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[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
March 17, 2014 March 17, 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
<![CDATA[Turnip, Purple Top White Globe ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/726/turnip%2C-purple-top-white-globe- I grew these for the greens over the winter, Just pulled them up today. These were Burpee Seeds that did awesome! Huge Turnips and the Greens were good too!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/726/turnip%2C-purple-top-white-globe- February 3, 2014
<![CDATA[tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/725/tomatoes What is the best way to grow tomatoes in containers, to make them produce well. We live in south florida.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/725/tomatoes February 2, 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[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[Peppers HOT HOT HOT]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot Its January! Time to start your bhut ghost jolokia and trinidad moruga scorpion peppers. They take the longest to germinate and produce. February we will start the Burpee Big Guy Hybrid Jalapeno seeds.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/722/peppers-hot-hot-hot January 29, 2014
<![CDATA[Help starting plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants I have tried unsuccessfully for 5 years in a row to start seeds in the house in early spring. I have planted mostly zinna and marigold seeds. I purchase the seed starting trays you sell with the water mat in the bottom.  My seeds will sprout and shoot staight up with a pair of leaves at the top of the stem. The grow to about  3-4 inches then just keel over becaue their stems are too skinny and can't support itself. They never develop any other leaves (just the 2 at the top) I am following the instructions and water the mat as needed and controlling light. But every year the same thing,  after several weeks they just keel over. What am I doing wrong?

Any help that anybody has I would appreciate!

thanks

Janewb

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/721/help-starting-plants January 27, 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[Georgia Gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening Hi, Growing a garden in Georgia is not the easiest thing to do.  Or at least not for me.  My gardens start out good, but soon dry out and die.  I ordered me a book yesterday about square inch gardening.  I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to maintain a garden here in Georgia.  I have very limited space so I have a 4 x 4 garden space and also plant a lot of things in containers. I also just purchased me a small green house so I am hoping I can get some seeds going so they can be strong and healthy before I put them in the ground.

Is there a way to block the hot sun to shield the plants? Is there a secret to watering the plants so they do not dry as fast? Thanks in advance for any suggestions on how to better garden in the South.

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening January 9, 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