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Looking for ground cover that is fast growing in dense shade stays low to ground. Moss mabey 

Asked by: Hawk
I believe English Ivy and perennial Vinca (Periwinkle) will grow well in shade.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-01-08

definition of determinate and indeterminate for tomatoes mentioned in your catalogue

Asked by: rufus
There is a video on this website that explains the difference. The difference, in a nutshell, is that indeterminate tomatoes are similar to the wild form, which send their vines all over the place, and can become quite unruly as a plant. The determinate forms have a 'compact' gene which limits the growth of the vines, allowing the tomato plant to be more bush-like and civilized, and more conducive to growing in smaller spaces, especially in containers. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-01-08

I have attempted to grow a sweet pepper plant indoors this winter in an open pot. The plant is very healthy however, the buds drop when flowering. Is dry air in the house causing this. What is the cause?

Asked by: Fredrick
The purpose of any living thing, including flowering plants, is to survive and then reproduce. The purpose of a flower is to attract bees, which then carry pollen from flower to flower, which in turn allows the flower to get pollinated. Unless a flower becomes pollinated, it will just drop off, since an unpollinated flower cannot produce seeds, and thus there is no reason for the plant to devote any more of its energy to it. Are there many bees living indoors with your pepper plants, and visiting them daily? If not, I'm sure that this is your problem. You may have to hand pollinate your flowers if you want them to produce actual peppers indoors. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2017-01-08

I live in zone 10. I have spoke to a lot of local gardeners and we all had the same issue with tomatoes this year, which is lack of! I had a lot of plants but very few tomatoes. Last year I had more than I could ask for. Do you have any ideas on this?

Asked by: Vickil56
Hi what can I do to stop leaf miner on my tomatoes
Answered by: Banjoguy
Date published: 2017-01-05

When to prune an olive tree? Have read to do so after flowering, but that will cut of developing olives. Just brought mine into the porch for the Winter. It lives outside in a pot for the summer in Swarthmore, PA.

Asked by: shsco
Right after you harvest fruit. 
Answered by: Mikezgarden
Date published: 2017-01-03

Hi, I live in zone 5 and couldn't resist a huge sale on bulbs yesterday. I can I still plant them today Dec 3 (37 degrees) for spring blooming? Thank you

Asked by: kels kottage
Yes, they will do fine, except for blooming about a month or more later than their already established brethren.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2016-12-14

I teach high school botany and have a large greenhouse. What are some plants that I can grow from seed that will do well in the greenhouse.? I am from WI so there is limited light and it is heated to about 60 degrees.

Asked by: sasd
Cool season vegetables would do fine in that environment, such as brassicas and the closely related radishes, as well as leaf crops like spinach, mustard, lettuce, etc. Carrots and beets would do well, and don't forget peas. As for flowers, pansies and violas come to mind, and marigolds and petunias might do ok. Good luck
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2016-12-02

I planted some garlic seeds (Spanish Rojas and Siciliano) 2nd week of October. Shoots are sprouting out now, about 6 inches long. Is that normal? Will it survie the winter?

Asked by: tokay
Onions and garlic are native to the middle east where they enjoy a mediterranean climate. Thus they prefer to grow in the winter months, and go dormant in the summer. They can stand a good bit of frost, and should do fine all winter in zone 7 and southward. Farther north will likely require some protection. Unfortunately, this new Burpee software package does not require you to give your location any longer, so I can only guess what your situation might be. Good luck
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2016-11-27
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