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Reputable source of learning greenhouse practices, specifically for microgreens?

I am allowed to use my school's greenhouse and have some space allotted to me. I want to start growing microgreens, but most of the videos and sources I read are always trying to "sell" me something. ...
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Rusty metal vase, can I use it for vegetables?

I am creating a small vegetable garden. I have a metal vase, that I want to use, that I particulary like, but its completly rusty inside. Can the rust somehow, ruin the vegetables? If not, can that ...
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Why is my gardenia covered with flies, ants, and other insects?

Why are insects of all kinds covering my gardenia?
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How to save this blue cactus?

I am unaware of what type it is, I bought it at Wal*Mart, so I was rather suspicious that it had been improperly stored, but I don't know. The base seems very rotted, which I think means that I need ...
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Does mold on a seed always mean the death of that seed?

I recently germinated some coffee beans (soaked in water until a root appeared), and planted them in sterilized soil. I only lightly covered them in soil (based on this answer), so the tops of the ...
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Why would two batches of Top Crop Bush Bean (green beans) seeds be different

I bought some green bean seeds a week ago, I just ripped open the bag, and there's no way to reseal it. Anyway, a week later I compared the beans I have with the ones still in the store. Mine were a ...
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Why has my kiwi plant developed red leaves?

I have grown a kiwi plant which is growing nicely in my office. Recently, some leaves developed a red hue. What is happening here? Do I have to worry?
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Vines / Crawling Plants that minimize damage to buildings/walls

Years ago I was on a historical tour in Savannah, Georgia in which they said that they choose certain crawling plants/vines that minimize damage to buildings. What crawling plants or vines should or ...
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What causes sandy, flecked, or speckled leaves like this?

There are several different species of plants in my yard that have developed some kind of condition where the leaves get pale, tiny specks all over them (such that they look kind of sandy). What could ...
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How do lots of trees affect the soil pH?

Does planting lots of trees in a treeless area generally make the soil more acidic or more alkaline? I've read that it does one or the other (and the change in the water table, resulting from the ...
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Identification of a plant: Green Leaves with Red Streaks

Hi! I'm new to gardening and this is my second plant. The first one (a Sedum Plant) [unfortunately :(] died. The gardener in me hasn't yet though! Or so it seems! So, I've bought this plant ...
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Advice on potted heathers please!

I don't have a garden, but I have taken to having window boxes with some wild flowers from seed and keeping herbs, which is working out great so far. However, recently I bought heathers, a range inc. ...
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How to collect your own grass plugs?

I have a quick question. While I know a good bit about bushes, shrubs and potted plants, I'll admit I don't know much about grass. We live in the south east with a lot of clay soil. Some of the best ...
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Can grass live upside down?

Having seen a video on how to pick up owls I was wondering if it were possible to have real grass live on the rotating cylindrical device (instead of fake grass). Is this possible or will it die or ...
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Moisture sensors in connection with drip irrigation

Living in dry California, we are about to redo our front yard with native plants only, each of which is getting a drip, for about a dozen plants per irrigation channel. I'm trying to to figure out a ...
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What is this bulb with pink and white globular flowers?

I had this bulb given to me as "Mayflower" or "Morning Glory". My Internet search leads me to believe that the flower is not either of the above. It flowers annually in May-June. It has a pink and ...
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Worms in Hinklehatz peppers

I cut open some hinklehatz peppers from my garden today to dry them out and to my (unfortunate) surprise, I found some worms living happily inside a few of them! I stupidly reacted in a disgusted way ...
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Collapsing branches on Aloe barberae (=Aloe bainesii)

I have a young Aloe barberae (a type of giant tree aloe), about 3 meters tall, which has been in my front yard for three years. I'm in Los Angeles, which has a climate similar to the weather in the ...
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Please identify this LivingTrends plant with a pink flower spike

I recently bought a plant, because it was cheap, had a cool looking flower, and I hadn't ever tried to grow one before. I'm including a picture of the plant below. It is by a company called Living ...
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Can you please identify this tree?

I'm looking for this tree type. Can anyone recognise it please?
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What are these plants collected from the atacama desert in Chile?

Can anyone tell me what this two plants are? They were found in the entrance of San Pedro de atacama in the country of Chile.
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What is this plant with pink tubular flowers?

I have this plant growing in my garden, It has pink tubular flowers and round pink seed pods, It's beautiful but is invading my flowers and I dont know if I should keep it or remove it. I am located ...
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How should I tame my overgrown Phalenopsis?

My phal finished blooming last week, so I am now ready to repot. However, the plant has gotten quite unruly. It's about 5.5" from the soil line to the center of the top leaf, has developed a fairly ...
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Why is it so hard to find pure perennial ryegrass turf seed in Australia?

I recently bought 1KG of tall fescue from a hardware store but I have since realised that I would prefer perennial ryegrass. Why is it so hard to find this in Australia? It's easy to find cool-season ...
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How long before hydroseeds are dead/dried out?

I've dropped the ball. My new lawn was seeded in the middle of the week and we decided to go the hose+sprinkler route rather than irrigation system. I've tried my best with the little free time I have ...
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Why are my raspberries' leaves turning brown?

My yellow berries were doing great until a couple of months ago then the leaves started to turn brown and curl up. It started slowly but almost took over the whole plant. There is new growth on the ...
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Is it possible to acquire pure perennial ryegrass seed in Australia? [closed]

Every gardening brand seems to sell mixes of different turf grass seeds such as fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass. I would like pure perennial ryegrass seeds to plant in the shady areas of my lawn. Why ...
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Does anyone have some references on using metal halide lamps in a greenhouse?

I am looking for some references to use Metal Halide Lamp in green house. What specifications should I look for in a lamp? Many thanks
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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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Can I use swimming pool water to water plants and vegetables?

A relative of mine has a small surface swimming pool for kids filled with 5000 liters of water. Now that summer is ending I would like to remove it and put it inside. I don't want to waste water. This ...
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Coleus - annual or 'tender' perennial?

So I picked up a couple of mid-sized Coleus plants (a 'Ruby Dreams' and a 'Dream Catcher') from the local nursery today. I plan to put them in a shady area which gets indirect light for a few hours a ...
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Something is killing my snakegourd plants

My plant's leaves are developing yellow, black, and dry spots all over. The flowers are also drying up before becoming the vegetable itself. There are ants nearby but I don't think ants do this type ...
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What kind of ornamental grass is this?

This grew from an "Ornamental Grasses" seed mix here in Germany. It have never seen a similar plant around here. Which species is it?
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Connecticut woodland plant with sticky seeds and stems

This plant was found in woodland in Connecticut, in the northeastern USA. It is about 2.5 feet tall (75 cm) and has a string of seed heads the size of small capers growing along a single stem. The ...
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What is this tree from Thailand with medicinal properties?

Please help me identify a tree located near Si Sa Ket Thailand. The bark is used as a medicine. Used by local traditional healers. Unfortunately they do not know the name of the tree. Many things are ...
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Do Golden Pothos need a day/night cycle?

My office has quite a few Golden Pothos and they are beautiful! I am wondering: how many hours of light do these plants need per day in an indoor environment? To go along with that I know that some ...
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Why are my Meyer lemon's leaves yellowing and falling off?

I purchased a 1-2 year old Meyer lemon. We keep it indoors and it was doing great, and started blossoming all over. Then we re-potted it, using some citrus soil and one of those self watering pots. I ...
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Heavy sap weeping at base of stone fruit tree

Location: Phoenix, AZ I have a 3-in-1 pluot that was grafted onto Citation Hybrid root stock. (i.e. the image shows the root stock.) Around 2 months ago (~ 1st July) it started weeping sap at the ...
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Indoor gardening with rockwool

So, I decided to do research on using rock-wool for my indoor panting needs, rather than the potting soil I obtain from the local stores here. Reasons are 1. I have some rock-wool leftover after ...
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Identify this grass please

I recently planted tall fescue in the shaded, wet areas of my lawn (mostly around the patio) as the couch grass simply would not grow there. I noticed there was a fine, long, dark green clump grass ...
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What is the name of this low-growing plant with pink flowers?

The plant is small, just about 4 inches tall, growing in my front yard, in Sydney, Australia. The leaves are grass like and the little flower is quite fragrant. I just can't recall the name, can ...
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Deep watering: How much water are we talking?

How long and often must a lawn be watered to promote deep root growth throughout the warmer months? I live in South East Queensland and the summer temperatures range between 25-35 degrees Celsius. The ...
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Is 'fertilizer' considered FOOD for plants?

Plants seemed to have thrived for millions of years without any fertilizer being added. Why can't I just not use fertilizer?
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What are those black spots on my apples?

I've got two apple trees in the garden and all of their apples are covered in black spots What is this? They are quite different from those What causes black spots on my apples? Any idea how to ...
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What's causing these small black spots on my basil plant?

I have a basil plant in my flat which has recently developed some light patchy areas with small black spots. Can anyone tell me what is causing it? I occasionally use some left over Tomorite to feed ...
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What is this bean-like plant in a forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia?

I found a plant near my house in Malahat on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems to be some sort of bean. It is a vine and has pods that are about an inch long and the seeds are about 2 mm ...
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How and when to replant/move plants?

So, as a first-time gardener, I of course made tons of mistakes planning my flower beds. Terrible locations, didn't think things through right, etc. The worst is probably a hibiscus near the front of ...
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Is this a small Giant Hogweed plant?

It has white blotches on the stem and leaves. I don't see purple or hairs, but is it Giant Hogweed? It's in a bed next to my house.
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How do I dry Hydrangeas to preserve as much color as possible?

I have blue to purple hydrangeas and would like to dry them. I have tried hanging them upside down, standing in a vase, cutting and rinsing the stems then drying in a vase. Nothing seems to leave as ...
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Edible plants for very shady indoor location

The only location in my apartment where I can fit plants is a southwest facing window. However, the window is shaded for most of the afternoon by the heavy foliage of some alders, so it gets very ...

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