Burpee Community - Hot Topics http://www.burpee.com/community/categories/hot-topics Burpee Community - Hot Topics en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Rattlesnake Snap]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap These beans are looking great! I sould be getting some beans soon!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap June 5, 2014
March 29, 2015 March 29, 2015 <![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[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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Source: housekeeping.about.com/od/timesavingideas/ht/partyprepclean.htm

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[Parsley Seed]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/760/parsley-seed Anyone had much luck growing Parsley from seed? From my research, it seems it's pretty hard to get the seeds to germinate. It sounds like it's better just to buy the plants.

Has anyone taken cuttings and started new plants?

I'd like to have several parsley plants for beneficial insects. But, then, it sounds like the Beneficial Insects don't come until Parsley blooms which is the following year (biennials).

Parsley is suppose to be hardy to zone 2. Last year is the first year I grew parsley. I suppose it will return? We had a really cold winter this year as did everyone else.

Trà linh chi

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/760/parsley-seed March 18, 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[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[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[Best time to grow garlic?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/371/best-time-to-grow-garlic When is the best time of the year to grow garlic.  I know some of my friends start it in the spring and others start it in the fall.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/371/best-time-to-grow-garlic August 23, 2011
<![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
<![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[Planting time for potatoes?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/756/planting-time-for-potatoes Is it too early for me to plant my potatos (Mid-February)?

Details about my garden and climate:

Willamette Valley, Oregon (between Eugene and Corvallis).  I don't honestly know what my Zone is. 

We get lots of rain, but this past Autumn, I covered my well-tilled raised beds with black plastic to keep them dryer than the surrounding ground.

I am building "tents" with translucent plastic film on a PVC frame to continue to protect from the rain, provide light, and warm the soil.

The ground below my beds is valley clay, but the bed I have selected for my potatoes is raised ~16 inches and filled with a combination of much better soil and dairy compost. Good dirt.

I already have some potatoes with well developed eyes and/or roots.  (It was a bag of taters given to me by someone who forgot them in their garage.)  I need to do something with them soon.  Should I plant them outdoors in the beds, indoors in pots, indoors in water, or wait?

Thanks for any and all advice.

Tony

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/756/planting-time-for-potatoes February 13, 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[Lobed tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/754/lobed-tomatoes Last year, I tried Brandy Boy, and everyone loved them, but they were the ugliest tomatoes we've ever grown. Don't be alarmed! they were also the meatiest tomatoes I've ever seen and the taste was to die for.


But, they grew irregularly. Huge, massively lobed fruits. One lobe would be ripe and the other green as can be, so I thought, at first, they were different fruits. When I went to pick the ripe one, I learned that "they" were a single fruit on a single stem. Thus far, my research tells me little. Something about double-fertilizing, something else about tomato flowers each with multiple pistils. Didn't even know that was possible. It's all very confusing.


Not that I mind all that much, it's such a good tasting tomato and I'll grow more, but is there anything to be done?


Thanks in advance.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/754/lobed-tomatoes February 3, 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
<![CDATA[surprise discovered raising Kale]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/752/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/752/surprise-discovered-raising-kale January 5, 2015
<![CDATA[Why do you love gardening?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/222/why-do-you-love-gardening I love gardening because my Grandma had 32 grand children and Burpee's use to sell a packet of vegetable seeds for kids for a penny.  My grandparents were very poor but they could afford that.  Every grand child had a garden and Grandma would let us open the packet and talk about the seeds and we would plant them together.  We each took care of our own garden. It was the one big present I got from her every year.  I love my garden and think of Ganny every time I dig in the dirt!  Thank you Burpee for making my childhood special!  :-)

Kim Hirsch from MNSmile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/222/why-do-you-love-gardening June 19, 2012
<![CDATA[Heatwave II and island gardening problems...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/750/heatwave-ii-and-island-gardening-problems Hello, I'm doing balcony gardening in Saipan in the US Northern Mariana Islands (zone 11) and have 2 Heatwave II tomatoe plants that are doing well but seem not to be fruiting at all.  One is in a Topsy Turvey (younger than the other) and the other is in a 5 gal bucket growing upright... I have noticed the flowers falling off... I'm using Jobes Organics Vegtable & Tomatoe every 2 weeks like I'm suppose to and have Gypsum  in the soil when I planted...

I don't understand why I'm getting nothing... they appear pest free

Also, my Cilantro won't grow more than an inch maybe three if I'm lucky... they never flower, just collape and die on me at some point... Tried full sun, partial sun, mostly shade, complete shade... always die... Please help me!!!! All useful information is appreciated.

Blessings, Romeo

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/750/heatwave-ii-and-island-gardening-problems November 12, 2014
<![CDATA[Worm inside Raspberrys stems]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems this summer I got worms inside my Rapberrys and they only gave me a few raspberrys, as in 3 handfulls, do not know if they where there last year because i moved here in August 2013.

I just cut the rapberrys down, an noticed the worms had gone all the way to the bottom of plant and upward all the way. 

I have 24 plants, and it looks like they might be a few years old because the root system is everywhere. I uprooted one but I thought I better ask before I pull them all out. Is this rapberry patch savable or do I need to pull them all out?

thanks For any help you can give me .

Lisa

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems October 8, 2014
<![CDATA[Giant Product]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/748/giant-product SealedI would like to know about Giant Product like Fruit and Vegetables

do they change the DNA? to get it to grow so big??

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/748/giant-product September 28, 2014