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2answers
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Is there a strawberry that grows as a bush?

I've heard that strawberries will vine out, but will any breeds grow as a bush so that I don't need to put out lines to keep the berries off the ground?
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1answer
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Proper potato watering time

One of the traditional ways potato's are often grown is by slowly piling up dirt and straw around them as they reach around 7-8 inches above the last layer. I am wondering when would be the best ...
2
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1answer
122 views

Should I prune a basil plant as it's growing?

I have a few basil plants that I am growing in pots. They look healthy so far and I have not harvested any leaves from the basil. I am wondering if it is recommended to pluck some leaves on a ...
2
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1answer
88 views

What type of tree is this that produces purple berries?

Mom said it produces purple berries. can I eat it?
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3answers
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Permeable paving in cold climate

Does anyone have recommendations for permeable driveway/paving for cold climates? Not a fan of the plastic grids with grass. Here in Eastern Ontario (Canada), there is lots of snow and ice so it must ...
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3answers
319 views

How to remedy lead in soil?

I live near an oil refinery (probably about 1 mile away). I have a small back yard with sparse grass. I have some planter beds with bushes. I have a lawn in the front. I'm concerned that I may have ...
3
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1answer
13 views

Pruning eggplant for optimal fruit

I have a solitary eggplant that has several fruit growing (picture below). It's not terribly tall, in part because of the more successful squash nearby, but my soil is very good quality (amended with ...
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27 views

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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2answers
38 views

It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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0answers
29 views

What's disease is damaging the bark of my black currant bush?

I'm getting streaking from all over my black currant bush, and it's getting new growth with a few dead leaves, so what's damaging the bark of my black currant bush to cause it to look like it's having ...
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2answers
148 views

Do Landscape Designer/Architects require a license or permits in Canada? [on hold]

I reside in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wish to start out on minor landscaping projects, and continue to work my way up. Do I need formal certification that is required by law to operate? I realize ...
5
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3answers
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If I use synthetic oil in my lawn tractor, can I go more than a year between oil changes?

I have a riding lawn tractor with a 460 cc Kohler engine. The manual says to change the oil every year. This year, I noticed the price of conventional and synthetic oil was about the same, so I ...
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0answers
21 views

How can I get rid of grass in my flower bed? [duplicate]

I need help getting the grass out of the flower bed. Pulling the grass out does not work.
4
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1answer
63 views

Help identifying a weed/unwanted plant that pops up all over and unchecked, grows into a tree!

Per the title really. It seems to be quite invasive and pops up all over the place, often entangled into the centre of an existing shrub It's a pain to dig out but it can be done It's quite (but not ...
3
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0answers
42 views

Albino citrus seedling? and 1 year old grapefruit plant

A few months ago, I tried to get some citrus seeds from flea market fruit to sprout, but they didn't so I just buried them inside the pot of my grapefruit plant. Last week, I noticed that there was a ...
8
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2answers
62 views

Do I need to wait a year before harvesting garlic?

I'm confused about how to grow garlic. I'm planning to grow it from a clove. After it grows, do I take the seed from the flower and plant it again, waiting for the second year to harvest the garlic? ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

How do you tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes?

I think I have some sunflowers on my plot from a previous owner in the community garden, and was wondering how I can tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes. Please provide images.
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votes
3answers
54 views

Managing Temperatures in my compost bin

I have a 3ft x 3ft compost bin and have been putting garden and vegetable waste into the compost on a regular basis. I have also been turning the pile every week. I have started to measure the ...
5
votes
2answers
77 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
46 views

Planting potatoes between tomatoes, bad or good idea?

I spaced my potatoes about 3 feet and between each on I would like to put about 3 potatoes To save space. Will this create problems in the near future?
4
votes
1answer
23 views

Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in trees

Are there some good rules of thumb to what symptoms map to sorts of deficiencies. If leaves are turning yellow out of season, what sort of deficiencies could be responsible?
4
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2answers
37 views

Thickening trunks of bonsai

I wish to thicken my trunks on a few ficus hawaii, ficus benjamina, maples and juniper trees in a shorter space of time. What species of bonsai and to what effect will vertical cuts thicken the trunk? ...
3
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4answers
71 views

Mowing 2+ acres of pasture

So I just bought a tiny farm (2+ acres, mostly of pasture land). I rented a flail mower yesterday, but it took a good 7 hours of mowing to get 3/4 of the land done - and the thing bogged down probably ...
3
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1answer
15 views

Are there specific lawnmower spark plugs?

My mower needs a new spark plug. It won't start and the plug is covered in crud. It has been cleaned a couple of times before so I think I will just go for new. The spark plug model needed is NGK ...
5
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1answer
50 views

Are these insect eggs on the bonsai?

We bought a bonsai tree in Houston, TX and we spotted something on the branches. What is it? Should we remove them? As suggested I've taken more pictures and investigated further. I removed ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Is this Trinette plant?

I googled, and it looks exactly like a Trinette plant. Am I correct? or is it different?
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0answers
32 views

Identify this Dracaena

How should I care for this one?
2
votes
1answer
38 views

Is this plant a Lemon Lime Plant?

Is it Lemon Lime plant? and it is a kind of Dracaena?
4
votes
1answer
95 views

What plants is this?

I recently got this plant and I looked up on internet but couldn't find one. I don't know anything about this plant and so my question. What plant is this? Corn Plant or Janet Craig or none?
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votes
4answers
44 views

Wanting to plant shade plants? But where?

My house is a north facing house.....however I feel like there isn't really an actual shady spot anywhere? Even the northside gets the morning sun for quite a bit of time. I have a bleeding heart ...
0
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0answers
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Are these bugs at all hurtful to ivy?

Last night (dusk) I went to water the ivy that I just planted on my wall. I was going down the line and watering each as I went with a hose. When I came back to where I had started there were dozens ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

Is mold/mildew in the stalks killing my lucky bamboo?

I've got a lucky bamboo with two stalks. One stalk (right to the bottom and left at the top - blue turtle) looks green and healthy, but the most recent leaves started look yellow-ish. The other stalk (...
3
votes
2answers
31 views

What is the proper way to inoculate a compost pile with things you can find in the woods?

I just built a compost pile on top of swamp dirt on the edge of the yard after digging up all the grass, and went into the woods to find dead rotted wood to inoculate the compost pile with, then piled ...
4
votes
1answer
32 views

Do you need to water a compost pile on the edge of a swamp?

I'm looking into building a compost pile, and was wondering if I need to water a compost pile if I put it on the edge of a creek.
5
votes
2answers
99 views

What plant is this? It's not chives

Found in West Michigan zone 5b. It tolerates cool and heat well. It emerges about the same time as chives but it does not have a single hollow stem like chives. It has an occasional leave that comes ...
1
vote
1answer
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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1answer
43 views

Can a sparkleberry be pollinated by a blueberry?

I've read that the sparkleberry is a "native shrub is so closely related to the Blueberry, that some experts actually consider it to be one". Does this mean it would do well in a row of blueberries ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

What zone should I believe about where I can grow sparkle berries?

I've read on a plant catalog that sparkle berries are good to zone 5, but other places say it's good to zone 4, what should I believe?
0
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0answers
29 views

What's wrong with my plant? [closed]

I brought this plant 2-3 weeks ago. Its leaves are turning yellow with brown edge. At first I put it at the corner of my room, leaves were turning yellow then also starting from bottom ones. Then I ...
0
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0answers
29 views

what is the best natural way to kill clover [closed]

what is the best natural way to kill clover
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Growing Eggplant

I have one eggplant plant that I planted about 2 months ago. I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas. It is about 4 feet tall and has tons of flowers. Should it have started to bear fruit?
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0answers
39 views

Monstera/Swiss cheese plant with brown spots?

I bought a monstera about a week ago and the bigger leaves are starting to look floppy. I thought this was because I didn't water it enough, so I watered it more. I'm guessing this is where I went ...
7
votes
2answers
38 views

Tilling in oak stump grinding chips for new sod lawn

I have a fair amount of live oak chips/dirt from a stump I just ground. Is it a good idea to till these grind 'spoils' into the dirt of an area we plan on laying new sod into? Will the decomposition ...
8
votes
1answer
504 views

Mysterious Brazilian jungle plant

A couple of years ago a guy claimed to have brought a Brazilian plant from the jungle. He wanted to bring a banana but as soon as the plant grew it was obvious that this was no banana plant. If you ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

Do I need to cover up Dwarf Fig trees in the winter time?

I read that a dwarf fig can grow in zone 4 (jujube figs can't grow there), so I was wondering if I can grow dwarf fig trees in my zone well. What made me wonder is "Root is hardy anywhere, but the top ...
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0answers
39 views

what part of the marigolds do you eat? [closed]

I just found out that marigolds are edible. What part of the marigold is edible?
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1answer
53 views

Which three of these six plants should I get? [closed]

I am getting three plants. But I have selected six plants from websites. They are: Janet Craig Chinese Evergreen Fancy leaved Caladium Massangeana Plant Philodendron Snake Plant Snake plant is ...
4
votes
4answers
215 views

What is the difference between watering your plants early in the morning and late at night?

I've heard that you shouldn't water mid day, but should you water more during the day, or night? What is the rule of thumb on what part of the plant you want to affect more?
2
votes
1answer
61 views

What is this whispy grass stalk, a red base and thick woody roots, and how can i Genocide it?

This grass is slowly taking over my yard, and its highly irritating as it grows at 3-5 times the speed of the rest of the lawn. I'd dearly love to get rid of it, but broad leaf weed killer is not ...
3
votes
1answer
25 views

Does it make sense to mix dead fig leaves in my soil?

I garden in an "arid desert" zone, with almost no rain and little vegetation. We have a number of fig trees, which I recently cut back. I separated the leaves from the twigs. I've read that desert ...

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