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Questions tagged [vegetables]

Any edible plant or part of a plant

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My garden is still mud, and it's 2 weeks after the normal last frost, should I plant seeds yet?

I've read that I should plant seeds 2 weeks after the last expected frost date, but my garden is sill drenched, should I plant them right away, or wait for high water levels to fall (should be by May ...
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What depth is required for a raised bed vegetable in Southern California?

I am planning a raised bed vegetable garden for my Southern California backyard. my current design was going to use 3'x6' cedar boxes, 7-1/4 inches high, until I read that that this shallow dirt would ...
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Will fruit/vegetables split with heavy constant watering?

I've heard that fruit/vegetables will split with inconsistent watering, but will it split if it can get water to its roots desires (i.e. "I go any deeper and I'll drown", or "if we get a heavy ...
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Mulch + raised garden for a desert water saving Vegetable Garden?

I am planning a raised bed vegetable garden in dry Southern California. I wish to produce food in my dry climate, and am concerned for possible future water restrictions. Besides the water savings ...
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How can I have lettuce growing year-round?

I've got this lettuce, similar to the red leaf, ruffly variety. It seems to grow only during summer and autumn. I can't coax it into sprouting from the seeds I harvest at any other time of year, which ...
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How to use fresh goat manure for growing vegetables?

I have few bags of fresh goat manure I'd like to use to feed my vegetables in raised beds and in ground, but I was warned not to use it fresh i.e. directly on plants. Searching on similar questions ...
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Can I kick rats out of the garden with a Euphorbia?

Today I heard that there is a Euphorbia which removes rats from vegetable gardens. Unfortunately I didn't get the specific name of the Euphorbia. Do you know what kind of Euphorbia it could be (I ...
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Cover crop - cutting rye before it flowers

I planted a fall cover crop last fall to loosen up our compacted yard in Sacramento, California. Currently, it's very tall, like 3 feet, and I'd like to mow it soon. But it contains winter and annual ...
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How is nutritional value in fruit and vegetables measured? [closed]

We often read in books and Wikipedia that certain fruits or vegetables contain certain amount of vitamins, minerals and other elements. An example can be seen on Beetroot in the box with nutritional ...
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Bugs eating all the leaves in the garden bed

I see a few types of bugs in the garden bed, I'm not sure who is eating all the leaves is the veggie plants. Please help
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Does cauliflower produce secondary growth after the main harvest?

Will cauliflower do anything after you pick the main flower like broccoli or should I just pull the whole plant out when I'm harvesting?
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Baby chillie buds are falling off

I am from mumbai India now March month summer started. I watered twice a week althoug my baby chillies are falling off after the polination, I used vermi compost as fertilizer.
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What exactly term 'companion plants' means?

I would like to find out what exactly means that two or more plants (more specifically vegetables) are good companions and could/should be planted together? Does that mean plants just tolerate each ...
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What is causing the leaves to develop brownish patches between the veins on my tomato plant?

My tomato plant's leaves are turning brown in some places (photo). Zoom in It seems to affect mostly older leaves, but not all of them, as you can see in the image. It starts with a few small brown ...
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What is the best way to prevent animals from eating my garden without a fence?

We have a raised bed garden that does well for the most part. For aesthetic purposes, my wife will not let me put a fence around the garden. Most of the veggies and herbs do well and do not get ...
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Growing onions from an onion

I would like to experiment on growing onions form an onion, instead of buying each year seeds, sets or little plants. I heard that planting one onion does not immediately gives more onions. Opposite ...
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What are the most essential things to include in a gardening journal?

I am making a web application where people can create journals about their vegetable garden or flower garden. The information that these journals include can then be used by others who live nearby (it ...
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Are cherries from the market irradiated?

I bought some sweet cherries in season last summer and decided to see if I could germinate some for planting. I "de-nutted" maybe 20+ of them and placed them in damp paper towels in the refrigerator ...
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What is a good replacement for Click & Grow “Smart Soil”?

I was given the 9-pod click & grow (https://www.clickandgrow.com/) as a gift, shipped to Australia. Somehow it made it past customs and I've started the growth cycle for the starter pack of seeds, ...
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When is the critical period for blossom end rot in zucchinis / courgettes?

It's nearing the end of the season for zucchinis for me, and some of my zucchinis are showing signs of blossom end rot. However, other fruit on the same plant are fine. Now BER is said to be caused by ...
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Why won't my artichoke plants produce buds?

Last year I started a number of artichoke plants over the winter. I wasn't successful in giving them enough cold weather in order to bud the first year so I covered the plants with leaves in the fall ...
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How should I trim my tomato plants?

I have been removing the leafy branches from my tomato plants. Is that wrong?
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How to create an indoor gardening?

I'm looking to build an indoor garden to grow lettuce, basil, maybe tomatoes etc.. I have numerous questions : Are smart gardens a viable options ? (In terms of electricity cost and harvest ...
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What is the shelf life of vegetable seeds?

I bought a packet of vegetable seeds from Costco a few years back. I still have seeds left in individual packages. Is there a life to these seeds after which it is not recommended for use? What is ...
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Can I save this crop of broccoli that bolted early?

We've been having a yo-yo spring (temperature-wise) here in Central Texas and our Packman Hybrid broccoli, which is in a raised bed and kept under a plastic frame on cold days, just decided to bolt. I'...
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What hole spacing for a pvc watering system?

I'm making a pvc watering system for my garden based off of a youtube video. I have all the pipes and I'm ready to assemble. I have a roughly 20'x20' garden and based on the video, I bought a water ...
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setting up raised garden beds for spring. what is best mix but affordable?

So I have raised garden beds (not touching the ground) and other garden beds that WILL touch the ground. what is the best mix for BOTH of these beds? most beds will be 3ft x 2ft to 5ft x 3ft I have ...
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Cucumber plant turning yellow and babies dying

I live in Los Angeles and am growing cucumbers in a container. My cukes were going like gangbusters until about a week ago, had probably 10 little baby cukes growing, and then my leaves started ...
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Which plant can co-exist with the other plant?

I have picked up the following list of plants and have only 4 decent size pots. Which plants can be grown together in the same pot? pepper tomato super fantastic tomato sweet 100 basil oregano thumb ...
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What are my options for securing my fenced back yard against rabbits?

I want to plant a vegetable garden in my backyard, but there are a ton of rabbits in the neighborhood. Instead of enclosing my entire raised bed(s), it seems like it could be simpler to just make the ...
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Does eating fruits and vegetables watered with greywater affect your health?

Does using greywater on your fruit and vegetable garden affect your health in a negative way? Greywater is the run-off or cast off water that lolls about when you do normal washing around the home. ...
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Why are my tomato plant leaves turning brown, shriveling, dying?

This has been progressive over the last 6 weeks, leaves turning dry, brown and getting very thin and shriveling like paper on a Tomato "Blue Berries" cherry tomato plant. The closest I could guess ...
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What's the best mulch material for a vegetable garden?

I want to lay mulch down around my already established plants to help retain moisture and discourage weeds. Is there a recommended material for this? Or at least some materials I should know to ...
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Why are my eggplant seedlings not thriving?

I have started a bunch of seedlings and some are doing really well others are not, under similar conditions. I used 6-8 inch wide pots, ~6 inches tall, potting soil, and left the pots in front of a ...
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What's causing small black dots and holes in the leaves of my potted vegetable plants?

We planted a bunch of vegetables in different pots for the first time this year. We haven't used any pesticides or fertilizers on them. We've been noticing little black dots on the pots we planted ...
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Is it bad to water plants in the evening?

Is it bad to water plants after the sun has gone down or near dusk? If so, why?
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What to guild with Asparagus

I have been working on applying permacultural techniques of layering in space and time, and most of my gardens work well on this principle but I am having trouble applying it to asparagus. What should ...
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Why has my cantaloupe plant wilted within two hours of weeding?

I went out and weeded around my melon and watermelon plants, and within two hours of that, the cantaloupe plant had completely wilted! I did move some of the vines around to get to the grass ...
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Okra will not produce pods

I am attempting to grow okra around Portland, Oregon area, USDA hardiness zone 8b. I am growing them in a makeshift greenhouse make of some clear plastic tarp over a raised garden bed. This was ...
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Which kitchen and garden scraps can be scattered on a vegetable garden soil?

I'm trying to make the switch to adding natural instead of synthetic fertilizer to my vegetable garden (and stop tilling while I'm at it). Besides compost, I'm curious whether I could use some kitchen ...
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What are the best herbs to grow hydroponically in Texas when starting in June?

I'm wanting to build a small vertical hydroponic system from PVC or Bamboo to grow herbs and possibly veggies/fruit at a rental house. This is my first time trying to grow anything and I'm not sure ...
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Are woodlice eating my carrots?

I lifted some carrots this evening. It being December these are carrots which have been in the ground some time. They're big and fat, they need cleaning up and the damage needs cutting out, but ...
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How long can celery grow from water alone?

I bought some celery and placed the small remaining stalk in a glass of water. It's been growing pretty decently but still has no roots. Still mostly green maybe a tiny bit a yellow on a couple leaves....
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How long does Spinach produce?

I am gardening for the first time, and so far so good! We have planted a few spinach plants, and have harvest three times from them in the last month. How long will the spinach continue to grow and ...
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Starting Coccinia grandis from ripe fruit

I have, at last, laid my hands on a few Coccinia grandis fruits that have ripen on the vine itself. See the attached image: I would love to grow the plant from these seeds. Is it possible, at all? ...
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Watermelon plants not growing

I live in zone 3/4, I planted some Sugar Baby watermelons this year (first time!). I started them in my greenhouse and moved them outside around the time of the last frost since it was really warm out ...
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Why do my Cherry tomatoes split as they ripen? [duplicate]

It doesn't matter what I do, my Cherry tomatoes always seem to have many of them crack when/as they ripen. I have tried everything - more sun, less sun, more water, less water, different varieties etc....
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Why did my young cucumbers turn yellow and fall off?

small cucumbers turned yellow http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img537/2604/223Te1.jpg My baby cucumbers turned yellow and fell off. I have 2 cucumber plants that produced 8 cucumbers each, however, ...
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What kind of gourd is this?

My neighbor is growing this vegetable and forgot what kind of gourd it is. Is it a bottle gourd or a type of butternut squash? And here's the flower:
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How to extract nutrients from soil?

I'm new to DIY farming and have invested in a vertical farming unit. I love the efficiency and effectiveness of these systems in providing nutrients, oxygen and water to the roots of plants in a small ...