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about 4 years ago

Can I add coffee grounds directly to my soil?

A friend of mine says that you can just toss coffee grounds out onto the soil as a way of composting but I am not so sure about this. I thought coffee was very acidic, will that...

4 answers · 14,569 visits

about 4 years ago

Is it worth it to pot little herb plants you can buy at the grocery store?

This is something I am always wondering when I buy herbs at the grocery store that come in a little bit of potting soil: would it be worth it to put them in a bigger pot? Will...

Pennsylvania, USA
3 answers · 3,469 visits

about 4 years ago

How to acquire Strawberry seeds in Kenya?

Strawberry seeds are not available in Kenya.Seedlings which are expensive and bulky to transport are the only planting materials available.How can we acquire seeds? Is there...

2 answers · 13,335 visits

about 4 years ago

Can I transplant an established asparagus plant?

I have a small patch of asparagus in the yard that I planted 2 years ago. I would really like to move it to another spot to make space for a raised bed but I don’t want to risk...

1 answer · 2,767 visits

about 4 years ago

Making a vegetable garden from scratch

I want to plant a vegetable garden in my yard which is currently covered in grass. I want to cut away a section of the grass to make room for the vegetables but I’m not sure...

2 answers · 2,334 visits

about 4 years ago

How many tomato plants should I grow (family of 4)

All of us tomato lovers and would like a decent supply over the summer months. How many should I plant out to keep us going? Is there a very prolific fruit producing variety...

3 answers · 4,917 visits

about 4 years ago

How do I construct a raised bed for growing vegetables? What are the best materials to use?

The soil in my garden just isn’t up to task so I have been reading about how you can build a raised bed and I think that this is the solution. I have some pine wood in the...

United Kingdom
3 answers · 4,999 visits

about 4 years ago

How to start slips from sweet potato?

What is the best way to start slips from sweet potato and when is it best to transplant them? Lots of different methods out there and I’d like to hear what folks on here think.

OK Zone 7
1 answer · 2,007 visits

about 4 years ago

Sweet pepper plant flowering and setting fruit... again

Is it usual for a container grown pepper plant which has been overwintering indoors to flower and start setting fruit so early. There’s still snow falling outside here and...

2 answers · 2,682 visits

about 4 years ago

How to build a trellis for grape vines

How do I build a trellis that is suitable for grape growing? Is it similar to raspberries or are there other ways to do it?

3 answers · 76,697 visits

about 4 years ago

What plants would be easiest to grow and keep in pots?

Moving into a new home with a little patio I decided I would really like to try and grow my own veggies, fruit and herbs. I will mainly have to keep my plants in pots though....

Pennsylvania, USA
3 answers · 2,598 visits

about 4 years ago

Apple tree did not blossom after pruning

We pruned our apple tree in February last year and it did not blossom at all all year. I remember there was a cold snap at some point soon after the tree was pruned. Was it...

1 answer · 2,241 visits

about 4 years ago

How can I tell determinate and indeterminate tomatoes apart?

I have been trying to help my sister with the tomato seeds she planted and when I asked if they were determinate or indeterminate she looked at me like I just grew another head....

2 answers · 6,404 visits

about 4 years ago

Best containers for transplanting seedlings?

Can anyone here recommend the best type of containers to use to transplant seedlings into my veggie garden? I’m planting quite a lot of plants this year and I’d like something a...

2 answers · 2,100 visits

about 4 years ago

Is there a way that questions can be sorted by region?

Ocala, Florida
1 answer · 1,705 visits

about 4 years ago

Can I plant grapes in the spring?

What is the best time of year to plant out grapevines in the yard? I want to try and make my own wine. Is it possible to grow them from seeds or should I buy some transplants?...

2 answers · 2,034 visits

about 4 years ago

Weeds choked my herb garden

I planted a herb garden last year in my backyard and by the Fall, it was totally overrun with weeds and I couldn’t keep up with pulling them out. I would prefer not to have to...

2 answers · 2,470 visits

about 4 years ago

Why did my seeds not grow?

Ok so I have been trying to to do the whole grow your own thing but I just can’t get anything to sprout. I gave up last year after spending too much money on seeds and supplies...

5 answers · 7,790 visits

about 4 years ago

Growing organic soybeans

My wife and I have about an acre of land by our house that we want to grow soybean on. There are at least two other growers in our area but they do make use of pesticides. We...

2 answers · 3,014 visits

about 4 years ago

Newbie gardener needs help planning vegetable garden

I am trying to plan a small 5 x 2 ft raised vegetable bed. I don’t have much space but I’d like to grow at least some tomatos, peppers, beans, lettuce (2 types) and some squash...

2 answers · 1,997 visits

about 4 years ago

Advice on planting lima beans

I started out growing bush lima bean for canning. I had some plants turn yellow and not growing as well. I also had mold. I could see it on leaves. There were also some insects...

1 answer · 1,858 visits

about 4 years ago


Neat site. What software does it run on? Also some first impressions I want to share, these are actually difficult to remember later but are very important as these first...

3 answers · 2,003 visits

about 4 years ago

How can I keep deer out of my garden?

They cause so much damage and I really want to stop them getting in. They even knocked part of my fence down! Does anyone know of an effective way of deterring them permanently?!

1 answer · 1,398 visits

about 4 years ago

Best mix for jalapeño pepper seeds

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place. I am looking for advice on the best mix to use for growing jalapeño seedlings. Some people seem to use a regular potting mix while...

2 answers · 2,680 visits

about 4 years ago

How to grow a ginger plant?

What is the best way to grow my own ginger? Can I grow it from seeds or will I be able to grow it from some root bought at the grocery store? Would I just be able to put it...

2 answers · 3,034 visits