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Sick of all this rain and lack of sunshine...

May 24, 2017, 2:34 am

Anyone else in the Midwest sick of all the rain and lack of sunshine this spring? The cool temps here aren't helping either. The high today was 63...sigh... My cool weather crops like onions, ... Read more »

shallot flowers?

May 24, 2017, 12:47 am

Hi All, My shallots look like they are getting ready to flower. Do I cut them off as I would a garlic scape? Many thanks, -T Read more »

first harvest

May 24, 2017, 12:43 am

Three garlic scapes. Oh does my breath smell pretty! Read more »

Straw and Rain

May 23, 2017, 11:33 pm

Well straw anyway , the rain never showed . I got the entire garden covered with straw today , and it's looking like I'm headed in the right direction . My soil is in much better shape now t... Read more »

Pumpkin Patch

May 22, 2017, 9:23 pm

I tilled, hilled, seeded, and watered-in the pumpkin patch yesterday. I pla nted eight varieties of pumpkins and winter squash. I planted several varie ties that we planted for the first time last ... Read more »

I'm a father!

May 22, 2017, 12:46 am

My first two seeds sprouted from my sprouting cups. Both are zucchini. About 30 more to go. The waiting is killing me Read more »

how long do peppers seeds take to sprout?

May 21, 2017, 1:30 am

Hi All, I potted Chimayo and Sandia pepper seeds last week. nothing has sprouted yet. How long does it usually take? (How farmers put up with waiting, I will never know.) My radishes sprouted ... Read more »

when to prune radish sprouts?

May 21, 2017, 1:27 am

Hi All, This may be putting the cart before the horse as the earwigs may mow my radish sprouts flat, but how tall should I let my radish sprouts get and how far apart should they be when I prune ... Read more »

Earwigs are back

May 21, 2017, 1:24 am

But they don't seem to like my radishes this year. I am growing China Rose this year. So far I have stepped on about four, carved ... Read more »

Re: the blessings of an idiot farmer

May 18, 2017, 4:25 pm

Paging Mr.'s about another round of Talking Dust Bowl Blues? -- Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at Zone 5/4 in upstate New York, 1420' e... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Just plain mint? rating: 5

My mother has asked me to grow her some mint for her iced tea. She said she doesn't want peppermint, spearmint, or anything like that, she wants just plain mint. So, would that be _Mentha arvensis_? ... Read more »

Cat/Dog repellent Coleus cania ? rating: 5

Seen in a garden catalog a plant(Coleus Canina) is supposed to keep the cats/dogs/rabbits out of the garden. Any one ever use it or have success with it? Or is this another marketing gimmic? Jerome... 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.