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That looks like earwig damage (they like to hide in dark, damp places). They aren't really eating the peppers, but using them as temporary homes. There are a number of different ways to deal with earwigs. Although I usually just ignore them, the newspaper trap works well if they become a problem in my yard. The newspaper trap is simple: roll up a piece of ...


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Moss is usually a sign that there is too much shade for anything else to grow. Think of old trees, moss is usually found on the North side of the stems where the sun don't shine. Vegetables and certainly tomatoes need a lot of direct sunlight. I think you'll have to reconsider the location for your vegetable garden.


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Leaf miners for sure, 100%. If you feed your beets well with good quality fertilizer they can outgrow miners and have an awesome crop still, of both leaves and roots. Liquid seaweed, compost tea, a good all purpose fertilizer, ect or any combo of the above can work.


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Much as others have said, to grow lettuce year-round you'll probably have to use a temperature-controlled greenhouse, or else grow the lettuce indoors. Or do different things different times of the year. If you don't like the idea of that, my advice to you is to grow other kinds of greens that taste like lettuce, too, but that have a bigger harvest window (...


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This page from the Royal Horticultural Society provides the formulations of a range of compost specifications used in the United Kingdom; from this source: [John Innes No 2] contains double the amount of nutrient in John Innes No 1 to suit established plants. It is suitable for most houseplants and vegetable plants in containers. John Innes No 2 is ...


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Geotextiles are a step up from weed block fabric generics. Use nds. Use woven. Or use organic matter and sheetmulch. . . Stop stressing.


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According to the Paint Quality Institute, quoted by this site, leaching of water-soluble components in latex paint occurs mainly within a few weeks of the paint's application. All latex paints are made with some water soluble ingredients, such [as] dispersants, surfactants, wetting agents, thickeners, and glycols. All of these ingredients eventually come ...


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Good to consider, and yes, that would be very probable. In fact, some paints such as that are actually designed to deteriorate so as to shed bits of paint to keep looking nice and bright! So, it sort of depends on what's in the paint, but it seems like it would be an extremely poor idea to have any paint ingestion! Another consideration might be that it ...


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Rhubarb stops growing because of high temperature and/or lack of water. Unless you can control the temperature, attempting to extend the growing season probably won't work very well. You can't continue to force it all the year round, because it needs a winter dormant period of at least 8 weeks at temperatures below 3C (37F).


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I lived across the street from about a two acre rhubarb farm in northern IN. He would harvest it about 3 times into August. I think he said he stopped harvesting when the stores no longer wanted it because of low demand.


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Black beauty zucchini definitely does this, churning out all these male flowers at first (beautiful!) until it has enough big leaves (stalks seem to grow taller and wider later than their first appearance and bloom).


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There is so much variation in "days to maturity" due to specific growing environments and weather conditions, that any such tabulation would be useless. Non-beginner gardeners will ignore the claims to be found in gardening books and seed catalogs and rely instead on their own past experience, or perhaps some ultra-local informational resource if ...


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I love the Johnny's Selected Seeds company and their free catalog for this reason among many others. The pictures are pretty, it's got entertaining and educational tidbits mixed among the products, and they have tons of great plants. On the seed descriptions the first thing after the name of the seeds is the days to maturity. They also have ideal seed ...


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I have one like this in my front garden that popped up. I looked it up on the Plantnet app and it came up with Velvetleaf - a wildflower that will have yellow/orange flowers.


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