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[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
March 16, 2012 March 16, 2012 <![CDATA[Ideas for gardening with kids]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/223/ideas-for-gardening-with-kids I'm fairly new to gardening and am still learning myself, but I'd like to find fun and creative ways to get my kids involved. Any advice, ideas or resources would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/223/ideas-for-gardening-with-kids March 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Rose bush care]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/483/rose-bush-care I need some advice on how to care for a rose bush that I have in my front yard. I'm not sure when and how much to trim and it seems to stop flowering fairly early in the summer.  I also have issues with Japanese beetles eating the leaves so any advice on keeping those away would be helpful as well.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/483/rose-bush-care February 13, 2012
<![CDATA[Perennials]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/665/perennials Perennial flowers are always something to look forward to year after year!  There are so many gorgeous varieties to choose from it's hard to pick a favorite.  At least we think it's a tough decision!

 

What are some perennials that you love seeing come up each year that you never get tired of? 

 

Have you tried planting any new ones this year?  If so- what did you go with?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/665/perennials July 8, 2013
<![CDATA[what do to do with strawberry plants at the end of the season?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season I had planted 15 plants three months ago and only got a half dozen tiny berries so far. now they are growing faster and getting bigger leaves and runners are starting to appear. I have not done gardening for many years, what am I suppose to do with them now?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season July 8, 2013
<![CDATA[Fall bulbs]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/401/fall-bulbs What fall bulbs are you growing this season?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/401/fall-bulbs September 27, 2011
<![CDATA[my parsley has white spots]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/516/my-parsley-has-white-spots I am trying for the first year to grow herbs under the grow lights that I use to start my seeds.  My parsely has small areas that have no green pigment all over the leaves- it is not aphids, it is whitish/cream polka dots of lost pigment.  Any ideas?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/516/my-parsley-has-white-spots February 3, 2013
<![CDATA[planting time]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/529/planting-time what is best time to plant cilantro in zone6? And do they need full sun? The ones i tried tyo grow past year wher eso tiny and did not produce well.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/529/planting-time February 11, 2013
<![CDATA[chives spiders/beetles]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/657/chives-spiders-beetles I have been growing chives as a border around my garden for several years. This season, all my chives were home to what appeared to be very tiny black spiders or beetles. They do not seem to be harming the plant at all. I've noticed now that they have moved to my onions and garlic as well. Will they affect other plants in my garden? What can I do to get rid of them?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/657/chives-spiders-beetles June 20, 2013
<![CDATA[Shasta Daisies not blooming much.]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/648/shasta-daisies-not-blooming-much Florida west coast Zone 9b-10a. My October 2011 trial planting of Silver Princess Shasta Daisies for Spring/Summer 2012 blooming was a huge success with the plants growing to 18-24 inches tall and covered with blooms for months. Because of that success, I expanded the planting the following season for blooming this Spring/Summer 2013, doing everything identically to the initial planting. This planting produced plants half as tall with sparse blooming on about 25% of the plants and no blooms on 75% of the plants. Does anyone have any ideas on what I did wrong? Thanks.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/648/shasta-daisies-not-blooming-much June 9, 2013
<![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[August Lillies blooming?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/477/august-lillies-blooming I have several August Lillies(the foliage looks just like Hostas) that are not blooming. Any ideas to encourage blooming? Unfortunately they are not in full sun---maybe half a day. I keep them well watered and fertilized.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/477/august-lillies-blooming August 19, 2012
<![CDATA[TOMATOE SEEDLINGS]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/723/tomatoe-seedlings HI THERE I ALWAYS TRY TO START MY GARDEN PLANS FROM SEED AND GET THEM TO SPROUT BEAUTIFUL BUT A WK OR TWO AFTER THEY GET LANKY AND PRODUCE TALL THIN NON BUSHY PLANTS WHY ? I GROW IN A INDOOR GREENHOUSE W/PLANT LIGHTING HOW DO I GET THE STALKS NICE AND THICK LIKE SOME OTHER GROWERS?  ALSO MY NEIGHBOR GAVE ME A TOM. PLANT FOR MY GARDEN SOON AFTER PLANTING THERE WERE LITTLE BROWNISH BLACK SPOTS ON THE LEAVES THAT SEEM TO SPEAD LIKE WILD FIRE THROUGHOUT THE OTHER TOM. PLANTS WHAT WAS IT?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/723/tomatoe-seedlings February 1, 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

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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?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes January 11, 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[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.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/716/when-to-plant December 13, 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