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When should you move saplings from part shade into full sun?

I received my trees from the mail order catalog less than a week ago, and they're "leafing" very quickly. When should I generally move them into full sun to help them regenerate their sugars?
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How often should you water saplings that were shipped by mail for the first week?

Is it a good idea to water the trees heavily for the first week to let the saplings take up water (like soaking for 12 hours), or let the dirt dry out to about 20% or so to let the roots breathe more?
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Should I replant a watermelon that almost died when planted in the ground?

I started a watermelon in the ground as a small plant. It basically died in the ground, so I took it out. The roots had not really taken. After a few weeks, however, I repotted it in a container ...
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The company I ordered special trees from put tape directly on the tree, should I remove the tape?

I ordered plants from a catalog, and the "trees" had their names taped on them. Should I let them grow for a while this way (so I know what tree is what), or remove the tape right away?
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When should I transfer my Fiddle Leaf Fig to a bigger pot?

My Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is getting taller. I was wondering if I should change the pot to a bigger pot? I took the picture of my plant next to a standard cereal box so you can have an idea of how tall ...
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How can I transplant sprouts growing from a Mimosa stump?

I cut down a mimosa tree and now there are tiny sprouts coming out of the stump. Is there any way I can transfer and plant the tiny trees somewhere else?
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What is this low-growing plant with fuzzy green and gray leaves, and when can I transplant it?

I found a number of these plants tucked behind peonies, bleeding hearts and other perennials. They're primarily up against my cement foundation, and are growing in clumps. I didn't plant them, but don'...
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Planting on pit started avocado

I have a couple of avocado seedlings that I started roughly at the same time, one suspended over water and one planted in soil. The water method seems to have worked slightly quicker, but it will ...
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What is the safest way to transplant a sycamore maple sapling (Acer pseudoplatanus)

We have a sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) seed that sprouted in a soil filled pot with no other plant in it. Its about 2 inches tall. We'd like to try to salvage it by transplanting it to a ...
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How do I revive a couple shocked trees?

We've got a few 15 year old decorative broadleaf evergreens around our house as hedging. We're selling, and had to get the foundation fixed as part of the sale. While the foundation contractor was ...
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Is there a good way to know if you should transplant sunchokes to spread them out a little bit?

It seems like a lot of my sunchokes are right next to each other, and I have about 3 feet of room. should I pull some up to move them a few feet so they all have room to grow?
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How do I transplant black currants?

What should I do when transplanting black currants? How deep should I plant it? Where should I plant it?
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How do I transplant walking onion?

I got some walking onion from someone at the community garden, and was wondering if I should take anything into consideration when planting them. There was a little bit of damage to them, and one stem ...
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Rosemary leaves yellowing at tips

I took cuttings of this rosemary plant, and put them into a aquaponic bath. It took several months but they rooted and then a month ago I transplanted then into potting mix. However a month later the ...
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What plant is this and how can I relocate it?

Today while I was removing dandelion from my lawn I came across this plant It seems that it naturally grew there by some miracle and I would like to relocate it and multiply it. What is the name of ...
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Moving an old Rose bush

We uncovered this old neglected Rose bush after starting to clear the back garden which had been overgrown in field bindweed, and wandering Jew. It has a diameter of 10 cm so a bit larger then the ...
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What to do with strawberry plants planted in a soil with lot of nitrogen in it?

When I planted my strawberry plants which I bought from Walmart into a 2.5' (Length) x 2.5' (Width) x 10" (Depth) cedar planter, I filled ~5" with top soil and then layered about an inch of steer ...
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Transplanting Jack in the Pulpit

I came across a jack in the pulpit in the woods of a local park. Sitting there all by itself. The park is heavily hunted for all sorts of stuff and I want to save this thing. When and how would be the ...
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Can I transplant grape hyacyinths while in bloom?

Last fall I planted a number of small grape hyacinth bulbs in my garden. It's now spring, and they're all in bloom, but instead of being in the garden, they're spread throughout the lawn. My suspicion ...
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“Softening” plants before they go inside?

I've just been reading some Q's here and through that, learnt about the need to harden plants before moving them outside. I'm planning to do the reverse soon, and move a small basil plant from ...
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Replanting from a hanging planter

I have a large pot that sits on top of a pillar, so I wanted to buy some flowers that would hang over the edges of it. We ended up buying a hanging arrangement of calibrachoa. Now I'm wondering if I'm ...
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Leaves on my Cherry Blossom Tree are Wilting

While I was in Japan a few weeks ago I picked up a small cherry blossom sapling to bring home (I believe it's a Yoshino cherry blossom). My girlfriend's grandfather who we were staying with on his ...
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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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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

I am planning on purchasing an avocado tree (grown from seed) online, as the seller has agreed to provide me with a cutting from his mature, fruit bearing plant, and I want to experiment with grafting....
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

I know I should transplant spring bulbs in the fall.. but I didn't. There are a bunch of day lilies in the ditch down the road and I'm wondering if I can transplant them right now? Surely the ...
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Can I transplant a shade-growing lilac into a sunny spot?

All of the lilac bushes I've ever grown have been in the sun. I assumed that was important for their survival. When cleaning up the yard yesterday in preparation for spring planting, I found a ...
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Timing to move indoor vegetable seedlings to 4" pots

I have started some vegetable seeds indoors (SF/Bay Area) in small 1"x1" pods. The seeds have sprouted but not sure when is a good time to move them to 4" indoor pots before planting them in the ...
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Spreading existing bamboo patch deliberately

Would anyone know the trick to deliberately spreading an existing bamboo patch? Along my back fence a neighbors patch has spread into my yard and is providing a great natural privacy screen. So I'd ...
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Is this soil appropriate to plant this succulent baby?

I was browsing among the succulents section of this department store, and I found this offspring plant fallen apart on the floor! I took it to plant it since it was going to die there. The plants in ...
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How to plant a hydroponic tree

I have a 2 metre high apple tree grown from seed in an aquaponic system that is about 2 years old. It has a large root mass which is removing nutrients/nitrates etc to keep the water clean for my ...
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Why do people use peat pots?

Recently I've discovered something called peat pots. Why should I use them? Why wouldn't I just put the plant directly into the ground? Is there any advantage?
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How can I save deer ferns after a drought?

I have several large deer ferns. Some started to drop significantly during an unusually high summer drought in the Pacific Northwestern USA. I watered immediately and they did not perk up. They are ...
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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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How late into fall is perennial transplanting viable?

What is the generally rule of thumb (if there is one) for transplanting perennials? I have a bunch of hostas to divide and transplant. I could wait until spring, but wondering how late into fall I ...
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When is the best time of year to move Roses of Sharon to another location?

I have some Roses of Sharon near my windows. I like the bushes but not the location so I'd like to transplant them. What is the best time of year to do that?
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What Should I Do With My Soil?

Location: Palm Beach, FL - zone 10A My garden was infested with weevils and some other kind of fungi. I sprayed it with Monterey Garden Insect spray a week ago. This week, I noticed that my plants ...
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Transplanting and dissecting clump grass

I have what looks like perennial growing in a shady(ish) section of my lawn. I'd like to stretch this along the whole shady section to replace the weeds that are growing there. Could I simply pull out ...
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Can I transplant young Rose of Sharon plants in July in Zone 6a?

I live in Massachusetts, growing zone 6a. Yesterday my husband was given some young Rose of Sharon plants from a friend at work, grown from seed by someone else. I've always wanted some, and would ...
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Why clean plant when repotting

So I have some Venus fly trap seeds growing in a 72-cell germ station. The cells are pretty small and I will have to repot soon. Whenever I have read about repotting, I always hear it is best to try ...
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Is early June too late to transplant Rhubarb in USDA Zone 5?

Last year, I foolishly planted a rhubarb plant (zone 5) behind a Horseradish and a raised bed. It's getting shaded out. Is it too late to dig it up and put it in a sunnier spot? I've no expectation ...
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When should I transplant tomato seedlings to a home-made upside down planter?

I have cherry tomatoes seedlings that have started to pop up. when should I put them in my upside down home-made planter? Does the stalk have to be a certain thickness? Is there any info on when we ...
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Can a black pine be dug in late May during candle growth?

We need to have 15 black pines in the 12 - 14' range dug for a client. The nursery says they'd like to wait 3 weeks or more until the candles harden off more. Due to construction and staging ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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Transplanting an oak that has rooted through bottom of a pot

I need to move an oak tree that has rooted through the bottom of the pot and stands about 8-10 feet tall. It is way too close to the house and must be moved. I know this should be attempted in its ...
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Separating plants with entwined roots

Let's pretend that I, hypothetically, planted a couple of seedlings in a fairly small pot and waited too long with transplanting them to a larger one so that their roots were now completely entwined. ...
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Transplanting vegetables that don't yet have a good root base

I have some plants that I have started growing indoors, specifically jalape├▒o peppers and Walla Walla sweet onions. I am worried that the containers I have them in are too small for them to develop ...
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What is this green, leafy, plant found in Austin Texas called?

This plant came with the house and I want to move it, but before I do I'd like to research it. Does anyone know what this plant is called? It's in Austin, Texas.
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How should I transplant tulips which are almost blooming?

I have a tree removal next week and I have bunches of tulips around the base. I would like to transplant the tulips but I feel the timing is bad. It is late April in zone 5b, so they are about to ...
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White spruce problem (yellow needles)

I bought this small spruce for Christmas (the label said it will grow up to 1m tall), it's a Picea Glauca 'conica'. I recently replanted it in a bigger container, because it looked quite constrained,...
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When to transplant brassicas in legumes bed

I am growing sweet peas, broad beans and chickpeas for the summer, in an outdoor raised bed. I bought some nice organic broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale seeds for autumn-winter harvesting, and in my ...