Burpee Community - All Topics http://www.burpee.com/community/categories/all-topics Burpee Community - All Topics en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[What are some creative ways you use small spaces for gardening?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/296/what-are-some-creative-ways-you-use-small-spaces-for-gardening We've heard everything from roof top gardens to high rise fire escape container gardens. 

Where is your small space garden?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/296/what-are-some-creative-ways-you-use-small-spaces-for-gardening August 23, 2011
February 16, 2014 February 16, 2014 <![CDATA[Raised Bed Vegetable growing]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/731/raised-bed-vegetable-growing I have three raised beds, 4x4 area, and want to grow vegetable for home use.  I'm not sure how many I can plant or how much space to

allow for.  I would like to plant onions, green beans, tomatoes, squash and eggplants.  I have lot's of experience with flowers, but not

vegetables.  I plan to read up on gardens, but could use advice from others on vegetables.

Thank you

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/731/raised-bed-vegetable-growing February 16, 2014
<![CDATA[Morning glories aren't blooming]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/780/morning-glories-aren%27t-blooming I planted several morning glories in different spots in my yard in the spring. This is the end of August and I've seen 2 blooms on one of the plants. I have 2-3 plants growing on a trellis in full sun in flower bed that gets NO sun. The plants are healthy and growing by leaps and bounds, but no flowers. Not one. Two others are in borders in the back yard. While both are growing, not as well as the front yard bed, they appear healthy and are growing. The only one that has bloomed (2 blooms, but I see more buds) is the one that gets no sun until afternoon. Any clue as to why they aren't blooming?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/780/morning-glories-aren%27t-blooming August 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Star Apple fruit]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/779/star-apple-fruit The shape of the star apple only may as well match the name attached to it let alone its juice as fragrantly sweet, purely white as the milk from the breast. When using the knife to cut the fruit, it is advisable to cut the fruit into two parts before using a spoon to take out the pulp bit by bit until nothing is left. (qua oc cho, hat oc cho)

The most appreciated way to enjoy this fruit is to drill a small hole at its top and lift it to the mouth and raise the head backward to suck the flow of the fragrant juice into the mouth continuously as if a baby sucking milk from its mother's breast. Don't forget to squeeze the tough fruit for a while until it becomes tendered so that the juice can mix with the pulp of the fruit to become a sweet and fragrant muddy substance that looks like milk from the breast.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/779/star-apple-fruit August 25, 2015
<![CDATA[Tree dahlias For Kitty]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/775/tree-dahlias-for-kitty

 

Though Tree dahlias can be reasonably hardy in the South West they still don't like having their feet wet and with an annual rainfall or over 80 inches a year here they don't like it.(qua óc chó)
The few I have left in all have rotted.
Also by lifting I can get them into growth earlier so can take cuttings and also have them around 2ft tall when they are planted out, giving them a head start.
There are quite a lot of different varieties but the most common growing in the UK is D Imperialis.
The strange thing is that they don't come into flower here in the Northern Hemisphere till around November no matter if they are here in the UK, California, India or in Mexico.
I was in contact at one time with someone from Northern India who was working in the U.S.of A. He sent me a couple of pictures of tree dahlias taken at home with the Himalayas in the background, and they were real trees, as wide as they were tall.
The seed that he sent never arrived, pity as I had a feeling they might be a little more hardy than seeds from the normal source.
Quite a sight.
Taffy

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/775/tree-dahlias-for-kitty July 13, 2015
<![CDATA[The Effect and Function of Licorice Root/Gan Cao]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/772/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao Tonify spleen yiqi, clearing heat and removing toxicity, expectorant cough, pain, and the medicine. Be used in spleen and stomach weakness, languid, palpitation and shortness of breath,
Cough phlegm, rou GUI, limb twin acute pain, carbuncle swollen chuangdu, reduce drug toxicity, high.

The function of licorice root/gan cao:

1. Be used for heart qi deficiency, palpitations palpitation, pulse generation, and the spleen and stomach qi deficiency, languid, etc.The former, and cassia twig compatibility, such as cassia twig licorice soup, main licorice soup.The latter, usually used with dangshen, atractylodes, such as sijunzi decoction, the principle of pill.

2. Be used for ulcer ulcers, sore throats and so on.Can use, internal or external, or compatibility of the application.Ulcer ulcers, usually used with honeysuckle, forsythia, altogether plays the function of heat-clearing and detoxicating as XianFang alive.Sore throats, often Shared with platycodon grandiflorum, such as characteristics of soup.If the pesticides, food poisoning, often with mung bean or with storm water decoction.

3. Be used for asthma and cough.Can be used alone, or application compatibility of other drugs.Such as wet phlegm cough 2 Chen Shang;Cure cold phlegm cough and gasp the three f mixed Jiang Xinshang;Dry phlegm cough SangXing soup;Cure pulmonary abscess due to toxic heat salivary foul pus sputum platycodon grandiflorum soup;Your cough salivary salivary licorice of spray dry ginger soup, etc.The wind hot cough, cold, hot phlegm cough cough compatibility is often applied.

4. Be used for stomach pain, abdominal pain and gastrocnemius twin acute pain, etc., often Shared with peony, can significantly enhance the curative effect of twin acute pain, such as peony liquorice decoction.

5. Be used for adjusting high harmonic certain drugs.Such as seasoning bearing gas Shang Yongben product function and to ease the rhubarb and mirabilite in gastrointestinal tract irritation.In addition, also used in many prescription of this product to reconcile the medicine.
In addition, modern for gastric and duodenal ulcer, usually used with cuttlefish bone, corrugated board.This product is both diuretic effect, reason often with hay tip as auxiliary medicine for the treatment of thermal spray urine pain.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/772/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao June 19, 2015
<![CDATA[The Effect and Function of Licorice Root/Gan Cao]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/771/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao Tonify spleen yiqi, clearing heat and removing toxicity, expectorant cough, pain, and the medicine. Be used in spleen and stomach weakness, languid, palpitation and shortness of breath,
Cough phlegm, rou GUI, limb twin acute pain, carbuncle swollen chuangdu, reduce drug toxicity, high.

The function of licorice root/gan cao:

1. Be used for heart qi deficiency, palpitations palpitation, pulse generation, and the spleen and stomach qi deficiency, languid, etc.The former, and cassia twig compatibility, such as cassia twig licorice soup, main licorice soup.The latter, usually used with dangshen, atractylodes, such as sijunzi decoction, the principle of pill.

2. Be used for ulcer ulcers, sore throats and so on.Can use, internal or external, or compatibility of the application.Ulcer ulcers, usually used with honeysuckle, forsythia, altogether plays the function of heat-clearing and detoxicating as XianFang alive.Sore throats, often Shared with platycodon grandiflorum, such as characteristics of soup.If the pesticides, food poisoning, often with mung bean or with storm water decoction.

3. Be used for asthma and cough.Can be used alone, or application compatibility of other drugs.Such as wet phlegm cough 2 Chen Shang;Cure cold phlegm cough and gasp the three f mixed Jiang Xinshang;Dry phlegm cough SangXing soup;Cure pulmonary abscess due to toxic heat salivary foul pus sputum platycodon grandiflorum soup;Your cough salivary salivary licorice of spray dry ginger soup, etc.The wind hot cough, cold, hot phlegm cough cough compatibility is often applied.

4. Be used for stomach pain, abdominal pain and gastrocnemius twin acute pain, etc., often Shared with peony, can significantly enhance the curative effect of twin acute pain, such as peony liquorice decoction.

5. Be used for adjusting high harmonic certain drugs.Such as seasoning bearing gas Shang Yongben product function and to ease the rhubarb and mirabilite in gastrointestinal tract irritation.In addition, also used in many prescription of this product to reconcile the medicine.
In addition, modern for gastric and duodenal ulcer, usually used with cuttlefish bone, corrugated board.This product is both diuretic effect, reason often with hay tip as auxiliary medicine for the treatment of thermal spray urine pain.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/771/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao June 19, 2015
<![CDATA[Pest Control]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/252/pest-control What type of pest control (as in to keep deers away) could I use that would not be harmful to family pets, such as dogs?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/252/pest-control February 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Reading symbols on the seed packaging. ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/762/reading-symbols-on-the-seed-packaging- Recently I purchased some seeds. At the bottom right hand corner my package has a pot with a check mark on it. Does this mean this seed will grow well in a container? I'd like to try container gardening for some of my plants, this would be a helpful insight for future reference. Thank you!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/762/reading-symbols-on-the-seed-packaging- March 29, 2015
<![CDATA[Newbie needs help]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/765/newbie-needs-help Hi! I bought the self watering seed starting kit for some peppers and I just got a few little sprouts starting today. My question is how much longer do I keep the germination sheet on? I maybe have 4 of the 16 that have started to grow but obviously the majority haven't yet. 

thanks 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/765/newbie-needs-help April 30, 2015
<![CDATA[help]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/766/help my seeds grew mold on it, i think water may have got into my box of seeding at one point. Am i able to still use the seeds. 

 

Thank you.

Nona

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/766/help May 1, 2015
<![CDATA[Corkscrew Vine]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine I had planted Burpee's Corkscrew Vine seeds four years ago. 

I over winter the tubers in wood shavings and replant each fall.  Replanting them in a mixture of peat and potting soil in an 18" plastic pot.

I have the plant in a very sunny and warm location backed by lattice works.  They grow wonderfully covering the lattice works  but I have never gotten a flower.

Looking up info, ignoring Snail Vine replies, I can not find any info other than how to start seeds or how to take cuttings.

Does anyone know what type of soil and feeding these needto produce flowers? Does over wintering prohibit flowers the following year?

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine April 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Is there a visqueen that allows water through?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/763/is-there-a-visqueen-that-allows-water-through Hi All,

I have to get rid of my back lawn (water meters). Is there
a visqueen or similar that I can cover the lawn with that
will allow (rain) water through but not weeds/grass to come
back up?(Hoa da pha lê)

Plan is to put Decomposed Granite (DG) down and eventually,
when finances allow, to install garden boxes.

Many thanks,

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/763/is-there-a-visqueen-that-allows-water-through March 31, 2015
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Home for a Party ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/761/preparing-your-home-for-a-party-- When hosting a party at your home, there is a lot more to do in order to prepare than just decorate, make sure there is enough food and drinks and the entertainment is good.  Getting your home in tip top shape before the guests arrive takes more time than just the morning before, so if you are planning to host a party sometime soon, start planning and preparing now.  Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare your home early for a party so you can actually enjoy hosting a party instead of stress about it.
 
Make a list
 
Always start with a list of things that need to be done.  Go through each room and make note of every area that needs attention.  Prioritize the list so you know which places to start first.  About Home suggests that you start with the most important areas such as the entry way, kitchen, living room and bathrooms.  Pretty much every area the guests will see should qualify as the most important areas.  Your list should include cleaning that needs to be done, furniture that needs to be rearranged and décor that needs to be updated.  When hosting a party, your guests will take note of how clean your home is or how up to date your décor is, so if you are looking to impress, start preparing your home early.
 
Clean and organize
 
Of course there will be some cleaning that takes place the day of the party, but all the deep cleaning should be taken care of before the big day so there is not too much for you to worry about.  The easiest way to make a home look spotless is by ridding it of clutter.  Get rid of the things you do not need or use regularly, and find a place for the stuff you do keep.  Use bins and baskets to organize rooms and closets so everything has a place.  Again, start with the most important areas, and then work your way from room to room so you do not miss anywhere.  If deep cleaning the house all in one day is too much for you to worry about, than take it a little bit at a time, starting in the areas that your will spend the most time in.  On the day of the party, all you should have to clean up are the basics like dishes, minor dusting and vacuuming.
 
Prepare for the unexpected
 
With hosting a party comes a lot of mess, and most of the mess is unexpected such as food and drink spills.  Stock up on stain removers, carpet cleaners and towels so you are prepared for whatever mess occurs.  You are the host, and messes should not surprise you or irritate you while the party is in session.  Accidents happen, and the more prepared you are, the more enjoyable your party will be.  A perfect party hostess is always prepared and expects the unexpected.
 
 
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Tags: hosting a party, home upgrades, preparing a home for a party, home party preparations, home décor, home remodeling

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/761/preparing-your-home-for-a-party-- March 23, 2015
<![CDATA[Meadow garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/759/meadow-garden I just moved in to a house with lots of annual vegetable garden space but I don't use that many vegetables. I want to take a rather large chunk and plant flowers. There are mixes on american meadows that I like so I would just be broadcast sowing without defined beds or mulching around the flowers. The area though is somewhat taken over by what I've IDed as Galinsoga ciliata, quickweed. I got rid of some sections by laying down cardboard and the rabbits like it. I'm not sure if I will till in the spring. The soil is loose and the borrowed old tiller is a pain. Do I need to get rid of the ciliata or will the wildflowers steadily crowd it out until it's just a small part of the mix?Laughing

Hoa cuoi gia re

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/759/meadow-garden March 11, 2015
<![CDATA[Privot green hedge]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/758/privot-green-hedge hi all, been a while, planting a load of privot hedge next weekend, there in 1 litre pots and great root system and well establish prune back stems, any advice welcome as in distance, was going to about 18" apart and maybe a bit of growall and bonemeal or just fish & bone or maybe rotten manture what u think lads.

Dien hoa ha noi

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/758/privot-green-hedge February 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Calling wichita Kansas home?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/757/calling-wichita-kansas-home Is there any one else who calls Wichita Kansas their home garden spot? We have that nice, green clay, (I'm being sarcastic) in common. I would like to join together through the Burpee seed Co. to keep updated as to our gardening results using Burpee seeds.

i would love to hear from any of you

nige.  

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/757/calling-wichita-kansas-home February 14, 2015
<![CDATA[Blueberries and spacing]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/755/blueberries-and-spacing I bought one (listed as self-fertile) blueberry plant 2 years ago. Last year it had a very poor yield. I know I probably need a second one for cross-pollination despite the labeling. My question is, since my space is limited, how close do two blueberry plants need to be to accomplish this, or how far apart can they be? Our weather last year was cool and just plain weird, which might account for some the poor performance.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/755/blueberries-and-spacing February 6, 2015
<![CDATA[Tomato]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/753/tomato I need to purchase Tygress Tomato seeds...  I found the Tycoon Tomato seeds but not the Tygress....  Need help...

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/753/tomato February 3, 2015
<![CDATA[surprise discovered raising Kale]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/751/surprise-discovered-raising-kale I have a small 10x10 green house into which i planted Kale(Dwarf Blue Curled- Vates) to which i was very pleased with the variety  - harvesting once the leaves were in the four to five inch range. Have to admit munching fresh from the plant was very pleasant however additional leaves made for super tasty salads..  The big surprise was how hearty the plants remained once the season was over - since the greenhouse is not heated - I was suprised to see the plants tolerate freezing weather with temps below zero a number of days.  SO - today i transferred the plants to - plant boxes down cellar on to my plant growing table. I'm guessing the transfer should provide salad greens within a couple weeks. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/751/surprise-discovered-raising-kale January 5, 2015