Burpee Community - Vegetables http://www.burpee.com/community/categories/vegetables Burpee Community - Vegetables en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![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
February 13, 2015 February 13, 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[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
<![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??

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

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/736/spinach-planting-prep March 15, 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. 

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.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/732/how-long-does-it-take-for-asparagus-to-establish February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[Getting rid of tomato diseases in the off-season?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/692/getting-rid-of-tomato-diseases-in-the-off-season My tomatoes have varying degrees of early blight and septoria. I believe that both of these problems can overwinter, either in the soil, or on weeds, or on plant waste. How can I ensure that these problems plaguing me this year don't return next year? I am considering soil solarization, But I am in zone 5 and will be running out of time for this very soon and it has already been a relatively cool summer here. I have a rather large garden, so crop rotation will be practiced. I have already treated this year's plants with copper, but I don't want to overdo it, since it has been suggested that too many copper treatments can build up in the soil and cause other problems. Any suggestions? 


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/692/getting-rid-of-tomato-diseases-in-the-off-season August 11, 2013
<![CDATA[Broccoli plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/699/broccoli-plants Can old broccoli plants from the garden be composted?  Mine are almost finished for the season.  Some have flowered. They have some damage from bugs, and the lower leaves have seen better days. 


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/699/broccoli-plants August 17, 2013
<![CDATA[tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/725/tomatoes What is the best way to grow tomatoes in containers, to make them produce well. We live in south florida.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/725/tomatoes February 2, 2014
<![CDATA[Turnip, Purple Top White Globe ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/726/turnip%2C-purple-top-white-globe- I grew these for the greens over the winter, Just pulled them up today. These were Burpee Seeds that did awesome! Huge Turnips and the Greens were good too!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/726/turnip%2C-purple-top-white-globe- February 3, 2014
<![CDATA[January prep your garden work]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/717/january-prep-your-garden-work It's January and I am going to try my hand at wheel barrow gardening.


any suggestions about best choice in veggies to start from seed?


any suggestions on prepping the wheel barrow for best results?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/717/january-prep-your-garden-work December 18, 2013
<![CDATA[Tomato Blossom End Rot]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/625/tomato-blossom-end-rot Hi, everyone!  What is that powder that is dusted on the soil to prevent tomato blossom-end rot?  I've tried spraying fungicides on the plants over the years, but I still lose a lot of tomatoes because of that darned B.E.R.  Any other ideas?  I'm anxiously awaiting your suggestions! 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/625/tomato-blossom-end-rot April 20, 2013
<![CDATA[Staking and Caging Tomatoes?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/305/staking-and-caging-tomatoes Which tomato varieties can be grown without being staked or caged?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/305/staking-and-caging-tomatoes February 16, 2012