Burpee Community - Hot Topics http://www.burpee.com/community/forums/hot-topics Burpee Community - Hot Topics en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![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

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/731/raised-bed-vegetable-growing February 16, 2014
August 23, 2011 August 23, 2011 <![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[What are some creative ways you use small spaces for gardening?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/296/what-are-some-creative-ways-you-use-small-spaces-for-gardening We've heard everything from roof top gardens to high rise fire escape container gardens. 

Where is your small space garden?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/296/what-are-some-creative-ways-you-use-small-spaces-for-gardening August 23, 2011
<![CDATA[Calling wichita Kansas home?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/757/calling-wichita-kansas-home Is there any one else who calls Wichita Kansas their home garden spot? We have that nice, green clay, (I'm being sarcastic) in common. I would like to join together through the Burpee seed Co. to keep updated as to our gardening results using Burpee seeds.

i would love to hear from any of you

nige.  

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/757/calling-wichita-kansas-home February 14, 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.

Tony

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/756/planting-time-for-potatoes February 13, 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.

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

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/754/lobed-tomatoes February 3, 2015
<![CDATA[Tomato]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/753/tomato I need to purchase Tygress Tomato seeds...  I found the Tycoon Tomato seeds but not the Tygress....  Need help...

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/753/tomato February 3, 2015
<![CDATA[surprise discovered raising Kale]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/751/surprise-discovered-raising-kale I have a small 10x10 green house into which i planted Kale(Dwarf Blue Curled- Vates) to which i was very pleased with the variety  - harvesting once the leaves were in the four to five inch range. Have to admit munching fresh from the plant was very pleasant however additional leaves made for super tasty salads..  The big surprise was how hearty the plants remained once the season was over - since the greenhouse is not heated - I was suprised to see the plants tolerate freezing weather with temps below zero a number of days.  SO - today i transferred the plants to - plant boxes down cellar on to my plant growing table. I'm guessing the transfer should provide salad greens within a couple weeks. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/751/surprise-discovered-raising-kale January 5, 2015
<![CDATA[surprise discovered raising Kale]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/752/surprise-discovered-raising-kale I have a small 10x10 green house into which i planted Kale(Dwarf Blue Curled- Vates) to which i was very pleased with the variety  - harvesting once the leaves were in the four to five inch range. Have to admit munching fresh from the plant was very pleasant however additional leaves made for super tasty salads..  The big surprise was how hearty the plants remained once the season was over - since the greenhouse is not heated - I was suprised to see the plants tolerate freezing weather with temps below zero a number of days.  SO - today i transferred the plants to - plant boxes down cellar on to my plant growing table. I'm guessing the transfer should provide salad greens within a couple weeks. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/752/surprise-discovered-raising-kale January 5, 2015
<![CDATA[Why do you love gardening?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/222/why-do-you-love-gardening I love gardening because my Grandma had 32 grand children and Burpee's use to sell a packet of vegetable seeds for kids for a penny.  My grandparents were very poor but they could afford that.  Every grand child had a garden and Grandma would let us open the packet and talk about the seeds and we would plant them together.  We each took care of our own garden. It was the one big present I got from her every year.  I love my garden and think of Ganny every time I dig in the dirt!  Thank you Burpee for making my childhood special!  :-)

Kim Hirsch from MNSmile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/222/why-do-you-love-gardening June 19, 2012
<![CDATA[Heatwave II and island gardening problems...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/750/heatwave-ii-and-island-gardening-problems Hello, I'm doing balcony gardening in Saipan in the US Northern Mariana Islands (zone 11) and have 2 Heatwave II tomatoe plants that are doing well but seem not to be fruiting at all.  One is in a Topsy Turvey (younger than the other) and the other is in a 5 gal bucket growing upright... I have noticed the flowers falling off... I'm using Jobes Organics Vegtable & Tomatoe every 2 weeks like I'm suppose to and have Gypsum  in the soil when I planted...

I don't understand why I'm getting nothing... they appear pest free

Also, my Cilantro won't grow more than an inch maybe three if I'm lucky... they never flower, just collape and die on me at some point... Tried full sun, partial sun, mostly shade, complete shade... always die... Please help me!!!! All useful information is appreciated.

Blessings, Romeo

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/750/heatwave-ii-and-island-gardening-problems November 12, 2014
<![CDATA[Worm inside Raspberrys stems]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems this summer I got worms inside my Rapberrys and they only gave me a few raspberrys, as in 3 handfulls, do not know if they where there last year because i moved here in August 2013.

I just cut the rapberrys down, an noticed the worms had gone all the way to the bottom of plant and upward all the way. 

I have 24 plants, and it looks like they might be a few years old because the root system is everywhere. I uprooted one but I thought I better ask before I pull them all out. Is this rapberry patch savable or do I need to pull them all out?

thanks For any help you can give me .

Lisa

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems October 8, 2014
<![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
<![CDATA[grafted tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/724/grafted-tomatoes I'd like to hear from people who have grown -- or tried to! -- grafted tomatoes. How did they do for you? Any problems? And are they worth the extra price? I have very limited space but love tomatoes. I use a 4x8 raised bed and can do 2-4 tomato plants, depending on size and habit. (I like to grow other things, too!) Trying to make up my mind. Thanks

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/724/grafted-tomatoes February 1, 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[Last years garlic cloves]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/747/last-years-garlic-cloves Harvested this years garlic which leaves me with the remainder of last years crop within storage.  I never throw the old cloves out - its

a little time consuming but i remove the covering of the individual cloves and there will be a green sprout growing in the center.  Next i take a sharp small knife and slit the clove cutting the green sprout in half - open the split clove and remove any of the green sprout    and save the remainder in a zip lock bag or small dish.

After all cloves have been examined and the sprouts remove - i chop the cloves using a small chopper - mine is about a one cup Rival chopper and its so handy and easy to use.  Place the chopped garlic pieces in a pint or quart jar - and cover  with olive oil - over with a canning lid and place a securing ring to the jar.. 

Next i place the container in the refrigerator and use when ever garlic is sought in a recipe - the head cook in this house loves how easy it is to use when needed....

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/747/last-years-garlic-cloves July 20, 2014
<![CDATA[Direct Sow vs. Indoor Sow]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/276/direct-sow-vs-indoor-sow What do the phrases "Direct Sow" and "Indoor" or "Indirect Sow" mean?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/276/direct-sow-vs-indoor-sow February 14, 2012
<![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