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Worthwhile patio tomatoes?

by Sally599 12 years ago

Last year, I grew the "patio" cultivar of tomatoes, I harvested all of two the whole summer----now they were tasty and the plant never got very big which was desirable but the yield was pretty sma...

white eggs in veg patch soil?

by cleopatra999 12 years ago

so excited for this new board on chow!! I am on my second year of a new garden and learning lots. question #1 (of many this year I am sure) tilled over my soil from the winter and found clum...

Strawberry Plants: Mulch?

by baloney 12 years ago

So is it absolutely necessary to mulch? And if so, what to mulch with? I've got lots of shredder chips. The plants are just starting to fruit and I noticed one in particular(further along so a b...

Growing Micro-Greens

by Apple 12 years ago

I have tried sprouting... pretty easy to do. Now - I would like to try growing micro-greens... I think this is similar growing an indoor garden... A shallow tray, some soil, the seeds and some ...

quince tree source

by Sally599 12 years ago

A friend of mine is looking to buy a quince tree this year. She doesn't want to get just a little one or two foot stick and is looking at an on-line source that will ship 4-5 foot trees. Its a li...

Oh no! Aphids in the Asparagus!!

by AGM_Cape_Cod 12 years ago

We just found out that the additional fringe we noticed last year in the asparagus stalks we let grow out is caused by aphids. Has anyone dealt with this problem? TIA.

Anybody got a beehive?

by Shrinkrap 12 years ago

Hope this isn't "pushing the envelope" in the new forum....Some beekeepers used to keep some in an abandoned orchard behind my house, but the city bought the property, and now it's a flood control ...

vegetables & herbs you really ought to grow from seed

by NYchowcook 12 years ago

People are talking about the ease of locating plants to transplant rather than direct seed. I want to make the case that there are some things that are easier and make lots more sense to grow fr...

Growing Corn in NJ

by angelo04 12 years ago

Any tips for growing corn? Each year I attempt something new. Just bought my plants, the usual tomato, cucumber, lettuce, basil etc. and decided to add corn figuring its grown all over NJ. Any ...

organic seedlings

by cleopatra999 12 years ago

for those organic gardeners out there.... does anyone know the health implications of buying organic vs non organic seedlings? from an environmental stand point it is a no brainer. the rest of t...

Black thumb, but want to grow herbs

by cheesecake17 12 years ago

I truly think I was cursed with a black thumb. I can't keep cut flowers or plants alive. But, I'm fed up with purchasing small bundles of herbs and I want to try to grow my own. I was thinking ...

Dream Garden: 2 years away!

by LJS 12 years ago

We own a piece of property on the east coast (Zone 6a) and are planning to move there in just 24 short months. The kitchen garden is my pet project and I have mapped it out on paper. I have been...

Basic Beginning Vegetable Gardening Book?

by balabanian 12 years ago

Can anyone recommend a good very basic intro book for a beginning vegetable gardener? I have the sunset western garden book (i live in northern california) and it's a great reference but i think i ...

egg shell uses

by cleopatra999 12 years ago

besides composting, does anyone have any proven uses for egg shells in the garden?

Which paste tomato for making sauce?

by mkmccp 12 years ago

I have not planted tomatoes the last few years for a number of reasons. Now I am interested in planting them with the intent of making tomato sauce and "putting up" for use later. Anyone out ther...

Growing Cilantro [split from General Topics]

by Val 12 years ago

kc, I live in FL too...south of you in Naples...have had the hardest time growing cilantro...parsley no problem; I have 2 plants growing beautifully now and the rosemary, forget about it--it's like...

Self-Watering Containers

by Nancy Berry 12 years ago

Anyone use these? If so, what kind (shape) and do you have any hints? What potting mixture do you use? Drainage?

Growing Rome Tomatoes

by Heethan01 12 years ago

I'm gonna try growing Romas this year.. Is it true they grow the best when they grow close to basil? Any other tips would be appreciated.

Indoor Herb Gardening — questions answered by an expert

Roxanne Webber
by Roxanne Webber 12 years ago

To complement our feature on growing herbs indoors, we want to connect an expert directly to the Chowhound community to answer questions. This is the first time we're including something like this ...

Growing Herbs At Home [split from Toronto]

by torontovore 12 years ago

Not an immediate solution, but if you have a backyard or balcony, or even window ledge inside, you can grow many herbs yourself. Some condos have rooftop areas that can be used, or you may have a b...

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