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Warm and cool crops

Kale    None Given.

Although kale and chards are considered cold weather crops yet they sprouted and grew about 4" healthy and fine in my extremely hot weather "90s F" so how is that possible ??...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 19, 2014

0 answers    0 points    3 views

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Help understanding fertilizers

General    None Given.

Dear village family :) I've always found it hard to understand fertilizers not because it's complex in its own but in terms of using which ones for which ?!! I know the...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 18, 2014

2 answers    0 points    38 views

Unidentified seeds
Help in identifying unknown seed

General    State College, PA

I have a mixture of seeds from a seed packet labeled "European mesclun mix"...and I don't know what one of the seeds is for. The manufacturer lists that the mix...

Asked by: Ruth Nissly (2 points)   Posted:April 17, 2014

2 answers    0 points    48 views

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Where to get grafting wax?

General    State College, PA

I am going to do a bridge graft on one of my fruit trees, and I am trying to find some grafting wax. I only need a small amount since there is only 1 tree to repair and it is...

Asked by: Ruth Nissly (2 points)   Posted:April 16, 2014

1 answer    0 points    46 views

Ants in Lemon Tree

General    None Given.

My lemon tree is being attacked by little black ants. They seem endless and I'm worried they may spread through my garden. I read about a few methods of getting rid of them:...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 13, 2014

3 answers    0 points    84 views

Avocado seeds turning black

Avocado    None Given.

My avocados are exported from the US. They are very delicious so I decided to plant my own trees. I used the toothpick in water cup method indoors and put them next to a sunny...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 9, 2014

2 answers    1 point    103 views

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Plants with diseases

General    None Given.

I've seen many trees and crops in the nursery with minor diseases yet they are still producing fruits and vegetables. Does this mean that some diseases are not so destructive ...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 8, 2014

2 answers    0 points    71 views

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Recommended books on plant diseases (with images)and nutrition

General    Romania

Do you know any good books online about plant diseases with images others on how the plants consume the necessary nutrients? Also, any about growing herbs?

Asked by: G P (1 point)   Posted:April 8, 2014

2 answers    0 points    69 views

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Leaf spot in secondary Oil palm nursery

Oil palm    Eluru,Andhra pradesh,India

My name is nagaraju and I am from Andhra Pradesh, India. I have some leaf spots on the oil palm in our nursery and I want to know what it is. Please help me find out the cause...

Asked by: nagaraju a (3 points)   Posted:April 6, 2014

2 answers    1 point    181 views

My kale leaf disease
What is damaging my kale leaves?

General    None Given.

I've been having the same disease going from my kale leaves to my green beans and to my English cucumber. The symptoms are on the bottom of the leaves also and there are black...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:April 3, 2014

2 answers    0 points    147 views

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Lavender as mosquito repellent?

Lavender    North Carolina

A person was recently touting Lavender in the garden will keep away mosquitoes. Any shred of proof to this claim?

Asked by: Debbie Cox (2 points)   Posted:April 1, 2014

3 answers    1 point    133 views

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Growing plants in red clay soil

General    None Given.

Just moved to Arkansas , and all my soil is red clay. How do you get any thing to grow?

Asked by: Fred E. Woelk Jr (1 point)   Posted:March 30, 2014

2 answers    0 points    154 views

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What is causing white spots on my kale leaves?

Kale    None Given.

I have some white spots on my kale leaves but they don't look like they are insect related or fungal. The plant is kept in a pot and I'm in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I will try to...

Asked by: reem (2 points)   Posted:March 30, 2014

1 answer    0 points    202 views

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Eggplant flowers falling off

Eggplant    Sydney

The flowers of my eggplants fall off as they bloom without developing into fruit

Asked by: Subhash agrawal (2 points)   Posted:March 26, 2014

3 answers    1 point    168 views

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How do I cite information that I obtain from here?

PlantVillage    United States

I am doing a report for a science class on cassava and I want to cite the great information that I was able to find here. How do I cite your site?

Asked by: Barb Carter (1 point)   Posted:March 24, 2014

1 answer    0 points    118 views

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What type of fungicide should I use on watermelons?

Watermelon    Pakistan

Kindly specify fungicide for each disease. what type of fungicide should be used to cure the crop.

Asked by: nadeem khan (1 point)   Posted:March 20, 2014

0 answers    0 points    108 views

Artichoke
Help with Artichoke

Artichoke    None Given.

Hi, Do you know what's wrong with my artichoke? Please let me know how I can rescue it Thank you ****Update****** Thank you for your response. Seems like it's affecting...

Asked by: virginia (2 points)   Posted:March 11, 2014

1 answer    1 point    257 views

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How do I add vegetables that are not on the list (ex: sorrel)?

PlantVillage    Boulder, CO

How do I add vegetables that are not on the list (ex: sorrel)? There are a lot of things missing that I'd like to add

Asked by: Foodshed Union (2 points)   Posted:February 28, 2014

1 answer    1 point    161 views

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Concern about soil contamination for vegetable garden

General    Palo Alto, CA

I just moved into a new home (San Francisco Bay Area) which has a nice, sizable backyard for a vegetable garden. The house was not looked after well by the previous tenants,...

Asked by: Marcel Salathé (45 points)   Posted:February 25, 2014

2 answers    0 points    257 views

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What to grow in California during a drought?

General    Palo Alto, CA

Having just moved out west to California, I'm pretty shocked about how dry it's been this winter. Given how little rain has fallen in the past few weeks, it looks like 2014 is...

Asked by: Marcel Salathé (45 points)   Posted:February 25, 2014

4 answers    1 point    313 views

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Germinating pepper seeds

Chilli Pepper    NJ Zone 7A

A friend of mine gave me a fruit from her cayenne pepper plant a few months ago for me to collect the seeds to grow my own. I only have a total of nine seeds so I'm interested...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (133 points)   Posted:February 11, 2014

4 answers    1 point    457 views

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Why are cucumbers aborting fruit?

Cucumber    s.c.

Why are my cucumber plants aborting fruit when the plants are not that overloaded. The plants are in the greenhouse

Asked by: pat (1 point)   Posted:January 21, 2014

2 answers    0 points    454 views

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Cassava fertilization

Cassava (manioc)    None Given.

I am doing an assignment about cassava but I can't find any documents about cassava fertilization. I have tried and tried to find some documents about it but I have found...

Asked by: lcmov (1 point)   Posted:January 16, 2014

5 answers    0 points    563 views

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Where can I buy Triticale seeds?

General    Mid-Atlantic, United States

Hi, has anyone ever grown Triticale (a hybrid of wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale))? If so, do you know where I could find a small amount of seeds to try planting some? Thanks!

Asked by: Heliantha (4 points)   Posted:January 15, 2014

2 answers    0 points    364 views

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Garlic seeds or butternut seeds?

General    Witbank

Please advise - I want to start growing either garlic or butternut under cover. What would you suggest. Where will I get the seeds from? Which of the above is the...

Asked by: Margaret (1 point)   Posted:January 14, 2014

1 answer    0 points    413 views

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Hints for growing garlic?

Garlic    Johannesburg, South Africa

Any hints on how to grow garlic would be much appreciated.. edit: Thanks for your answers! next question is - where would it be best to get good quality cloves for planting? ...

Asked by: Cornelis (7 points)   Posted:January 9, 2014

3 answers    0 points    538 views