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Where can I get bindweed seeds?

I have just read about bindweed - essentially a variety of morning glory that is considered a weed because of how fast it grows and how it "chokes" other plants. This may be exactly what I need to ...
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What is this houseplant, and why has it been dropping leaves?

I bought this plant from Ikea about 1 year ago. Everything was fine until I decided to move it to a larger pot. I used soil for vegetables and I don't think the she likes it... the leafs started ...
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Is there any indoor plant to help with mold in the room?

The house I live sits on the rock and I guess there would some problem with isolation and maybe some other issue as well. I have to clean the room time to time with vinegar. Is there any indoor plant ...
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What books would be most useful as a reference for (vegetable) gardening?

There are a few main subjects such a book should cover, such as: the seasonal dependence of various plants (which can grow when, and when can one grow what), descriptions of the specific care ...
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Are these cobwebs harmful?

I have a new succulent that I'm taking care of, but over the past couple of weeks it has been picking up some fluff that looks a bit like mould but that I believe is cobwebs of tiny spiders. I've read ...
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How to keep a tree and the grass around it well watered?

I am having a problem with keep the grass around my trees green. Half a dozen trees died in the area last year, so I am trying to make sure that doesn't happen to more. I suspect I am not getting ...
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How can I move large amounts of soil without a wheelbarrow?

We source compost/soil/mulch etc. in two forms: bulk and bagged. We typically use bagged when there is limited access to the areas to which we need to apply materials. I would love an efficient ...
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Can a big compost pile around its base kill my tree?

Will I kill a big birch tree if I put all my grass clippings around the base? The clippings (from 2 acres of grass) are now 2 feet deep around the tree. I have been told it will heat up and cause the ...
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Is laying sod higher than existing lawn best practice?

The background for this is here. The short of it is that the sod guy laid this down last year, and I have a feeling he skimped on the job. Didn't prep the soil, just came and laid the crap down and ...
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Textured leafy green in garden

I have an unidentified leafy green in my garden. I'd like to know what it is as it's threatening to hedge in on my peas, which you can see a bit of in the right side of the photo. I'm quite new to ...
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Are raised beds considered a change of grading? [closed]

Are there any permits required? What can be done to prevent problems with authorities in this regard?
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If you plant deer resistant plants with plants that deer like, will the deer resistance work?

Is there a "bubble" created by plants that are deer resistant to protect deer prone plants from being attacked?
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What are these alien egg-like things on the back of rose leaves? [duplicate]

A friend received roses, and on the back are these mysterious things. It's not everywhere, but it's behind the back of many of the leaves. Anyone know what they are?
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What is this pest attacking a fig tree?

I have a fig tree that is covered in these strange pests. They appear to be live organisms, but they don't move. What could these be and how can I deal with them?
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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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What are the names of these two succulent plants? [closed]

I want to know the name of these two plants and how to care for them?
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Cut the iris stem to the rhizome or only as far as the bottom leafs?

I have bearded iris growing at 7,000 feet. I want to see which of the iris will rebloom this season, and when the blooms are finished, to split and propagate the plants. In either case, it's my ...
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Will a thick layer of coffee grounds cause girdling?

If you put a thick layer of coffee grounds on top of a plant, like a tomato, or a blueberry bush, will girdling occur? If so how do you easily fix it?
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Prune a lower branch and graft it higher up

I have a weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) that I had successfully grown indoor (tropical climate here) into a rather bushy tree. I really want it to have a more full tree shape, with a clear trunk and ...
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What is this plant with long skinny leaves with red margins? [duplicate]

I got the plant in the picture: Which plant is it?
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Is stratification necessary for aquilegia seeds?

We had bought a variety of aquilegia seeds. Of more than 100 seeds only one developed into a plant flowering in the second year. They weren't all sown on the same soil, so it is not very likely that ...
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Landlady prohibits removal of gravel, is it possible to grow grass on top?

I have recently moved to a ground floor apartment that comes with a small backyard (so far I have always lived without any). The backyard is covered in pebbles. I have asked the landlady if I can ...
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82 views

What is this small grass plant?

Got it as a gift, and was told to water it every two days. Seems a little frequent to me, what plant is this?
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What is the best time to water the garden? [closed]

What is the best time for gardening? How many times should we water the garden? I have grass and some plants (I don't know their names). I am just interested in nourishing the grass which is growing ...
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Where does the carbon that makes up a plant come from?

I have had this question throughout the time that I have been gardening. Where exactly does the carbon that goes into the plant structure? Is it like the nitrogen cycle? Does it come from the air? Is ...
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I've found about 40 kilograms of beige powder labelled “Green Salt” - what is it?

I've found this in my neighbourhood, near a trash trolley: The handwriting can be unambiguously translated from Hebrew as "Green Salt". My best bet is that it is some kind of fertiliser because ...
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Can plants be grown succesfully from the seeds in a kitchen cupboard?

In my kitchen cupboard I have the usual herbs and spices (e.g. coriander seeds, cardamom, dried chilies, celery seeds etc. - your typical collection of Schwartz jars) and I want to know if it's ...
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How to grow plants from the aster/daisy/sunflower family? (by example of Launaea Arborescens)

I brought a piece of an Launaea Arborescens (see also my other question) with me from Gran Canaria. The plant is part of the Asteraceae/Compositae family, according to Wikipedia "commonly referred to ...
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Advice with laying a lawn please

This is probably the sort of thing thats been asked a thousand times but I have no idea what I'm looking for we moved into a house with a lovely huge pond, however now we have our first child and ...
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What is the best time to water a house plant?

Is there an ideal time of day to water the average house plant? Does it depend purely on the plant, or are there times of the day (evening for example) when you should avoid watering them?
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41 views

What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle?

What are the stages in a vegetable's lifecycle? (Example: Seed to maturity to harvest)
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When do sunchokes “bolt”?

Is there a particular time of the year that sunchokes bolt in order to get them to get more energy production before they die in the fall? If yes, how should I promote more springtime growth?
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What is this lettuce feeling oval shaped plant that grows similar to a rhubarb bush?

physical description: not hairy grows in a ring (think rhubarb) oval shaped not oily USDA 4A Found thought the grass in the yard
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What makes sunchokes bumpy?

I've noticed that sunchokes are often bumpy. Does anyone know why sunchokes are bumpy? Do they fuse together, or do they just grow like that?
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Is a blackish-green tint to a tomato plant still a healthy plant?

Does the darker tomato plant look healthy? There is about an inch of coffee grounds on top of the new potting soil. The taller plant has a darker stem but the smaller one has lighter foliage.
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How to eliminate fertilizer odor from home?

I live in a small apartment. A couple days ago I added Jobes fertilizer to several potted plants. My home now reeks of noxious pulverized bone meal. What can I do (short of removing the plants) to ...
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Is there a way to make “swamp coffee” with kitchen waste?

I've heard of compost tea from John Kohler, and have an excess of swamp water at home, but can't exactly transport much of it well to the community garden, so I was wondering if I could make "bog ...
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Is there a good way to make a coffee ground water collection barrier?

I've heard that you can mold coffee grounds into any shape you want, so I was wondering how would I want to mold coffee grounds into edging for a water collection basin to keep all the water for ...
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How does one build a bluestone paver patio with grass between the stones?

The plan is to use 2'x2' bluestone pavers with up to 3" of space between the stones. This would be placed on a base of 6" of bluestone dust (as this has been more effective than natural screenings/...
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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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Why did my lime tree stop growing?

I have a lime tree inside behind the window in a pot. It's got a couple of fruits on it and it seemed to happily grow new foliage up until about 1 month (or so) ago. I also stopped watering it a few ...
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How to protect my apple tree from this disease?

So here is a picture of what I am facing Is this a sign of heart rot? What should I do? It seems to be confined to this one branch (no apples on that branch at all).
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I found the plant in my garden. I believe its some kind of weed. I live in Denmark, Europe and we have summer time here at the moment. Thanks for your time.
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Best tool to remove weeds

I have different types of weed in my garden, some 50cm tall of more. What's the best (and cheapest) tool to remove those?
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What is this low growing plant with pink flowers?

I'm still getting to know my garden. I see these pink flowers growing and can't decide whether they're growing at random or they were planted intentionally. What type of flowers are they? Should I get ...
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Can I legally plant all seeds of store bought apples labeled Red Delicious?

Are store bought apple fruits that are labeled Red Delicious really the public domain Red Delicious apples, or do they sometimes do something to them and patent a slightly different apple that they ...
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Should I leave early rootstock budding in place?

I have a male and female pistachio tree. Both are grafted trees. At the base of the tree, on the rootstock, it buds and produces new branches and leaves 6 to 12 weeks ahead of the grafted section of ...
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What can I do with a dead bonsai that was an anniversary gift? [closed]

For our anniversary, my wife gave me a ficus bonsai tree. About 2 months ago, it suddenly lost all its leaves. We took it to a garden store that specializes in bonsais, and we were told that it had ...
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Is this a comfrey species?

I found the below pictured plant not far from my home. I'm wondering whether this a comfrey variant or not. My reasons for assuming it it: I found it in damp but sunny place close to a hedge The ...
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Targeted Glyphosate use on hardy nettles

We're about to begin our vegetable garden, and we have had some trouble in the past with a nettle that is particularly nasty. Our plan is to apply glyphosate based herbicide directly to the freshly ...

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