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What's the fastest growing shade tree?

I've heard there are many fast growing trees. Can anyone tell me the fastest growing one suitable as a shade tree near a house? I bought a new house and need a super fast growing tree. I love maples. ...
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1answer
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Do seeds from fresh tomatoes need to completely dry before they will sprout?

I have been growing cherry tomatoes for about four years now. My method is hardly scientific. I throw the bad fruit on the ground and let them germinate the next year. Last year I got some different ...
6
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Lemons? Limes? Oranges? These trees are wierd!

I inherited 3 trees when I bought my house and all three have thorns on the branches with two trees having what appear to be lemons with orange highlights. When opened they have a very thick skin, ...
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Affordable product for monitoring soil temperature [on hold]

There are a lot of affordable (under $100 US) temperature stations out there. They normally have a desktop display for inside the house, and one or more units that you place outside to monitor the ...
4
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2answers
29 views

How to develop fine roots in potted plants

I wanted to know the best way to encourage lots of fine feeder roots for a healthy plant. I started a couple of lemon trees from a drink cup seed last year as an experiment. I used a wicking system to ...
9
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1answer
185 views

What is this red corn-like fruit?

I've had these in my garden for years but only saw the inside of one today. I remember seeing something like this in a salad once. What is it, and is it edible?
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1answer
21 views

Can I preserve plant pollen?

I have an amaryllis plant that is getting ready to bloom, and I know that I won't have enough time to cross pollinate it with a snowdrop so I want to know if it's possible in general to preserve ...
5
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3answers
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How and when should I prune my 5 in one dwarf apple tree, including the suckers?

We have one of those 5 in one apple trees and actually got a couple of apples off of it last year. It seems like we have more trees growing off of it. There are some branch like things sprouting ...
5
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5answers
69 views

Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

We are purchasing some land in northern KY. and want to start growing food in the wooded area. We plan to plant ginseng but beyond that we are looking for other suggestions as to what we can grow in ...
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3answers
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I have a lot of green, How can I use it as fertilizer?

In my country I don't have fertilizer products, I know that I can get Nitrogen from any green. I already knew that I can soak them in water to make liquid fertilizer, but what if I want to make slow ...
8
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1answer
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What is this white growth on my euphorbia stenoclada (spiky succulent)?

I picked up this plant from a plant shop in Phoenix. This white scaly stuff seems to be spreading. I had a second plant just like this that had much more growth on it and it eventually died. I'm ...
7
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33 views

What is this hardy plant with purple flowers?

This plant, originating from a flower seed mix, is the only survivor of the central european winter on my balcony. What is it?
4
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32 views

Identify white yellow flower

Can you help me identify this plant It is growing in my backyard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thank you
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1answer
28 views

What variety of Hibiscus grows best in Northern Kentucky?

I've come upon a serious love for Hibiscus tea. We want to plant several Hibiscus plants for our own use. So many types to choose from and not sure which ones to choose for this purpose. Anyone with ...
3
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1answer
20 views

Size and growth of chilles (repotting needed?)

I have chilli plants in 3 pots. Each pot has about 6-7 plants. Each pot is about 3 to 5 litres. Is it more than the capacity? Shall i repot them? If I repot them will I get more yield?( now I get ...
4
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1answer
16 views

Capsicum potted plants

I want to plant capsicum in a pot. Is it possible? If yes is a pot of 5 litres enough? Also how much does the plant grow? Please help.
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0answers
16 views

What are good summer flowers for humid and hot conditions in northern India?

What summer flowers can be planted in northern India in March? The summers are humid and very hot (35 °C average temperature). My garden is covered by a translucent FRP sheet (Fiberglass Reinforced ...
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0answers
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Do white butterfly decoys work against Pieris rapae

I've seen various articles/posts to say that decoy artificial white butterflies, such as the one I just made, are effective in preventing attack of brassicas by the white butterfly Pieris rapae. The ...
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Fruits and Vegetables [on hold]

Is a strawberry a fruit? I was taught that a tomato is a fruit and a watermelon is a vegetable. Now I'm told a strawberry is a fruit. Is it true? What distingushes the two?
4
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2answers
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Watering Schedule: Large Jade Crosby

I have a large jade crosby plant. The plant is 2'4" tall, with a 7" trunk circumference at the base. It sits at a south facing window in my apartment. I was wondering about watering schedule. I read ...
5
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2answers
49 views

What is the name of this plant and how should I plant and care for it?

I bought a plant without a name tag (in the picture). I'm guessing that it might be a Pothos, but I wasn't sure. What is the name of this plant and how should I plant and care for it? I plan to grow ...
5
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1answer
35 views

How can I determine if cactus seedlings are dead?

I planted some notocactus seeds sometime in September and many have germinated since then. A few weeks ago, there was an incident where some of my succulents may have experienced frost and I can't be ...
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0answers
17 views

Correlation between hotter peppers and further ripening [duplicate]

I have read that the more red a hot pepper is, the hotter the pepper. Drying also increases the heat. However my momma says that the more red a hot pepper is, the fruiter it is which suggests that ...
12
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4answers
872 views

How to know when roots are ripe?

I have never planted roots before and so I don't know how to know whether it is ripe or not without pulling the root out of the soil and seeing it. I love beets and I love carrots also but if I ever ...
10
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2answers
87 views

What are some of the top producing tomato plants for use in sauces?

I'm getting ready to start some tomato plants. We do a lot of canning and want to get some highly productive plants for making sauces. We live in USDA zone 5. Looking for meaty tomatoes from plants ...
5
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2answers
60 views

What problems will result from overgrowth of cable eye bolts in silver maple and tulip trees?

Will allowing a cable eye bolt to become overgrown damage the trees or must the cables be replaced?
6
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1answer
75 views

What is this African shrub with spikes of brilliant blue flowers?

A friend of mine is currently abroad in Africa, and she took this photo of a brilliantly-colored flower in Malawi: I'd love to have something at home so brilliant, but obviously I have no idea what ...
8
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1answer
58 views

What is this bonsai tree with serrated elliptic leaves and why has it lost all its leaves?

My son bought me a bonsai tree for Father's day in June last year. It grew new leaves and shoots for a while and has been watered regularly. It has now dropped all its leaves and there does not seem ...
4
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2answers
54 views

Has my Japanese Maple completely died?

I moved my Maple tree from a pot and planted it in my garden over a year ago. Since the leaves shriveled and died the tree seems to also have dried out and is not producing new buds, has it died ...
6
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1answer
32 views

how to grow gingko biloba young sapling at home

I found very little information that will help me grow a gingko biloba plant at home. To the T, i'm a novice in plant nursery with a new zeal/interest. Now, I've been watering a young sapling every ...
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24 views

Corm and bulb please for god tell me something ? [duplicate]

What is a corm in plant ? What is a bulb of a plant ?
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1answer
35 views

Can I grow a bay tree (Laurus nobilis) indoors?

I want to grow a bay tree for cooking purposes. Since it is not frost resistant I have to at least partially put the plant inside. Are lighting conditions without additional artificial light ...
6
votes
2answers
52 views

Are CFL and Energy Saver bulbs same and used for growing plants?

Sorry for asking a really novice question but I have searched a lot and not found a yes no answer so I am still confused with this! I want to buy CFL bulbs to grow some tomato plants. I have seen ...
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3answers
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What are the best practices for keeping trees healthy in a construction area?

I frequently see trees that are in construction areas where roots have to be pruned or grade changed. What practices are most likely to keep trees healthy in the long term where there is root or ...
6
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2answers
53 views

How to use the nutrients in convolvulus sepium without further spreading the infestation?

My back yard, about 1/8 acre or 500 m2, is covered in convolvulus (and wandering willy). It's even coming up in the middle of my raised beds that I protected with cardboard ( should have used weed mat ...
6
votes
2answers
67 views

How can I save a branch injured by wind stress?

Our landlord planted a beautiful Santa Cruz Hibiscus in the front yard, Zone 9b, its natural habitat more or less, which grew into a small tree. The main trunk has a nice iron rod stake. Of the three ...
4
votes
1answer
26 views

Dracaena reflexa or Pleomele?

I am very confused as to the naming of this plant. I learned it as Dracaena reflexa (common name 'Song of India') but apparently it has been renamed as Pleomele reflexa. When trying to find out which ...
7
votes
2answers
45 views

How to treat diseases and bugs on peach tree?

I have a young peach tree (18 months old, never gave fruits) in my yard in Florida that recently lost all its leaves. The leaves are eaten but also covered with brown spots. I'm wondering if the issue ...
6
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1answer
55 views

Nepenthes “Lady Luck” Help

I was wondering if someone could help me with my Nepenthes "Lady Luck" plant. I ordered it from a dealer off of amazon a few months ago. I bought it because it was supposed to do well enough inside ...
4
votes
1answer
38 views

Practical identification of suckers on a cumquat tree

I have a small cumquat tree, and sometimes it grows new, low branches, which I suspect are suckers. But how can I be sure, how can I decide whether to prune them or not? Here is a picture of the ...
6
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3answers
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Is sunlight from my window enough to grow cherry tomato seedlings indoors?

It is my first time planting anything from seeds, and certainly my first time with cherry tomatoes. I've watched many tutorials and read many articles, so I have a fair knowledge about the subject. ...
4
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1answer
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Construction damage to tree

Construction workers have cut a large section of roots from the base of the trunk of the tree in question and I'm trying to find ways to save it. Some background information: It's a 50 foot tall, ...
4
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1answer
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Hydroponics Nutrients and Fertilizers, are they same?

Let me start of by saying that I am a person with very little experience of gardening. I have just been growing some plants in my balcony and in the process fell in love with this hobby and stumbled ...
4
votes
1answer
34 views

What are these yellow spots on my potato leaves

Just noticed these spots appearing on some of the leaves of my Maori potatoes being grown in a jute coffee sack. Plant otherwise looks healthy, and i don't see any insects. It's not new or old growth ...
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Permaculture and World Food Needs [closed]

Can permaculture techniques feed the world's nutrition requirements? Are we stuck with GM crops to feed the worlds burgeoning population?
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3answers
57 views

How can I organically make the soil potassium rich?

I believed that my tomato plants suffer from potassium deficiency, and by searching it on google it states that I can easily fix it by putting potassium fertilizer in my soil. I am now thinking on ...
3
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1answer
37 views

Can someone tell me the name of this onion flower please

Hello about an year ago i found this plant in the streets, i couldn't let it die there so i took it to my home but i don't know its name, i need to know its name so i can take care of it. I tried ...
5
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1answer
40 views

Why are my strawberry leaves turning yellow?

About a week ago I planted a strawberry plant. New leaves are growing fine but the old big leaves are turning yellow. I don't know what the problem is.
6
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1answer
68 views

Is this a weed, please help me identify this plant

Found in backyard in Sydney, Australia. Can someone please identify this plant. At first I thought it was a kind of hosta.
7
votes
1answer
31 views

Kentia palm dying. Advice? :(

I bought a kentia palm some months ago, and during the last week one stem/group of steams is turning out yellow. Also there are some big white stains on the leaves. Some leaves also have small white ...

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