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[Direct Sow vs. Indoor Sow]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/276/direct-sow-vs-indoor-sow What do the phrases "Direct Sow" and "Indoor" or "Indirect Sow" mean?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/276/direct-sow-vs-indoor-sow February 14, 2012
September 16, 2012 September 16, 2012 <![CDATA[Tomatoes won't turn red]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red I have to two tomato plants one in a pot and one in a topsy turvy. They are both beef steak variety tomatoes and neither have gotten tomatoes on them all season to be much bigger than cherry tomatoes. But with it becoming cooler I am worried that the tomatoes that are still on the vine won't turn red nor get any bigger. Any suggestions on what to do?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red September 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Transplanting Raspberry ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/715/transplanting-raspberry- We purchased a home where raspberry was left go and has run amuck among the weeds in the woods. Good crop but very hard to harvest. I want to transplant it in a proper row with a short support for the canes. We are having a pretty mild November. Can I do this now or wait until spring? Now I can easily tell which canes are first year and will provide berries next year. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/715/transplanting-raspberry- November 23, 2013
<![CDATA[Peppers HOT HOT HOT]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot Its January! Time to start your bhut ghost jolokia and trinidad moruga scorpion peppers. They take the longest to germinate and produce. February we will start the Burpee Big Guy Hybrid Jalapeno seeds.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot January 29, 2014
<![CDATA[Burpee Plants?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/655/burpee-plants Hey guys, has anyone ordered live plants from Burpee? I ordered the roma super sauce plants. The first time they came, they were one of the saddest plants I had seen. Even after waiting, and then planting them outside, they are still so so droopy. I complained to the customer service, and they sent me another set of the same plants. These plants were even sadder than the first set! Two plants are almost dying (they are just drying up).

 

I actually had better luck starting my plants from seed. They came out very robust, and are doing so well in the garden. They all have started flowering and I expect fruits very soon.

 

I am just surprised at the quality of plants that burpee sent out. What has the typical experience been?

 

Thanks.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/655/burpee-plants June 16, 2013
<![CDATA[Soil in container]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/739/soil-in-container My half whiskey barrel only holds flowers.  The soil holds too much water and compacts and so do my raised beds.  What do I add to make the soil not so dense. Thank you.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/739/soil-in-container April 21, 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[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[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[Daisy Girl Scout Troop]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/737/daisy-girl-scout-troop Hello,

I'm a first year Daisy Troop leader of 11 girls, all ranging in age of 5-7 years old.  I have a wonderful group of girls.  We are starting our Daisy Garden this spring and I don't have a clue as to what to do.  I have never growing anything outside of house plants and that didn't go well.  

I really want this to be a great experience for my girls.  Can anyone give me some easy ideas to make this Daisy Garden a success!! We have two 10X10 plots in our community garden.  I wanted the girls to have enouch space to plant what they want.  I plan to plant herbs, fruit, vegetables and Flowers.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/737/daisy-girl-scout-troop March 17, 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[Rose bush care]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/483/rose-bush-care I need some advice on how to care for a rose bush that I have in my front yard. I'm not sure when and how much to trim and it seems to stop flowering fairly early in the summer.  I also have issues with Japanese beetles eating the leaves so any advice on keeping those away would be helpful as well.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/483/rose-bush-care February 13, 2012
<![CDATA[Spinach planting prep?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/736/spinach-planting-prep How do you prepare for spring spinach planting?  I suspect my garden will be thawing out soon, but will probably be a swampy mess.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/736/spinach-planting-prep March 15, 2014
<![CDATA[Perennials]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/665/perennials Perennial flowers are always something to look forward to year after year!  There are so many gorgeous varieties to choose from it's hard to pick a favorite.  At least we think it's a tough decision!

 

What are some perennials that you love seeing come up each year that you never get tired of? 

 

Have you tried planting any new ones this year?  If so- what did you go with?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/665/perennials July 8, 2013
<![CDATA[what do to do with strawberry plants at the end of the season?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season I had planted 15 plants three months ago and only got a half dozen tiny berries so far. now they are growing faster and getting bigger leaves and runners are starting to appear. I have not done gardening for many years, what am I suppose to do with them now?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season July 8, 2013
<![CDATA[Fall bulbs]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/401/fall-bulbs What fall bulbs are you growing this season?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/401/fall-bulbs September 27, 2011
<![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[Raspberry patch out of control]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control My raspberry plants are out of control.  They are getting very large and are spreading so much that it is difficult to get into the patch to pull weeds (also out of control) and I can barely get to many of the berries by August. The plants range in varieties, and are all between 2-5 years old.  I'm trying to decide how to prune them, train them, and get them back in some kind of order this year.  If possible, would prefer NOT to sacrifice having at least some of both early and late harvest, because I truly love snacking on sun-ripened berries while I'm out in the garden throughout the summer.  I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on managing these wily brambles!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[Best choice for starting onions?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/734/best-choice-for-starting-onions I've only grown onions from seeds in the past.  I usually start several varieties indoors in winter, as well as seeding directly in the garden in the spring.  I am considering trying onion sets or transplants this year. Does anyone have any advice based on your past experiences with either sets, or transplants?  I don't think it would be possible to ever have too many onions, so I want to plant a lot and have lots left for storage. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/734/best-choice-for-starting-onions February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[How long does it take for asparagus to establish?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/732/how-long-does-it-take-for-asparagus-to-establish I have been trying to get an asparagus patch started.  Planted approximately 5 years or so ago and each year the plants grow but I do not get harvestable asparagus.  I have consulted the elder gardners in my family for zone 5 and have done all that they suggested to no avail.  I mix in a salt mix into the soil in March and have even worked in chicken coop manure in the past as suggested.  Nothing seems to be working.  Any other helpful suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/732/how-long-does-it-take-for-asparagus-to-establish February 21, 2014