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[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

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/724/grafted-tomatoes February 1, 2014
June 16, 2014 June 16, 2014 <![CDATA[Potatoes in potato bags ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/745/potatoes-in-potato-bags- I have two potato bags and have Yukon Gold in one and a red-skin (can't remember the name) in the other. Both were listed as having approximately the same growth needs and harvest time.

The Yukon Golds bloomed some time ago and I can now find small (1 1/2 inch) potatoes if I dig down a few inches with my fingers. The foliage on both of them has been lush and healthy. However, the reds have never bloomed, some of the foliage is beginning to turn, and I find no little potatoes.  No bugs or other insects are noted.

Why have the red-skins not bloomed, and isn't blooming necessary in order for the little potatoes to develop? Should I continue to wait or discard them and plant something else? 

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/745/potatoes-in-potato-bags- June 16, 2014
<![CDATA[Last years garlic cloves]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/747/last-years-garlic-cloves Harvested this years garlic which leaves me with the remainder of last years crop within storage.  I never throw the old cloves out - its

a little time consuming but i remove the covering of the individual cloves and there will be a green sprout growing in the center.  Next i take a sharp small knife and slit the clove cutting the green sprout in half - open the split clove and remove any of the green sprout    and save the remainder in a zip lock bag or small dish.

After all cloves have been examined and the sprouts remove - i chop the cloves using a small chopper - mine is about a one cup Rival chopper and its so handy and easy to use.  Place the chopped garlic pieces in a pint or quart jar - and cover  with olive oil - over with a canning lid and place a securing ring to the jar.. 

Next i place the container in the refrigerator and use when ever garlic is sought in a recipe - the head cook in this house loves how easy it is to use when needed....

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/747/last-years-garlic-cloves July 20, 2014
<![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?

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/276/direct-sow-vs-indoor-sow February 14, 2012
<![CDATA[tomato specks]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/746/tomato-specks My tomatoes have brown specks on them they are still green on the vine

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/746/tomato-specks July 3, 2014
<![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?

]]>
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. 

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/715/transplanting-raspberry- November 23, 2013
<![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[Golden Egg Hybrid]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/743/golden-egg-hybrid I tried Burpees Golden Egg Hybrid this year. So far looking very good!

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/743/golden-egg-hybrid June 5, 2014
<![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.

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot January 29, 2014
<![CDATA[Iris]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/742/iris My iris' have been beautiful this spring.  Many are loaded with 4-5 blooms per stalk.  Stalks seem to be very sturdy.  I dead head every morning and evening.  Why do my stalks continuously fall over?

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/742/iris May 29, 2014
<![CDATA[August lilies]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/741/august-lilies I'v had my August Lilies, planted in full sun for at least 5 years.  They come up in the spring resembling a daffodil,  foilage later dies back, but no bloom comes later on.  My question is why won't they bloom?  I've even tried fencing off the area to avoid disturbing the soil. 

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/741/august-lilies May 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.

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/655/burpee-plants June 16, 2013
<![CDATA[Gardening with chickens...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens Hi,

I have chickens.  They free range under supervision.  Well, most of the time.  So much is offered for bug killing, fertilizers etc.  All to have the best crops ever, best yeilds.  What can I use to get all the best results when I have chickens forageing around pecking at the dirt, eating plant leaves etc.  Yes, I can keep them out, but I want to do all organically.  Anyone out there with chickens have advice and suggestions on burpee products to use??

Thanks a lot..

poochgrmr  Smile

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens April 29, 2014
<![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.

]]>
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?

]]>
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.

]]>
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

]]>
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!!

]]>
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!

]]>
http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/223/ideas-for-gardening-with-kids March 16, 2012