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What type of plastic is safe for lining vegetable garden beds?

You know those roles of black plastic you can get at Home Depot? What does the plastic have to be made of to be safe for lining a garden bed? What if the plastic is exposed to sunlight - what ...
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Why are my pumpkins only growing small, then dying?

My pumpkin vine is very healthy, but the pumpkins grow to about the size of a golf ball and die. I water them and they are in good soil. Why is this happening?
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Can I use dried broad bean pods as mulch?

I had planted broad beans last year, and kept some pods on the vine until they dried out and turned black. I shelled them so now I have dried beans for planting later on, but this left me with quite a ...
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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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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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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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Why are the blooms dropping off my zucchini without fruiting?

As you can see from the pictures the blooms look as if they just release themselves and leave the beheaded stalk. There doesn't seem to be any fruit growing at all. Is there something that I am doing ...
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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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What is this large plant that came up when I turned my soil?

I turned my soil recently and this huge plant started to grow. I have put my hand there to show the size. It does not seem to be a weed so I would really want to know if this is some kind of vegetable ...
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Yellow then brown spots on Kale leaves

I've been growing Kale under a 600W LED grow light for the past few weeks. My plants were doing quite well and I'd begun hardening off the oldest two to prepare them for transplantation. After 8 days ...
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How practical is a vertical garden?

My wife and I are learning to grow vegetables. Because she has a bad back, we need to elevate as much as we can, so this is what we have right now: Thinking ahead to next year, I'm wondering whether ...
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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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Why are my courgette leaves shrivelled and yellow?

I have a courgette (zucchini) plant growing in a container, and the older leaves have turned yellow, brittle and shrivelled at the edges, with a little mould also. What could be causing this? Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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What are these white bugs all over my lettuce?

I noticed these tiny white bugs on several of my romaine leaves today. Detail is not great since it was a camera phone, but they're about 2mm in length and there are hundreds of them. What are they ...
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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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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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Mushrooms in raised beds

Well, as title says.. a few questions about mushrooms and veggies: I have several raised beds with different vegetables. Raised beds are made from heat treated wood pallets and on top of them I've ...
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Help! Tiny black eggs on thyme stem

I wonder if gardening gurus here can help? The thyme plant I bought from the garden centre has tiny little black dots all along the stems, though the leaves all look untouched and the plant seems ...
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How do I grow rhubarb in hot weather

I live in South Carolina (37 C or 100 F everyday in July), but I love Rhubarb. I planted 4 rhubarb plants in the shade on the north side of my house. 3/4 have died and the last is struggling. They get ...
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Are we going to be overwhelmed with tomatoes?

As novice gardeners, we planted a bunch of stuff without really knowing where we were headed. Right now our tomato inventory consists of: 5 cherry tomato plants 5 Roma tomato plants 7 Lincoln tomato ...
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What's going on with these leaves?

Here are some bush peas and chard with odd discoloration on the leaves: What's going on here, and how do I fix it?
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What are these pests? Harmful? How to get rid of?

I recently decided to have a vegetable and herb garden and put in raised planters along my house. Two of the 4 raised gardens have a TON of these tiny pests in the soil. Interestingly enough they don’...
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What are the seeds I can preserve and use in my terrace garden? [closed]

I have preserved haldi (turmeric) since December and planning to plant during this month. This has worked great last year. I will like to know what are the other seeds those I can get from day to day ...
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Beet plant - leaves turning yellow-brown

I have a beet plant that I grew from seeds. They started off great and healthy. In fact I plucked some leaves to use in a salad. After that some of the leaves are turning yellow and drying up. What ...
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why are my plants all dying? cucumbers, spaghetti squash and flowers?

I just planted them last week, I watered them everyday until I saw that they were starting to die. some of the leaves are crispy, some of them are limp and soft. So I am not sure if I need to water ...
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What are the ideal germination conditions for herbs and leafy greens?

I'm new to home gardening. I just bought Sustainable Seed Company's Herb Collection (Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme) and Mountain Valley Seed Company'...
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Tomato plant stem and leaves turning dark green/black with yellow circles

I have a few tomato plants where the tops of the leaves and stems are turning dark green/grey. Additionally, yellow circles are appearing on the leaves. These were recently transplanted from indoor ...
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Spots on cucumber leaves

Two leaves from teh same cucumber plant, thinking these are two separate issues (lucky me). As seen in the photo, the lesions on the left are pale tan and don't really look like they're bounded too ...
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What is the difference between male and female asparagus plants, and is it important for growing?

Yesterday I found a box of two asparagus plants among some bags of bulbs at a local store. I couldn't open it, so I don't know what they look like, but the box was about 6 inches tall and 3 inches ...
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Squash vine stopped growing?

I've seen this on several squash plants, where the vine seems to stop growing but the growth tip is still trying to produce fruit. Not sure what this is called - internode shortening or something? ...
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Tomato plant looks like it has grains of salt - what is it and how do I treat it?

My cherry tomato plant has been showing some yellowing of leaves over the past week or so. Just today I noticed the formation of these cluster of white granules - not sure if it's connected to the ...
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Can I convert a root cellar into a small greenhouse?

We barely use our root cellar at the moment and are in the midst of constructing garden beds and planters for vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We don’t really have a great space indoor for growing ...
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DIY Kratky method hydroponics for growing Tomatoes using Milk Jugs

I want to make a small setup of non-circulating hydroponics by Kratky method for growing Tomatoes/peppers using Milk Jugs. Due to COVID, I would like to get all the necessary items delivered home. So ...
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How do I go about renting a house as a hardcore gardener?

I am asking this question here because it really is a question only a gardener can understand. My wife and I are avid gardeners, but I find that when we search for a house to rent to call our home. ...
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Can vegetable plants do well if planted within the lighted area near a (LED) mercury vapor light?

Due to mobility (and other) issues, I can't just put the veggies I want to grow into the ground. I need them to be at a level which doesn't require bending. In the past, I've used "dead refrigerators" ...
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Building a raised garden on uneven concrete?

I'm new to gardening but would like to get a raised bed started in my NYC backyard. My plans are to build a 2x8 raised bed. I have a spot picked out but I am worried about drainage problems as the ...
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How should I grow Moneymaker tomato plants in indoor containers?

A few questions about these moneymaker tomato plants: 1) Is it okay to grow two in a 5-gallon container? 2) Is a homemade bamboo obelisk like the one I am using (see picture) tall enough (it's ...
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How concerned should I be about herbicides in compost horse manure?

I just filled most of my raised beds with locally sourced composted horse manure. When I was looking for straw mulch I started reading a bunch of horror stories about aminopyralid contamination in hay ...
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How to safely keep plants in greenhouse at low temperatures

I'm a 2nd year gardener and am just now building a small 6x9' greenhouse onto the side of a shed. I've got some indoor starts that are beginning to take up a lot of space (my okra is ~9" tall!), and ...
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Moving tomato seedlings outside right after germinating?

I'm trying to grow tomato from seed. I know it's a bit late. Daytime temps here are consistently 60-70F right now. I know that's not optimal for germination, but it's good for growth of tomatoes. My ...
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Is it safe to eat fruits and vegetables planted in a pet cemetery?

Are there any safety concerns in eating fruit and veggies from plants that have been growing where dead pets have been buried? Not a full blown pet cemetery, but a small and intimate location in the ...
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Why did my tomato plant stop growing after transplanting?

I started with a few tomato seeds indoors in 1"x1" pods. Once the seeds germinated and the seedling was a good 2" tall, I transplanted these to 4" pots. From there, after it was about 6" tall, I ...
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What species of aloe is this? This one had white spots on the leaves but those has disappeared when it has reached to maturity. Now is 8 years old

What species of aloe is this? This one had white spots on the leaves but those has disappeared when it has reached to maturity. Now the plant is 8 years old. Can I use it in medicinal purposes?(...
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Is a gabion a good raised planter for a vegetable garden?

I am looking for a raised planter for a vegetable garden -- likely approximately 2'H x 2'W x 8'L. I like the look of a gabion, but I was wondering about its suitability for a vegetable garden compared ...

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