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Old 05-06-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I have pretty good luck with 90% of what I plant. But, I have only had a few successful years for corn, so I have given up on it. I practice square foot gardening and corn requires to much land for little produce.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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Broccoli
Bell peppers are way more challenging than they should be. But my daughter likes to eat them, so I grow them. ((Sigh))
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:17 PM
 
Location: UNMC Area
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Broccoli
Bell peppers are way more challenging than they should be. But my daughter likes to eat them, so I grow them. ((Sigh))
We don't grow broccoli, but - weirdly - we have never had any trouble growing amazing bell peppers.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Between the deer, rabbits, clay, excessive rain and short season, the only thing i have managed to grow in 10 years is a willow tree and dandilions
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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We can't grow anything that requires cold such as most stone fruits (trees), peonies, tulips, etc. although I do try.

We have trouble with beefsteak tomatoes because of fruit flies who sting them so they rot before they ripen. Same with watermelons and such. I think there's five different types of fruit fly so we put out fruit fly traps and that helps although there's still some that cause trouble.

I have trouble with taro, but maybe have a handle on it this time around.

Cucumbers haven't been easy, nor green peppers for some reason.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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We don't grow broccoli, but - weirdly - we have never had any trouble growing amazing bell peppers.
Where are you located? Peppers like heat, but I live in NY. Even when I plant seeds indoors it takes forever for the seeds to germinate and grow.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've never grown a decent melon. My sweet peppers were never better than OK.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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We've decided to not grow any more potatoes. They're cheap at the grocery story, and unlike a lot of produce, they store well.

I think one of our issues with the radishes might be that our soil isn't sandy enough.
Don't give up on the potatoes. Now sweet potatoes, is a whole different thing.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I can't grow garlic. Which is odd since I live in what used to be a major garlic growing region (put out of business by China). It doesn't matter what I plant or where I plant it, the garlic will not form a bulb. It can be the for three years and there will still be the original single clove that puts up a nice plant every year.
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