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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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Living Herb experiment

JohnE O
by JohnE O 11 years ago

I was all around town looking for some Thai basil to plant, but no one had any seedlings. On my grocery store trip I picked up another 2 packages of the Living Herb Thai basil which comes in a tiny...

What to plant in FL?

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by TampaAurora 11 years ago

Ok, it's official. I caught the gardening bug. I have mostly partial sun space, and would really like to plant something now that I've had a year of trying my hand at herbs and a month with a tom...

Food bloggers who garden

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by Cinnamon 11 years ago

In case anyone thinks it would be interesting to read blogs where the foodies who write the blog also grow some of the food they blog about... here's one to start, a beautiful garden section of the...

Do you grow Asian vegetables?

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by dfrostnh 11 years ago

I'm trying to improve my cooking skills with Asian recipes. Johnny's offers seeds for various oriental greens but except for bok choy, I'm not sure what to try. Even if you don't grow your own, d...

Things you'd love to plant but won't because they're monsters?

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by Cinnamon 11 years ago

Mine is literal... dragonfruit. Pic of the fruit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dragonfruit_Chiyai_market.jpg Pic of the plant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Than_Long_Green_Gragon....

Reviving very overgrown apple trees?

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by LJS 11 years ago

Our east coast property has 2 ancient apple trees, one Mac and one Russet, that we are trying to bring back. We are organic gardeners for the vegetable plot and I would like to go the all-natural ...

Won a Greenhouse from a Game Show...what to plant?

Beach Chick
by Beach Chick 11 years ago

Howdy Chow Gardeners.. Won a gorgeous greenhouse from the Price is Right ( I kissed Bob twice) and want to plant some veggies but in San Diego where I live it gets hot in the summer..it has 2 la...

Natural/Organic Fungicides and Pesticide

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by CocoaNut 11 years ago

Firstly, there is a difference between natural and organic, but for those who are attempting to avoid harsh chemicals - I came across this (bloggish) web-site which has a wealth of info (by text...

Tomato plant?

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by ajm1555 11 years ago

My tomato plants are well watered (every morning) and in full sun. The are still very green and growing, but the leaves appear to be wilted. Why? And how can I keep bugs/birds off my leaves, org...

When do you fertilize

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by cleopatra999 11 years ago

When do you all top dress some fertilizer? I have read about doing it as soon your seeds sprout, then again later. this is my first year using fertilizer (organic). wondering when...

Getting a Late Start

stevuchan
by stevuchan 11 years ago

Another garden newbie here. Planning to take advantage of the long weekend by starting a garden in the back yard. Problem is most plant-able space is heavily shaded, I currently have some herbs t...

Help!! What is this???

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by lexpatti 11 years ago

We (I) planted several diff. seeds and they all did well in those seed starters. My problem is I didn't keep track well. I planted cuks and moon flowers and morning glorys. Can someone tell from...

Sprouting ginger, crouching rworange

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by rworange 11 years ago

Even more unlikley than me showing up on the Home Cooking board is me showing up on the Gardening board. I took advantage of a sale on ginger root (2 lbs 99 cents). I haven't used it for a whi...

seeds and plants safe for snow fall

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by cleopatra999 11 years ago

yes, I said snow. I was going to plant this weekend. Perhaps not. We are getting 10cm of snow 2 days in a row next week. I already have my hardy seeds in the ground (carrots, lettuce, radish, kale,...

Has Anyone Used a Mushroom Kit?

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by neobite 11 years ago

Having seen a gorgeous one at the Ferry Building mushroom store, I decided I had to have one. Seems like it could be ridiculous or wonderful, but I've just ordered one to see what it's like. Has ...

Safely Harvesting Rhubarb [Split from Home Cooking]

Gio
by Gio 11 years ago

Just thought I'd mention here although it's a gardening concern too... If the Mods move it, so be it: Folks are mentioning the toxicity of the leaves and that's something to be very careful of. ...

Plant Rhubarb

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by Querencia 11 years ago

I am on a mission to encourage rhubarb, which I find an astonishing number of people have never tasted. You start a bed by digging a big hole, filling it with good mature, and planting rhubarb root...

Bug-Killing Potato Plants?

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by Querencia 11 years ago

Last night I was reading "The Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollan (2002). Pollan describes a genetically-engineered potato plant that has leaves with a natural toxin so that when potato bugs munc...

Any Advice for Jfood with These Tomatoes

jfood
by jfood 11 years ago

Jfood just picked up his tomato plants with the following varieties: Keepsake Margo Sweet Olive Viva Italia Rutgers Cherokee Purple Early Girl Juilet Mr Stripey Mortgage Lifter Yellow...

Perennials, or planting for the future

NYchowcook
by NYchowcook 11 years ago

What do you have in the way of long term plants or trees that you planted or plan to plant for years to come? I have some mint and sorrel out in the lawn that seemingly will live forever. I jus...

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