Questions tagged [vegetables]

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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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Can I eat a Zucchini pumpkin squash hybrid?

My volunteer "Pumkini" came up in my flower bed and I let it grow. The fruit is large and egg-shaped with a green skin (so far). It is immature. Can I eat it like a zucchini anyone know?
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Why are my cucumbers deformed?

I'm growing a pickling variety of cucumber. Normally they grow in very predictable "pickle" shapes. A couple of weeks ago, I notice that most were oblong and sort of hooked. In the photo ...
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Is Iron(II) sulfate safe to use in gardens with fruit trees and vegetables?

Iron(II) sulfate should be very effective against moss, and even a Fertiliser for grass, if I have understood its use correct. But my question is it safe to use in a garden with fruit trees and ...
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What is this fruit/vegetable?

Found this in an indian grocery store. What is it called? How is it used?
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Bales for Straw Bale garden has already decomposed

Our strawbales in our garden have already decomposed and now the plants are struggling. We've put potting soil around the plants to shore up and hopefully preserve our harvest. So far we've lost ...
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Can you put a celery stalk /plant in a fishtank and it sirvive

started my celery stock in a bowl in my kitchen and it was in the bowl for about 4 months with no air bubbler or anything just good sunlight I never changes the water and only add when the water got ...
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Half of a zucchini fruit is yellow. Is this a reason to worry?

So, one side is nice green with white dots as usual, but the other side (the side on the less blurry part of the picture) is yellow instead of green. Is this some disease? I've gotten normal looking ...
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I have waist high boxes but some thing is eating the tops of my beets and beans just the leaves not the stems what could it be?

I have waist high boxes but something is stripping my beet leaves and bean leaves just the very tops leaving the stems—what could it be?
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Under what conditions do tomatoes grow best?

Our garden is in partial shade, and I am wondering how much sun tomatoes need to grow best?
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How true is the idea that weeding your vegetable garden is necessary?

I have heard constantly that weeding is a must for growing healthy vegetables else the weeds will "steal nutrients" from the plants you want to grow and your garden will produce less. How ...
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Can't identify tomato spots

I've looked through tons of tomato problem pictures, but I can't seem to find any that match my problem. The plant is a Big Boy variety and seems (to my mostly untrained eye) quite healthy (it's about ...
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This plant is growing in my garden, and it might be lettuce

I found this plant in my garden, and it might be a lettuce. It came a few weeks ago, and I'm not sure if it is edible. Image: Update: This plant went into new formation: 2nd Update: The flowers ...
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Is this plant a weed, or is it some vegetable?

I came up to my garden, and spotted this plant. I am wondering if it is a weed, or if it is a vegetable. It is growing in North Carolina, United States. Images:
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Can my vegetables grow indefinitely

I'm a newbie in the gardening world and have been doing some research on indoor gardening during winter months. I currently have a tomato, bell pepper and a few hot pepper varieties growing outside in ...
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I planted Telegraph cucumbers and have lots of flowers but no fruit

I have a trellis for them to climb and have much greenery and flowers. When I grew them another time I remember tying them up and not letting them have offshoots. Is that my problem, too much energy ...
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Lump charcoal dust vegetable garden

I have a vegetable garden and I like to BBQ. I only use hardwood lump charcoal for BBQ. My question is that does it help my garden if I put the ash to my garden? Also, how about the charcoal dust at ...
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Sugar Snap Pea pods have white fuzz inside

I have some sugar snap peas that appear to have a healthy pod exterior and the actual peas seem to be healthy, but there's a bit of white fuzz inside the pod itself. A bit looking around points to ...
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Hailstorm damaged garden-will carrots and beets recover?

A bad hailstorm and 60 miles/per hour winds damaged my garden here in western Montana. My carrots and beets are all missing several leaves. Will they sprout new leaves and still produce roots? I ...
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Soil TestResults show low P and high PH, vegetables are already in, what should I do? Help!

I filled 220sq feet of raised beds earlier this spring with 10inches of soil comprised of 5yds organic compost and 2 yds premium screen top soil (about 50/50 by mass). The beds are open on the bottom. ...
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Why is my zucchini dying bottom up?

I’ve looked EVERYWHERE and I haven’t been able to find an answer, even though it seems like it should be something simple. The zucchini was doing fine for a couple months, and then it started turning ...
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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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