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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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How to use micro sprinkler for vegetable garden

Need some advice. I built a small garden and wanted to use a micro sprinkler to water it. I thought it might make sense to hang it from the top like a mist sprayer since if it were coming out of the ...
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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 ecofriendly 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

me and my friends are starting a small scale hydrponics farm based in jakarta, Indonesia. Recently we have experienced problem in our system, mainly wilting, stunted growth and yellowing leaves. The ...
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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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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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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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