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Can I transplant the cucumbers in these pictures?

I have two cucumber plants in pots (pics below) the one in the terracotta pots is a type of slicing cucumber and the cream colored pot is pickling cukes. Neither are burpless. I read that moving and ...
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What is happening to the okra plants

Recently i have been growing okra plants from seeds and i find that out of all the shoots three of them wilted. Completely puzzled on what has been happening to the plants? I have attached a ...
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What is happening to my pumpkin shoot?

Please find attached picture of my pumpkin shoot. The leaves show a whitish appearance. I am growing it with vermi compost and cocopit mix. Can somebody tell what has been happening with the plant ...
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Do surroundings affect vegetable garden pests

I have a vegetable garden that is close to a fence which has a random creeper growing over it and two large bushes. I can't make major modifications to the existing garden due to being a renter, ...
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Companion gardening - I only have one bed

In my garden, I currently have one bed divided into sections, but the division is informal. I have alliums planted on the far left, in the middle are peppers and tomatoes, and on the right I have ...
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What happens to my tomatos?

The leaves of my tomatoes (three diverse sorts) don't look good. On the fourth day outside (still in the process of hardening), they started to show the light yellow to brown spots on some leaves, as ...
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How can I grow better shaped yellow squash?

I am growing some early prolific straight neck yellow squash in my raised bed. I am getting a lot of flowers and squashes but they don't seem to be growing to full size. Am I doing something wrong? ...
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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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Is this a weed or vegetable

I have this plant growing in my raised bed that I did not plant. Is this a weed or a useful vegetable plant? Need help identifying the plant.
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Need help identifying this volunteer plant

I have a raised bed that I recently put home made compost in. I have this volunteer plant growing and suspect it came out of a seed that I may have thrown in the compost bin. Unlike some of you I am ...
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Light spots on tomato leaves

I am growing green tomatillo (a mexican variety of tomato) but one of my plants is looking very sad and I need help to understand what could be the problem. About the problem: Two days ago I noticed ...
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What plant is this? Maybe a bell pepper plant?

This plant grew next to my avocado shrub. It's been there for quite some time (>6 month). I recently started to grow bell pepper plants and they look a bit similar (the longer first two leafs (one ...
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Raised bed soil repairing

I moved into a new house where there was an aluminum raised bed. Let us call this bed A. I made a wooden bed 10inches deep. Let us call this bed B. Bed A was there before I came and the soil looked ...
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What are the steps for building a no till vegetable garden, and how late can I start it?

I'm looking at putting my garden along a creek bed in a part that doesn't flood, and was wondering how late I can start it, and if I need to do anything special other than planting the seeds.
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What is the process for building a forest vegetable garden?

I'm looking at making a garden on an old growth forest floor, and was wondering what the steps for establishing one that will produce this year would be.
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What is this ladybug-like insect that is damaging my kale, and how can I control it?

This insect has seriously damaged my kale, and almost killed my brussel sprouts in less than a week. What is it, and how can I control it. My garden is organic, so a non-chemical solution is ...
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Why are my cucumber seedlings turning white? Are they going to be okay?

I started my plants about 3 weeks ago in one of those jiffy pellet greenhouses. I moved them to larger pots about a week ago because the roots we're spreading everywhere. About 3 days ago I decided ...
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What kind of vegetable plant might this be?

This plant began to grow in my vegetable garden in early March. I am in Bakersfield, California It was about 4' tall. Now, in April, it is almost 6' tall and now has yellow long blossoms.
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Developing new soil for gardening

We recently purchased some land that is on the bench of the mountains covered in juniper trees and has a PH of between 7 and 8. We have cleared a good size area and I would like to amend the soil for ...
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First time gardener using a small raised planter - how to plant seeds?

I'm brand new to gardening and just got one of these to put on my deck and try to grow some vegetables for the spring and summer. The bed is roughly 30 inches x 20 inches, so it is pretty small. Also, ...
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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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What would be eating my lettuce plants, and leaving some other vegetables alone?

I planted 6 lettuce plants and this morning 3 of them are completely nipped. Do you know if they will grow back as only a little bit of the leaves are left. Also how do I protect the rest? I also have ...
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starting first-time garden in yard with a lot of english ivy - raised bed vs. double-digging

I've never gardened before and would like to start a small (4' x 8') vegetable garden this year in our yard. I'm hoping to plant sugar snap peas, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, and possibly watermelon....
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What edible, winter-hardy plants would grow well on my northern patio?

I'm near Zurich, Switzerland, which is in hardiness zone 8a. I recently moved and have an uncovered patio facing North. It gets some sun in the morning and a tiny bit of sun in the afternoon. I'm ...
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Why does my cauliflower plant have leaves which are damaged and full of holes?

See attached picture of my cauliflower plant in my raised bed. Other plants are healthy but this one does not look as healthy. What could be the reason?
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Why is my Cauliflower not producing nice shape

See picture. Instead of one large cauliflower head it is producing individual florets. What is the possible reason for that? I have done the usual watering and fertilizing so don't think that is the ...
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Which crops or vegetables can withstand 40 degrees Celsius?

I want to know which crops or vegetables will withstand 40 degrees Celsius (103 degrees Fahrenheit)?
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Can all plants grow inside all year round?

I live in an apartment and both the entire south-east and the north-west sides are huge windows, so I have lots of light coming in (I think I have about 6h 40m on the shortest day of the year). I ...
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Morning/Afternoon sun plants (vegetables)

Is there a list one learning gardener can use to plan the position of plants depending on their preference of sunlight hours? I am interested in growing vegetables in a greenhouse. I've read that ...
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Why is my pepper plant losing its flowers?

January a year ago I planted my peppers, I put one in a big pot & it produced big peppers all summer. When it got cold we brought it inside & have had it under the grow lights since. Until ...
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Do we need to replace mulch with soil?

I am planning on planting vegetables and the old bed has decayed mulch which looks reddish and grounded. Do I need to dig out a few inches of this and replace it with soil? Is there a way to find out ...
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Will small garlic bulbs produce big bulbs?

This is my first time growing garlic, had a particularly rainy and dismal spring followed by flecks intensified, spread to neighboring garlic plants, and soon were infecting entire crop-garlic-rust, ...
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How long can I store seed potatoes?

I've just ordered 1kg of heirloom seed potatoes but I only intend to plant 500g or so. Going forward, I intend to harvest true seed from their fruits, but I'd like to keep a backup in case blight ...
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Does full shade count for photoperiod sensitive plants?

Many vegetables will bolt when they're grown in the wrong season, and this is because they're photoperiod sensitive. This means that for a short-night plant if the night hours drop below a critical ...
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What to do with 250 seeds!

I bought a packet of seeds that comes with 250 seeds! There's no way I have the space to plant 250 Silverbeet plants in my backyard, 10 plants maximum. What should I do with the 240 leftover?
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What is this dark leafy vegetable plant? What's causing holes in the leaves, and how can I help it?

I got a variety of seeds from a friend. Most were swiss chard and butter lettuce but this one is different. Also it's the only one that's getting riddled with little holes. What's eating it? What ...
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What relevance does fungal dominance have to a vegetable garden?

I'm mainly attempting to grow vegetables for my family so basically Brassicaceae, Umbelliferae, Asparagaceae, and Solanaceae. I'm certainly not attempting to establish an old forest or even a food ...
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What is brix, and should I care?

I've read some sites that talk about Brix levels in vegetables, and how we should aim to reach high levels in the edibles we grow. What is brix, and is it something we can inexpensively measure at ...
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Interveinal chlorosis of aubergine leaves

My aubergine plant seems to be developing some nutrient deficiency. I pulled it from the ground in autumn about 9 months ago and placed it into an air pruning pot with some potting mix, and kept it ...
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Can I save broad bean seeds before they're dry?

My broad bean plants are near end of their life. I planted them in autumn, and now we are half way through our first summer month. Many have been blown over by strong spring winds. The bean pods are ...
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Why are my vegetable plants in my hydroponic system dying?

I am growing peppers in my hydroponic system. I transplanted tomatoes & peppers three weeks ago. For the first two weeks the plants were growing well, but since the third week some of the plants ...
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When should I repot a newly planted potato?

I recently planted a potato in my cubicle at work (don't ask why, long story) in a pot that is much too small for the potato. The soil that I used was completely bone dry, it had been sitting in a ...
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How should I care for newly planted cauliflower and broccoli plants?

I am in USDA hardiness zone 9b, and just planted store bought cauliflower and broccoli. This is the first time I am growing these (6 of each) in a raised bed and have no clue how to care for them for ...
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How do I grow Wasabi?

I would like to grow Wasabi. My climate seems, according an old Times World Atlas, very similar to the (central) Japanese one. But on documentaries I've seen on TV, it seems that Wasabi grows in wet ...
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What food crops grow well in a shady area?

I have very big trees in my garden that covers 85% of the sunlight. I'm in Asia with temperatures around 30 °C. It's dry most of the year and the soil is pretty hard. What food crops should I ...
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How do I ripen tomatoes?

I am in zone 9b and growing tomatoes since summer in a vegetable garden. I have a few tomatoe plants that have small tomatoes. Now that the weather has started to get cold, the tomatoes are not ...
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What is the useful life of a kale plant?

I have a few kales growing in my raised bed and it keeps producing leaves and I keep consuming them. Do I keep doing this or is there a point where you would remove the plant and put a new seedling? ...
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What should I consider while building a grow-light system?

I will build a grow light system from LED lights for a 1m x 2m square area. I am planning to grow 6 plants (vegetables) in that area. I am a little tight in terms of budget. So I want to find cheapest ...
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Planting non organically grown plants in organic garden

I have some raised beds that I use for vegetable gardening. I don't put any fertilizers or pesticides and I grow all vegetables from seeds. Lately I have been thinking of purchasing young vegetable ...
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What vegetables should I grow in my raised beds in winter in Zone 9b?

I am in Zone 9b and have 3 raised beds that I want to use during the winter season to produce something rather than leaving them idle (let me know if that is a good thing). Should I grow vegetables ...