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How are onions planted?

From what I've read there seem to be two ways to plant onions - either put part of an onion in the ground, or leave one in the ground for two years and then plant the seed from the resulting flower. ...
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Can tepary beans cross-pollinate with common beans?

I've bought seeds for an open-pollinated heirloom variety of tepary beans (phaseolus acutifolius). The seeds I collect from the mature plants should yield the exact same variety. However, is there ...
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Why are my indeterminate San Marzano tomato plant's leaves turning yellow?

I started four San Marzano tomato plants from seed a little over a month ago. I repotted them a few weeks ago into 4-inch pots. The plants were doing fine until a few days ago. All four of them are ...
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eating stalks and seeds of bolted lettuce

I often put leaves from bolted lettuce into my fruit-veggie smoothie. The smoothie tastes great. I wonder if I could also put the actual STALKS of bolted lettuce into the smoothie? I’ve searched on ...
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Pepper plant not blooming\giving fruit

it's been through some times,i've also sprayed it with pesticides but there haven't been any flowers blooming yet. thanks in advance!
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Does the glyphosate in our urine make it improper for use as a fertilizer?

It is known that urine has many positive effects on plants due to its chemical composition (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium). However, it is now also known that even organic food consumers end up ...
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Vegetables for very small pot

I want to make a gift for a friend and therefor bought a small cookingpot. I think it's made for kids to play with. It has about the space of a soup plate. So about 12x12x4cm circle. Are there ...
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My friend’s pepper plant has some odd leaf lesions

It looks like the leaves are being distorted by whatever these lesions are. Any ideas? Viral disease?
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Why leaves of my bean plant are as in this photo?

I've a "new" bean plant (1 month old) in a vase (20 centimeters radius). I water it every day approximately for 500cl/1 liter of water. I've used a new topsoil and for 2 times a bio compost (famous ...
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Will small tomato plant thrive under strong heat sun?

I bought this small tomato plant at a grocery store. I'm considering moving it to our rooftop. In the rooftop, it will receive shade during sunrise and sunset (there are buildings on both sides), ...
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Tomatoes seem to be stagnating?

I planted 4 tomato plants later in the season (mid June?). I have a 12" raised bed with good soil in it and they get about 10 hours of direct sunlight every day. I water them every other day with ...
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What is this plant? Is it edible? Poisonous? Thank you

I was in my garden when I noticed a weed that I’d never seen before. I looked on the internet and maybe it’s a nightshade??? The inside of the fruit had lots of tiny seeds that reminded me of ...
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Crop rotation taking into account over wintering veggies

I'm looking for some good sources (or just ideas) for multi-season plantings that also follow rotation by plant family. We have six beds and are trying to maximize not on only space but length of ...
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Revert lettuce to vegetative phase by cutting it down

I have read several article stating that it is possible to revert a bolted leafy lettuce to vegetative growth by cutting it down to 1 centimeter. Is that right?
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When and how should I harvest bulbing fennel?

My fennel is doing very well, so I'm starting to wonder when I should harvest it.
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Having Various Issues With Multiple Tomato Plants

I'm a beginner backyard gardener and I have been growing vegetables in hydroponic containers for a few years. This is the first time I tried to grow vegetables on the soil (22 pots total) and I'm ...
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Should I be concerned about my bell peppers

Started Bell Peppers from seeds may 7 indoors, transplanted them a few weeks ago, I'm in USDA zone 5. They don't seem to be growing too well, in terms of bushing out and growing taller. Here is a ...
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Is this actually a cucumber plant?

I purchased and planted this plant about 2 months ago from Walmart, where it was labeled as some kind of cucumber (can't remember the exact variety). It has large, broad leaves like a cucumber plant, ...
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New Vegetable Gardener - Planning Ahead

So this year I started two 4'x 6' (~1.2m x 1.8m) raised garden beds and am growing lots of vegetables there as well as in a handful of containers. My question is what are the things I should do to ...
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Vegetables and mulch

I moved my ailing blueberry bushes to the front of my yard which gets an uninterrupted 10-11 hours of direct sunlight. I had black mulch put down in the spring. I dug a hole in mulch and planted the ...
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Cucumber plants wilting and dying outside during a rainy summer

I have several cucumber plants planted outside (I'm in Zone 4). They are planted in large containers or raised garden beds. hey were doing okay until about a week ago when we started having rain ...
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Why are my yellow cherry tomato plants not growing or getting more fruit

I bought yellow cherry tomato plants from a nursery that already had tomatoes on them. I transplanted them and although the plants have gotten bigger, they are still very short compared to the red ...
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Fungus on my peppers? Are they struggling?

What are these little green things in the soil of my peppers. Should I be worried? They were planted 7 weeks ago. I've since moved them into larger containers, and put more soil in as I think they ...
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Suggestions on What to Plant - SW Ontario

I live in South Western Ontario, CA and was wondering what veggies/ herbs I can plant at this point in my region that will still be productive as the growing season is half way done. I will be ...
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Branches on tomato plants are curling under

I have 12 Tomato plants, planted two to a pot in very large plastic pots with proper drainage holes. I used good quality peat based potting mix and have not fed them at all. The weather here has ...
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Pepper Plants - Strange Spots and Colouration

Pictures should speak for themselves. 6 Week old pepper plants started from seeds. Are they doing okay? I keep them inside under LED lights. Whats with the purpley colour?
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Raised Garden Bed - Catch all support system

I have two 4'x6' raised garden beds where I am growing a variety of vegetables. I specifically want to find out for indeterminate toamtoes, bell pepper plants, beans, and peas, if I can just put long ...
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What are these little black bugs on my arugula in Denver CO?

There are little black bugs slowly eating away my Arugula. I live in Denver CO. The weird thing is, we have a pot of Arugula ~50ft away from where the other Arugula is planted and it's completely fine....
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Support Structures for Green beans and peas

Growing green beans and peas in my raised garden bed and wanted to know about supports for these plants. For the peas I plan on just using canes in the ground and tying them up as such. I also ...
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Optimally Starting Seeds

Live in Southern Ontario: Planting beet, carrot, green bean, and pea seeds directly into raised garden beds. I've seen in a few places a recommendation to soak the seeds for 12-24 hours in water ...
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Getting Ready to Move my Tomato Plants Outside

Planted Beefsteak tomato seeds into seed starting trays on May 8th. They've since been growing well under grow lights indoors and have been transplanted to larger containers. I think it's almost ...
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Summer vegetable garden in SoCal

I know there already is a question answered about which crops to grow in the late summer (August): Late summer vegetable garden in SoCal?. But I'm wondering if there are recommendations for crops to ...
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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Do my zucchini have a chance?

I think my zucchini got too big for the seed starting containers they were in and have started to die unfortunately. I've attached pictures for reference but as can be seen they've turned yellow and ...
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Pepper Seedlings

Planting regular ole' bell peppers from seeds and have them growing in a seed starting tray. I sowed the seeds a month ago and the plants haven't gotten big, especially when compared with the ...
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Yellowing Zucchini Sadness

First time gardener, I planted Zucchini seeds into seed starting trays May 8th, and they've been growing quite nicely ever since. Past few days the leaves have started turning like a dry yellow with ...
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Are my beefsteak tomato seedlings doing okay?

So I planted these beefsteak tomato seeds on May 8th and have started transplanting them into larger containers yesterday and the day before yesterday. They are kind of leaning over and I just wanted ...
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What causes purple spots in basil?

I have grown a lot of green basil in my life. I've had less luck with purple basil until last summer, when I was able to grow several basil species, including green (genovese) and purple (amethyst I ...
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Tomato Support Structures

What are your recommendations for tomato supporting structures? I'd prefer not to spend a fortune on them. I'll have approximately 12-15 beefsteak tomato plants to support. I'd even be pretty psyched ...
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Optimal Raised Garden bed layout

When I am picking where to place vegetables in my raised garden bed, what is the rule of thumb in terms of the larger, taller plants on what side to avoid them shading the other one's as much as ...
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Weak Tomato Seedlings 3 weeks in

I planted tomato seeds into a seed starting tray (one of those 72 pro hex ones) on May 8th and they germinated after only about 4-6 days. They've been growing well under led shop lights and I've been ...
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Why do you get stem wilt from mulching around fruiting night shades on the surface?

I noticed that the stems of my tomatillos, tomatoes, and eggplants along with my longevity spinach, and beans seem to get very woody stems. Why is that, and is this going to harm the plants if it gets ...
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Growing Veggies from Seeds

I currently have beefsteak tomatoes, zucchini and peppers that I've started from seeds on May 8th in a seed starting tray indoors. They seem to be growing well under the light system I have setup. ...
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Starting Raised Garden Beds

I've made two 4x6 raised garden beds and what to place them on top of grass. I've prepared the area a little bit by flipping the grass covered ground a couple of inches. My question: To stop the ...
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Will Salsola grow through wood chips?

Due to the fact I have a mulched garden I'm wondering if Salsola is strong enough to grow in, and through wood chips, or would it be a bad idea to try growing it with a fresh back to eden style garden....
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What should I use to get rid of some kind of weed in my onions

I bought Lentagran herbicide but in its package is written that it is used against three other weeds but not the one I am having problems with. It says that Lentagran WP can be used to control weeds ...
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Beginner Gardening Question

I have a small area (4'x 20') in my backyard which I've tried for the last 3 years to grow vegetables and each time have failed miserably. Items I've tried to grow: Corn Cucumbers Watermelon ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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Murraya koenigii (Curry leaf plant) root system

I am planning to grow Curry leaf plant in my balcony space using a pot.I would like to know what kind of root system this plant has. I mean to ask is it straight deep inside soil or more branched one? ...
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What are some good vegetables or fruits that grow well only in afternoon sun

I live in the midwest United states and am curious as to what vegetables I could grow on my patio. it is west facing and thus the vegetables would only be able to get light from aroun 2 pm to 8pm. a