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All About Growing Green Beans, String Beans, and Peas 
I planted pole beans over a week ago and they are not coming up. I dug in the rows and am finding beans. They look like they are not germinating (I hope …

Questions About Growing Tomatoes 
My tomato plants have been grown from seeds and are about 4 inches high. They are under grow lights for 4 weeks and are in 4 inch peat pots. I spritz …

Berry, Rhubarb & Melon Questions 
I planted my strawberries between my blueberry plants and they are not so sweet even though they are blood red and ripe. How to get them sweeter? Are …

General Vegetable Gardening Questions and Answers 
I am starting a garden but not sure which order to put the vegetables in. I have corn, tomatoes, broccoli, red and green bell peppers, jalapeno, cabbage, …

Fertilizer, Mulch, Compost, and Soil Vegetable Gardening Questions 
I burn leaves, pine needles, wood, etc. every year and have a huge pile of ashes. Can these ashes be used in my vegetable garden? ANSWER: Hi Mari, …

Growing Carrots and Beets in Vegetable Gardens 
Why do my carrots always curl? ANSWER: Carrots tend to curl when there is too much clay in the soil composition. They branch, twist, and turn to make …

Vegetable Garden Pests, Weeds, and Diseases 
Hello, It's my first time planting a garden and I have a nice big back yard I intend to utilize with raised garden beds. One of the best spots for …

Growing Potatoes, Onions, and Corn Not rated yet
Can I store onions in a refrigerator for winter storage? ANSWER: Yes, but for long-term storage it is best to have low-humidity. Onions store …

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Not rated yet
I have painted boards available to use for a raised bed vegetable garden. Is using painted boards going to be toxic to my family? ANSWER: If you …

Melons Breaking Open Before Maturity Not rated yet
Question: What causes watermelons and cantaloupe to break open, split, or develop cracks before they reach maturity and are ready for harvest? Answer: …

Growing lettuce, spinach, collard greens, leafy vegetables Not rated yet
What is the name of the vegetable that is light green, or purple, that is used to decorate around the outside of a food platter? ANSWER: Sometimes …

Growing Cucumbers, Squash, Zucchini, and Pumpkins Not rated yet
I have summer squash, have lost one plant, and now another one has the same problem. The leaves turn silver and the plant dies. ANSWER: It may be …

Watering and Irrigation Systems for Vegetable Gardens Not rated yet
What is the best time of day to water vegetable garden and how frequently? ANSWER: It is best to water your vegetable garden in the morning. …

Vegetable Garden Seeds and Germination Questions Not rated yet
My seeds have sprouted but it seem all my plants are growing tall but thin and cannot support themselves. I thought I was over-watering but then thought …

Container Gardens, Vertical Gardens, Gardening with Trellises Not rated yet
I am a first time gardener and want to plant some veggies in containers. Can I plant before the last frost has occurred and, if so, do I need to take …

Growing Cabbage, Broccoli, Rapini, Kale, and Brussels Sprouts Not rated yet
I have tops growing out of my cabbage plants. Do I need to cut the tops out? ANSWER: Hi Brad, It sounds like your cabbage plants may have "bolted". …

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