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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What are these white bugs on my tomatoes?

I noticed these things on my tomato plants. What are they and how can I safely get rid of them?
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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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What are these small black things appearing on my cucumber leaves, and are they harmful?

There are these little black things on my cucumber plants that have started appearing recently. They are more concentrated towards the 'top' of the plant. They don't seem to be eating away the leaves ...
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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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