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[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
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? 

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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

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot January 29, 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[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[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
<![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? 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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! 

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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?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/305/staking-and-caging-tomatoes February 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Roma tomatos]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/708/roma-tomatos We are new to gardening and although our roma's did fantastic, many rotted on the plant.  They started out not being staked because we read you don't stake roma's but then we had to put a stick by each one (24) and tie a rope around the plants to keep them upright.  It seems that they were so 'thick' with tomatos that they squished next to one another and got rot spots.  We had hay under them and that seemed to keep the area so 'wet' all the time that any that layed on the hay rotted as well.  We did not have a very wet summer and we didn't water a crazy amount so not sure why it stayed so wet under the plants. Can anyone tell us why this happened to them? It seems they grew to many tomatos for each plant if that makes any sense.  Thanks in advance for your ideas.Smile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/708/roma-tomatos September 21, 2013
<![CDATA[Zone 9 Asparagus]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/461/zone-9-asparagus I'm looking through the current Burpee catalogue, and I'm wondering if anyone has successfully grown the Mary Washington heirloom asparagus in Zone 9, or more specifically, Houston. I'd really love to, but if it'll do poorly I don't know if I want to risk it.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/461/zone-9-asparagus January 31, 2012