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Do clematis plants have good fragrance?

Asked by: yartsy
I am sorry but Clematis do not have a good fragrance, Wisteria has a very nice fragrance, here is the link: https://www.burpee.com/perennials/perennial-plants/wisteria-blue-moon-prod002500.html
Answered by: Burpee Expert
Date published: 2019-11-13

Which tomato’s are best for a hot and humid Louisiana season.  Disease resistance also a must. ? Thank you

Asked by: Dljoz1
Have you tried Celebrity? It is heat tolerant and has excellent disease resistance., here is the link: https://www.burpee.com/vegetables/tomatoes/tomato-celebrity-hybrid-prod001175.html
Answered by: Burpee Expert
Date published: 2019-11-12

I have a basement Aquapond, 100% artificial light. Goldfish "Manure". Hard city water, ph of 8.5. Pearock base allows twice a day watering, 25sqft grow bed, 6 inch deep. Spinach, lettuce, carrots grew last time. What do you suggest I grow? no insects

Asked by: ceguth
In earlier tests, I tried to adjust the pH and killed the fish. It is best to let the fish add the acid. I have grown carrots because I use pea-gravel as a medium allowing me to keep a moist bed rater than a flooded bed. Roots do not do well in constant water. Peas might work now that I have a larger area.
Answered by: ceguth
Date published: 2019-11-13

I am in Florida right now, what can I plant? I am north Orlando. What tomatoes do well here? I like bean and beat too and lettuce. Thank you

Asked by: CathyB
I believe essentially all tomato varieties that are sold by Burpee will do well in Florida. Tomatoes and beans are best grown in the Florida summer, while the beets and lettuce are best grown in the Florida winter. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2019-11-04

I'm growing the buttercup burgess strain 61077 squash. The fruit is growing nicely but they have shown no signs of the skin darkening. How much skin color change will have to occur to tell if they are ripe enough?

Asked by: plain tim
Summer squash is squash that is grown in the summer and consumed in the summer. So-called winter squash is squash that is also grown in the summer, but consumed in the winter. As I was taught, winter squash is best harvested after the parent vine has completely died down and shriveled up. I have sometimes partially pulled the vine up (not all the way) to accelerate the harvest and encourage the plant to put its last dying energies into thoroughly ripening the squash fruit. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2019-11-04

I want to know when to plant my propagated as I am cutting in the ground and I’m concerned out of a tray of 80 only one survived I am hoping it is even an azalea and not some weed it resembles like a long vine

Asked by: TracyRN
One of the best ways to root cuttings is to apply some rooting hormone to their stems and then place them in a tightly closed white kitchen type plastic trash bag, along with perhaps half a cup of water, and let them sit outside where they can get some sunlight during the early part of the day. In 3-6 weeks, your cuttings should have grown some roots, after which you can plant them and care for them in the usual way. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2019-11-04

I have two Hybrid Roses growing in containers, how do I protect them in the winter months? I can put them in my garage, but how do I insulate them from the cold, and do they need to be watered & fertilized in the winter?

Asked by: Nina_Laz
I once lived in Dayton, Ohio, when I was on active duty USAF. Hybrid roses can take below freezing temperatures, but cold winter winds can be a problem. I think I would keep them in my unheated garage from Thanksgiving to early March in Indiana. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2019-11-13

I am currently growing some ever bearing raspberries. I plan on pruning the for two harvests, but I have some questions. When should I prune them? I can't figure out if I should do it in the spring or fall. Also how do I winterize them? Thanks!

Asked by: Justin145
I confess that I have never grown everbearing raspberries, although I have grown ordinary raspberries. I know that the raspberry plant will produce its best fruit from the new young canes that grew up from the previous summer. Therefore, following fruiting, it is considered by some that it is best to remove these previously fruiting canes, so that the plant can focus all its energy on producing new young canes that will then provide next year's bountiful harvest. But to answer your question, I believe that I would prune the older canes out after the second fall harvest. Good luck.
Answered by: hessianguy2
Date published: 2019-11-04
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