Questions tagged [vegetables]

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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 ...
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Name this plant [closed]

This was in a restaurant's kitchen garden on Whidbey Island, Washington. Can anyone tell me the common name for it?
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What plants are these?

I threw a bunch of seeds and fruits over the year to my backyard and now two plants showing up: I am just curious if they are anything valuable before I pull them. I am in Pacific Northwest. Thanks.
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I am looking to buy some garden hoses and I want to be sure they will be strong enough to use with a sprinkler, spray nozzle, or drip irrigation system if I buy one in the future. My water pressure ...
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small cucumbers shrivelling, turning yellow and dying

They are an all female variety, regularly watered, in a greenhouse with plenty of light. Door and window open every day. Started with lots of small cucumbers and only 3 have fully developed, the rest ...
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How often should I fertilize vegetables?

I only ever add fertilizer after I remove a previous crop and break up the soil a bit, but should I be adding fertilizer to vegetables that take 10 or so weeks to grow, such as zucchini? How ...
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What causes the base of tomato seedling stems to shrivel?

What causes the base of the stems of tomato seedlings to wither (shrivel up)? I've noticed this happen occasionally. The remainder of the plant is fine until it dies from being separated from the ...
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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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What is wrong with my jalapeño?

My jalapeño plant has been doing great so far, with no problems. It’s even growing two jalapeños. However, I’ve noticed recently on some of the newer flowers that after the flowers bloom, the stem ...
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Why do I have brown “jelly” and rotten smell inside my healthy looking tomatoes?

I have about 30 tomato plants of several varieties, all hybrid except for one heirloom. Every single tomato plant is having the same issue but my peppers, eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers are fine ...
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What causes cucumber leaves to turn yellow, brown, wilt, die, and the plants to stop producing?

Every year it seems my cukes will go gang busters then suddenly the leaves turn yellow (starting with yellow spots), then turn brown, wilt and slowly die off. This all happens from the root crown and ...
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Chrysanthimum-based pesticide killed my young plants

Recently, a pesticide that I used to treat a number of my young plants killed everything I applied it to. I applied it in accordance with the directions, and the brand is well-reviewed on Amazon, but ...
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How do I inoculate plants with garden giant when not disturbing the soil?

I'm wanting to hook my plants into Garden Giant spawn, but not disturb the soil. How can I best, and quickly put the spawn into the plants while not harming the plants? Is it reasonable to put a ...
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How can I get rid of weeds in my garden?

Obviously it is my first time gardening and I have weeds taller than my tomato, pepper, basil and mint plants. Is there any chemical I can use without hurting my plants or any solution? Also it has ...
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Can you tell me what is wrong with these tomato plants

They have been producing very well and I have had probably 8 or so Tomatoes already and they are still blooming and still making Tomatoes but they look like crap! I live in Missouri and it has been ...
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Are there online stores that specialize in selling plants in pots that bear fruit? [closed]

I live in the Caribbean, and I have 400 square feet of outdoor space where I can put all types of pots (it's concrete). So lately I've been interested in growing some potted plants that bear fruit or ...
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I am confused about miracle grow

I have use Miracle Grow for years. I am hearing nowadays that Miracle Grow might be is harmful. I plant in ground. I have a garden 60 feet by 90 feet. I have grown lovely tomatoes and other items. ...
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How to deal with vegetables after heavy rain/hail?

Tonight we had really bad weather (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - strong wind, extra heavy rain (and some hail). Rain and wind were so strong that even plants under shading net are now laying on the ground ...
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Do wireworms eat germinated seeds?

My garden seeds did not come up this year and in the past I had problems with wireworms. Would wire worms or sow bugs destroy germinated seeds that did not come up through the soil? None of the ...
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Planting vegetables in ground vs pots in greenhouse

What makes the most sense for growing vegetables (tomatoes/peppers/squash/etc) in a new, small 6ftx9ft greenhouse in a hardiness zone of 6? Removing the grass inside and then... Planting plants at ...
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What should I cover the ground in my garden with?

I have not covered my garden all winter, did not know I was suppose to until now. I am ready to plant my garden but want to know best way to prepare the soil and should I cover garden with bark? I am ...
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Pot size - small & repot, or start large?

I have a few different houseplants. I'm also currently starting a few different vegetables, from seedlings and from seeds. I've been trying to research the best way to grow all of these in containers, ...
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Do I need to / How can I separate vegetables grown closely together?

I bought some young vegetables (maybe 5 inches tall), and some of them were grown in tight bunches of four; mainly the okra and beans. They came in small containers with a diameter of about 3 inches. ...
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What is best to use for mulch in a garden?

I bought some natural cypress mulch for my tomatoes and then I was told not to use it because it would steal nitrogen. What is the best mulch and is there one that you can till in after the garden is ...
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Which vegetables under a walnut

On some pasts questions on this site, I discovered that walnuts release Juglone, which is nasty for the growth of many plants. I had/have a part of the vegetable garden partly under a Juglans regia, ...
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What kind of infestation and/or fungus do I have in my vegetable garden?

I have a raised vegetable garden and planted a number of vegetables about a month ago (they were in 3 or 4-inch pots, ready to be transplanted - i.e. not from seeds). In the past week or two, I've ...
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Good winter vegetables in hardiness zone 8B?

It's late November now, and I'm contemplating what would be good vegetables to plant in the next couple weeks. I understand that most things planted now won't be harvestable until spring. I'm in ...
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What's eating my broccoli and kale, and what can I do to prevent it?

Something has been eating my broccoli and kale plants. I haven't seen anything on it, so I'm not sure what it is. It started eating the leaves and has progressed to eating stems and recently seems to ...
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What can I grow in plastic bottles that provides food and is sustainable?

I buy bottled water and recently I've started hoarding all the empty bottles because I'd like to find something to grow in them. I have access to soil so I'd like some ideas for what I can grow in ...
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I planted a vegetable but can't remember what it is

I planted a vegetable about a month ago, but I can't remember which veggie it is. Would anyone be able to help me guess the mystery plant? I thought it was either garlic or ginger, but I don't see ...
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Moldy soil, moldy starters, help!

I recently moved to Bombay (Mumbai, India) and the weather is forgiving her so I thought why not! I bought all the organic stuff I could find and made a potting mix- manure + red soil, vermicompost, ...
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What vegetables could be planted in a limited balcony space in a subtropical environment?

I am looking to develop and maintain a small vegetable plot on my unit's balcony, the space available is approximately 2m x 1m (6ft x 3ft). Conditions: Subtropical coastal mining-port town in ...
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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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Greenhouse positioning

When building a greenhouse, we can all reckon that it should get as much light as possible (with proper heat ventilation). BUT, let's talk about when a greenhouse must be built near shade. Consider a ...
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Should I cut concrete panel into strips, and rings with hooks, or leave it in long strips?

I've decided to build all of my trellises out of concrete panel, and was wondering if I should cut it into strips, and make easy to handle panels, and rings that hook together (at the support posts), ...
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How much water should I give a mung bean each day?

I have a mung bean plant I'm growing in my home that's about 10 centimeters tall now. How much water should I be giving the plant each day in order for it to grow? I would like to know the amount in ...
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Why use landscape fabric in a raised bed?

We just moved into a home that had three existing garden beds. We're using them for vegetables. Next year I was thinking of building a new and smaller bed to use for herbs. I saw a video from Lowe'...
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Growing vegetables in seedling soil

I am growing some plants on my balcony. I have bought some soil that is marketed as suitable for seedlings and herbs. I have some lettuce and tomato seedlings germinating in this soil. Soon I will ...
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Tanalised beds dilemma

I want to grow vegetables in my garden in beds because the soil is clay and I feel that’s the best option. Wooden beds seems the best way to go as recycled plastic seems awfully expensive. There ...
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When to repot vegetables into normal earth?

A month ago, I sowed some tomatoes, paprika and kohlrabies into nutrient poor sowing earth. They are growing nicely, but I am wondering, when it is time to repot them into normal (nutrient rich, pre-...
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Starting on a Grassy lawn in time for Spring?

im in zone 6a and I just recently moved into a home with a fenced in backyard. It has a large-ish raised bed...but i'd actually like to do an in-ground garden this year since i've never had the chance ...
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Is it safe growing vegetables in a soil that has plastic fragments?

I have started preparing a small piece of land for growing vegetables. To my disappointment, I quickly realised that it has been used in the past years as a dump site. Among other bigger pieces of ...
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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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Is it possible to plant vegetables just in compost without soil added?

I am new to gardening and I have started to grow my own vegetables at home. I have used only compost - and now that I am reading more about gardening, I am not sure if what I did was right. So do I ...
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Advice for late tomato/pepper starts

I had planned to start some plants indoors for the vegetable garden this year to try more disease resistant varieties but between being busy and the weather being cold for so long I completely forgot. ...