Why Do I Have Stunted Corn?

My corn patch has resulted in mature plants that average only 2 ft. tall and tiny ripe ears. The kernels on the ears are full size (but the ears are not filled out). Water has not been an issue nor ...
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Why aren't my young chili plants growing?

I planted chili pepper plants about four weeks ago along with other vegetables. All the vegetables are growing, even the seeds that I planted, but the peppers have grown slightly but seem to be at a ...
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Why are my Brussels sprouts rotting

This plant is in its second year now, with lots of tiny Brussels sprouts. They don't seem to grow much at all in size, and many are rotting with the leaves going brown. What's causing this, and how ...
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Why did the leaves of my pepper plant become partly white after transplanting?

I am growing a scorpion pepper plant and I have an issue. Since transplanting, all of the new growth is white. I used miracle gro potting mix. The seedling was previously in a pot with a different ...
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Is it too late to add sulfur to my vegetable garden soil?

My soil test from my local county extension office says: Your pH is 7.4 ... You should incorporate sulfur to a depth of 6" at a rate of ½ lb per 100 sq. feet at least 6 weeks before planting in ...
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Plants grow but not fruit

I'm an amateur gardener and I've tried growing sweet peas, yard long beans, cucumbers with no results. The plants grow but never bear fruit. The only thing that grows in my soil is tomatoes. Can ...
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Does eating fruits and vegetables watered with greywater affect your health?

Does using greywater on your fruit and vegetable garden affect your health in a negative way? Greywater is the run-off or cast off water that lolls about when you do normal washing around the home. ...
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Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

I am growing a few cucumber plants in a raised bed. I find that each plant produces a number of flowers and only one of the flowers turns into a cucumber and the rest of them dry up/wither. After I ...
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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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Growing Eggplant

I have one eggplant plant that I planted about 2 months ago. I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas. It is about 4 feet tall and has tons of flowers. Should it have started to bear fruit?
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What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle?

What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle? (Example: Seed to maturity to harvest)
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Are these strawberries drying up?

Do these pictures of the strawberries look okay or are they drying up?
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Why did my tomato plant stopped growing after transplanting?

I started with a few tomato seeds indoors in 1"x1" pods. Once the seeds germinated and the seedling was a good 2" tall, I transplanted these to 4" pots. From there, after it was about 6" tall, I ...
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Best way to grow and tend to Cucumber plants

I have a few cucumber plants growing in my raised bed. Instead of training them and providing a vertical trellis, I am allowing the cucumber to grow horizontally in the soil. Is that a fine approach ...
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What precautions should I take when reusing soil in pots?

I live in a rented house, with minimal space for planting in beds, and am not allowed to modify the garden enough to change this. I grow a variety of fruit and vegetables in large pots, mainly ...
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Lower stems on tomato plants turning brown

Last year, I had a blight pretty bad in my raised beds. I imagine it was because of the long wet spring and summer we had here in Ohio. This year, I made sure to put a heavy mulch bed down of cut ...
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Is asparagus deer resistant?

I love the idea of edible landscapes, and asparagus is a nice early season treat that can wind up looking great in certain areas. BUT I don't want to waste time planting it all over if the deer are ...
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What is causing damage to my okra plant?

What is causing the new leaves of our Ladies' Fingers okra plants to become thin and curl? One of the plants has started to dry at the bottom part of the stem. Location: Kolkata, India.
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Asparagus. Small container?

I have ready countless times that asparagus cannot be harvested in the first two years. I do not own my property so do not want to invest that time into something I leave behind Are there any ...
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Can I trim my potato plants?

I have three rows of potato plants that are growing really well. I have another row of carrots in the same bed. The carrots have sprouted, but they are still small. The leaves of the potatoes in ...
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Why use landscape fabric in a raised bed?

We just moved into a home that had three existing garden beds. We're using them for vegetables. Next year I was thinking of building a new and smaller bed to use for herbs. I saw a video from Lowe'...
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Organic mulch for raised bed

I have 3 raised beds in my backyard where I am growing vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers, etc). Right now, I don't have any mulch covering the soil but am thinking that would be a good thing to do ...
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Do I need to shade my veggie garden during a heat wave?

We are expected to have 100+ degrees Fahrenheit for the next 3 days. My plants are already looking pretty wilted. They get 12 hours of sunlight, often dry and windy as well. I'm really worried I will ...
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Did I over fertilize my vegetable garden?

I think I over fertilized my raised vegetable garden. A few days after I fertilized, the leaves are starting to go limp and point downwards. Is this what it looks like? And if so, is there any ...
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What are the differences between these three “shapes” of the same variety of asparagus?

I'm working with an inherited garden, and all of us working with the asparagus have been shocked to find how well it grows! One of the things that we've been curious about though, is that there seem ...
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What seeds should I get approval for importing food crops to a third world country? [closed]

What seed crops should I look into putting in my pack outside of a change of cloths for my trip? I was blessed with money, but some places where I'll be going are hard to get Mana Pack too, so I ...
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Can I turn an existing asparagus bed into raised bed?

My wife and I planted some asparagus last spring in a regular bed next to an outbuilding. We are looking to add another plant right next to the asparagus, which I would like to put into a simple ...
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Beet plant - leaves turning yellow-brown

I have a beet plant that I grew from seeds. They started off great and healthy. In fact I plucked some leaves to use in a salad. After that some of the leaves are turning yellow and drying up. What ...
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Should I remove the flower shoots of shallots?

I planted some shallots (clumping onions) which I had saved over winter. They are looking really healthy but some started to grow flowering shoots. I wonder if removing these shoots will improve the ...
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“Volunteer” tomato plant in my vegetable garden - good, bad, indifferent?

I grew tomatoes in my raised bed last year. At the end of the season I removed the plants since they had all dried up. This year, without planting seeds I have a couple of tomato plants that have ...
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Concise database/reference for vegetable gardening?

The answers provided to Does anyone know of a somewhat comprehensive plant database available online? didn't prove to be much useful for someone that is getting into vegetable gardening. The USDA's ...
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What vegetable/fruits plants will rabbits not eat?

I have an area for a few raised beds were it would be impractical to secure against rabbits. What can I plant there that they won't be interested in? I'm assuming they won't eat any berry types, but ...
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What should I consider when putting raised garden beds on concrete?

I have a bunch of raised garden bed frames, and I'm considering putting them on a slab of concrete that I have in my back yard. I wanted to avoid putting them on the grass, as when I've done this ...
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What are good organic phosphorus sources for fruiting plants, other than rock phosphate or animal products?

I know the norm is to use rock phosphate or bone meal but I can't find rock phosphate in my area and it's expensive to ship because of the weight. I'm not able to use an animal product like bone or ...
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What are the best garden uses for 5 gallons of used coffee beans?

I asked a local coffee shop to save up their used coffee beans for my garden, and was wondering what the best uses for all the beans would be. In my garden I have: Apple tree 4 blueberry bushes ...
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Is there a good way to seed perennial vegetables between landscape bricks?

I want to convert this: To look like this: Here's a few thing I need to know: How far should I space the bricks? How far should I space the rows? How do I hold the soil back? What would be ...
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Will lettuce seeds germinate in summer?

When the ambient temperature is between 30 to 35 °C in summer, will lettuce seeds germinate?
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What is “Compost Tea” good for?

I have read that you can get a tumbler type of composter and collect the "juices" from the composter. This is referred to as "compost tea". Does anyone know what the real usage of this is? Some ...
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What food crops grow well in a hot/dry desert climate?

I live in Las Vegas, where year-round rainfall is very low, and summer temperatures can be very high. The humidity is very low, the sky is nearly always sunny, and spring and fall temperatures can ...
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How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?

I have three cucumber plants planted on my balcony. The plants started great and went on growing. What looked like a promising start is looking like a disappointing end. It started with white ...
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What's the best time to harvest Black Beauty zucchinis?

I am growing zucchinis in a raised bed and am wondering the timing for harvesting the zucchini. In prior years, I had zucchinis of many sizes and shapes (will try to dig up the photo and post). ...
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Does keeping lettuce seeds in an open package affect their viability?

When we open a package of lettuce seeds and use some of the seeds, then keep the remaining seeds in their package at room temperature, does it affect their viability?