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Does putting vegetables next to each other cause a conflict?

I have a school project related to farming. For this project I should grow some vegetables in an indoor application. And let say I have to grow them in a big container in the same soil and next to ...
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How do I know when to harvest my artichokes?

At the beginning of the UK summer I planted some artichoke seeds. What I didn't realise is how monstrous the plants would become. They're huge and taking over my vegetable patch. I've had to regularly ...
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How can I tell which lettuce seeds are viable?

How do we differentiate which lettuce seeds are good and capable of germination, from the rest?. I planted lettuce seeds, and only 'Radical' came up, after the rest could not germinate.
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What's the best germination temperature for Grand Rapids lettuce?

I tried to germinate lettuce indoors at 27 degrees Celcius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) in the day and 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees Fahrenheit) at night, but they did not germinate. What is the most ...
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Germination of lettuce

I soaked lettuce seeds in distilled water for 12 hours.Then, I transferred them to petri dishes that had double folded filter paper moistened with distilled water. The petri dishes were then left in a ...
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Why did my sunchokes barely produce?

I planted a 10X15 plot of sunchokes this spring, and only got out about 10 freezer bags worth. The stalks were blooming, plenty of ground cover from grass, but still fairly green, with a lot of woody ...
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Why am I having trouble with lettuce germination?

I want to grow lettuce. I used fresh Grand Rapids variety seeds but the problem is that they would not germinate. Day temperature there is between 26° to 29° C (78° to 84° F) and night temperature is ...
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How to rescue our cherry tomato

We bought a cherry tomato plant. Since we do not have room in our window, we planted it in a pot inside the house, and put a lamp directly above it. It grew for several weeks and gave some fruits, but ...
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Removal of dying vegetable plants

After my vegetable garden goes dormant, do I need to yank out plants and start over with new plants, seeds, etc. I have cucumbers cherry tomatoes zucchini and peppers.
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What vegetables could I grow in an indoor garden in winter?

I live in a city and love gardening, but have no spare room especially for gardening. I am planning to make a garden on my windowsill. I live in the Netherlands, so outdoor temperatures in winter are -...
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What is the correct ratios for Epsom Salt and Gypsum solutions?

I want to use solutions of Gypsum and Epsom Salts to augment the nutrients in my pot plants. They seem to be having some mineral deficiencies. I'm wondering what is the correct amount of Calcium ...
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How do I get rid of aphids on kale?

I have some kale growing in my raised bed which are getting infested with aphids. How do I get rid of those and secondly, are the kale leaves still edible (after cleaning them in hot water)?
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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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Is there a special way to cut off sunchoke flowers?

My sunchokes are starting to flower, is there a special way to cut the flowers off, or should I just cut off the heads when they emerge from the foliage?
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Can I train a Ground Cherry to climb a trellis or something else to get it off the ground?

I've grown Ground Cherries (aka Pineapple Tomatillo) for a few years now and it always produced a neat little plant that only took a little work to gather the ripened fruit from around its base. But ...
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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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How should I care for freeze damaged tomato plants?

I've read the other answers but this question is a bit different. We've had 2 freezes each month this summer. 90 to 100 degrees (F) daytime and plummeting to 35 or lower at night. We have covered ...
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Are squash bugs a pepper pest?

So, I grew some zucchini and the squash bugs finally proliferated on it. Today I was in the garden and I saw that there were squash bugs hanging out on my chili pepper plant, which is by the zucchini (...
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Can sunchokes be overcrowded?

I have a row of sunchokes that has branches interlocking, and was wondering if they will overcrowd, or not. I can water them every day, and found this article (done half an hour north from my house) ...
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How do I fight off an aphid invasion on indoor peppers?

I have a row of (mini) sweet pepper plants grown from seed in a planter. The seeds are from peppers from the grocery store. They normally sit on the sill of a SE facing window. So far they have been ...
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What part of sunchokes is the last part to stop showing signs of overwatering?

I accidentally overwatered my sunchokes, and they started turning red, so now I'm watching them heal back to a very healthy plant. What part of them heals last?
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What do my pepper plants have damaged, curling, and yellow areas on the larger leaves?

I planted peppers from seeds a few months ago, and they have been doing great. Recently I noticed some damage to some of the larger leaves, as well as some curling and yellow areas on them. Any advice ...
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Is there anything wrong with letting cucumbers get large?

The top and light green cucumber is the one in question. I thought it was fitting to use a cherry tomato for scale. Is there anything wrong with letting a cucumber grow that large? Is there a well ...
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When doing no till gardening, is it a bad idea to leave grass to act as a cover crop?

In my sunchoke patch, I'm using grass as a cover crop for no till purposes. Is this a bad idea?
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Should I prune other veggies the same way I prune tomatoes?

I just finished pruning the foliage on my tomato plants and am wondering if other plants in the garden would benefit from a similar trim? In particular, my eggplant and peppers have very dense leaves ...
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Why are my zucchini dying off so early?

I've been loosing more zucchini than have been ripening, and I'm trying to figure out why. This is what I've been noticing: Many fruits wither and die when they are just buds - before they fully ...
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Why are my green bell peppers turning brown?

For some reason my bell peppers are turning brown before full maturity. How do I avoid this?
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Why are my squash and pickle plants just producing flowers?

Location central Jersey (USA). I have a small garden next to the house. All my plants get watered nightly from the sprinkler system. My tomatoes and hot peppers are producing bumper crops, but the ...
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I planted bell peppers. Is this actually a bell pepper? [duplicate]

I planted a bunch of different things. Bell peppers, squash, etc. The bell pepper plants are all about the same size (10"). One grow on the very far side right next to where I started growing ...
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No dig methodology?

My backyard has just been cleared of convolvulus ( field bindweed ), and native bush/trees exposing what used to be a lawn a decade ago. I'm thinking I would like to try the no-dig method of layering ...
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Can compost be used as mulch?

I have vegetables growing in raised beds. In response to another question I posted, someone recommended adding mulch. Can I use home made compost as mulch or would I need something purchased from a ...
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What are these abnormal tomatoes on my tomato plant?

I have a few tomato plants growing in a raised bed. I grew them from seeds. For some reason a few of the tomatoes don't look normal (see pictures). Also the size of the fruit is much smaller than I ...
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Cucumbers not producing

I have 3 cucumber plants that I started indoors from seeds. They were all off to a great start but after producing 1-2 cucumbers I noticed the don't look as healthy and leaves have turned yellow. I ...
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Why Do I Have Stunted Corn?

My corn patch has resulted in mature plants that average only 2 ft. tall and tiny ripe ears. The kernels on the ears are full size (but the ears are not filled out). Water has not been an issue nor ...
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Why aren't my young chili plants growing?

I planted chili pepper plants about four weeks ago along with other vegetables. All the vegetables are growing, even the seeds that I planted, but the peppers have grown slightly but seem to be at a ...
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Tiny shot holes in leaves of salad bowl crop

I've got a crop of mixed lettuce, raddish, carrots, kale growing in my 'salad bowl crop'a 6'X 6' area. I just noticed the tiny shot holes of (flea beetles) all throughout the different varieties. ...
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Why did the leaves of my pepper plant become partly white after transplanting?

I am growing a scorpion pepper plant and I have an issue. Since transplanting, all of the new growth is white. I used miracle gro potting mix. The seedling was previously in a pot with a different ...
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Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

I am growing a few cucumber plants in a raised bed. I find that each plant produces a number of flowers and only one of the flowers turns into a cucumber and the rest of them dry up/wither. After I ...
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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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Planting potatoes between tomatoes, bad or good idea?

I spaced my potatoes about 3 feet and between each I would like to put about 3 tomatoes to save space. Will this create problems in the near future?
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What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle?

What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle? (Example: Seed to maturity to harvest)
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Should my healthy, flower-covered eggplant be producing fruit yet?

I have one eggplant plant that I planted about 2 months ago. It is about 4 feet tall and has a large number of flowers. Should it have started to bear fruit? I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas.
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Rockwool - Over germination

I am new to hydroponic growing and I followed a few tutorials on the basics and in doing so I guess I missed a step when I sowed the seed because, like I do in soil growing, I sowed multiple seeds in ...
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Are these strawberries drying up?

Do these pictures of the strawberries look okay or are they drying up?
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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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Best way to grow and tend to Cucumber plants

I have a few cucumber plants growing in my raised bed. Instead of training them and providing a vertical trellis, I am allowing the cucumber to grow horizontally in the soil. Is that a fine approach ...
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What precautions should I take when reusing soil in pots?

I live in a rented house, with minimal space for planting in beds, and am not allowed to modify the garden enough to change this. I grow a variety of fruit and vegetables in large pots, mainly ...
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Lower stems on tomato plants turning brown

Last year, I had a blight pretty bad in my raised beds. I imagine it was because of the long wet spring and summer we had here in Ohio. This year, I made sure to put a heavy mulch bed down of cut ...
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Can I grow asparagus in a small container?

I have read countless times that asparagus cannot be harvested in the first two years. I do not own my property so do not want to invest that time into something I leave behind. Are there any ...
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What is causing damage to my okra plant?

What is causing the new leaves of our Ladies' Fingers okra plants to become thin and curl? One of the plants has started to dry at the bottom part of the stem. Location: Kolkata, India.