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A place to to share harvests, ask for help, and discuss topics related to growing food.

A place to to share harvests, tips, ask for help, and other topics related to growing your own food.

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When asking for help, please give a general location (USDA Zone info is not enough). Plant, pest, and disease identification are much easier with geographical context.

/r/vegetablegardening

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Tiny white bugs in Potting mix

Please identify these bugs, I am worried if they are termites, they also look like Springtails when I tried to Google them, but I couldn't differentiate . Please help 🙏

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2024/06/21
16:27 UTC

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First timer seeking help

First time growing a pumpkin (Orange Smoothie) and I was hoping to get some tips and common mistakes. My ultimate goal is to make pie.

1 Comment
2024/06/21
16:22 UTC

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My salad is getting out of control, can I cut it in the middle to short it?

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2024/06/21
15:41 UTC

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my first flower ever!

first year attempting vegetable gardening. been a slow start and a learning curve but i was so excited when i was watering my seedlings today and saw this on my pea plant! if anyone has any tips, etc lmk :)

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2024/06/21
15:26 UTC

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And so it begins.... Cucumber beetle eradication season

Spotted these 2 fornicating on one of my tomatillo plants this morning. First ones I've seen this year.

2 Comments
2024/06/21
15:42 UTC

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My sweet potatoes are loving this heat (Hernandez variety)

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2024/06/21
15:32 UTC

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Weird growth on Female Zucchini flowers

This is the second flower with this growth. It’s only the female flowers that are impacted, and it creates zucchini with a bulbous end and living flower (as in it never dies off after pollination). I’m thinking it’s genetics, but wanted to make sure there wasn’t a “fix” before I rip it out.

My mom was always the gardener of the family, this is my first year growing/caring for raised beds so I realize there is a lot I don’t know!

1 Comment
2024/06/21
15:07 UTC

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Very beginner gardener, what's up with my broccoli? 🥦

Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, US. The stalk seems very tall and has small heads. Did it "bolt", as I seem to be reading? When should I harvest it, if it's even possible?

3 Comments
2024/06/21
14:58 UTC

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First garlic harvest. What is this hole? Safe to eat? Safe to cure or maybe just eat it now?

6 Comments
2024/06/21
14:49 UTC

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Lava Rock as mulch?

Can lava rock be used in place of mulch in my balcony vegetable garden bed? Or should I just stick to mulch? Thanks for the advice!

1 Comment
2024/06/21
14:30 UTC

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Sungold cherry tomato bush out of control

It literally will not stop growing. It rained last night and I feel like I woke up and it was 25% bigger/bushier. Any ideas on how to support the outgrowth vines (all have unripe fruit on them) and/or recipes and ideas on what to do with them? I have an 8 month old and am exhausted all the time. I just sort of panicking put starters in the ground without any planning this year….

4 Comments
2024/06/21
14:13 UTC

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What can we do about an earwig infestation? Our lettuce is getting destroyed!

6 Comments
2024/06/21
13:53 UTC

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Starting seeds outdoors in a greenhouse - How cold can it be outside?

I'm located in southeastern PA.

I've always bought seedlings at local garden centers since I don't have space indoors to start seeds. I want to grow some tomato and pepper varieties next year that I can't buy seedlings for locally, meaning I need to start them from seed myself.

Since I don't have the space to do it indoors and it's still way too cold here in Feb/March to start them outdoors, I'm wondering if I could possibly get away with doing my seed starting in an outdoor greenhouse? It would likely just be one of the more inexpensive types with the green or clear plastic material, not a nice expensive glass one.

Any ideas how cold it could be outside to where I could still successfully have my seedlings in an outdoor greenhouse during the day?

5 Comments
2024/06/21
12:54 UTC

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Keep/eat or prune?

Howdy.

My Cherokee purple has these little bore holes now. I noticed the split a few days ago when it began raining in South Central Texas. But today I saw these holes. Would you prune or should this be fine to eat later?

4 Comments
2024/06/21
12:45 UTC

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