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  1. Thread: Novice

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    Yes any plant needs good drainage. Put a hole in...

    Yes any plant needs good drainage. Put a hole in it, and get a tray for under it unless you don't mind water on your patio. Without a hole, whenever you water it, it will be standing in water and...
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    They look like alstromeria to me

    They look like alstromeria to me
  3. Thread: Gift Ideas

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    Gift Ideas

    I am trying to decide between Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazine for my dad, an avid gardener who has spent most of his life as a farmer, and just recently semi-retired. He is now getting into...
  4. Thread: Cabbage growth

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    I cut my first cabbage of the year about 2 weeks...

    I cut my first cabbage of the year about 2 weeks ago (after a rainstorm caused it to split :( ) I left the outside leaves and stem there and now there are 3-4 small cabbages growing on it. I have...
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    Yellow with spots? Or just yellow? It could be...

    Yellow with spots? Or just yellow? It could be that the lower leaves are just dying naturally from lack of sunlight. Or you could have a blight, do you have any more specific info?
  6. Thread: Tomatoes splitting

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    Mine usually split after we get a big rain. ...

    Mine usually split after we get a big rain. Keeping them in a greenhouse I'm not so sure--do they split after being watered? Usually that is what does it--same with cabbages too.
  7. Thread: "Black Beauty"

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    I would guess that the flower did not get...

    I would guess that the flower did not get fertilized. This happens frequently with squash and although I am not as familiar with this happening on eggplant it is my first guess.

    Next time you get...
  8. Thread: cocoa shell mulch

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    I really depends on your weather conditions. I...

    I really depends on your weather conditions. I find that coco bean shells smell great for awhile, but they dissappear quickly and tend to get moldy. Especially this year with record rainfall here.
  9. Thread: Perennial Onions

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    Never harvest all of them. Leave some to go...

    Never harvest all of them.

    Leave some to go to seed and when the seed heads fall over they will grow new plants.

    Also the plants form small bulbs around the main bulb. When you harvest if...
  10. Thread: I am a total noob

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    I know you want the outside of your house to look...

    I know you want the outside of your house to look great, but if you are RENTING I hope that you either a) are really good friends with the owner and are doing this out of the goodness of your heart ...
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    Sevin will NOT work on mites, Insecticidal soap,...

    Sevin will NOT work on mites, Insecticidal soap, Malathion or Dy-syston will work but take several applications. I would use insecticidal soap if you have to use a chemical, cuz it is the least...
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    You can harvest rhubarb when ever you need it. ...

    You can harvest rhubarb when ever you need it. Typically 2-3 times up until they start to set flowers, but they can still be harvested after they flower. You just don't want to harvest it after...
  13. Thread: water gardens

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    You could add mosquito dunks to the water to...

    You could add mosquito dunks to the water to control mosquitoes. But the water plants would probably like some fresh water every now and then anyway.
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    I live near Madison Wi and have had very good...

    I live near Madison Wi and have had very good luck interplanting Strawberry Gomphrenia & Victoria Blue Salvia around my mailbox. I also have tulips there.

    In the past I have also had luck with...
  15. Thread: Growing Cucumbers

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    Cukes are natural climbers, so yes they will do...

    Cukes are natural climbers, so yes they will do very well on a tomato cage or a fence if you have one. Allowing them to climb will also help to make the fruit straighter, especially if you are...
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    I'lll start: 1. You should be able to tell...

    I'lll start:

    1. You should be able to tell parsley by the smell or the taste. But, parsley is a biannual, meaning that it goes to seed the second year of its life. Can you tell if the plant is...
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    It depends on what part of the country you live...

    It depends on what part of the country you live in. Here in Southern Wisconsin, I have found that the Big Box Stores are actually more expensive for plants than local nurseries, and like the first...
  18. Thread: Composting

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    Congrats on your compost! I have never added...

    Congrats on your compost!

    I have never added it to compost, but I do put it directly on my vege garden. It contains micro-nutrients that help to keep plants happy. It seems especially helpful...
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    You should always do some research yourself...

    You should always do some research yourself instead of always relying on others for your information.

    I saw your post yesterday, and not living in Georgia have no clue what grows in the area, but...
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    I work in a garden center and have never heard of...

    I work in a garden center and have never heard of this. Maybe she just is sick of raking :lol:

    You should actually have your yard done before the ground temp reaches 50F because that is the...
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    Stones, or the retaining wall blocks available at...

    Stones, or the retaining wall blocks available at menards. Concrete blocks. Untreated lumber. Iron Girders. :wink:
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