Questions tagged [vegetables]

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Can anyone tell me what I have planted?

I have a feeling it could be beetroot but not totally sure.
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Bugs found in all of my plants!

I noticed my basil was being chewed about a week ago. I inspected the soil and leaves and didn't found anything. Next thing I see is a little black and brown bug (shown picture 1) running around the ...
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Very thin stem of Brussels sprouts at the soil line

I started some Brussels sprouts from seed, and on several of them I notice that the stem is very thin at the soil line. These ones are tending to lie instead of standing erect. Is this something to be ...
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What are these “beach pebbles” made of / coated with, and will they hurt my vegetables?

We wanted to get some rocks to use as ornaments in our vegetable garden, and the simplest thing seemed to buy a few bags of these "Caribbean Beach Pebbles" from Home Depot. When they were ...
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Parts of pepper leaf became watery in after a cold and wet day

It has been cold(50F) and rained quiet a bit today and yesterday. One of my pepper plant's leaf have become "watery". parts of the leaf is wet and soft to the touch and slightly transparent, ...
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How much air flow for indoor plants (capsicum chinense)?

My plants sit on south-facing window sill in the gap between the glass and blinds closed (very little air flow). The window is on street level of a fairly busy street so the blinds are closed, and as ...
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Is it ok to plant 2 or even 3 of a vegetable plant in a 25 gallon smart pot

I was wondering if I could plant 3 bell pepper plants in one 25 gallon smart pot and one zucchini/ one yellow squash in another 25 gallon smart pot? Tomatoes and cucumbers have their own pots. I don’t ...
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Something is eating my young (indoor) vegetable seedings down to the stem

The leaves on my young kale, broccoli and chilli seedlings keep getting eaten overnight. I started noticing it gradually but now I will wake up to a whole tray of seedlings eaten back to the stem. ...
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How much peat moss would I need to lower the ph of my soil

I had my soil tested. The ph is 8.2. What is the best product to lower the ph. I’m reading about sulfur, aluminum sulfate and peat moss. Peat moss looks like the best bet but how much do I need to ...
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Problem on stem base of tomatoes and peppers

I'm a beginner gardener growing tomatoes and peppers from seed for the first time. I need some help diagnosing a problem on the base of the stem of most of my plants. I've been watering my plants once ...
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Are synthetic fertilisers necessary in potting plants?

Is it possible to have healthy plants (edible ones) flourishing in pots without the use of synthetic fertilisers? I have concerns regarding fertilisers polluting nearby water sources/soil from ...
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Are there some vegetables that grow in full shade?

I live in Central Italy, I would like to plant some vegetables in a little piece of land 4m x 2m in the garden of my grandma. Since the garden is not mine, I can't plant stuff wherever I want, so this ...
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Need help determining all possible locations for growing plants

I am creating a social media website for gardeners. One of the features is that gardeners can create their own garden journals. A user can indicate in the garden journal where he or she is growing the ...
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What plants won't do well in 12 inch raised bed

I built a 12 inch raised garden bed with weed tarp at the bottom. (See also Raised garden in flood zone) I put the weed tarp in to prevent grass and other weeds from coming up from the ground. This ...
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Perfect trees that doesn't require pruning

Recently I've finished pruning fruit trees and two 'weird' question crossed my mind: Is it possible to produce a tree (or fruit or vegetable) that doesn't need pruning at all? Is possible to achieve ...
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How to protect pea plants from cold?

I live in northern Mississippi, where I think it is usually fine to have already planted pea plants. I did so and they have recently started coming up and are still very small (less than an inch tall)....
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Can I use the water from a stormwater ditch for vegetable irrigation?

I've got a ditch in my backyard that I believe was intended for stormwater drainage. It's about 2-3 feet deep so I imagine that there could be some percolation from the surrounding soil as well and ...
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Best Vegetable for growing in pots?

I've grown a few different veg over the years including Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peppers, Sweetcorn and a few others. However, they are usually planted in the ground. I'm looking at moving house later ...
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What is the disease in my chilli plant where the leaves of only one plant is becoming yellow?

I have several chilli plants in my yard but out of these 10 plants only one plant is exhibiting this problem. These plants are almost 4 months old. Unable to find a match for the photos from any ...
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Why are the flower buds in my pepper plant wilting and falling off prematurely?

I'm growing long Indian pepper variety. I have taking good care of my pepper plant by regularly fertilizing them every 30 days using npk 20:20:20 and applying liquid seaweed every 15 days with the ...
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Can I use house lighting to grow lettuce hydroponically?

I need to know if I can use house lighting to grow lettuce hydroponically
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Tomato plants in NY

How late in the summer can you expect to get ripe tomatoes in your garden? I am in the southern NY area?
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Why are my raised bed vegetable garden seedlings disappearing over night and how can I remedy it?

I have a wonderful raised veggie bed. This is the first year in 10 years that I've had a problem. I've planted kale, chili peppers, cilantro, and now cabbage. Everything has been eaten over night. ...
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Identify a smooth round chilli pepper about 1/2“ to 3/4” in diameter

Please look at the round peppers, they are smooth, about 1/2" to 3/4" (1.25cm to 2cm) in diameter - it could be a habanero but it's smooth & does not have wrinkles; and so I don't think ...
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Fastest Grown Lettuce

I was wondering if there was a "world record" of the fastest fully grown Lettuce and how fast it grew, is there a record for it? or just how fast would it in theory be?
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Removing dead annual vegetables

I grow various vegetables in two raised beds in my back yard - usually one has tomatoes and sweet peppers, the other has non-nightshade vegetables (rotating annually which is which). I live far ...
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Why are there holes in these green radishes?

I was at my local supermarket when I noticed these green radishes which all had these holes in their sides as seen in the photo. The skin of the radishes around the holes look too smooth to have been ...
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Very superficial roots in large planter boxes

At the start of this year I bought some large wooden planter boxes (lined on the inside with root cloth), filled them up with generic purpose potting soil and got to planting some homegrown vegetables....
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How's current status of my radish

I'm fresh at growing radish, I used Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew and Shake 'N Feed Vegetable Plant Food. I found part of the radish is above the soil, is it ok? Do I need to cut some leaves? How can I ...
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Can all stems be pinched on a plant or only the main stem?

I want my plant to be bushy but I have a few stems that are going out really far horizontally and they tend to get broken from the rain. Are these stems that come off the main stem safe to pinch? Will ...
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How to obtain seeds from an already harvested daikon radish?

I have in my kitchen a daikon radish of about fifty centimeters whose tops, shortened to 1 cm at the time of purchase, start to grow again even though it is no longer in the ground. They are today 8 ...
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Why does the size of the pot matter when fertilizing?

I am new to gardening and am trying to figure out how much fertilizer to use. There aren’t any instructions for the fertilizer I’m using on how much to use for potted plants but after reading, it ...
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What's wrong with my cucumber?

brown water-soaked, and it starts from the top of cucumber leaves. I put them into a wet condition, but no symptoms of bacterial disease or fungal disease. Really need help
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What kinds of fruits and vegetables can I grow at the end of August in zone 7b/8a?

I am in northeastern Mississipp (zone 7b/8a). What are good fall/winter fruits and vegetables that I can start growing now (end of August)?
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What kinds of fruits and vegetables could I plant here?

I am thinking of growing a garden in the area between the two fences in the photo. What kinds of fruits and vegetables would do well? It is not full sun, but by 10am most of the area has sun. If you ...
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On the history of tomatoes

I have found many blogs and articles saying that the original tomatoes (before selective breeding) were the size of peas. Is this true for the majority of them? What is an authoritative source for ...
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Metal rust with soil

We have raised iron beds in our organic community garden. They are going slightly rusty, will this be OK for the plants?
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Covering moss for a raised bed garden

I would like to put a raised garden about 2x8 feet 6 inches deep but the area is covered in thick moss. If I cover it with a pourous plastic sheeting under the garden dirt will the moss die? Is a ...
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holes in bell pepper

I'm at Seattle. Recently, I found holes on our bell pepper even when it's small.. Any ideas on what caused it? There're also some holes on leaves too, but not a lot. Shall I buy some oil or insect ...
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Growing Piel de Sapo melons stalled

I am experimenting growing Piel de Sapo melon plants from seed that I saved from the supermarket. I have four plants. It took some time but eventually I got some female flowers that pollinated and ...
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What type of soil should I use for a galvanized steel planter for growing veggies?

I am not sure whether I should use potting soil or raised bed soil. This would have a bottom so the roots would not be going down to the actual soil (going to be putting it on concrete anyways).
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Raised vegetable interior bed sides and paint?

I made a raised vegetable bed (using pine boards) like the one in the link: I painted the interior with a white external house paint to protect the wood. I painted the outside with an exterior stain. ...
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Can you Force grow Rhubarb in JULY?

I picked all my Rhubarb in JULY, can I restart the plant to grow more leaves this year or will this kill the plant..?
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Is this an herb, weed, or veg?

Would like to identify this plant. Which has appeared in my garden and,has grown very fast.I am unable to identify it can someone help.Thank you.
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Is there a good resource for days to maturity for different varieties of garden vegetables?

I'm aware that many seed packets have "days to maturity" listed on the back. I've heard that this is a vague term because some sellers list days to maturity assuming some indoor growth ...
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How and when to harvest potatoes grown in an unorthodox bed?

We tried our hand at growing some potatoes this summer and I'm still hopeful we have a decent yield. We took too much advice from a lot of conflicting sources and didn't really grow them the right&...
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What kind of pump do I need for my giant rain barrel?

I have a giant rain barrel that holds 1,000 litres when filled. It was one of those industrial white cube barrels that are used for food. It was decommissioned and sold as a rain barrel. Anyhow, it's ...
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Vegetable plants not growing after transplanting

I purchased zucchini, pepper, and tomato plants recently from a retail outlet. I brought it home and transplanted them to my raised bed. It has been two weeks and the plants don't seem to be growing ...
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Black and Yellow dots on Scallions

I'm new to gardening and well recently I decided to try to grow scallions from leftover Scallion ends. first I placed them in water to grow them out a bit then I planted them in a random pot that had ...
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Mottled yellow leaves on Zucchini [pictures] - Disease ID?

I have some black beauty zucchini growing. I've noticed some leaves with a mottled orange/yellow color. It's not the whole plant but just some leaves. Other zucchinis in my garden of a different ...

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