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Lost instructions for planting georgia jets. They are more than ready to go. Help, please. Thanks.

Asked by: Delg
I presume you mean sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes grow best in sandy soil, so if your soil is not naturally sandy, get some sand from your local home center, available in 1/2 to 1 cubic foot bags, and mix it into your soil. Then mound your soil up into a furrow or two, maybe 6 inches high and 3-4 feet apart. Plant your plants into the tops of your furrows, along with some balanced fertilizer. Planting them in a mound or furrow will encourage a more 'potato' like harvest, rather than getting sausage shaped tubers if grown on flat ground. I usually apply some brown paper as a mulch and for weed prevention, holding it down with 2x4 boards and/or straw mulch to keep the wind from blowing it away. Your plants will seem to just sit there doing next to nothing for about a month, but will then start vining. Georgia Jets vine less than most other varieties. Just leave them alone for all summer and fall, with zero need for any work on your part, and dig them around the first week of October. Once dug, let them lie out in the sun for 1-2 weeks to "cure", but don't let them freeze in the October nights. Good luck.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

If I order asparagus now can I plant them now that it will be the first day of summer by the time I get them?

Asked by: Adk gardner
No, better to wait until the fall. Good luck
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

Tomato plants look great ,but the yellow blossoms are falling off before the fruit sets .lve tried everything l can think of please ,I have 4plants all doing the same thing please help

Asked by: Speedy 36
I posted a similar answer to someone else yesterday. Here is what I wrote: If your plants are otherwise healthy and vigorously growing, then they should produce for you, sooner or later. As with all flowering plants, the flowers must get pollinated in order to set fruit. While bees could accomplish this task for you, it is also true that tomato flowers are self pollinating and actually do not require bees in order to set fruit. Instead, the flowers just need a good shaking or vibrating, as might be accomplished by the wind, and they will then self-pollinate themselves. You can shake your tomato flowers if you like, or I just blow on them a lot if I am trying to grow them indoors with no wind and no bees. I have heard of a spray can product that you can buy, but honestly, I think the spray can just vibrates the flowers to achieve pollination, which you can accomplish yourself without the spray can. But if your plants are not healthy, then that is a much more complex problem. Good luck.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

i noticed in the video for the seed starting kit that they had one for tomatoes and one for zinnias. do i need to keep my flowers separate from my vegetables. 

Asked by: beginning gardener
There is no scientific reason to keep them separated, only for your convenience. Good luck.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

I started some Red Wave Sunflowers this spring & then moved 7 plants to my garden. 6 plants are now 5-6 ft tall & blooming profusely; but the 7th is over ten feet tall & still climbing! Although flowers on #7 are the same size, they have yellow on edge.

Asked by: Norman3
There is usually some genetic variation present in all living things from individual to individual. Your sunflowers may also have noticed that you are slightly different from other humans? Just a thought. It sounds like your sunflowers have been a great success. You should be pleased, as I am about hearing about them.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

what is eating all the tops off my kohlrabi and what can I do about it thanks

Asked by: helenc
One of the likely culprits are cabbage looper worms. Have your plants been frequently visited by small to medium butterflies? They lay their eggs on your plants and the little varmits hatch out and immediately start eating your plants. They are extremely well camouflaged, making them difficult to spot unless you look very closely. Other possibilities include deer, rabbits, and other herbivores, usually dining on your plants in the cover of the night. Some sort of netting is usually effective. Good luck.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

Just got my Burpee seeds in for several summer perennials. I live in zone 7. If I plant seeds now, will there be enough time for them to develop before fall?  Also, the same for seed of the annual Cleome, to develop and self seed next speing?

Asked by: Rxdex
Yes, there is time for all of that in zone 7. But get busy now!
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19

What is the best mix of fertilisers for rooting cuttings? Also soil preparation for rooting, and last what rooting compound would you suggest? 1st plant I'm going to try too raise from a cutting is Leyland cypress. Thank you.

Asked by: Edd H
The best method for rooting cuttings I have heard is to use a white kitchen type plastic trash bag. Take your cuttings and apply a standard rooting hormone, and then place them in your white trash bag along with a cup or two of water, and then tie tightly. Place the bag outdoors where it can get some sun, perhaps half of a day or so. Leave it like this for 3-4 weeks, then open it to see what has developed. You should be pleasantly surprised to see roots growing on your cuttings. They can then be planted in the usual way. Good luck.
Answered by: Hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-06-19
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