Burpee Community - Ask Our Experts Event http://www.burpee.com/community/forums/ask-our-experts-event Burpee Community - Ask Our Experts Event en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Pest Control]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/252/pest-control What type of pest control (as in to keep deers away) could I use that would not be harmful to family pets, such as dogs?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/252/pest-control February 16, 2012
February 16, 2014 February 16, 2014 <![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[Corkscrew Vine]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine I had planted Burpee's Corkscrew Vine seeds four years ago. 

I over winter the tubers in wood shavings and replant each fall.  Replanting them in a mixture of peat and potting soil in an 18" plastic pot.

I have the plant in a very sunny and warm location backed by lattice works.  They grow wonderfully covering the lattice works  but I have never gotten a flower.

Looking up info, ignoring Snail Vine replies, I can not find any info other than how to start seeds or how to take cuttings.

Does anyone know what type of soil and feeding these needto produce flowers? Does over wintering prohibit flowers the following year?


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine April 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Blueberries and spacing]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/755/blueberries-and-spacing I bought one (listed as self-fertile) blueberry plant 2 years ago. Last year it had a very poor yield. I know I probably need a second one for cross-pollination despite the labeling. My question is, since my space is limited, how close do two blueberry plants need to be to accomplish this, or how far apart can they be? Our weather last year was cool and just plain weird, which might account for some the poor performance.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/755/blueberries-and-spacing February 6, 2015
<![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[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!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/733/garlic-planting-in-the-spring February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[Island gardening help requested...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/718/island-gardening-help-requested Hello, I am a rookie gardener looking for any useful advice, for my situation... I have grown a few things like rosemary and cilantro in the past off and on and I have read countless online articles.

I live in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the island of Saipan (Guam is down island), according to my research, I am in Zone 9.  

The reality of it is there are very few articles for Zone 9 and the few that do exist, really don't pertain to my situation (its pretty much the same tempature/humidity level all year round). Please note that I have found some sites and articles for Hawai'i, but Hawai'i is a bit cooler than us... So yeah its the same, but different...

This time I'll be planting in containers on my balcony (kinda roomy for a balcony), the balcony faces South and I live on the West side (the beach is accross the street) of the island so it great for shade from the afternoon sun and gets plenty of sun in the morning.

Currently I have a small oregeno plant that I clipped from a friend that I made a few mistakes, but have since figured it out.

I will be planting cilantro and rosemary in the next few days and I am seriously considering doing some tomatoes (hanging).

Does anyone have any useful tips/advice for me? Any useful advice will be apprciated... Blesssngs

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/718/island-gardening-help-requested January 8, 2014
<![CDATA[Ancient Tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes I was looking at the Burpee catalog recently and looking at the tomato pages and I started to wonder: What did early tomatoes look like when Columbus arrived in South America? Were they tomatoes in North America? Did they look like cherry tomatoes or were they larger?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes January 11, 2014
<![CDATA[When to plant]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/716/when-to-plant I plan on planting a new crop of asparagus this spring.  I want to plant some Burpees Jersey Giant plants but would like to know when is a good time to order and plant?  I live in zone 7.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/716/when-to-plant December 13, 2013
<![CDATA[Q's about Lilly-of-the-Valley]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/712/q%27s-about-lilly-of-the-valley I was doing some eye shopping and saw that Lilly-of-the-Valley are now being stocked. I love the way they smell and was thinking about ordering some but I have a few questions:

What is a pip?

What is a crown?

When do these go into the ground for Zone 8?

Thanks in advance!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/712/q%27s-about-lilly-of-the-valley November 4, 2013
<![CDATA[Dessert Fall Planting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/709/dessert-fall-planting We live in Yuma, AZ in the dessert and our fall planting season is upon us, but its for vegetables.  This is the opposite of the midwests seasons but I'm unable to find plants on-line or any information on dessert planting.  Could anyone help me?


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/709/dessert-fall-planting October 4, 2013
<![CDATA[broccoli]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/691/broccoli Did anyone have luck with planting broccoli and brussel sprouts?  I planted my broccoli and sprouts according to the time frame.  Now we are in the middle of Aug and I still did not get any veg from the plants.


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/691/broccoli August 9, 2013
<![CDATA[asparagus]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/236/asparagus I planted aspargus for the first time last fall.  I know that I can't harvest is at least the first year.  I was told tolet it come up and 'fern out', but I don't know when to cut thefern or ifI do.  Can someone that has raised asparagus tell me how long to leave the ferns before cutting them or do I ever cut them? Thanks for you help.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/236/asparagus April 28, 2012
<![CDATA[Raspberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/225/raspberries I have noticed the leaves and canes on my raspberries (bababerries) are dying back, except for the very top of the canes where the leaves are green.  As I am new to growing raspberries, is this normal growth?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/225/raspberries August 28, 2012
<![CDATA[Expert - Please Help!!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/624/expert---please-help%21%21 I've started some plants from seeds and for the most part, all is going well.  My problem is that the Broccoli seedlings look the same as the Brussel Sprout seedlings.  The seeds also looked very similar.  I've labled the plants.  Because they are in the same family, could it be that they will look the same for awhile yet?  I posted this question on the Veggie page.  If you need a bigger photo, let me know.



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/624/expert---please-help%21%21 April 18, 2013
<![CDATA[Tomatoes ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/634/tomatoes- Looking forward to planting tomatoes and Tomatoe season. But, I've had trouble with them. My plants start off beautiful, then something happens and the leaves get brown and the crop not the best.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/634/tomatoes- May 6, 2013
<![CDATA[poor results with container plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/689/poor-results-with-container-plants I planted a bush tomato, a pepper plant, and a container eggplant plant.  All did terrible and I ended up throwing them all away.  Also,same with the

cilantro, greek oregano and basil  plants.  Did anyone else have problems with their plants??

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/689/poor-results-with-container-plants August 6, 2013
<![CDATA[rhubarb]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/683/rhubarb About 4 years ago I planted some rhubarb in an area where there had been pine trees.  Each year the rhubarb comes up and then in short period of time it goes to seed.  I have broke off the seed stalks, but as of this year I have still not been able to very much rhubarb.  The area gets plenty of sun and water.  Should I move the plants?

Also, I have been planting tomatoes in containers.  They start off well, but about the middle of July the plants start to dry up from the bottom.  I put new/fresh soil in the pots every year and I also clean the pots out before I put the new soil in.  I  have lots of bird feeders on the patio where the the pots of tomatoes are.  The birds use the wire cages around the tomatoes as a resting place before they fly to the feeders.  Could the bird 'waste' (and there are LOTS of birds) be causing the problem?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/683/rhubarb August 3, 2013
<![CDATA[Rhubarb]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/685/rhubarb After reading your answer to the person who needed help in starting raised beds, I gather you are a very knowledgeable person.  I have taken the Master Gardener's course in my city (Colorado Springs) and have been gardening since I was about 6 (I'm now 77) but I still have a question that has bothered me for years.  It's about rhubarb.  I am from the UK and love rhubard and strawberry pie, so have been growning it since I can remember.  HOWEVER!!!! I have yet to learn what ails my plants when the leaves turn yellow, and the stems become wet and then rot.  I suspect it may be verticillium wilt, but have yet to find confirmation.  Also, I have heard that there's no cure for V. wilt.  So, each year I pull and destroy at least 1/3 of my rhubarb and that irks me!! 

Can you help??

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/685/rhubarb August 3, 2013
<![CDATA[cover crops for raised beds]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/681/cover-crops-for-raised-beds I have two small raised beds, besides a traditional 10x10 plot.  Should I use cover crops in the raised beds, or just add organic fertilizer.  What cover crop would you recommend for overwintering?  Thanks for the help.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/681/cover-crops-for-raised-beds August 2, 2013