The burnt looking pepper plant
Habenero troubles

General    None Given

Hi I have a question on my habenero pepper plants I have two images why is my on habenero pepper plant look like all the leaves a crippled and the other one of the same age growing very healthy please help

Asked by: Dakota (1 point)   Posted:August 6, 2016

1 answer    355 views


General    Vagara,India

white patches on brinjal fruits. common issue among brinjal growers. pls diagnose and suggest

Asked by: narottam pansuriya (1 point)   Posted:December 12, 2018

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General    Vagara,India

white patches on brinjal fruits. common issue among brinjal growers. pls diagnose and suggest

Asked by: narottam pansuriya (1 point)   Posted:December 12, 2018

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Cucumber plant leaves
Cucumber leaves spotting

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What is causing the yellow then turning brown spots on my cucumber plant leaves ?

Asked by: Deb Kopp (1 point)   Posted:June 29, 2017

0 answers    286 views

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A bitter African eggplant green variety.

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Where can I purchase seeds in the US for this plant. It is native to Suriname and I Love eating it,but cannot find seeds..Thank you.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:January 6, 2017

1 answer    406 views

Green with black spots
What wrong with this leaf

General    Massachusetts

This leaf is the same around the neighborhood. We are curious as to the cause. Is it a fungus or bug ?

Asked by: Nah (1 point)   Posted:September 19, 2017

2 answers    499 views

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How do I get started with composting?

General    Zone 7

I think that this year I would like to get started making my own compost to maintain my vegetable garden. How do I get started and what are the best materials to put in?

Asked by: Ed Simmons (3 points)   Posted:February 6, 2013

1 answer    1440 views

Bugs on squash plant
Bugs on squash

General    None Given

A friend of mine sent me a picture of some bugs on her squash plant, it looks to me like the squash or pumpkins bugs but instead of being the gray brown or brown they are white and green, are they the same thing?

Asked by: Kelli (2 points)   Posted:July 22, 2013

3 answers    2775 views

some type of thistle??? how can i take it out of the yard safely?
What is this thistle plant, and how do I use or remove it


I have many of these plants (weeds) in my backyard and they have thorns. How do I take them out of the yard while it is hard to use the lawnmower over them? I researched online to see if it was beneficial and it said it was part of the "thistle" family and it is beneficial to eat but I do not...

Asked by: Roseann Sorrentino (3 points)   Posted:April 24, 2013

7 answers    20074 views

brown spots on Murraya koenigii leaves

General    Spain

Good afternoon, we are having some issues on the curry leaves (Murraya koenigii). The leaves tips turns brown and the underside is full of brown patchs. This happened in february (our winter), so we thought that probably this was related to a temperature stress, as this plant is tropical; and we...

Asked by: Sara (1 point)   Posted:November 7, 2017

1 answer    432 views

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How to amend sandy soil to make it suitable for vegetable growing?

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I would really like to grow vegetables in my garden but the soil is very sandy. How can I make it suitable for vegetable growing? Is there anything that would grow in the soil as it is?

Asked by: Jenny Robertson (2 points)   Posted:March 16, 2013

5 answers    22260 views

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harvesting dill seeds

General    New York

i thought dill seeds were actually coriander- so can i harvest the seeds and have dill seedlings come up?

Asked by: barb neth (1 point)   Posted:September 14, 2017

1 answer    370 views

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Controlling stink bugs organically

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Are they any closer to taking care of Stink Bugs organically. I'm in Pennsylvania, and grow my farm organically. My tomatoes are damaged every year by them. They take small bites out of them. My regular customer's don't care about the little bits, they buy my tomatoes for taste not looks. But I...

Asked by: Brian Mc Donnell (2 points)   Posted:April 18, 2013

2 answers    3202 views

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Has anyone tried layering their garden with multiple types of soil?

General    zone 4

I've been at the working end of a shovel for most of my life and I've noticed that most virgin soil has multiple layers. Usually I find 4 to 12" of top soil with a layer of the dominant local soil underneath, some soils will have three or four different layers in just a couple feet of digging....

Asked by: J.D. Archer (31 points)   Posted:May 14, 2013

2 answers    2408 views

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What produce can be planted in mid to late summer in the northeastern USA?


What specific produce plants can be started in July or August in Pennsylvania (zone 6)?

Asked by: Miriam Stein (5 points)   Posted:July 14, 2013

2 answers    2380 views

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Do I need to add earthworms to new raised bed?

General    United Kingdom

Is it necessary to add worms to raised beds? I built the bed by layering cardboard an newspaper over a piece of lawn before I layered on the soil due to weed problems in my garden. It was a pretty thick layer which I assume will decompose given time but will worms find their way through quickly...

Asked by: Greg Coyle (3 points)   Posted:May 15, 2013

5 answers    14602 views

Muskmelon leaf symptom

General    Burma

I am facing a different muskmelon leaf symptom which is difficult to define. Please let me know what it could be and possible solution.

Asked by: Mr Ye Aung (1 point)   Posted:December 30, 2017

1 answer    485 views

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How deep do I need to dig my soil in Spring?


Is there a general rule of thumb for digging compost into the soil in the spring? Is it necessary to use a rototiller or can I get away with digging by hand? My soil is always very compacted after winter and hard to work with.

Asked by: Pamela Croft (1 point)   Posted:April 6, 2013

3 answers    4061 views

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What edibles can I grow in the shade?

General    San Jose, CA

A good portion of my backyard is shady - probably only around 3-4 hours of sun per day due to tree cover, however I'd still like to try and grow something edible there to maximize my production. What plants will still produce something edible in this much shade?

Asked by: Amie Frisch (16 points)   Posted:February 13, 2013

6 answers    6757 views

Dill not doing well
Dill - can't get it to grow properly

General    Lausanne, Switzerland

(I'm posting this under General since there's no entry for Dill yet) I've been trying to grow Dill for some time and just can't do. I'm attaching to images where you can see how it's doing - not looking good Last year, we tried to grow it outdoors directly, that didn't work either (same...

Asked by: deactivated (25 points)   Posted:March 17, 2013

3 answers    3631 views

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Is one type of manure better than the other?


Does it make any difference which type of manure I use for my vegetables? Is chicken or horse manure considered better? I have even heard of people adding rabbit droppings directly to their soil. I would like to add some to my compost or soil which I will use to grow several vegetables.

Asked by: Danielle (1 point)   Posted:April 15, 2013

5 answers    4315 views

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Pruning orchard

General    None Given

I am planning to prune my orchard, but in my place it is the end of winter and expecting rain in the coming week. Can I prune the orchard? Any suggestion will be appreciated.

Asked by: lordss (1 point)   Posted:March 5, 2017

0 answers    336 views

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Stink bug rx

General    Illinois

I am in eastern central illinois and experiencing significant damage on tomatoes peppers even apples and kale from two or three kinds of stink bugs or shield bugs. Anyone fighting these succesfully with organic pesticides?

Asked by: Mary (1 point)   Posted:October 3, 2017

1 answer    521 views

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Is it usual for potting soil to smell rotten?

General    PA

I have been out buying some gardening supplies today to get started growing some seeds and I bought a bag of Scott's potting soil. When I opened it up it smelled terrible, I don't even know how to describe it. It smelled rotten. There was definitely something like manure but it wasn't the...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:March 16, 2013

3 answers    6635 views

I can't recognize if this is a plant or a weed

General    None Given

This is a new garden for me. The planting beds seemed to be empty when I started working on them, but soon plants that were planted in the past are coming back; a lot of potato plants, for instance. Recently, in one of the beds, a lot of plants like the one in the pic have appeared...

Asked by: Maria Peonia (1 point)   Posted:June 9, 2017

1 answer    386 views

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Heirloom seeds for hardi zone 8 A and ecoregion 4 A.

General    None Given

Can someone please clarify why it's important to know both the eco region AND the hardy zone? Is there a correlation between the two? Also, my family is supposed to be in region 8 A, but I'm not sure that's correct. This is a mountain valley (Southwest Washington @ 750 feet.) with its own...

Asked by: Boyd McLaughlin (3 points)   Posted:July 25, 2013

1 answer    2063 views

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about bioinoculant

General    india

I am doing research in the field of Biofertilizer and my testing crop is groundnut plant. I have isolated plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and i formulated into a bioinoculant. To test the efficacy of this biofertilizer for the groundnut plant I am doing a field study. However, since we...

Asked by: sunitha kumari (1 point)   Posted:September 14, 2015

1 answer    940 views

Apricot tree and where I would prune
Pruning an apricot tree - how and when

General    Lausanne, Switzerland

I'm attaching an image of a young apricot tree, and I've indicated where I would prune the tree. Am I doing this right, or overdoing it? It's very hard to find clear information out there. Also, the timing of the pruning is not clear. Most sources say you should prune when the tree when...

Asked by: deactivated (25 points)   Posted:March 30, 2013

1 answer    3053 views

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General    None Given

Where can I find the best tables/charts/examples for intercropping? I could only find some simple lists with a few classic examples (such as combine your strawberrys with spinach to boost them). Is there any useful big database (or even an app?) available?

Asked by: Nica (1 point)   Posted:May 16, 2013

4 answers    3613 views

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General    west godavari

how to give seed treatment in sunflower? which chemical are used in herbicide? sunflower spacing in row to row and plant to plant? can you give answer in telugu

Asked by: naidu (1 point)   Posted:October 2, 2015

2 answers    994 views