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[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
August 14, 2015 August 14, 2015 <![CDATA[Vegetable Raised Bed]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/777/vegetable-raised-bed Hello all,
I have just dug up my broad bean plants as they have now finished producing my dinner for the last 6 weeks or so. The raised bed is 3 metres by 1 metre but only 20cm in depth. I have a row of spring onions that are doing fine but have loads of empty space. Can you give me some ideas what I can grow for the rest of the year and into spring before I plant broad beans again. (qua oc cho)

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/777/vegetable-raised-bed August 14, 2015
<![CDATA[Help I had a hail storm!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/776/help-i-had-a-hail-storm%21 Just today a hail storm hit our area pretty bad. I planted all my vegetables on the 7th of this month and they were doing fabulous. My cucumbers were getting taller, so were my green beans. My tomato plants were doing pretty well and getting bigger but after today, it looks like someone went dancing in my garden.

It looks like a war zone out there, my mesclun is just flat to the ground, the stems of most of my green beans and cucumbers have either snapped right off by the leaves or very close to it. My tomato plants look sad too.

I am left with fear in my mind and so many questions that need answers. Will this make my harvest this year sparce?, will It regrow?, will It sprout back up or fluff back up?, how do I get it to keep growing?, do I snip off the stems on my cucumbers that are just barely hanging on or just let it be?, is this the end of all my labor?.

I was so proud of what I've accomplished and I could about cry now seeing the damage this hail caused. On a scale from 1 being good and 10 being bad, I would say this is most likely a 5.

Check out the photos below and please answer my questions if you can. I just need some hope that all my time, effort, sun burn and dirty dirt fingers wasn't in vain. Qua oc cho

Thank you guys.

Oh and by snapped stems I mean, the part that holds the leaves, not the stem that goes into the ground. They appear to still be in the ground but the parts that hold the leaves, some are just in bad shape.

Should I just pluck them all up and start again?.

I had read that It would be best to apply a fungicide to my veggies to prevent diseases. I want to go the natural way and have a recipe for a garlic spray which is 10 garlic cloves and one pint of water, mixed in a blender, strained and then sprayed on. Would this be okay to do for my veggies?.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/776/help-i-had-a-hail-storm%21 July 17, 2015
<![CDATA[Wine brine fruit kimchi]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/770/wine-brine-fruit-kimchi Hey was thinking of trying the fruit kimchi from the book, but was going to use wine as a brine. Has anyone tried the fruit kimchi or tried using wine as a brine. I would like to hear about your experience.
Qua óc chó giá re
Thanks! :ugeek:

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/770/wine-brine-fruit-kimchi June 10, 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[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[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[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[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[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