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Can you eat lettuce that your dog pees on

Urine from healthy dogs (and humans) is sterile on leaving the body. It can, however, encourage the growth of existing bacteria: so these you would have been exposed to anyway. Faeces are not sterile ...
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What disease does my Spinach have?

I'm not 100% sure because the black parts are blurry, but your "mold" looks suspiciously like aphids. I think I can see at least one specimen that's clear enough to see the legs (in the 2nd picture). ...
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Small white grains on underside of spinach?

These look like whitefly eggs. You should be fine to wash them off and eat the produce. Consider a horticultural oil as a treatment with an increase in aeration.
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When is it too late to start growing kang kong?

Too late where you are (from memory, you're in USDA zone 4, pretty much). Start off in early spring from seed, best grown in wide containers, but can be grown in the ground. In tropical and sub ...
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Harvesting Baby spinach

A good rule of thumb with leafy vegetables is: after the plant is established you can freely take any leaf that is losing 1/3 of its light to newer leaves. It's not something you MUST do, but if you'...
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Spinach bolting in peak winter. Is overcrowding the culprit?

Bolting ends leaf growth and speeds up the death of an annual after flowering, that's all*. It adds a little bitterness to the leaf but is not a contagious disease. Growing cold-lovers in heat is the ...
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How to get rid of these black insects/eggs on potted spinach? Neem oil?

Soap and water at 5ml per liter is very effective against soft bodied insects. I think the black things in the picture are small caterpillars but they could be insect frass. Either way soap and water ...
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Please identify cause of dead spots on my Malabar spinach

It seems that the problem is caused by a fungal infestation, and the rainy weather, which keeps the leaves moist, worsened the problem.
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Will Malabar spinach regrow from being cut down to the ground?

Yes, it will. It's a very hardy vine, at least in India where it's a popular green for cooking.
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Small white grains on underside of spinach?

Trichromes. totally normal spinach thing. i just learned about them.
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Can you eat lettuce that your dog pees on

I had a large sage plant the was well watered by our dog...I couldn't stand the smell enough to eat it and washing it didn't seem to take that away. We built raised beds about 22" high and plant ...
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Harvesting Baby spinach

Generally in leafy vegetables, you can remove up to 20% of the leaves without too much trouble, and the plant keeps growing. Though of course you will slow the growth down a little. Leaves supply ...
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