Burpee Community - All Discussions http://www.burpee.com/community Burpee Community - All Discussions en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![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?.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/776/help-i-had-a-hail-storm%21 July 17, 2015
July 13, 2015 July 13, 2015 <![CDATA[Tree dahlias For Kitty]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/775/tree-dahlias-for-kitty

 

Though Tree dahlias can be reasonably hardy in the South West they still don't like having their feet wet and with an annual rainfall or over 80 inches a year here they don't like it.(qua óc chó)
The few I have left in all have rotted.
Also by lifting I can get them into growth earlier so can take cuttings and also have them around 2ft tall when they are planted out, giving them a head start.
There are quite a lot of different varieties but the most common growing in the UK is D Imperialis.
The strange thing is that they don't come into flower here in the Northern Hemisphere till around November no matter if they are here in the UK, California, India or in Mexico.
I was in contact at one time with someone from Northern India who was working in the U.S.of A. He sent me a couple of pictures of tree dahlias taken at home with the Himalayas in the background, and they were real trees, as wide as they were tall.
The seed that he sent never arrived, pity as I had a feeling they might be a little more hardy than seeds from the normal source.
Quite a sight.
Taffy

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/775/tree-dahlias-for-kitty July 13, 2015
<![CDATA[I Like Strawberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/774/i-like-strawberries Since we last spoke a lot has been going on here--my bride and I have been camping, off on a jaunt to spend the night in a romantic old ferry house for my partner's birthday. For this occasion, I had arranged for flowers to be secretly placed in our room beforehand. 

The room was high up in the old house and was spacious. There was a very nice view out across the river flats. It was pastoral, calming and romantic. Interestingly enough, the ferry still runs back and forth...... Qua óc chó
Ach, but here I go again rambling off-topic.

Right then, --snapping back to reality--

There have been jobs to do out the ying-yang and more visitors. I shall limit further discussions of other-garden and other adventurous exploits for other postings. Now, I would like to direct your attention to the season's first and the subject of this posting:

 

The first strawberry..... removed ~two weeks ago. Later this year than last.
The taste of that first strawb went to my bride. I got a nibble from near the stem attachment. It was delicious. There aren't words to describe. I shall just say this,--I am passionate about strawberries.

Well then, with the appearance of reddening strawbs, it meant that it was time to throw a net over the patch so that we would have enough to freeze-in, jam up and eat fresh.... If I did not do that, the blackbirds would consume them all, leaving only a dropping or two to taunt.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/774/i-like-strawberries July 2, 2015
<![CDATA[Fruiting Mulberry Bush]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/773/fruiting-mulberry-bush Bush
The fruiting mulberry bush was wrapped in a fiber glass screen to protect form the ravages of birds.The fruit is plentiful this year and perobably five to ten pounds will be harvested.Without protection the harvest is almost nothing.Smile

Qua oc cho

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/773/fruiting-mulberry-bush June 22, 2015
<![CDATA[The Effect and Function of Licorice Root/Gan Cao]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/772/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao Tonify spleen yiqi, clearing heat and removing toxicity, expectorant cough, pain, and the medicine. Be used in spleen and stomach weakness, languid, palpitation and shortness of breath,
Cough phlegm, rou GUI, limb twin acute pain, carbuncle swollen chuangdu, reduce drug toxicity, high.

The function of licorice root/gan cao:

1. Be used for heart qi deficiency, palpitations palpitation, pulse generation, and the spleen and stomach qi deficiency, languid, etc.The former, and cassia twig compatibility, such as cassia twig licorice soup, main licorice soup.The latter, usually used with dangshen, atractylodes, such as sijunzi decoction, the principle of pill.

2. Be used for ulcer ulcers, sore throats and so on.Can use, internal or external, or compatibility of the application.Ulcer ulcers, usually used with honeysuckle, forsythia, altogether plays the function of heat-clearing and detoxicating as XianFang alive.Sore throats, often Shared with platycodon grandiflorum, such as characteristics of soup.If the pesticides, food poisoning, often with mung bean or with storm water decoction.

3. Be used for asthma and cough.Can be used alone, or application compatibility of other drugs.Such as wet phlegm cough 2 Chen Shang;Cure cold phlegm cough and gasp the three f mixed Jiang Xinshang;Dry phlegm cough SangXing soup;Cure pulmonary abscess due to toxic heat salivary foul pus sputum platycodon grandiflorum soup;Your cough salivary salivary licorice of spray dry ginger soup, etc.The wind hot cough, cold, hot phlegm cough cough compatibility is often applied.

4. Be used for stomach pain, abdominal pain and gastrocnemius twin acute pain, etc., often Shared with peony, can significantly enhance the curative effect of twin acute pain, such as peony liquorice decoction.

5. Be used for adjusting high harmonic certain drugs.Such as seasoning bearing gas Shang Yongben product function and to ease the rhubarb and mirabilite in gastrointestinal tract irritation.In addition, also used in many prescription of this product to reconcile the medicine.
In addition, modern for gastric and duodenal ulcer, usually used with cuttlefish bone, corrugated board.This product is both diuretic effect, reason often with hay tip as auxiliary medicine for the treatment of thermal spray urine pain.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/772/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao June 19, 2015
<![CDATA[The Effect and Function of Licorice Root/Gan Cao]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/771/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao Tonify spleen yiqi, clearing heat and removing toxicity, expectorant cough, pain, and the medicine. Be used in spleen and stomach weakness, languid, palpitation and shortness of breath,
Cough phlegm, rou GUI, limb twin acute pain, carbuncle swollen chuangdu, reduce drug toxicity, high.

The function of licorice root/gan cao:

1. Be used for heart qi deficiency, palpitations palpitation, pulse generation, and the spleen and stomach qi deficiency, languid, etc.The former, and cassia twig compatibility, such as cassia twig licorice soup, main licorice soup.The latter, usually used with dangshen, atractylodes, such as sijunzi decoction, the principle of pill.

2. Be used for ulcer ulcers, sore throats and so on.Can use, internal or external, or compatibility of the application.Ulcer ulcers, usually used with honeysuckle, forsythia, altogether plays the function of heat-clearing and detoxicating as XianFang alive.Sore throats, often Shared with platycodon grandiflorum, such as characteristics of soup.If the pesticides, food poisoning, often with mung bean or with storm water decoction.

3. Be used for asthma and cough.Can be used alone, or application compatibility of other drugs.Such as wet phlegm cough 2 Chen Shang;Cure cold phlegm cough and gasp the three f mixed Jiang Xinshang;Dry phlegm cough SangXing soup;Cure pulmonary abscess due to toxic heat salivary foul pus sputum platycodon grandiflorum soup;Your cough salivary salivary licorice of spray dry ginger soup, etc.The wind hot cough, cold, hot phlegm cough cough compatibility is often applied.

4. Be used for stomach pain, abdominal pain and gastrocnemius twin acute pain, etc., often Shared with peony, can significantly enhance the curative effect of twin acute pain, such as peony liquorice decoction.

5. Be used for adjusting high harmonic certain drugs.Such as seasoning bearing gas Shang Yongben product function and to ease the rhubarb and mirabilite in gastrointestinal tract irritation.In addition, also used in many prescription of this product to reconcile the medicine.
In addition, modern for gastric and duodenal ulcer, usually used with cuttlefish bone, corrugated board.This product is both diuretic effect, reason often with hay tip as auxiliary medicine for the treatment of thermal spray urine pain.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/771/the-effect-and-function-of-licorice-root-gan-cao June 19, 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:

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/770/wine-brine-fruit-kimchi June 10, 2015
<![CDATA[Strawberry transpalnting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting I have a strawberry patch that has gone wild. The runners have developed new plants and becasue they are so compacted now I don't know how to tell the old plant from the younger plant when transplanting this fall. I really want to get this patch more organized so but now do not know which plants are new or older and the entire patch needs retilled and completely repalnted in rows that easier obatinable when picking. Anyone with any advice before fall 2015 gets here?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting June 6, 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.?????

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/767/squash-some-answers- May 2, 2015
<![CDATA[help]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/766/help my seeds grew mold on it, i think water may have got into my box of seeding at one point. Am i able to still use the seeds. 

 

Thank you.

Nona

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/766/help May 1, 2015
<![CDATA[Newbie needs help]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/765/newbie-needs-help Hi! I bought the self watering seed starting kit for some peppers and I just got a few little sprouts starting today. My question is how much longer do I keep the germination sheet on? I maybe have 4 of the 16 that have started to grow but obviously the majority haven't yet. 

thanks 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/765/newbie-needs-help April 30, 2015
<![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?

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/764/corkscrew-vine April 27, 2015
<![CDATA[Is there a visqueen that allows water through?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/763/is-there-a-visqueen-that-allows-water-through Hi All,

I have to get rid of my back lawn (water meters). Is there
a visqueen or similar that I can cover the lawn with that
will allow (rain) water through but not weeds/grass to come
back up?(Hoa da pha lê)

Plan is to put Decomposed Granite (DG) down and eventually,
when finances allow, to install garden boxes.

Many thanks,

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/763/is-there-a-visqueen-that-allows-water-through March 31, 2015
<![CDATA[Reading symbols on the seed packaging. ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/762/reading-symbols-on-the-seed-packaging- Recently I purchased some seeds. At the bottom right hand corner my package has a pot with a check mark on it. Does this mean this seed will grow well in a container? I'd like to try container gardening for some of my plants, this would be a helpful insight for future reference. Thank you!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/762/reading-symbols-on-the-seed-packaging- March 29, 2015
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Home for a Party ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/761/preparing-your-home-for-a-party-- When hosting a party at your home, there is a lot more to do in order to prepare than just decorate, make sure there is enough food and drinks and the entertainment is good.  Getting your home in tip top shape before the guests arrive takes more time than just the morning before, so if you are planning to host a party sometime soon, start planning and preparing now.  Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare your home early for a party so you can actually enjoy hosting a party instead of stress about it.
 
Make a list
 
Always start with a list of things that need to be done.  Go through each room and make note of every area that needs attention.  Prioritize the list so you know which places to start first.  About Home suggests that you start with the most important areas such as the entry way, kitchen, living room and bathrooms.  Pretty much every area the guests will see should qualify as the most important areas.  Your list should include cleaning that needs to be done, furniture that needs to be rearranged and décor that needs to be updated.  When hosting a party, your guests will take note of how clean your home is or how up to date your décor is, so if you are looking to impress, start preparing your home early.
 
Clean and organize
 
Of course there will be some cleaning that takes place the day of the party, but all the deep cleaning should be taken care of before the big day so there is not too much for you to worry about.  The easiest way to make a home look spotless is by ridding it of clutter.  Get rid of the things you do not need or use regularly, and find a place for the stuff you do keep.  Use bins and baskets to organize rooms and closets so everything has a place.  Again, start with the most important areas, and then work your way from room to room so you do not miss anywhere.  If deep cleaning the house all in one day is too much for you to worry about, than take it a little bit at a time, starting in the areas that your will spend the most time in.  On the day of the party, all you should have to clean up are the basics like dishes, minor dusting and vacuuming.
 
Prepare for the unexpected
 
With hosting a party comes a lot of mess, and most of the mess is unexpected such as food and drink spills.  Stock up on stain removers, carpet cleaners and towels so you are prepared for whatever mess occurs.  You are the host, and messes should not surprise you or irritate you while the party is in session.  Accidents happen, and the more prepared you are, the more enjoyable your party will be.  A perfect party hostess is always prepared and expects the unexpected.
 
 
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Source: housekeeping.about.com/od/timesavingideas/ht/partyprepclean.htm

Tags: hosting a party, home upgrades, preparing a home for a party, home party preparations, home décor, home remodeling

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/761/preparing-your-home-for-a-party-- March 23, 2015
<![CDATA[Parsley Seed]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/760/parsley-seed Anyone had much luck growing Parsley from seed? From my research, it seems it's pretty hard to get the seeds to germinate. It sounds like it's better just to buy the plants.

Has anyone taken cuttings and started new plants?

I'd like to have several parsley plants for beneficial insects. But, then, it sounds like the Beneficial Insects don't come until Parsley blooms which is the following year (biennials).

Parsley is suppose to be hardy to zone 2. Last year is the first year I grew parsley. I suppose it will return? We had a really cold winter this year as did everyone else.

Trà linh chi

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/760/parsley-seed March 18, 2015
<![CDATA[Meadow garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/759/meadow-garden I just moved in to a house with lots of annual vegetable garden space but I don't use that many vegetables. I want to take a rather large chunk and plant flowers. There are mixes on american meadows that I like so I would just be broadcast sowing without defined beds or mulching around the flowers. The area though is somewhat taken over by what I've IDed as Galinsoga ciliata, quickweed. I got rid of some sections by laying down cardboard and the rabbits like it. I'm not sure if I will till in the spring. The soil is loose and the borrowed old tiller is a pain. Do I need to get rid of the ciliata or will the wildflowers steadily crowd it out until it's just a small part of the mix?Laughing

Hoa cuoi gia re

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/759/meadow-garden March 11, 2015
<![CDATA[Privot green hedge]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/758/privot-green-hedge hi all, been a while, planting a load of privot hedge next weekend, there in 1 litre pots and great root system and well establish prune back stems, any advice welcome as in distance, was going to about 18" apart and maybe a bit of growall and bonemeal or just fish & bone or maybe rotten manture what u think lads.

Dien hoa ha noi

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/758/privot-green-hedge February 27, 2015
<![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