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Gardening

Get advice on growing herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and anything else you want in your vegetable garden. Plus advice on pests like snails, beetles, and ants.

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Cinnamon Basil

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by small h 3 days ago

I received a free seed packet of this herb in my Baker Creek order, and it's grown like something out of Sleeper. According to the interwebs, it's also called either Thai basil or Mexican basil (?)...

Aerogarden reviews?

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by lilinjun 12 years ago

Has anyone purchased an Aerogarden and been completely happy with it? I'm looking to invest in one, but the $150 price tag and several reviews on Amazon's site are holding me back... (I searche...

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

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by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environm...

Sweet or Mild Specialty Peppers

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by dfrostnh 2 months ago

Seed catalog fever has struck again. I grew over 30 varieties of peppers a few years ago and discovered some were too hot (Lemon Drop) and some had a fruity flavor I didn't enjoy (Caribbean Season...

Best plum tomato seeds for NC climate (zone 7b)

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by loves2cook82 2 months ago

Every spring I visit my local farmers market and buy a variety of heirloom tomato plants for my garden: German Johnson, Pink Girl, Cherokee Purple... This year I'd like to add a plum tomato to the...

Florida - Personal Garden Bill Clears First Hurdle

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . 'I think when one thinks about the idea of a code-enforcement officer going onto a property that you own and requiring you — under threat of fine — to tear up a garden that you have prepare...

How to Tell When Lemons are Ready to Pick

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by Buckeye_Local 7 years ago

This is my first time for growning citrus here in Arizoina. My lemons are now turning from green to yellow, how do I know when they are ripe for picking? Is there an easy way to tell?

Just found some very old Miracle Gro. Any good?

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by c oliver 10 years ago

We're in the process of renting out one of our homes and in packing things up I've come across four unopened bags of Miracle Gro, the water soluble powder stuff. I don't use that anymore but was c...

Peeling garlic a week before planting

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by Shrinkrap 2 years ago

I have the good fortune of being in Florence right now,and see the most amazing looking "Aglio Rosso" garlic at the market. I want to bring some home to grow, but you can only bring peeled cloves...

DIY greenhouse

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hello everyone. I have got a big garden, but I wanted to create a place in it where I can grow some plants like vegetables and fruits. However, prices of greenhouses are really high for me, so I th...

How to eradicate tiny black bugs on my potted cucumbers

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by small h 3 years ago

They are poppy-seed-size, round, and immobile. My research indicates that they might be flea beetles, but they don't jump or even crawl. They are on the undersides of the leaves, and to a lesser ex...

Wildflowers to eat?

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

When I was surfing the Internet I came across a unusual topic about cooking. It was about preparing dishes with use of wild flowers from our gardens that many people think as weeds. Of course, not ...

Pickle recipes?

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by rbrbr 8 months ago

Anyone have an amazing pickle recipe? Specifically looking for something that tastes like any of Grillo's flavors. TIA!

Can anyone help identify these squash?

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by Kikitoo 9 months ago

They are the size of a spaghetti squash (most of them anyway) and delicious, mild, spaghetti squash like on the inside as well. It was a volunteer in my garden. The warty skin is only on some of th...

Fruits & Veggies on Balcony

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hello gardeners! I have got not so small balcony, but I haven't decorated it yet..I would like to put there some plants that I can use in kitchen so veggies and fruits would be perfect. What do you...

Gardening dreams

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hello! It is very important to have dreams! However, is there anything you dream of having in your garden that maybe you don't have funds or space or money for? If it goes to me, I am dreaming a...

Carnivorous Plants Propagation

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hello everyone. I was considering if I can propagate a sarracenia from cutting? I bought two plants on a carnivorous plants festiwal and they grow really nice, but I would like to propagate it; how...

Bird of Paradise

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hi everyone! My grandfather found in his basement some seeds of an amazing plant which is called a bird of paradise. I heard that it is really demanding and it is not easy to grow it. Controling te...

Book about Gardening

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by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hi! I love reading books, but I haven't found anything interesting in area that I am newly interested in, I mean gardening! What's more, I am looking for something that is not so hard to read and l...

Gastro Obscura: The Quiet Rescue of America’s Forgotten Fruit

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

As we kick off stone fruit harvest season in Northern California, this morning I was fascinated to read about C. Todd Kennedy, one of the state’s premier fruit experts, collectors, and growers and ...