Questions tagged [vegetables]

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When should I plant parsnips in Boston?

I live in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and would like to know when to plant my parsnip. I use this site and wanted your answer and opinion on the site's answer. https://www.growmigo.com/
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Why would a broccoli plant have grey patches on only a single leaf?

I'm making a temporary garden for a client at home to move to the landscaping location. He requested his garden contain broccoli which is the plant I'm worried about currently. It seems to have grey ...
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Do you uproot plants in a no dig garden with mulch

When using the no dig gardening method with mulched vegetable beds, what do you do in fall with the old plants? I know that in no dig you do not want to disturb the soil. Also when mulching it's ...
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Soil test came back. I need help

The test came back pH a tiny bit to low but the sodium, sulfur, potassium and phosphorus are way to high. Manganese to low. We are square foot gardening. Raised beds. Made. Mel's. Mix with 1/3 ...
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Will my squash ripen off the vine?

I'm a first time gardener so I'm not sure how this works - I may have picked my squash too soon, I also think I may have mixed squash together which would have made a hybrid (from my understanding). ...
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Can I pick healthy unripe green tomatoes from a plant that has blossom end rot?

All my tomato plants have blossom rot. As the fruit begins to ripen, they are rotted at the bottom. Can I pick the healthy green tomatoes and let them ripen without them getting the rotted bottom?
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First ever homegrown cucumber was bitter

I consider myself a beginning vegetable gardener, even though I've been working with ornamentals for 30+ years. After several years of trying, I've finally managed to get my first ever homegrown ...
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What is eating the base of bell pepper plant?

I live in San Francisco Bay area. Till last year I did not have this problem. Something is eating the base of my bell pepper plant which is about 18 inches tall and producing. The critter is eating ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of raised vegetable beds?

I'm asking this mainly to learn before I spend money and effort. This year our produce hasn't been good and mainly because of critters. So I was wondering if raised beds will help to keep the critters ...
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What are some vegetable plants to start from seed in July?

I have some space in my raised bed that I can use to plant some vegetables for the rest of the season. Is it too late to start vegetables from seeds now? If not, what are vegetables that would be ...
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Why does the ginger wither at the top/tip?

I have been growing culinary ginger quite successfully however there are times when one or two stems start drying out at the top/tip and I don't know what could be the cause. The ginger are planted ...
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Is it normal to have a white fuzzy substance on the seedling of my pepper plant?

I found this on my orange sweet pepper plant seedling. It's kind of like a fuzzy ball. Is it normal?
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Do vegetable seeds have a shelf life?

I bought vegetable seeds a few years back. I tried planting them this year but am having mixed results (very few are sprouting). Do seeds have a shelf life/expiration after which they will not ...
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Need help identifying this beetle

I have a group of these beetles on my dill plants. They might be black lady bugs, but seem too small at only 5mm. A positive ID would help be know whether to let them be, or remove them.
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Why has my cantaloupe plant wilted within two hours of weeding?

I went out and weeded around my melon and watermelon plants, and within two hours of that, the cantaloupe plant had completely wilted! I did move some of the vines around to get to the grass ...
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How to transform an area of pasture to a vegetable garden?

What is the best way to transform a 300 m2 area of pasture land to a vegetable garden? I do not mean lawn, but real grassland previously cut down regularly by farmers to feed animals. https://www....
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

If soil smells sour will it make garden vegetables inedible? the pot my peppers were growing in didn't drain well. I fixed it, but every time I water them it still smells sour. Are the peppers going ...
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What kind of vegetable plant is this?

Hello! My daughter and I planted a veggie garden together and cannot remember what we planted! We have no idea what this is? Anyone know?
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How near to each other should I plant my vegetable and fruit plants?

The plants I have started are: lettuce, tomato, carrots, green beans, kidney beans, peppers, and cantaloupe. I've never grown any of these things before, or much of anything before. If there any ...
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Radish plants grew tall but radish was non-existent

So I planted some radish in my garden and they grew fine but when I went to harvest they were tall and had started to flower but the radish was almost non existent. What did I do wrong?
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Why is this tomato rotten at the end, and loosened from the plant?

On of my tomato is rotten at the bottom. At the same time I observe that the connection between the plant and fruit is broken. Not sure what happened first though. Is this just a physical damage that ...
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Calorically dense crops that can be grown in southern Ontario, Canada?

I'm experimenting with growing my own food, and have been for a few years now. My goal, in the very long term, is to be able to homestead and grow as much of my own food as I can. In terms of sheer ...
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How many vertical containers to grow food for one person?

The diet would only be plant based, by vertical garden I mean something like this: But with vegetables instead of flowers and a tower that's 3-5 levels How many of these "towers" would be enough for ...
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Can I grow lemon cucumbers in my area, Southeast VA, zone8? Pic incl'd

Lemon cucumbers: I found these on the Bonnie plants website, and usually there's info attached on where you can find a retailer that has them, but instead it had a disclaimer stating not all Bonnie ...
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Vegetable Grow time and watering Info Table

I am building garden monitoring application and would like to find lists with growing time time to water period to plant of at least the basic vegetables
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Compost pile in vegetable garden area

I am putting in a new garden and thinking about putting our compost pile in one corner. Will this attract harmful bugs to any degree that may interfere with the health of the plants growing nearby? ...
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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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