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Why are my tomato starts spindly?

Q: What could be the cause of my heirloom tomatoes, started from seed, becoming spindly after being transplanted into my raised beds. The seed was planted March 3 and transplanted May 10. They were hardened off starting one week before with … Continue reading

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What can I do to help my withering peonies?

Q: I noticed yesterday that my peonies were turning black and withered. I was so happy to see them come up looking beautiful and healthy after all the strange weather. I have not fertilized them, as the dogs are attracted to … Continue reading

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Can I grow tomatoes in a 5-gallon container?

Q: I purchased a Super Sweet 100 cherry tomato plant. Can I grow this in a 5-gallon bucket with stakes/support? Online information says they grow to 5 feet. I have never successfully grown my own tomatoes. A: You can successfully grow this … Continue reading

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Can I mix pepper plants?

Q: Can you mix different types of pepper plants in the same garden bed? A: If you are growing them for the fruit (not saving seed) then you can plant different varieties in the same bed. Keep in mind that peppers should … Continue reading

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Should I prune a damaged rosemary plant ?

My potted rosemary plant sustained cold weather damage this winter. It’s about 2 feet tall. The leaves are damaged and not really looking usable. The new growth on top looks healthy. Should I cut the bush back to encourage new … Continue reading

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