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[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
January 5, 2015 January 5, 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[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[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[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[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[Rattlesnake Snap]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap These beans are looking great! I sould be getting some beans soon!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/744/rattlesnake-snap June 5, 2014
<![CDATA[Golden Egg Hybrid]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/743/golden-egg-hybrid I tried Burpees Golden Egg Hybrid this year. So far looking very good!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/743/golden-egg-hybrid June 5, 2014
<![CDATA[Iris]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/742/iris My iris' have been beautiful this spring.  Many are loaded with 4-5 blooms per stalk.  Stalks seem to be very sturdy.  I dead head every morning and evening.  Why do my stalks continuously fall over?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/742/iris May 29, 2014
<![CDATA[August lilies]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/741/august-lilies I'v had my August Lilies, planted in full sun for at least 5 years.  They come up in the spring resembling a daffodil,  foilage later dies back, but no bloom comes later on.  My question is why won't they bloom?  I've even tried fencing off the area to avoid disturbing the soil. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/741/august-lilies May 29, 2014
<![CDATA[Gardening with chickens...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens Hi,

I have chickens.  They free range under supervision.  Well, most of the time.  So much is offered for bug killing, fertilizers etc.  All to have the best crops ever, best yeilds.  What can I use to get all the best results when I have chickens forageing around pecking at the dirt, eating plant leaves etc.  Yes, I can keep them out, but I want to do all organically.  Anyone out there with chickens have advice and suggestions on burpee products to use??

Thanks a lot..

poochgrmr  Smile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens April 29, 2014
<![CDATA[Soil in container]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/739/soil-in-container My half whiskey barrel only holds flowers.  The soil holds too much water and compacts and so do my raised beds.  What do I add to make the soil not so dense. Thank you.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/739/soil-in-container April 21, 2014
<![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?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/738/pumpkins March 25, 2014
<![CDATA[Daisy Girl Scout Troop]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/737/daisy-girl-scout-troop Hello,

I'm a first year Daisy Troop leader of 11 girls, all ranging in age of 5-7 years old.  I have a wonderful group of girls.  We are starting our Daisy Garden this spring and I don't have a clue as to what to do.  I have never growing anything outside of house plants and that didn't go well.  

I really want this to be a great experience for my girls.  Can anyone give me some easy ideas to make this Daisy Garden a success!! We have two 10X10 plots in our community garden.  I wanted the girls to have enouch space to plant what they want.  I plan to plant herbs, fruit, vegetables and Flowers.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/737/daisy-girl-scout-troop March 17, 2014
<![CDATA[Spinach planting prep?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/736/spinach-planting-prep How do you prepare for spring spinach planting?  I suspect my garden will be thawing out soon, but will probably be a swampy mess.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/736/spinach-planting-prep March 15, 2014
<![CDATA[Raspberry patch out of control]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control My raspberry plants are out of control.  They are getting very large and are spreading so much that it is difficult to get into the patch to pull weeds (also out of control) and I can barely get to many of the berries by August. The plants range in varieties, and are all between 2-5 years old.  I'm trying to decide how to prune them, train them, and get them back in some kind of order this year.  If possible, would prefer NOT to sacrifice having at least some of both early and late harvest, because I truly love snacking on sun-ripened berries while I'm out in the garden throughout the summer.  I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on managing these wily brambles!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[Best choice for starting onions?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/734/best-choice-for-starting-onions I've only grown onions from seeds in the past.  I usually start several varieties indoors in winter, as well as seeding directly in the garden in the spring.  I am considering trying onion sets or transplants this year. Does anyone have any advice based on your past experiences with either sets, or transplants?  I don't think it would be possible to ever have too many onions, so I want to plant a lot and have lots left for storage. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/734/best-choice-for-starting-onions February 21, 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!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/733/garlic-planting-in-the-spring February 21, 2014