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    Garden Spacing

    How wide would you recommend making walking paths in the garden?
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    Baked Beans

    This might be a dumb question, but how do you dry beans?
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    Baked Beans

    I read somewhere (I thought it was a thread on here, but now I can't find it) that Scarlet Runner Beans make good baked beans. I mentioned it to the owner of our local garden store last time I was in there and she said she had never heard of them for anything but ornamentals. Before I buy and...
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    The best tomatoes to grow where you live........

    Great article and I'm excited that I actually have purchased seeds for some of the best in the Midwest - hope they're right!! One of the comments at the end of the article said to mulch, mulch, mulch tomatoes. What is the best kind of mulch to use for tomatoes?
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    Something is eating my fruit trees

    I have 5 fruit trees in my yard that I planted last spring. They are only about 2-3 feet tall and are in a fenced area. I just went out to check on them and have noticed the bark at the bottoms of three of them is getting eaten. I'm assuming rabbits or something of that nature?? I put some...
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    Do blackberries cross-pollinate?

    okay - that makes sense. Thanks Steve
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    Do blackberries cross-pollinate?

    Is that the same with cross-pollination of peppers as well? I know that you are not supposed to plant hot and sweet together, but I always assumed it affected the fruit itself, not just the nature of the offspring from the seed. I'm confused :/
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    Do blackberries cross-pollinate?

    I want to try starting some blackberry plants and after some research would like to try both the Doyles Thornless and the Triple Crown. My question is can I plant both of these in the same area or will the cross-pollinate and lose there distinctive traits?
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    Thanks for the link curly_kate. Alot of helpful information there.
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    I always have trouble with broccoli. Can't keep little tiny green worms from eating it to death (I have tried broccoli two years in a row with the same results...none :th) Anyone have ideas of how to keep this from happening again? Also, Ladyhawk1, did the DiCiccio freeze well for you?
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    Looking for the best yellow watermelon

    I'm looking for the best yellow watermelon to grow in Central Indiana this summer...suggestions? I've had a little luck with Crimson Sweet in the past and have been reading how to have better luck this year. So, with all my new found knowledge I decided to try that again and add a yellow...
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    I've never grown potatoes before, but am going to give it a try this year. I'm looking for one that keeps we don't eat a ton of them. Any suggestions?
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    This ought to be a good one.....who is from BYC??

    I am from Muncie, Indiana (central part of the state). I just began gardening a couple years ago and am really a novice. We have about a dozen chickens and are going to start raising hogs this spring. We hope to add more animals in the next few years. We also have 5 little boys who already...
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    This ought to be a good one.....who is from BYC??

    My husband is the BYCer and I'm the TEGer. Does that count ;)?
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    Journey11 - could you share your banana pepper ring recipe with me? I have plans to try those this year as well. Thanks all for the pepperocino info. If they don't have them at our local farm store, I'll order them from Totally Tomatoes. I've bookmarked the recipe and hopefully will have a...
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    I just polished of a jar of these wonderful little peppers tonight and got to thinking that surely I could make my own next year. Wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of peppers I should grow and how to pickle them properly (if that's what you call it). I've never canned before but had...
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    time to start thinking about purging your larder

    That sure makes me jealous. Can't imagine having too much maple syrup. Takes me back to my childhood...maybe one day I'll try tapping trees myself. Haven't ventured into that arena yet! I sliced a bunch of zucchini and summer squash and froze it last fall hoping it would work to thaw and fry...
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    Past trouble with peas

    I am going on my third year of gardening and have never had much luck with peas. Honestly, I don't know what kind I planted the first year, but last year I did the Super Sugar Snap. I get about half of them to germinate and though it's a poor percentage, the ones that do germinate look great...
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    What blackberry variety do you recommend?

    I'm considering starting some blackberries this spring as I've been reading that they are foolproof...and I will surely put that to the test! What is your favorite variety and why?
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    recommend me a carrot?

    I planted Danvers last year and was pleased with the crop and the flavor. Did have some trouble with splitting, but not too excessive. I was browsing a Gardens Alive catalog the other day and noticed a thing called Beneficial Sf Nematodes to protect crops from root-knot nematodes. The picture...