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I have a small garden and have a few broccoli plants, my question is this, do I have to sucker them like a tomato plant? I ask this because just about every leaf has another growing out like a tomato plant. Thank you

Asked by: Jumping Jim
Broccoli will develop a main head and the florets will shoot out of the other leaves.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-22

I love green beens but gave up. We get yellow fussy bug (been beetle larva) that turn the leaves to lace.  My neighbor dust her plants with 7 until they are white.  The bugs have become immune.  Is there anything I can do? Especially if I can do it with 7

Asked by: Barb Wire
I have had sone luck with grinding up egg shells Into.fine powder and sprinkle onto the beetle. It's supposed to get under the wings and into the exoskeleton which would.kill them.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-22

Live in grow zone 6, Shenandoah Valley in Va. Getting ready to clean garden off, What would be a good crop to plant for the winter, and then turn it in to "Green Manure" in the spring....

Asked by: jstraw1962
Im.in Philly suburb and I grow bush green beans in the fall. They will fix nitrogen into the soil. With a row.cover I was picking beans until mid November.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-22

Hi, i live in zone 7. I was reading about floating row covers. They sound great,but i am a little confused as in the description of them it says that if using them they cannot be polonated. Somay i ask your advise. im planting califlower, brocoli, cabbage

Asked by: karen25
Those planta are self Pollinating so you will have no problems with getting your veggies to produce. In fact the row cover will be helpful.in keeping out the white moths that produce the green cabbage worm that will dessimate those crops. For veggies like squashes, zucchini, cucumbers that depend on bees to pollinate of you use a row cover you need to make sure the crops are uncovered during the day so they can be pollinated. Last winter with the use of my row cover I was picking kale.in January...and im I. The Philly suburb.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-22

If I have a big patch of overgrown blackberries can I cut them back to the ground and they will come back and produce blackberries next year?

Asked by: travlinmanstubby
Depending on the types.of blackberries they are depends on how.much to.prune. I have both primocane and floricane blackberries, both erect varieties. I would prune floricanes all the way to the ground. They should be dead anyways. The primocane I would prune main canes to 3 feet and any offshoots from the main canes to 18 inches. In spring snip the tips to.promote.more branching.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-22

are there any seeds that can be planted now for fall harvest or is it too hot? I am in central NJ. We have space due to harvested crops already. Thanks

Asked by: Babzz
I am in a philly suburb. I transplant in broccoli, kale, Swiss chard and green beans. Las t year I was picking green beans (with the use of a row cover) until thanksgiving. Just plant bush type green beans as they take less time to mature 
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-16

Zucchini are not growing. Starting off at about 2-3 inches long then turning yellow. I have two plants and neither seems to be growing like they should be. Lots of blooms and vegetable on them. Too much water? They are in raised garden beds.

Asked by: Stac
If you are getting small zucchini but they are turning yellow and falling off before growing its most likely because they were not pollinated. You need to attract bees or hand pollinate your zucchini flowers. The male flower tends to open first. The female flower has the tiny fruit growing from it. To hand pollinate take a small paintbrush and scrape some pollen off the male flower and put it on the pistol of the female flower. The most successful time to do this is in the morning. The flowers don't stay open for long. Also some good pollinating attractor flowers include hyssop, bee balm, borage( an edible herb. Tastes like cucumbers ) salvia. 
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-16

Why do my tomato's crack and split ,with deep cracks

Asked by: Ronald utah
Yup...too much water at 1 time with dry spells inbetween. water regularly. Don't let them dry out and start to wilt then pour on a ton of water.
Answered by: JessBirm
Date published: 2016-09-16
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