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[Strawberry transpalnting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting I have a strawberry patch that has gone wild. The runners have developed new plants and becasue they are so compacted now I don't know how to tell the old plant from the younger plant when transplanting this fall. I really want to get this patch more organized so but now do not know which plants are new or older and the entire patch needs retilled and completely repalnted in rows that easier obatinable when picking. Anyone with any advice before fall 2015 gets here?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting June 6, 2015
February 16, 2012 February 16, 2012 <![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?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/252/pest-control February 16, 2012
<![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

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/731/raised-bed-vegetable-growing February 16, 2014
<![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!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/762/reading-symbols-on-the-seed-packaging- March 29, 2015
<![CDATA[Squash Some answers ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/767/squash-some-answers- Hello, I'm growing golden egg squash it very good, This year my plants are growing amazing but the first layer of squash stopped growing and the second batch out sized the first. my question is sould I cut the old leafs off because they are takeing water from my squash or just cut the old squash off I have not had this problem before this year but my plants are the healthiest the've ever been.?????


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/767/squash-some-answers- May 2, 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. 


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.


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?


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine April 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Rattlesnake Snap]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap These beans are looking great! I sould be getting some beans soon!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap June 5, 2014
<![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,

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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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

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

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

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.

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?

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


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.


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.

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.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/754/lobed-tomatoes February 3, 2015