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Pepper plant sprouted with upward growing roots, why?

Okay first off, neither I nor anybody else uprooted the pepper plants. Yesterday, I saw a brown end on two of them which made me think that maybe they sprouted without leaves, since I had a tomato ...
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How to prevent roots from digging through raised garden bed bottom

I am planning to build my first raised vegetable garden bed on my front yard. However, since my septic drain field is located under that yard, I don't want The roots of my garden bed to potentially ...
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Favorite small-scale gardening books for beginners? [closed]

I recently started cultivating a 20'x25' vegetable garden, which is to say, I signed up for a community garden plot and have a few containers for tomatoes on my porch. I don't have any experience ...
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What are the spots on my chili plant?

this is my first vegetable plant and I have no idea what to do or if this is something normal. My plant has white spots on older leaves and they turn brown over time. Anyone here who has seen this ...
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Why tomato is too small?

I bought it a month ago then moved it to a bigger pot and the tomato started to be red but still too small, it is cherry tomato but still too small and not tasty sweet at all.
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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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Help identifying species of vegetable garden pest

I am having trouble determining what type of pest has invaded my vegetable garden. It has started with the bok choy and is working its way toward the peppers and herbs. Please advise.
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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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Will concrete and clay pavers between raised beds leech any harmful chemicals into vegetables?

I have four 4 ft. x 4 ft. raised beds with a 3 ft. path between them forming a +. The raised beds are made from 2x8 untreated pine boards. The layout looks like this... ____ ____ | | | | ‾‾‾‾ ...
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Growing vegetables indoors under grow lights - How much space for 1 person to survive or at least have significant yield?

I am curious, I have enough space to grow my own vegetables under grow lights. How much space would I need for one person to survive or at least have decent yield? Let's leave fruit and meat, bread ...
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First time gardener looking for a critique of my 2020 plan and answers to a several questions that came up in the process!

Greeting earth whisperers, It's that time of the year again where I plan to start a garden, but never get around it and say "next year, for sure!" Except this time, I want to actually follow through ...
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What should I consider when putting raised garden beds on concrete?

I have a bunch of raised garden bed frames, and I'm considering putting them on a slab of concrete that I have in my back yard. I wanted to avoid putting them on the grass, as when I've done this ...
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Raised bed pure horse manure compost

I've got some new raised beds, 16inch deep on top of gravel so not over soil, and am thinking of filling them with pure horse manure compost, a little top soil and small amount of sharp sand. Would ...
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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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How do I grow root vegetables in pots/grow-bags?

We have a flat (apartment) with no garden, but would love to grow root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots. Is it possible to grow these in a pot, container or grow-bag, or do they need too much ...
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How can I grow edible plants for a reptile in the reptile's tank?

I have a bearded dragon, and I recently came up with an idea to possibly plant my dragon's food in her own tank. This way it is fresh, always available, and may even help to keep the humidity in her ...
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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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Differences between arugula and wild arugula

I grew a wild arugula last year, and was very pleased with the plant. I would like to grow more of it this year, and maybe to add some (non-wild) arugula as well. Is there any notable difference ...
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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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My Artichoke Flowered, Now What?

I wasn't paying close enough attention to my artichoke this past week, and it flowered on me before I could get a chance to harvest the bud. Disappointing that I didn't get to eat it, but at least I ...
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Leeks, how long from flower to dry seed?

I left some leeks in the ground from last year, and they shot up to form a bulb in December. They flowered shortly afterwards at a height of about 6 feet. I expected the seeds to be ready for planting ...
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How do I stop my carrots from sticking up too high being nibbled from the top?

I have some purple carrots and there growing excellently. But after a couple of months, they started to stick up 2-3 cm above the ground with one eaten, so I pulled them out before anymore were eaten. ...
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do “real” vegetable gardeners buy plants, or use seeds

I am a new gardener, and am really excited to grow my own vegetables. It's end of May, so I may have missed the boat slightly in terms of planting seeds and growing a tomato plant from that. Next ...
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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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What would be good category names that describe growing from seed, geophytes, nuts or from plants?

I am building a vegetable gardener website that allows visitors to start gardening journals in which they can record all kinds of data like the days until maturity, plant size and width, harvest date ...
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What is this vegetable in my garden?

I planted butternut squash and this is what has been growing. They are between 12 and 13 inches long and 12 to 14 inches around at the largest point. They have not turned tan at all. Please let me ...
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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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Concise database/reference for vegetable gardening?

The answers provided to Does anyone know of a somewhat comprehensive plant database available online? didn't prove to be much useful for someone that is getting into vegetable gardening. The USDA's ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Bringing pot-grown aubergines into the house for winter — is it worth it?

I've got a few aubergines growing in pots in the greenhouse, and they were a bit slow to get going this year despite a warm summer. One* has a couple of fruit that are swelling up nicely but the ...
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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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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 does my pumpkin patch have only male blossoms?

I have a pumpkin patch in Illinois with 30 plants. They're all in bloom now but are only sprouting male blossoms. How do I get them to give me female blossoms? I'm worried I won't have a single ...
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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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Is rust from a steel rainwater barrel harmful to edible plants?

We are using a used steel drum barrel as a rainwater container. Someone else in our house brought it from work, and we haven't bothered replacing with a plastic one yet. Supposing that there is no ...
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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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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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What vegetable/fruits plants will rabbits not eat?

I have an area for a few raised beds were it would be impractical to secure against rabbits. What can I plant there that they won't be interested in? I'm assuming they won't eat any berry types, but ...
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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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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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