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Is it a bad idea to discourage strawberries from growing berries by “stapling” every branch from the mother plant in the first year?"

Since the summer is half over, and I'm looking to grow strawberries next year, would it be a bad idea to "staple" the strawberry plants for the rest of this season into the soil for more plants next ...
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What is this fungus or mould on my oregano, and how should I treat it?

I have recently planted an upright herb garden. While setting up a watering system, two weeks later my oregano has this fungus or mould which is making its way to the thyme. What is it and how do I ...
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Tree root damage

Having a patio put in and the guys hit a root on a 30-40' tree located about 10' away. How should they proceed to cover the root and what damage might occur to the tree?
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Why are my jalapeño peppers wilting suddenly just at the very tips of the fruit?

Why are my jalapeño peppers suddenly wilting at the tips of the fruit?
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Are there five fruits growing from this flower?

This picture is of a capsicum annuum Fresno pepper plant. What is happening in this particular flower? Are there five fruits growing from it? How common is this? Is this normal or is this a problem?...
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Will flattened hostas recover and regrow?

We are faced with a devastating unexpected and unavoidable dig-up of our front yard due to sewer repairs. Our front gardens are large and established, and on Monday morning a track hoe is going to ...
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1answer
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Is it true that having only one fruit per vine makes it taste better?

I had noticed how expensive square watermellon is and apparently the reason for that is because often times farmers will only grow one watermellon per vine as opposed to the normal four or five per ...
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Why has my bougainvillea lost almost all of its leaves?

I got this bougainvillea plant as a gift a week or two ago. I read up on it and it said that it needed direct light for at least 5 hours a day and not a lot of watering. But I live in central Texas ...
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If money plant can grow submerged in water, why it can…

die from over-watering in soil? Question is simple: If I can grow a money plant(Devil's Ivy) in water, why over-watering it in soil can kill it? Can anyone explain?
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Identifying this unusual tree

I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year: It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to channel an electricity cable under the lawn?

I need to channel an electricity (and network) cable under the lawn to an outbuilding. I understand it would be best to shield the cable to stop anyone from danger when digging in the future, but ...
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What is this white snake like thing?

Is this fungus or what? Appears to be root of something. Here is the potted plant:
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What is this white salt and web like thing on the soil?

I found these tiny drops of white thing on the soil of my pot growing Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. They are kinda hard to see, but they resemble salt. What are these? How can I reduce or control this? ...
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What kind of roses are these?

I would be able to get a closer picture, if needed.
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29 views

Is it a bad idea to put a pot over a bucket to mimic a water table?

I have a black walnut establishing itself in a hanging basket pot on top of a 5 gallon bucket so it can get all of the water it wants. Is this a good, or bad idea? Why?
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Why is this avocado leaf curling and turning grey?

I have 3 avocado plants in a small pot. They are about 2 months old. One leaf shows a grey discoloration with curling around the tip. What is causing this and how do I stop it from progressing?
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What flowering plants are recommended for a roof garden in a climate with hot dry summers?

I live in a hot (now 42 °C to 25°C) and dry (14% relative humidity just right now) city, and I have around 15 hours of sunlight. I wanted to plant some flowers on my roof, where there are no ...
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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 To Trim This Tree

I recently moved into a new house. A tree in the backyard does not seem to have a "main" trunk. It has a lot of branches coming from the ground. What should I do with it? Remove it? Trim it, if so how?...
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Do I need to thin sprouts from an avocado pit?

I'm growing avocado from a pit. I've always had only one sprout growing out of a pit but this one has 3 sprouts. I'm wondering if I can leave it as it is or have to thin it.
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Oregano becoming red, what's wrong?

I bought oregano seeds from IKEA a few months ago and after a while, it started to look really good and healthy: Since there were a bit too many plants, people here suggested I should reduce the ...
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Fast growing trees for shade & fruits in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan

I am presently in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan bordering Punjab & Rajasthan. I want to grow a miniature forest in my backyard, I request to suggest fast growing trees for shade & fruits. I have ...
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How can I remove all weeds and grass from my garden without chemicals?

Have a patchy yard, mostly weeds that I want to turn into a cottage garden. My current method is removing (uprooting) all the weeds/grass that I don't want by hand/spade, it's a bit overwhelming as ...
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1answer
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Fix leak in Gardena T1030d water timer

My -so far- trusted gardena T1030d water timer has sprung a leak and I am at a bit of a loss. I contacted the official service and they gave me advice but I am unable to reach the spot they indicated ...
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Why are my peppers turning black?

I have a healthy pepper plant but noticed that the peppers have a black patch on them. What could be the reason for that?
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1answer
53 views

Excavating a yard

I have some landscaping work to do around my house. Am planning to start off with a 1.5' x 4" trench around the house, followed by a ~4' x 12 " plant bed , followed by a 2' x 6" trench for a walkway....
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Why do sunchokes seem to be stunted?

My sunchokes that I planted back around late April seem like they've stopped growing between 3 and 4 feet, but are suckering like crazy (3rd degree) why is this? Is the growth going to the tubers I'm ...
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Can I grow wild white or other types of clover in an outdoor container?

In the spring, a number of wildflowers, such as dandelions, buttercups, and some lovely purple things, pop up in our yard. I'm in Massachusetts, United States, so that means April and May. Others ...
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Can someone identify this tree from these leaves and this “fruit”?

Can someone identify this tree that I have growing at my home from these leaves and this "fruit"? The ground is covered with the green, plum like orbs but they are rock hard. The tree itself is at ...
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1answer
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Why are there brown spots on my Haworthia?

My Haworthia started to have brown spots on its "leaves" after a month of owning it. It doesn't look too bad but I want to make sure it's not dying. My room only has a north facing window so that's ...
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1answer
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

We have a 4 year old dwarf lemon tree. It has never flowered until this year. Many flowers and a lot of fruit, however the fruit seems to have stopped growing and has been stagnant for 3 weeks. We ...
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1answer
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Are this spiders killing this trumpet tree? [duplicate]

I have a trumpet tree in a pot in my balcony. It has beautifully blossomed this spring and gave dozens of flowers. But since all the flowers fell down 1 month ago it has gotten worse and worse. The ...
2
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1answer
36 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Yellow spots appeared in my lawn suddenly although all other area is green

I live in southeast Michigan. I built my house 2 years ago and had sod laid down last year. I was told to water twice a day at least. The grass has held in and it came green during this season with ...
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1answer
35 views

Plant Identification and Pet/Child Safety

What type of plant is this? Is it safe for children and pets? Thank you
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What is this houseplant with glossy, elongated and variegated leaves?

The previous owner left it when she moved out, and I'd love to be able to take care of it.
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1answer
26 views

How soon should I replant a grocery store rose

Brought this guy home. Is there guidelines on when best to repot if I want this to live inside, on a southern facing Midwestern window sill.
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1answer
39 views

Should I compact topsoil before laying turf?

We're about to order topsoil and turf. Should topsoil be compacted first, or just leave it loose?
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2answers
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Mulberry trees can have both lobed and unlobed leaves?

Guidebooks I have show mulberries as having both the characteristic roundly serrated, multi-lobed leaves, but also unlobed leaves. Does this mean mulberries can have both lobed and unlobed leaves on ...
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Can you grow tropical plants (ginger) on a hugelkultur in a cool climate?

Ginger is a warm climate plant that can be grown in cool climates indoors with an ambient temperature of 25 - 30C (75-85F). When you grow plants on the top of a hugelkultur, as long as the trees and ...
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When is it too late to start growing kang kong?

I was just introduced to Kang Kong/Kangkung/Chinese water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica), and was wondering when it's too late to start growing Kang Kong.
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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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I planted bell peppers. Is this actually a bell pepper? [duplicate]

I planted a bunch of different things. Bell peppers, squash, etc. The bell pepper plants are all about the same size (10"). One grow on the very far side right next to where I started growing ...
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1answer
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Is this yellowing normal for a kalanchoe plant?

This is the only yellow leaf and the plant is even sprouting out 4 new shoots. I keep the soil moist and let it dry then water again. I don't keep it in direct light. It's in a breeze way that's ...
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Are balloon flowers edible? [closed]

I received some balloon flowers for free, and was wondering if I can eat them, or not. If so what part of them can I eat?
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Are tubers used as water tanks?

I remember from ancient history they used huge water tanks under buildings whenever it rained, and was wondering if that's the same principle for plants growing tubers.
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1answer
49 views

Are white spots on raspberries mold?

I was cheerfully eating all raspberries from the small plot in the backyard, including the 5% with white spots—pictured. Today while pulling one of those with a white spot, I saw a little puff of ...
3
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1answer
35 views

What is this willow-like tree?

What is this tree?. I though it was a willow of some kind? but cant find a definitive answer. It has dark cracked bark, long drooping willow like leaves. The stems are red. There is a red vein ...
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1answer
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Tomato Plant Stalk Appears Diseased

Found this in my garden today: My tomato plants appear to be quite ill. The lower stalk is covered in bumps, and it looks like they start at the base. Most parts of the plant are fine, but I am ...

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