Burpee Community - Getting Started http://www.burpee.com/community/forums/getting-started Burpee Community - Getting Started en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Help starting plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants I have tried unsuccessfully for 5 years in a row to start seeds in the house in early spring. I have planted mostly zinna and marigold seeds. I purchase the seed starting trays you sell with the water mat in the bottom.  My seeds will sprout and shoot staight up with a pair of leaves at the top of the stem. The grow to about  3-4 inches then just keel over becaue their stems are too skinny and can't support itself. They never develop any other leaves (just the 2 at the top) I am following the instructions and water the mat as needed and controlling light. But every year the same thing,  after several weeks they just keel over. What am I doing wrong?

Any help that anybody has I would appreciate!



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants January 27, 2014
November 18, 2013 November 18, 2013 <![CDATA[Walk Through Flower Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/713/walk-through-flower-garden I am planning to start a Walk Through garden in the Spring, focusing on cut flower varities, along with veggies.  My property in on the border of zones 7 and 8, leaning toward 8.  What would be the best selection of perennial flowers?  I have sandy, well drained soil. 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/713/walk-through-flower-garden November 18, 2013
<![CDATA[First Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/711/first-garden Hi guys. I bought a house with an already established vegetable garden but I have never had a garden before. That picture is from the home inspection and they ripped everything out of the ground and left it in a heap. I don't know exactly what they had planted. Is there anything I should do before the first snowfall (Western PA) -- spread mulched leaves over the planting area?? I guess I'm looking for advice and tips for a newbie. 





http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/711/first-garden October 28, 2013
<![CDATA[Starting a veggie garden at High Altitude?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/640/starting-a-veggie-garden-at-high-altitude Good evening! My husband and I are closing on a house on May 29th of this year. The house has existing garden which hasn't been used in years. My question is, if I can get the garden tilled, resoiled, and seeds planted, would it be considered to late to start growing? The altitude at the new house is just about 7,800 above sea level.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/640/starting-a-veggie-garden-at-high-altitude May 22, 2013
<![CDATA[Direct Seeding]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/622/direct-seeding Direct seeding or direct sowing basically means that you start plant seeds in your garden, rather than sowing earlier in pots. Many seeds of both flowers and vegetables can be started outdoors, at the start of your growing season. Seed packets have all of the planting instructions you will need.

What flowers and/or vegetables are you going to sow directly in your garden?



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/622/direct-seeding April 17, 2013
<![CDATA[Starting seeds inside getting lanky]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/623/starting-seeds-inside-getting-lanky I live in Chicago and started my perennials and annual seeds I about a week ago. Some of the seedlings (bachelor buttons) are getting tall and lanky. I started them in the flat with the plastic cover. I bought the biodegradable 3" containers so they have more room. Is this going to help or are they done for.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/623/starting-seeds-inside-getting-lanky April 18, 2013
<![CDATA[What is the best advice you've ever received for your garden?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/282/what-is-the-best-advice-you%27ve-ever-received-for-your-garden We're looking for tips, tricks and family secrets.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/282/what-is-the-best-advice-you%27ve-ever-received-for-your-garden August 23, 2011
<![CDATA[Is it too late?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/610/is-it-too-late Hey guys, I am in Silver Spring MD. I am just setting the eggplants, hot peppers and tomatoes to seed using the ultimate growing system. The average frost date is mid to end of April in my area. Given that I am starting barely two weeks before the last frost date, is it too late to get any tomatoes, eggplants or the peppers? Should I buy plants instead of trying to start from seed?


I will also start my gourds, okra and beans, but I think I have enough time for those.



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/610/is-it-too-late April 6, 2013
<![CDATA[Easy Kids Gardening suggestions]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions This year we moved into a house that we can actually start a garden! We are super excited and I want to find easy successful fruits/vegetables for my kids to grow. Here is the list:

strawberries, carrots, lettuce, spinach, tomato, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, berries (blue, black, raspberry), cucumber, peas, cauliflower (yes, my son asked for cauliflower), broccoli, scallions, rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, parsley

Any recommendations on the above to start with that will show them how rewarding gardening can be would be greatly appreciated!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions April 1, 2013
<![CDATA[mold]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/608/mold i just set me seeds to soil on monday, in our garage with a bright sunlite window. ive got mold over all of them how can i save them? or climate is very dry here in no nevada and none of my other plants planted with the same soil is afected. please any help out there?


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/608/mold April 4, 2013
<![CDATA[tomato seeds v. plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/545/tomato-seeds-v-plants I am trying to decide if I should start my tomato garden using seeds or just wait and buy tomato plants. Which one has the most success? Any suggestions on either?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/545/tomato-seeds-v-plants February 18, 2013
<![CDATA[Spring Veggies]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/600/spring-veggies How does one protect early plantings from frost?  How do you handle frost in your area?


Here is an article from Burpee for some frost information for the season: http://www.burpee.com/gardening-supplies/frost-protection/frost-protection-for-early-planting-article10828.html



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/600/spring-veggies April 1, 2013
<![CDATA[what herb/vegetable come up first for you?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/602/what-herb-vegetable-come-up-first-for-you Every gardener needs signs of spring and alongside the crocus and early daffodils I always look for the lemon balm to emerge. Lemon balm emerges from dormancy with bright green leaves indicating that winter is finally ending. My rhubarb is also emerging - for the second time! The first attempt was early January after a very mild start to winter. Those shoots were killed when winter arrived but now some new shoots are tentatively emerging again.

So what is the first sign of spring in your garden??

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/602/what-herb-vegetable-come-up-first-for-you April 1, 2013
<![CDATA[geraniums]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/583/geraniums Why can't I find geranium seeds in the stores?  Would like to grow a large amount of geraniums in all colors and can't find seeds!!  Sandy

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/583/geraniums March 20, 2013
<![CDATA[If you we're limited]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/597/if-you-we%27re-limited If you could only plant one fruit/vegetable, what one would it be? Mine would be tomato.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/597/if-you-we%27re-limited March 30, 2013
<![CDATA[Garden Club]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/576/garden-club I was sitting here the other day and realized that the small city I live in did not have a garden club. So I decided to start one and on April 18th is the first meeting of the Wood village Garden Club. Wood village has a population of 3.870 and a very beautiful little city and now it will have its first garden club and can't wait to get it started. Does anyone have ideas or suggestions of how I should start i would love to hear them.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/576/garden-club March 15, 2013
<![CDATA[Seed Starting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/508/seed-starting Hello members!

Seed starting is upon us and we want to know:

What seeds is everyone growing indoors?

How do you normally start your seeds?  In a greenhouse, under a light, or even a sunny window?


Not sure how to go about starting seeds indoors?  We have a growing calendar to help you out with information regarding what seeds need to be started and when for your region!  http://www.burpee.com/gygg/growingCalendarNoZipCode.jsp


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/508/seed-starting January 23, 2013
<![CDATA[seed starting kit]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/559/seed-starting-kit I purchased the 72 cell seed starting kit and apparently didn't think the whole proces through.  I am starting my seeds at different times as specified in several different forums.  My problem is that the tomatoes are already sprouted to past the height of the "greenhouse" cover.  Now what!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/559/seed-starting-kit February 26, 2013
<![CDATA[complete garden newbie]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/281/complete-garden-newbie Hi Everyone! I'm a 100% complete newbie who has never even raised houseplants, much less had any gardening experience. But I would like to have a garden. So where do I even begin? I know absolutely nothing. Help! Thanks!



http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/281/complete-garden-newbie March 18, 2012
<![CDATA[TOMATOES-seeds v. plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/547/tomatoes-seeds-v-plants I am trying to decide if I should start my tomato garden using seeds or just go ahead and buy the tomato plants. Any suggestions one which to use? Which one is more success or produces more fruit?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/547/tomatoes-seeds-v-plants February 18, 2013