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What could these gelatinous deposits on organic Brussels sprouts be?

I recently purchased a full stem of Brussels sprouts grown without pesticides in Kanagawa, Japan. Upon preparing the sprouts for cooking, I noticed that many of the sprouts, from the lower part of the ...
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Will headless cauliflower form a head next year?

I planted cauliflowers this year. None of them formed heads I replanted the seedlings twice and I have since heard that this is bad for them so maybe this is why. Now I have 2 rows of giant ...
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What kind of snails are these and how do I get rid of them

I have a lot of very tiny snails in my large vegetable garden, and throughout the year they do a lot of damage to my vegetables. So far, products such as Bug-Getta do not seem to work (at least that ...
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Did I cut too much off my kale?

I am wondering if I cut off too much from this plant. Please advise.
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Disinfecting greenhouse

We have a small greenhouse/polytunnel (4×5×2,5 m) and this year is first season for growing tomatoes and peppers in it. However, this year was challenging regarding weather and diseases. Each time ...
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My shady and rather cool garden is always behind those nearby. Could starting seedlings under grow lights help?

I grow veg in southern England, starting from seed in a south-east-facing windowsill. I already use a heated propagator for my seeds as my house isn't very warm in early spring. The garden has mature ...
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What is the cause and Solution to blossom end rot in tomatoes

There are a lot of questions and answers on this topic but I am not completely sure what the main issue is. There seems to be contradictory information as to what causes BER in tomatoes. I have two ...
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Transplanting vegetable plants

I am having to move home and have 3 tomato plants and about 10 sweetcorn in my polytunnel. I also have carrots outside growing The tomato’s are in flower and the sweetcorn have husks starting to form ...
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Planted my super sonic tomatoes too close, am I screwed?

So I started a garden this spring (late May) and got 6 super sonic tomato seedlings among a few other vegetables. Due to financial constraints, I wasn’t able to buy a huge raised bed, just a 67"L ...
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whats causing these stains on the leaves of my eggplant

recently these dark brown stains started to appear on the new growth of my eggplants leaves and I'd like to find out what's causing it. I started it from seed on early may and moved it to a 10 gallon/...
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Green onions planted in potting soil smell intensely of potting soil

I recently bought some green onions from the supermarket and decided to try replanting some of them in a planter box on my balcony. I saved the bottom 4-5 inches of three onions and planted them in ...
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Do I cut down Broad Beans after Harvesting?

I am growing Broad beans of the aquadulce variety. After I have harvested the beans and the weather has become too cold and dark for the plant to make new pods, should I cut them down and plant ...
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Asparagus too tall to cover?

First time growing asparagus! Placed 2nd year roots in the ditch with compost mixed in, covered it and watered it twice. The asparagus stalks appeared about 10 days later and were way more than 2 ...
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What kind of pipe adapter for irrigation system in garden bed?

I have planted a garden and have a pop up from my irrigation system that is capped. If I loosen the cap too much water comes out flooding the plants nearest to the pipe. I am wondering if there is ...
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What varieties of watermelon ripen before the last frost in Colorado?

🍉 In the state of Colorado within the United States, what variety and/or cultivar of watermelon does best in urban vegtable gardens? Given that the word "best" is subjective, I will note ...
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When is it safe to plant vegtables outside in Denver, Colorado?

When is the last frost in Denver, Colorado? Officially, March 20th is the last day of winter, but when is it safe to plant seeds or seedling in Denver, Colorado (in terms of snow or freeing ...
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If you colour water red in a hydroponic system will the leaves on the lettuce turn red/pink

My daughter has to do a science project. She wants to build a hydroponic system and colour the water red to see if the lettuce leaves will turn red. Will it? I don't want to build the whole system ...
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Baby bottle gourd falling off

Why baby bottle gourd is falling off from bottle gourd plant? The green color baby bottle gourd turns yellow from green color and then falls off. Only 1% success I have. There are lots of flowers ...
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What type of tomatoes would be good for me to plant?

I am completely new to gardening and growing plants so this is all new to me. I have an unused vegetable patch in my garden with plenty of space and as it now spring I am looking to plant in it. I ...
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Is this a good thought process for creating and filling a raised garden bed in San Antonio, Texas?

I'm in the process of making a ~ 4' x 4' x 1.5' raised planter in San Antonio. Here are some of my thought processes / approaches to the planter itself that I'd like to get a second opinion on. In ...
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Will vegetables or fruit contain microplastics in near future similar to microplastics in seafood?

I see that ocean is full of plastic and that causes plastic to be in seafood. So my question is: If intentionally or non-intentionally plastic is introduced into soil, could that lead to plastic ...
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A webapp that enables gardeners to create planting calendars for their region. How can I improve it?

I've made a web app for people living in remote regions that helps share planting information between them and lets them build a planting calendar together for their community or location. It's called ...
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How do biennials know when to die back?

Carrots and radishes form an underground mass during the first summer and the seeds during the second. I use a tiny heated unlit greenhouse. How will they ever know it's 'winter' instead of continuing ...
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How to protect garlic bulbs over the winter?

I'm about to plant garlic bulbs in a raised bed, and I'm located in hardiness zone 7. It's fall now—what do I need to do to protect them over the winter?
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Are purple cherry tomatoes ripe and if not can I pick them and will they ripen off the vine?

I started growing my cherry tomatoes in July, but used a container rather then planting them in the ground. Most of the tomatoes have ripened. But I have a few that are not turning red, but staying ...
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How do cucumbers happen? What does "very poorly pollinated cucumber" mean exactly? How can pollination be "uneven"?

This answer to Strange Fruit from Tomato Plant begins: That looks like a poorly pollinated cucumber (the type of distortion on the fruit is exactly what you'd see if pollination were uneven). ...
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Can we use mayonnaise as a fermentation agent for liquid fertilizer?

I have some spoiled mayonnaise somewhat similar to in this picture. I was wondering whether it is possible to use it as an alternative for molasses in liquid fertilizer fermentation.
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Deformed flowers in chili pepper plants

I recently noticed this on my outdoor chili pepper flowers, I find it difficult to describe so here are the images to start with: As can be seen above, there is a green pod bulging out of the flower ...
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How to tell when a pepper is ripe?

I just started a raised bed garden. I know when tomatoes are ready to be picked, but how do I know when my one pepper is ready for picking?
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How quickly do these fertilizers get used up?

I had my veggie garden soil tested last year and followed the university extension recommendations by adding nitrogen (blood meal) and potassium (sul-po-mag). So far, the plants have responded well ...
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Tomato leaf problem

I get this problem on my tomato leaves every year around this time it seems like. The older affected leaves get crispy after time goes by. This happens on Brandywines, Celebrities, Empires, Betterboys....
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Banana and Bell Pepper Leaves curling with dark veins

Recently I sprayed a mixture of dawn dish soap, water and cedar oil on my peppers because of aphids. Soon after there was a dramatic leaf drop. That appears to have stopped but the new leaves are ...
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What are these burnt-like spots on my potato leaf?

I planted some Russian Blue potato's (next to some tomatoes I might add) and noticed what I think might be sun damage. However I wanted to confirm, perhaps it's some like alternaria. I also wanted to ...
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What do I do to get this turnip top to grow more?

A few weeks ago, we noticed some leaves on the top of a turnip. For a bit of mild amusement, we cut off the top and put it in a pot of water. Roll on to today, and it's about nine inches tall, with ...
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What are the vegetables that can be foraged or grown easily in West Bengal, India

I am considering to compile a list of vegetables that could be foraged or grown easily in West Bengal, India. Any pointer would be very helpful. Not sure if this question is appropriate for this forum....
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Growing 3 sisters but my beans are overtaking corn

I planted my beans out once my corn was about 6 - 12 inches but the corn is growing real slow and the beans are overtaking them. Corn is jimmy red cord and Im in the UK. Any suggestions on what to do ...
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Is it safe to grow vegetables in oleander soil?

In my garden I have a big concrete flower box with two oleanders (the box is approx. 2m L x 1m W x ,5m H) I decided to remove the oleanders and I plan to grow some vegetables instead (mostly tomatoes)....
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Glacier Tomato has twisted leaves

I have multiple types of tomatoes planted in my greenhouse and all are healthy except for the Glacier type which has all the leaves twisted, even the new ones. I only have one plant that is Glacier. ...
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What fruit or veg can I grow in an 8'x6' greenhouse in NW England?

A few years ago, I bought a greenhouse in a clearance sale, and put it up in a sunny spot in our garden. I built some staging myself, and lined the top with a pond liner, as I was keeping carnivorous ...
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Are these weeds?

This is the first year I'm taking care of a vegetable patch. It's a total of ~6m² which I have divided up into smaller areas. I have sown some seeds two weeks ago which are beginning to sprout. ...
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Snail control using biodynamic or eco-friendly solutions

I have recently built and planted a few box gardens with various herbs and vegetables; however, I am having issues with snails. I was told that magnolia flowers are a good natural repellent but they ...
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How big I need to make a greenhouse vertical farm to accomodate the equivalent of 7 acres?

So, I know that "vertical farming" is a broad term, and there are dozen ways of making a vertical farm with a dozen of different techniques to grow plants. And before I try to search for the ...
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What is this green discoloration in the soil around my seedlings?

This is my first year trying seedlings, and I have some leek seeds about a week and a half in. Around 20% of the seedling containers have green discoloration to the soil. It doesn't look fuzzy at all, ...
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Wilting and stunted growth of vegetables in NFT Hydroponics System

My friends and I are starting a small scale hydroponics farm based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Recently we have experienced a problem in our system, mainly wilting, stunted growth, and yellowing leaves. ...
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Relationship between PH and PPM in Hydroponics solution

I'm making some Hydroponics system, which will automatically measure PPM in water for Deep water system. I'm able to measure PPM every x minutes, but I will have to measure PH manually, because I don'...
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Factors to consider when choosing between Perlite and Vermiculite for improving drainage in raised beds?

My local community gardening organization gave me plans and instructions for constructing and filling a raised bed. They said to use half top soil and half compost, in layers. I foolishly did not ...
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What is this green and yellow vegetable which looks like a star from above?

We found this vegetable, apparently a gourd of some sort, growing at a farm in Michigan, but we're not sure which particular species it could be. It seems to most closely resemble an acorn squash, but ...
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Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
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Request for identification of insects on Brussels sprouts

I found these eggs all over my Brussels sprout plant. Interestingly, none of the other plants near this one had any eggs on it. In the close-up, it looks like some of the eggs are hatched. What insect ...
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pumpkin identification and control

Location: north Italy (alps) My mom has a corner in which she throws away garden/grass cuts and vegetables/fruit/plants scraps. By spring this will have (to some degree) turned to "earth", ...
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