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Q.Planting Vegetables

Anonymous added on April 19, 2011 | Answered

I seem NOT to have a green thumb. People tell me that they can’t even give away all their vegetables. Last year I had two cucumbers. White flies ruined my tomatoes. My zucchini wilts (sucked dry), same with crookneck squash. I have tried pots and planting in different spots. I don’t know what to next, except not to have a garden this year. If you have an suggestions, my ears are open. Also, I tried the Topsy-Turvy with the three openings (doesn’t work) and the strawberry one didn’t work either. Even when I tried to grow strawberries in a hanging pot, I had hardly and they were really small. HELP!

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Answered on April 20, 2011

Don't give up yet.

It sounds like you have several pest issues in the garden. For the pests, such as the whitefly, cucumber beetle and vine borer (which is what took out your tomatoes, cucumber and squash plants), I would recommend treating your garden with neem oil. Organic and safe, but very effective on these pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

The strawberries were not your fault. They just do not produce well until the second year and the companies that sell those hangers do not mention this.

Gardening has a learning curve and you will get results the more you do it.

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