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Steer compost and vegetable gardens

I asked this question a couple weeks ago. Nothing is growing, although I have been watering faithfully every day. The tomato starts don't look particularly happy either, and the dill, oregano, and pepper starts have died (though the basil, sage, and cilantro look ok). [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jun 17, 2014 - 9 answers

How does my garden grow?

Getting a very belated start on planting my garden. Raised beds, zone 8, vegetables. What seeds can I plant this late, and what kinds of starts should I get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on May 30, 2014 - 10 answers

What kind of squash is this?

A volunteer squash has appeared in my vegetable garden. Is it safe to eat? The only squash I've grown in the garden has been zucchini and cucumber and this looks like neither. The plant is more of a long vine instead of a starburst vine like a regular zucchini. [more inside]
posted by nakedsushi on May 22, 2014 - 10 answers

Balcony vegetable patch

I live in an apartment and am thinking about growing vegetables in containers, not sure where to start! [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 19, 2014 - 11 answers

Gardening for the overbooked

We've just started renting a house, so we can grow delicious things to eat! However, I need to unpack (and write, and cook, and teach, and...) rather than garden. I am willing to throw a certain amount of money at this problem. What should I look for at garden stores? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Mar 7, 2014 - 12 answers

Let's turn this garden up to eleven!

Last year, we finally were able to plant a vegetable garden. I think we were pretty successful, but it was all very haphazard and I want to improve our game this year. I'm looking for some quality resources and general tips and tricks to get more out of our space. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 5, 2014 - 13 answers

What is growing in my sister's garden?

My sister bought cucumber plants for her garden... What grew was this. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Sep 5, 2013 - 10 answers

What vegetables should I grow in my chilly room?

Inspired by onions sprouting in my cupboard, I'd love to plant some veggies inside. I have and area about 4'x2' to plant, in front of a south facing window that gets plenty of sun. But my house isn't very warm. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Jan 27, 2013 - 8 answers

What has gone wrong with my squash, cucumbers, and peas?

Oh no! My winter squash, cucumbers, and peas are failing. Can anybody tell me why and what, if anything, I can do about it? Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Asparagus from seeds

As a novice gardening is it crazy for me to try to grow asparagus from seeds? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

My tomatoes - they've got the black lung.

What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Aug 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Toughest garden vegetable there is?

Toughest garden vegetable (or herb) there is? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Jun 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me build a little greenhouse in your soul

Please help me make the most out of my tiny new greenhouse. Tips on growing, stretching the seasons, maintenance, record-keeping and other garden matters are welcome. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on May 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Fruits and veggies for a cold, shadowy place

This year I'm trying container gardening for the first time. I've planted some indoors stuff (peppers, physalis, chervil) and am waiting for the shoots to come up. Tomato seeds are on the way (hopefully). I live in Amsterdam (think NYC climate) in an apartment, and I've got a teensie tiny (30cm by 2m / 1' by 7') french balcony facing southeast that I'm going to try to make the most of. At the back (southwest), I've got much more space (about 3m2/27 sq ft), but due to the surrounding buildings it's almost always shadowy and drafty there. I'd really like to make use of this space though, seems like a waste not to. Any ideas what plants I could try growing there? (Please don't say salad. I hate salad.)
posted by Skyanth on Apr 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me grow up not out

Garden filter: Favorite fruits and veggies to grow in zone 5 (Denver) and best vertical trellising options you've come across. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Websites of +5 gardening

Good gardening websites? Looking for organized information and not like, meandering contentless blog posts. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Oct 21, 2011 - 6 answers

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action - Meister Eckhart

I want to make perfect vegetable beds and seek the advice of all you edaphologists*. [more inside]
posted by wilful on May 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Climbing Peas Need First Aid!

I planted climbing peas about 2 weeks ago and they are turning yellow, drying out despite a fair amount of water, and losing their nice green color. I think I overwatered them to begin with, but I let them go without water for a few days, and put them outside so they could get more light. Now they look like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60463163@N06/?saved=1 Please help! What should I do? I live in San Jose, zone 8B if that matters. Nights are in the upper 40's and days are in the mid to upper 60's. Gardening newbie, all other plants are doing well.
posted by luciddream928 on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Keeping squirrels from digging up my garden

Squirrel Wars: Can I lay down a layer of chicken wire or hardware cloth directly on top of my raised beds to keep the squirrels from digging up my plants, and then let my veggies grow through the wire all season? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Feb 28, 2011 - 12 answers

will my vegetables be safe to eat?

Will it be safe to eat vegetables that have been grown in soil containing decorative plant fertilizer capsule / pellets? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Sep 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Container Gardening Advice

Container gardening: looking for your wisdom, tips & tricks... [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jun 3, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I grow a giant cabbage?

I should have paid more attention at 4-H camp. I want to grow a giant cabbage and a giant pumpkin. How do I help them get huge? [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley on May 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Stand up, damn you, stand up!

Help me, GardeningMeFi - is something wrong with my newly-germinated baby vegetables? Why are they so spindly but still healthy? [more inside]
posted by cromagnon on Apr 11, 2010 - 12 answers

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box?

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box? Extra points for vegetable-growing friendliness. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Gardening in advance

What can I do now if I won't have access to a real garden until August? [more inside]
posted by kro on Apr 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Wanted: bounty of vegetables

What are your favorite tasty, high-yield garden vegetables? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 14, 2010 - 30 answers

I ♥ cukes.

Seattle indoor gardening: are there any reasons why I shouldn't grow cucumbers in my bedroom this winter? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Backyard Or Farmers' Market?

Help a first-time vegetable gardener strategize what to grow versus what to keep buying at the farmers' market. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Apr 14, 2009 - 24 answers

No, not the band.

Vegetable gardener living in SoCal (zone 9) wants to try growing black-eyed peas (cowpeas) in big raised beds in the backyard this summer. Problem: being Yankee-born and raised, I have never grown, eaten, nor even seen black-eyed peas before, on the vine or off. Suggestions for backyard-worthy varieties, gardening tips, companion planting possibilities, and authentic recipes desired.
posted by Asparagirl on Apr 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Winter container vegetables in San Diego?

What winter vegetables can I grow in pots in a warm climate? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Garlic and onion growing and harvesting advice

I’m growing garlic and onions for the first time in my new home. Can I harvest the greens from these plants while they’re growing without harming the bulbs? I’m in a colder climate that is very hot in the summer – Winnipeg. [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones on Jun 12, 2008 - 11 answers

What edibles to grow in a garden with small kids in Toronto?

What edibles should we plant in the garden? Parameters: inexperienced gardeners, Toronto, raccoons and squirrels will be present, items that are exciting/educational for four-year-olds, and it's a plot in a community garden that we probably won't visit every day. [more inside]
posted by winston on May 12, 2008 - 22 answers

Living off the fat o' the land

We've got a tiny patch of dirt in our back yard and want to grow edible stuff. We're not that serious, just mostly goofing off. What could we grow out there using existing foodstuffs? By that, I mean, we want to grow green onions, for example. Can we just grab a few green onions from the fridge, cut off the bottom, and plant those? Are there any other simple-to-grow foodstuffs we should consider? We're in Southern California, but the patch of dirt only gets direct sunlight maybe 1-2 hours a day.
posted by edjusted on Apr 27, 2008 - 22 answers

Zucchini Galore!

Squashfilter: I am on the verge of harvesting a LOT of zucchini from my garden. Is it possible to pickle it and preserve it in some way? Anyone have any good recipes? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Jul 19, 2004 - 20 answers

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