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Weed identification - urban Minnesota

I'm interested in identifying this weed so as to find a method of controlling it. This weed grows in the same location each year.
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Drainage in planter boxes

I have to build some 6' x 2' planter boxes, I'm not sure what's going to be planted in them; probably "garden-y" stuff like oregano, basil, etc. I know how to build things but I know nothing about ...
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Unidentified bright-green long-leaf plant? TX

This was outside just noticed it growing. Long waxy leaves, bright green, and seems to come from a very solid base. It's growing really close to a tree in a cluster of 4.
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Designing a west facing London garden from scratch. Help! [closed]

I moved into a house last year and have finally got around to thinking about the garden. What I have: I have a west facing garden in London that is currently completely paved. I have full width ...
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Flower stem planting

SO, I was able to get the pictured flower off the parent plant and wondering if this stem is good enough for planting.
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What climbing plant can I grow on my balcony that's not poisonous to cats?

I have a west-oriented balcony where I would like to grow a climbing plant, to separate my balcony from the neighborhood. However, I found that most of the climbing plants like ivy are poisonous or ...
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Plants that can be grown in USDA zone 8a

I live in a condo complex in zone 8a, and I can have potted plants on a patio area. What I'm planning on growing: Tomatoes, Peppers What I'd like to grow as well: peas, green beans, strawberries. ...
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How should I transplant cotoneaster offshoots?

We have offshoots from a former cotoneaster bush that are growing very well. Whenever we try transplanting an offshoot, they don't seem to thrive. What can we do to help them thrive?
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How do I manage roots in a multi-plant planter?

I have a plastic, rectangular planter with a variety of plants. I recently added a new plant to an empty spot, and found that the region was already thick with root fibers from the other plants in the ...
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Zone 4b: When should I start planting vegetable garden seedlings?

When should I start planting seedlings for the vegetable garden that we're going to start this year? As the question says, I live in zone 4b and we're planning on zone specific vegetables & ...
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What are my options for renting small amounts of land for outdoor gardening in an urban setting?

I live in a small apartment with small balconies. If I'm going to grow some veggies, I need more space! I tried my local community garden, but it has a 3 year waiting list.. Are there any other ...
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What herbs/vegetables/greens can be grown in a balcony garden with limited sunlight?

Growing up in a house with a yard, we had a pretty decent sized garden with fruits, vegetables, and herbs galore. Since moving to "the city", I haven't had a yard, and I miss being able to grow things ...
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How do I set up a vertical garden in my backyard?

If you've seen the youtube video Will Allen's Growing Power organization, then you probably wish you had something like this in your backyard, whereby you could make the most use of vertical space. ...
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What vegetables can be grown effectively in a small, urban garden?

I currently live in a condo with a limited sized balcony. Which vegetables work out best for a small garden?