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[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
July 3, 2014 July 3, 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
<![CDATA[How long does it take for asparagus to establish?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/732/how-long-does-it-take-for-asparagus-to-establish I have been trying to get an asparagus patch started.  Planted approximately 5 years or so ago and each year the plants grow but I do not get harvestable asparagus.  I have consulted the elder gardners in my family for zone 5 and have done all that they suggested to no avail.  I mix in a salt mix into the soil in March and have even worked in chicken coop manure in the past as suggested.  Nothing seems to be working.  Any other helpful suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/732/how-long-does-it-take-for-asparagus-to-establish February 21, 2014
<![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
<![CDATA[replant cuttings]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/729/replant-cuttings what is the best way to replant the cuttings from the herb rosemary?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/729/replant-cuttings February 9, 2014
<![CDATA[voles]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/728/voles Last summer voles ate my carrots and also some rose roots.I'm looking for a safe  and organic way to get rid of voles.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/728/voles February 7, 2014
<![CDATA[Giant Sunflowers]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/727/giant-sunflowers Last year I did Burpee's Russian Mammoths and they grew about 12'+ really great heads and good seeds. This year Im going to try Burpee's Kong Hybrid has anyone tried this variety? I like to try new things every year.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/727/giant-sunflowers February 4, 2014