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[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
March 25, 2014 March 25, 2014 <![CDATA[pumpkins]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/738/pumpkins We are attempting to grow Dills  Atlantic this year...any suggestions on fertilizers we should use?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/738/pumpkins March 25, 2014
<![CDATA[Ideas for gardening with kids]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/223/ideas-for-gardening-with-kids I'm fairly new to gardening and am still learning myself, but I'd like to find fun and creative ways to get my kids involved. Any advice, ideas or resources would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/223/ideas-for-gardening-with-kids March 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Garlic planting in the spring?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/733/garlic-planting-in-the-spring I have several types of garlic that I wasn't able to finish planting in the fall, due to bad weather and timing, and early cold and snow.  I would like to plant them anyway this spring once the ground thaws, if the weather will cooperate.  I have kept the bulbs in my basement in the dark, and they appear to be free of mold/fungus, and only a few have some minimal sprouting.  Is there anything I should do with these bulbs prior to planting? I'm wondering if I need to store them in the fridge for a few weeks, similar to forcing flower bulbs, in order to give them the chilling/dormancy phase they missed out on.  Also, is there any time frame to follow for this? I'm thinking that similar to onions, garlic can probably be planted outside as soon as the ground can be broken. Any advice would be appreciated!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/733/garlic-planting-in-the-spring February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[grafted tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/724/grafted-tomatoes I'd like to hear from people who have grown -- or tried to! -- grafted tomatoes. How did they do for you? Any problems? And are they worth the extra price? I have very limited space but love tomatoes. I use a 4x8 raised bed and can do 2-4 tomato plants, depending on size and habit. (I like to grow other things, too!) Trying to make up my mind. Thanks

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/724/grafted-tomatoes February 1, 2014
<![CDATA[voles]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/728/voles Last summer voles ate my carrots and also some rose roots.I'm looking for a safe  and organic way to get rid of voles.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/728/voles February 7, 2014
<![CDATA[TOMATOE SEEDLINGS]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/723/tomatoe-seedlings HI THERE I ALWAYS TRY TO START MY GARDEN PLANS FROM SEED AND GET THEM TO SPROUT BEAUTIFUL BUT A WK OR TWO AFTER THEY GET LANKY AND PRODUCE TALL THIN NON BUSHY PLANTS WHY ? I GROW IN A INDOOR GREENHOUSE W/PLANT LIGHTING HOW DO I GET THE STALKS NICE AND THICK LIKE SOME OTHER GROWERS?  ALSO MY NEIGHBOR GAVE ME A TOM. PLANT FOR MY GARDEN SOON AFTER PLANTING THERE WERE LITTLE BROWNISH BLACK SPOTS ON THE LEAVES THAT SEEM TO SPEAD LIKE WILD FIRE THROUGHOUT THE OTHER TOM. PLANTS WHAT WAS IT?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/723/tomatoe-seedlings February 1, 2014
<![CDATA[Help starting plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants I have tried unsuccessfully for 5 years in a row to start seeds in the house in early spring. I have planted mostly zinna and marigold seeds. I purchase the seed starting trays you sell with the water mat in the bottom.  My seeds will sprout and shoot staight up with a pair of leaves at the top of the stem. The grow to about  3-4 inches then just keel over becaue their stems are too skinny and can't support itself. They never develop any other leaves (just the 2 at the top) I am following the instructions and water the mat as needed and controlling light. But every year the same thing,  after several weeks they just keel over. What am I doing wrong?

Any help that anybody has I would appreciate!

thanks

Janewb

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants January 27, 2014
<![CDATA[Island gardening help requested...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/718/island-gardening-help-requested Hello, I am a rookie gardener looking for any useful advice, for my situation... I have grown a few things like rosemary and cilantro in the past off and on and I have read countless online articles.

I live in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the island of Saipan (Guam is down island), according to my research, I am in Zone 9.  

The reality of it is there are very few articles for Zone 9 and the few that do exist, really don't pertain to my situation (its pretty much the same tempature/humidity level all year round). Please note that I have found some sites and articles for Hawai'i, but Hawai'i is a bit cooler than us... So yeah its the same, but different...

This time I'll be planting in containers on my balcony (kinda roomy for a balcony), the balcony faces South and I live on the West side (the beach is accross the street) of the island so it great for shade from the afternoon sun and gets plenty of sun in the morning.

Currently I have a small oregeno plant that I clipped from a friend that I made a few mistakes, but have since figured it out.

I will be planting cilantro and rosemary in the next few days and I am seriously considering doing some tomatoes (hanging).

Does anyone have any useful tips/advice for me? Any useful advice will be apprciated... Blesssngs

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/718/island-gardening-help-requested January 8, 2014
<![CDATA[Ancient Tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes I was looking at the Burpee catalog recently and looking at the tomato pages and I started to wonder: What did early tomatoes look like when Columbus arrived in South America? Were they tomatoes in North America? Did they look like cherry tomatoes or were they larger?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes January 11, 2014
<![CDATA[Georgia Gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening Hi, Growing a garden in Georgia is not the easiest thing to do.  Or at least not for me.  My gardens start out good, but soon dry out and die.  I ordered me a book yesterday about square inch gardening.  I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to maintain a garden here in Georgia.  I have very limited space so I have a 4 x 4 garden space and also plant a lot of things in containers. I also just purchased me a small green house so I am hoping I can get some seeds going so they can be strong and healthy before I put them in the ground.

Is there a way to block the hot sun to shield the plants? Is there a secret to watering the plants so they do not dry as fast? Thanks in advance for any suggestions on how to better garden in the South.

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening January 9, 2014
<![CDATA[When to plant]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/716/when-to-plant I plan on planting a new crop of asparagus this spring.  I want to plant some Burpees Jersey Giant plants but would like to know when is a good time to order and plant?  I live in zone 7.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/716/when-to-plant December 13, 2013
<![CDATA[Tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/714/tomatoes I have some questions to ask about growing Tomatoes.

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/714/tomatoes November 21, 2013
<![CDATA[Walk Through Flower Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/713/walk-through-flower-garden I am planning to start a Walk Through garden in the Spring, focusing on cut flower varities, along with veggies.  My property in on the border of zones 7 and 8, leaning toward 8.  What would be the best selection of perennial flowers?  I have sandy, well drained soil. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/713/walk-through-flower-garden November 18, 2013
<![CDATA[Indoor Greenhouse]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/137/indoor-greenhouse Last year I found an Indoor Greenhouse on the Internet. It large, on wheels with 3-4 trays, lights and plastic zip cover around $599.00. I had it marked as Favorite Site but had a computer crashand lost it. Now I can't find it on the Internet. Anyone have any ideas where i might find it?

Thanks

Jordan

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/137/indoor-greenhouse January 21, 2012
<![CDATA[Garden Help]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/650/garden-help Does anyone have any ideas how to prevent the deer from eating my fruit trees.  I have newly planted 4 fruit trees.  They are to tall for a fence around they, yet short enough the deer can get to them.  My apples tree was covered with blossoms the first night we had it planted.  Next morning it was practically bare.  I live in a small town surrounded by woods.  We not allowed to use a B-B gun or pellet gun to stum them.  It seems they come thru around three in the morning.  I've tried deer spray and marigolds, but not a hugh success yet.

I also have fout tomoato plants I have kept on my front porch.  Three are covered with blossoms, with the exception of the grape tomato. This is the first time I have tried the grape.  Do they need something different.?

 

Any advice will be appreciated.   Thanks.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/650/garden-help June 11, 2013
<![CDATA[Q's about Lilly-of-the-Valley]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/712/q%27s-about-lilly-of-the-valley I was doing some eye shopping and saw that Lilly-of-the-Valley are now being stocked. I love the way they smell and was thinking about ordering some but I have a few questions:


What is a pip?

What is a crown?

When do these go into the ground for Zone 8?

Thanks in advance!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/712/q%27s-about-lilly-of-the-valley November 4, 2013
<![CDATA[First Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/711/first-garden Hi guys. I bought a house with an already established vegetable garden but I have never had a garden before. That picture is from the home inspection and they ripped everything out of the ground and left it in a heap. I don't know exactly what they had planted. Is there anything I should do before the first snowfall (Western PA) -- spread mulched leaves over the planting area?? I guess I'm looking for advice and tips for a newbie. 

 

Thanks!

 

Aaron

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/711/first-garden October 28, 2013
<![CDATA[Dessert Fall Planting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/709/dessert-fall-planting We live in Yuma, AZ in the dessert and our fall planting season is upon us, but its for vegetables.  This is the opposite of the midwests seasons but I'm unable to find plants on-line or any information on dessert planting.  Could anyone help me?

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/709/dessert-fall-planting October 4, 2013
<![CDATA[Squirrels in the Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/678/squirrels-in-the-garden  

We've been figthing a losing battle against squirrels for the last several years, to the point that I didn't even want to grow tomatoes because the squirrels take them all.  But my fiance insisted we try again.  This year, they have stolen most of our tomatoes, all of our watermelons, and even some of our ground cherries.  I've tried granualar deterents that you shake on the ground.  I've tried hot pepper wax stray of the fruits.  I put out a bowls of water for them because I read they will "drink" from the tomatoes.  I've tried fermented garlic and hot pepper sprays.  I even tried putting dirty clumps of my cat's litter out in the garden.  But nothing works.   Does anyone know of a good way to protect my poor tomatoes?

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/678/squirrels-in-the-garden July 29, 2013