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Better Boy Tomato Ripening
My Better Boy tomato isn’t very “better.” It started out well, on the first set of flowers, 1 tomato. On the second set of flowers, 3 tomatoes. And that’s it. Any other sets of flowers – nothing. They just shrivel up and fall off. I had missed one sucker that went...Sunny 26°C / 79°F
Cricket or Not Breaking Dormancy, Wildlife garden , and Beloved Rose Blooming
Guess who’s coming to dinner? And guess what’s for dinner? My Beloved Rose leaves. I wonder how much harm this guy can do over time? Jimmy the Cricket http://www.essortment.com/all/cricketinsects_rgfe.htmOvercast 26°C / 79°F
Ornamental: Hemerocallis fulva (guerilla parkway southwest) Budding
Hi fellow gardeners, Help identifying the problem on this pussy willow would be appreciated. It appears in late spring after blooming has finished. First appearance shows as raised 1-3 mm diameter orange or rusty spheres. By early summer they have lost their color and seem to flatten out. Heavily...Sunny 32°C / 90°F
Watermelon - Legacy Setting Fruit and 2009 Spring Vegetable garden
I cannot believe that I have watermelon growing. For a long while the plants did not grow and then they looked like they were drying. Not the are growing and spreading everywhere. And I have found two watermelon the size of about a cantelope. I bought the seeds from WillhiteSeed.com They have ton...Sunny 38°C / 101°F
Garden Class Chives
Here’s a pic of my chives from my garden class. I potted this in compost from the instructor as well. Some interesting plants have popped up alongside the chives, and given her lovely garden I am curious if this is a weed or an actual plant I’d like to keep. Of course this could ju...15°C / 59°F
Peat Pot Tomato "Marglobe" , Peat Pot Tomato "Celebrity Bush Hybrid" , Tomato "Better Boy" Fertilising, Tom...
Despite the rain/lack of sunshine, my tomato plants are getting huge! I hope they don’t get too much taller than these cages… I am going to pot up my tomatoes started from seed—I’m excited to see that they are ready! Also new buds continue to form on Mr. Stripey. Glad I ...15°C / 59°F
Corn, Country Gentleman
My Country Gentleman corn, which was healthy, if small, a few days ago, now has about 80% of the plants with burnt-looking leaf ends, and a third of them have this shredded look to the leaves (this is the worst one). Anyone know possible cause/treatment? All my web searches are coming up with s...Cloudy 27°C / 80°F
Tomato Showing True Leaves and In a pot on the patio garden
My friend found a cat once and brought it home. It was homeless, dirty and sad. She washed it, fed it and made a cat bed for it. The next morning it turned out that the cat was pregnant and gave birth to five kittens. She now had six cats. I remembered this story as I gazed upon the pot full of 3...Sunny 28°C / 82°F
Planted tomatoes back in April – lots of large green tomatoes, but none have ripenend. Wondering if the last month of June Gloom cool weather has delayed harvest…Sunny 24°C / 75°F
Hey everyone! My name is Priscilla and I live in southeast Georgia. I’m new to the site. I am having a little trouble with my Dutch iris bulbs. I know a considerable amount about plants for a young person due to an extensive floriculture an horticulture background, and usually have no troub...Sunny 37°C / 98°F
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