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How do I plant potatoes that sprouted in my pantry?

I'm gearing up to plant some red potatoes from the grocery store that sprouted in the pantry. When I plant them do I plant them stem-side-up? And, should I plant them shallow so the stems poke out of ...
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Is it better to plant many seeds in one hole or few?

I don't quite understand why so many tutorials, photos and videos show people planting a bunch of seeds together in one hole. Is there some benefit to this? I have very little experience with ...
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I keep reading about sea buckthorn in sandy soil, can I plant them in rich black soil for better results?

I have a part of the yard that is incredibly rich top soil, can I plant them in the soil to give them the initial boost for a few years?
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Is it a bad idea to make coffee ground decomposable baskets when planting?

I've noticed that all the plants I put coffee grounds on are huge about 2 months into the growing season, and was thinking that since those plants do so well I may want to use more of them on my ...
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Can I place plants in the ground in the original pots they came from the nursery in?

I am redoing the landscaping left by the previous owners of my house. When going to nurseries I find that everything comes planted in a pot. When thinking lazily about it, at one time I considered ...
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What is the maximum yield of apple tree? [closed]

I am in the plan to plant and grow some apple trees in my land in kashmir. I want to know answers for the following questions. How to plant it in proper manner? what is the method of weeding it? ...
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Should I plant grape vines in poor condition?

I bought 3 grape vines about 1 month ago. I got busy and forgot about them. I am now ready to plant, but the plants don't look too happy. Most of the leaves have fallen off, or are brown. The stems ...
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Is it really beneficial to put papaya seeds in the sun for a few minutes before planting?

My friend tells me I should place papaya seeds in direct sunlight for about 20 minutes just before putting them into the soil. She says this will be beneficial to germination, among other things. Is ...
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Where can I grow magenta spreen lambsquarters?

I just heard about the edible weed called magenta spreen lambsquarters, and was wondering where I can grow it for medicinal purposes.
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How should I plant and grow Crosnes?

I've heard that Crosnes is a good crop to grow, and was wondering how to plant/grow it.
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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What should I know before planting the American Groundnut?

Is there any advice someone can give me before I look into planting the American groundnut?
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What vegetables/seeds/fruits at the grocery store can be viably replanted?

I have a crude understanding that planted seeds should be non-hybrid non-gmo open-pollinated in order for their offspring to be as good as the parents. If I try to use organic produce from the ...
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What was the blueberry plant potted in?

When I was planting my blueberries today I thought it was strange to see that the blueberry plants were planted in some sort of matting (think the stuff for wire plant baskets). What was it planted in,...
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What is the proper way to plant a bush under an established fruit tree?

Established Tree: Apple Planting Bush: Blueberries Goal: not damage apple tree root system Question: How do I plant a blueberry bush under an apple tree without damaging the roots of the apple tree?
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How do I plant blueberries?

I got some Blueberry bushes from my neighbors garden store, and was wondering how should I plant them?
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Will Burdock grow from the root?

Does Burdock grow from the root of the plant, or do you need to plant a seed to get it to propagate?
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What permaculture crops should I grow together in USDA zone 4a? [closed]

I'm trying to work on building a permaculture garden, and was wondering what I should plant in USDA zone 4A. Ideally I'm looking for a list of each bed with crop combinations to have them help each ...
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I've read that burdock contact can cause irritation, where can I plant it?

Where would be the best place to plant Burdock so that it won't irritate me when digging in the garden?
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What should I do to papaya seeds prior to planting?

I get my papaya seeds straight out of fruits. Usually, each seed has this slimy, transparent membrane around it. Should I remove that before planting them? And, whether yes or no, why? I've heard ...
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Reforestation in my town

Recently, I saw a video about reforestation in Thailand by dropping millions of seed bombs and thought about doing something similar in my own area (at least to start with). I have zero knowledge ...
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How much space between trees?

Is there a recommended spacing when planting new trees so they do not interfere with each other's growth? I want to group a number of the same tree species together as densely as possible while still ...
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Approximately how long will it take for sunchoke to appear after planting?

Approximately how long does it take for sunchoke to go from planting to sprouting above the ground?
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How do you grow a Lotus flower from seed?

I have a Lotus flower seed and have kept it in water for the last 5 or 6 days. I saw that it has started to open up. What should I do next? I saw on the paper packaging that it is called "Nelumbo ...
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Does the garlic clove need to grow pointed end up?

Is it important that the clove for garlic is pointed end up, or can it grow just as good on its side, and look a little funny?
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Is it acceptable to plant turmeric vertically?

Will tumeric that you plant with the "stick, hole, cover" method grow well vertically? Basically my planting method is to break off a piece of clean dead stick, push it in the ground, put the ...
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Will Sunchoke grow from “fingers”?

I purchased a Sunchoke from my local organic grocer, and was wondering if a sunchoke, like a potato will grow from its "fingers", and the main ball. Edit: What I'm meaning specifically is cut the ...
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Is it bad to turn over an upside down plant?

I decided to plant 2 heads of garlic this spring, and noticed that one is upside down, so I was wondering how to properly plant the clove so the side of the garlic that grows the roots has the correct ...
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How to plant herbaceous perennials under an existing tree without harming it

I've seen beautiful plantations of herbaceous perennials plants under mature deciduous trees and I would like to plant something similar. My concern is for the tree itself (an Autumn Blaze maple in ...
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Growing in barrel planters

I need some help. I set up two half barrel planters this spring, filled with nice bagged soil from Lowe's, but have had no luck growing plants from seed after about two months. I think my issues are ...
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Is it true: plants, that keep snakes away?

Someone told me, that there is a plant, that keeps away snakes and other lizards. All you have to do is plant it near the fences and the house. Is it true and if yes, what is that plant? Thanks in ...
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What part of a blackberry bush do I plant to make a new bush

I have a breed of blackberry bush in my backyard that is unlike any other blackberries I've had in the past and I'd very much like to plant more just like it. What part of the plant do I need to plant ...
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How to start a bulb bed so that it doesn't need weeding?

When I bought my house (in southern Minnesota), one of the things I loved about it was a flower bed along the side of the garage that requires very very little maintenance. At the end of the summer, I ...
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Will tulips survive a winter in USDA zone 5 when planted in a boat?

Will tulip bulbs survive if I plant them in a boat in USDA zone 5? This boat sits in my front yard and I plant annuals in it every year. It was my mother's boat and holds sentimental value. I was ...
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What is the difference between male and female asparagus plants, and is it important for growing?

Yesterday I found a box of two asparagus plants among some bags of bulbs at a local store. I couldn't open it, so I don't know what they look like, but the box was about 6 inches tall and 3 inches ...
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Growing hot peppers indoors on the West Coast

Is it practical or possible to grow hot peppers on the West Coast in North America? It seems they require a ton of sunshine, and that's not exactly something we get in abundance. I'm a rookie with ...
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How can I grow endive seeds?

I have some endive seeds (Endivia 'Crispum'), and I want to know the guidelines on how to grow them. Our weather has been sunny with temperatures reaching low 60's at night and low 90's during the day....
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Mystery plant growing in yard? TX

This is long and semi-waxy, but soft. I was just outside re-potting some other plants and was thinking about pulling some other flowers that had spread and came across this. It's like.. hair. It doesn'...
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How do I increase the chance of growing a garlic plant from a clove?

A while back I threw out some spoiled-looking garlic cloves only to find them growing quite well in my compost. I'd like to try planting a few (in a container, not the open ground). Can I simply ...
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Growing Goji berry plant in Ohio

I am entertaining the idea of growing a Goji berry plant in my backyard. I have several fruit trees already and have good soil conditions. The plant would be permanently outdoors and would not be ...
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Should dead-looking sections be removed from bulbs before planting?

For Christmas, my daughter gave me some tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs. Since they've been sitting around for quite some time in the local department store, they're in varying states and ...
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Dwarf Apple tree in heavy clay

Today I planted an apple tree grown on dwarfing rootstock (M27). The soil at my allotment is very heavy yellow clay. But it's on a decent slope. I dug a hole the depth of the container in which it ...
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Why do my newly planted arborvitae keep dying?

I planted arborvitae a year ago that died (five total). I replanted all of them (new trees) this year and three of them are now dying again. Soil Conditions The dirt up here is practically just ...
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Can I grow a Szechuan/Sichuan pepper tree from store bought peppercorns meant for cooking?

The packaging for the peppers just states that they have been dried and they don't look like they have been processed much.
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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

Most horticultural guides I've read recommend not planting blackberries and raspberries near each other because they will spread diseases between each other. How far apart do they need to be to ...
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Radicchio/Chicory from Seed

I am growing radicchio from seed for the first time and am worried about its germination. Should I start the seeds in soil or soak them first? Also, would it be recommended to place the pot under ...
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How do I perk up a Gray Oak I just planted whose leaves are turning yellow and brown?

I planted a container-grown Gray Oak tree in my yard last weekend, and it isn't looking very happy so far. Its leaves are turning yellow and then brown around the edges. The Gray Oak is supposed to be ...
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Should trees be staked when they are planted?

Horticultural practices do change and research can be a driving force. It wasn't too long ago that standard practice to stake a new tree was a six foot T bar and and a strand of wire. Should all ...
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Can I plant my maple seedling in the fall months?

I have a maple seedling about a foot tall. It has not been planted in the ground yet, but it has changed color to its fall colours. It's is in a small pot. Since I may have missed the window to plant ...
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Best time to plant red potatoes

About a year ago, I kept some red potatoes in the cellar. Most of them were edible, but some of them began sprouting so I didn't eat them. Now, I want to plant these remaining potatoes in the garden. ...