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Cultivating Pumpkins

June 22, 2017, 7:24 pm

I ran the tiller amongst the pumpkin hills this morning to kill the weeds t hat were sprouting there. I may have one more weed-tilling next week before the pumpkins run, spreading their vines all ... Read more »

a bribe seems to be working

June 22, 2017, 12:09 am

i've been trying to get the edamame soybeans past sprout stage. the first batch were all eaten by chipmunks as they sprouted. i replanted many more and have been trying to patrol once in a w... Read more »

Need your feedback on my Vegetable Garden

June 21, 2017, 5:23 pm

Hi , I'm currently growing my garden, and I have planted Mint, Mustard, Fenugreek, Rosemary, Onions, Tomatoes, Coriander, Money Plant, and Lilly Flowers. Check out my garden here : https://youtu.... Read more »

alcoholic shallots/onions

June 19, 2017, 11:58 pm

Hi All, Okay, the stalks are dying on my first ruin of shallots. Time to pick them. Now the first dead stalk I pulled out produced four beautiful shallots (they come in fours and break apart at... Read more »

My Vegetable Garden ( Indoor & Outdoor)

June 16, 2017, 5:13 pm

Hi , I'm currently growing my garden, and I have planted Mint, Mustard, Fenugreek, Rosemary, Onions, Tomatoes, Coriander, Money Plant, and Lilly Flowers. Check out here : Read more »

Pumpkin Germination Rates

June 16, 2017, 2:41 am

I planted 20 pumpkin and winter squash hills a month ago, putting 6 seeds p er hill for a total of 120 seeds. Two weeks later, only 17 had sprouted for a germination rate of 14.17%. Some of the va... Read more »

bean germination rates

June 15, 2017, 5:07 pm

seem to be pretty good even for older beans. yes, not 100%, but still good enough that i don't need to replant much by the looks of things. i'm getting more gaps from chipmunks and rabbits... Read more »

Yippee! Violet garlic!

June 13, 2017, 9:17 am

Hi All, I have been fighting alkaline soil for years. The big indicator of alkaline soil is pink garlic that is suppose to be violet purple. I just harvested my first garlic. It was a flyer I ... Read more »

how often should I fertilize?

June 13, 2017, 2:33 am

I was just curious how often you guys fertilize your garden? I purchased some Fertilome blooming and rooting water soluble fertilizer the other day and the instructions say to use it every 7-14 ... Read more »

Looking to start organic gardening, help

June 7, 2017, 4:56 am

Hello Garden banter forum, As you guys can see from the title I am looking into getting some edible organic fruits and vegs on the go. I'm not much of a gardener and this will be my first attempt so... Read more »

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The best rated discussions

pumpkin plants rating: 5

I hope someone can help me. i have pumpkin plants grwing in my garden. They have started to sprout curly feelers if thats what they are called. Are they needed? can I pluck them off? they are start... Read more »

Planted pumpkins and kabocha but one looks like zucchini rating: 5

I planted a whole lot of pumpkin and kabocha seeds this year but one plant has fruit that looks like zucchini! I've never grown zucchini here so it couldn't be a volunteer. Could it be that a bee pol... Read more »


What do you think of using railroad ties as stairs. Are they appropriate for this type of setting? What are the safety hazards ? Read more »

Tomato leaves are purple and crispy rating: 5

After reading up on what causes the leaves of tomato seedlings to turn purple, I learned it was a phosphorous deficiency caused by (among other things) cool temperatures. I have heard it will go a... Read more »

Duck manure tea? rating: 5

Okay, the ducks have their nice penned-in area until I get around to fencing in the garden proper. They have the lawn, their feed bowl, and a 4' plastic kiddie pool to splash around in...which they ... Read more »

I hate slugs! rating: 5

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I finally caught the culprits in the act of eating my veggies and habaneros! DIEEEEEEEEEEEE slime! Besides picking them off the plants at night while juggling a flashlight, I've read of various met... Read more »

Peppers, Epsom Salt rating: 5

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What is the best way to use Epsom? As a spray for the foliage or sprinkle it around the base of the plants? MJ Read more »

Blueberry Propogation rating: 5

Hi, I've been exploring starting new blueberry bushes from my existing and very healthy ones. The simplest advice so far has been to make cuttings (about 6) from the new growth and stick each cutting... Read more »

Are these posionous? rating: 5

Strange question, and perhaps in the wrong place, but I work in a hospital where sometimes people eat things they shouldn't. Should this plant be removed? There is some concern it looks a bit like de... Read more »

Ridding My Garden of Foxtail and Oxalis rating: 5

I spent a huge amout of time ridding my landscape of these two irritants. I sifted. I tilled. I weeded. I covered. I let the land lay farrow while it cycled through and I repeated like a good shampo... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.