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Questions tagged [food-crops]

Crops which are grown for food.

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Are there mulling spices that can be grown in zone 5 northern USA?

I'm a fan of mulling spices used in wine and cider, but I can't think of any similar fragrant plants that grow in my neck of the woods. Mulling spices I'm thinking of are allspice, clove, cinnamon, ...
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Which synonym for seedcalendar is used most?

There are different synonyms you can use when you are talking about a calendar of sow information. To my knowledge these are the ones: 1.sow calendar 2. planting calendar 3. seed calendar 4. crop ...
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What types of sorghum works well for syrup and sugar cane?

I'm wanting to grow sorghum next year, and the stuff I purchased for this years growing season is doing very poorly (height/thickness wise). What type of sorghum should I plan to grow a plot of next ...
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Organic Gardening: Best Practices

So this is a kind of open-ended question, if it's too broad I'll try to be more specific, or remove the post. Do any of you have good resources for information on organically growing peppers? Do you ...
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Calorically dense crops that can be grown in southern Ontario, Canada?

I'm experimenting with growing my own food, and have been for a few years now. My goal, in the very long term, is to be able to homestead and grow as much of my own food as I can. In terms of sheer ...
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How many vertical containers to grow food for one person?

The diet would only be plant based, by vertical garden I mean something like this: But with vegetables instead of flowers and a tower that's 3-5 levels How many of these "towers" would be enough for ...
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Which crops or vegetables can withstand 40 degrees Celsius?

I want to know which crops or vegetables will withstand 40 degrees Celsius (103 degrees Fahrenheit)?
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What is my normal selection for a 4 season food cover crop?

I'm learning a lot about cover crops as soil conservation, and was wondering what would be the best choices for my garden, in a Minnesota, zone 4a climate? It should produce good amounts of mass to ...
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Is it true that having only one fruit per vine makes it taste better?

I had noticed how expensive square watermellon is and apparently the reason for that is because often times farmers will only grow one watermellon per vine as opposed to the normal four or five per ...
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Does juglone affect crop yields?

Since black walnut trees affect the plants growing around them, do the yields of more tolerant plants have yields affected by the toxin to produce less?
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Which root edibles can be harvested in the following years after they are planted?

I would like to plant some root edibles (is it correct to call these vegetables?) near my house which will either remain a viable food source for longer than a season, or propagate so that there will ...
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Drinking Water Safe hose reel - what to look for?

I've read this well-researched post Garden Hoses: how safe are they? But it focuses on hoses. My question is about a hose reel. I've seen enough "drinking water safe" hoses (usually polyurethane and ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

We are purchasing some land in northern KY. and want to start growing food in the wooded area. We plan to plant ginseng but beyond that we are looking for other suggestions as to what we can grow in ...
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Which method of growing food crops leads to the healthiest plant with the highest nutrient density? [closed]

Plants can be fed organically ( avoiding the use of pesticides, using organic matter to provide nutrients), inorganically ( using chemical fertilizers ), or soilessly when the roots are fed by a ...
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What is the largest polyculture farm? [closed]

I'm curious if anyone has an information about the largest polyculture farms that have been able to be successful. Are planning and harvesting techniques good enough to make polyculture economically ...
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Do different varieties of a given crop require different types of soil?

For example, corn has a lot of varieties, namely varieties A-Z. Is it possible that corn variety A requires a different soil type to grow in than corn variety B? Or is it that this sort of thing is ...
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How can I improve the soil in a new allotment, which is covered in wild grass?

I am in the process of getting hold of a standard style UK allotment, 10 poles or about 10x25m (2722.5 sq. ft., .052 acres) The plot will be covered mostly in wild tall grasses, and is likely to have ...
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What are the optimal N-P-K levels for fertilizing potatoes?

I have some russet potatoes that seem to be doing well growing in a plastic tub. (This photo was taken near sunset; they do get 8+ hours open sun.) I have a choice between these three fertilizers, ...
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How bad is it to use colour newsprint for paper pots?

Discussions here and here talk about making these frugal paper pots to ease the shock when transplanting seedlings. I've heard though that you should only use black and white newsprint, as the colour ...
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How to get rid of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) once and for all?

I have an allotment in England where I grow vegetables and fruit. One of the biggest problems I am having with it (other than the soil desperately needing fertilising) is the bindweed infestation. I ...
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Which herbs can be planted closely without having a negative effect on each other

I want to grow some herbs for regular use on my kitchen window sill. As herbs influence other plants growing next to them, I want to make sure they'll go well together before planting/sowing them. ...
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Harvesting wrinkled jalapeños

After returning home from vacation I found many of my jalapeños to be wrinkled and shriveled up. I suspect they are a couple of weeks past ripe, though I'm new to gardening so I don't know. Is it safe ...
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How can I grow cold weather crops in a hot climate?

I would really like to grow brocolli, potatoes, blueberries, and/or spinach in Oklahoma (zone 6). But all my previous attempts have failed miserably. Does anyone have pointers on how to do this, or ...
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Is it safe to eat fruits and vegetables planted in a pet cemetery?

Are there any safety concerns in eating fruit and veggies from plants that have been growing where dead pets have been buried? Not a full blown pet cemetery, but a small and intimate location in the ...
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How large a cultivation area to feed one person?

Consider a project like the Earthship. Supposing one would like to grow food (organic polyculture) indoors in such a habitat (i.e. in a green house). How many m² would be required to feed one person ...
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Is it safe to grow food plants near the road?

I have been told that debris/pollution from the road will find its way into my plants, but I don't know how much to be concerned about this. We have a nice porch which could be used as a vegetable ...