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Grow Vol. 9 Extras

Grow Vol. 9 Extras

For more expert advice and inspiration, check out Grow Vol. 9, Fine Gardening's guide to vegetable gardening. Lemon basils taste as good as they smellIn Grow 9, Susan Belsinger lays out all...

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One Pepper Plant, Two Pepper Varieties?

One Pepper Plant, Two Pepper Varieties?

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I know it is common to get a hybrid from collected seeds because I have them each year. But genetically, how can a single plant have two different peppers? I have a single pepper plant with one...

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Question: Can Anyone Identify This Pepper?

Question: Can Anyone Identify This Pepper?

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I'm not sure what type of pepper plant this is. It was grown from seed collected from store-bought peppers. I forget what type, but I remember the peppers being sweet andcoloredorange...

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QUESTION: Georgia peach tree problem

QUESTION: Georgia peach tree problem

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Homegrown peaches are delicious, but my tree doesn't look so healthy now.

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QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

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I recently bought a property in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. It came with a large (36' x 50') fenced and terraced vegetable garden with raised beds, all sadly overgrown with weeds. The weeds...

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QUESTION: Spaghetti Pumpkin?

QUESTION: Spaghetti Pumpkin?

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Last year, I grew several pumpkin plants and one spaghetti squash in this raised bed.  I planted nothing in it this spring, but I have several healthy, happy pumpkin plants, and this guy...

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QUESTION: Tomato Over-fertilization?

QUESTION: Tomato Over-fertilization?

Can anyone offer some insight into why my potted tomato plants have grown such thick stems?  They appear otherwise healthy and green and are watered everyday and have lots of warmth and sun. Have...

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QUESTION: Tiny reddish-orange specks crawling on cement block and rock, what are they?

I bought some large Noyo rock (football size) and some cement retaining wall block. It's stacked and piled on a cement pad. I noticed tiny pin prick size reddish orange specks crawling all over them...

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QUESTION: Squashed! ! !

QUESTION: Squashed! ! !

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We live in Phoenix but it really is a dry heat. My wife dearly loves Patty Pan (Indian, Summer, Turban) squash that is not readily available in the stores.  I looked everywhere and finally found...

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QUESTION: Blueberries

QUESTION: Blueberries

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When is the best time to fertilize my blueberries?

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QUESTION: Asparagus or Goa Beans

This year I am trying to grow Asparagus or Goa Beans. Got 12 of the seeds to germinate indoors and have since planted them in the garden. However, I can find little about how to grow them or how to...

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QUESTION: Ants in the garden

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Ants have invaded my raised bed vegetable garden.  What can I do to get rid of them?

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QUESTION: Zucchini problems

QUESTION: Zucchini problems

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My two zucchini plants have white stuff on the leaves and the zucchinis are forming, but then shriveling up and falling off before becoming mature.  I primarily water with a water soaker, so the...

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QUESTION: Deer problems: fence or sprinkler?

QUESTION: Deer problems: fence or sprinkler?

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Deer are ruining all my hard work. What's the most effective way to keep them out of my veggie garden?

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QUESTION: What is wrong with our maple tree?

QUESTION: What is wrong with our maple tree?

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I planted an October Glory Maple tree in November of 2010.   Over the past week or so, the leaves have turned from green to white/ blackish looking.  We have had extreme heat (90-100 degrees...

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QUESTION: Growing split peas

QUESTION: Growing split peas

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I grew field peas this year for the chickens and our own use. They are yellow and pefect little balls. My question is; what kind of pea do I grow to have green "split" peas like the onesnbspyou...

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QUESTION: Zucchini pests

QUESTION: Zucchini pests

Our zucchini plants were doing fine then today I went back to find two plants pulled out of the ground and the roots eaten. Then what ever animal did it peed on them, Does any one have any idea of...

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QUESTION: Using rabbit manure

QUESTION: Using rabbit manure

How much rabbit manure should I use for a 40 sz. ft. raised bed.  If I till the manure into the soil should I still use rabbit manure tea and if so, how often should I apply it?  Also...

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QUESTION: Differentiating cherry tomato varieties by leaves

QUESTION: Differentiating cherry tomato varieties by leaves

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I pulled a lot of volunteer tomatoes from my yard from last year's harvest and want to replant only the large cherry tomato plants.  Is there any way to determine which ones they are based on...

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QUESTION: Yellowing tomato leaves

QUESTION: Yellowing tomato leaves

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My tomato plant's leaves are yellowing from the leaf stem, not from the base of the plant. Does anyone know why this might be happening?

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