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Pest Identification/Control

I'm not sure what pest this is, but it is eating the roots of my pomegranate shrub. I saw it once on the top soil, and digging the soil, around 15 pieces of this pest was unearthed. I need to know ...
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Plant Identification: Allium Species

I'd like to ask what plants these are from the left to the right (scientific name would be better)? I bought the left one 2 years ago, and the seller said that it was Welsh onion. However, when I ...
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Is this a grass or weed or what type of grass?

I'm located in southeast Pennsylvania and recently seeded around a new patio with Scott's EZ Seed. I'm getting things to grow, but I don't know if this is a weed or grass or the type of grass. I've ...
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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Can a jade plant agitate allergies?

I'm sensitive to pollen, dust, and pet dander, but my wife wants a jade plant for our apartment. As far as I know, jade plants are a non-fragrant plant, and shouldn't produce any allergens, but I've ...
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Hose Reel Problems

I bought a house that came with a hose reel - they left it behind. But I can't imagine it's broken as it seems so simple. I added a picture - but it's not the one I have. Basically though the hoses ...
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Should I kill off one of the plants from a polyembryonic citrus seed to let the other grow?

I am growing some indoor citrus trees from seeds and found the seeds to mostly all sprout two plants. They are all about 1.5 inches tall right now and for each pair of plants one is clearly larger and ...
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Why are my radishes bent?

The majority of the radishes I harvested were of this form - bent so that part grew parallel to the soil above the ground, with the stalk taking another 90 degree turn to return to vertical. What ...
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Why aren't my roses and fruit trees blooming as much as they did last year?

I just don't get it - I have a number of roses and it is June in the UK now. Granted, it has not rained much nor been overly sunny but I can't get my head around the fact that hardly anything in my ...
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Do tomatoes really need support to grow?

I am new to gardening and I am starting out with tomatoes. I keep reading that tomatoes need support like a stake or a cage. However is there a reason why they can't just grow on the ground like ...
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My new allotment plot is covered in horsetail

Finally got got off the waiting list and been offered an allotment plot. It's been empty for a while and is completely covered in horsetail. I've just been reading that Horsetail is the 'lodger from ...
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What's the name of this flower with red colored leaf?

I found this stock photo from dreamstime.com listed as "Firecracker plant" or "Flor Cebacia".
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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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Money plant leaves are too big ~6"

Why is my money plant (pothos) growing such big leaves? https://instagram.com/p/3u2cUloqIP/
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Why do my radishes have voids in them?

I forget the variety, but it is one of the oblong types. They taste great, much of the radish is solid as normal. But the centers have these voids (see photo). They are not from insects, and otherwise ...
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Highest branch thickness for a hedge trimmer

I've got something very close to this trimmer, same brand. Some branches I want to cut are 3-3.5cm thick. Will it cut those?
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What is this plant with large broad serrated leaves?

This came growing out of a seed pack of Lavandula hidcote blue which it obviously isn't. Now I'm kinda puzzled as to what on earth I'm carefully nurturing. I reside in Singapore, so temperatures ...
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Can herbs steal each others flavor?

I made oswego tea for the first time tonight and my wife thought I had given her oregano tea. It was too much of a coincidence to guess that I think. She had no idea I made tea out of bee balm and the ...
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Bare, old wood spots on cedar hedge

I have recently purchased a home with a lovely cedar hedge that makes the yard quite private. In some areas, the old hedge has bare spots that seem to be called "old wood" showing through. From my ...
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Why are the leaves on my Peace Lilly turning yellow and brown?

Several leaves of my Peace Lilly are turning brown directly, or after first turning yellow. I'm pretty confident I'm watering it the right amount, but the hot weather started here in Madrid about 10 ...
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Did I pick the black mondo grass seeds too early?

The seeds I picked are large and mostly black. Most of the green is not visible anymore. When I squeeze them to remove the pulp, the entire berry squashes. Can I dry them out to harden the seed or are ...
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What's wrong with my Austrian pine and how can I fix it?

Lack of water is not the problem. We've had a very wet spring here in Chicagoland. Is this due to an unfavorable soil pH or something like that? click on picture for full size
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Why do surface mole tunnels follow directly below the electric fenceline [migrated]

I have five acres of electric fencing and moles always seem to tunnel in a straight line just under the electric fence - are they following a force field? Can that be?
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Can I grow a new crop of lettuce by saving and planting the whole unopened flower?

It's a lot of work to separate lettuce seeds from the chaff! So I am hoping someone else has already tried saving lettuce seeds by saving and planting the whole unopened flower head. Has anyone tried ...
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Is this a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?
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How to establish a chili variety

One of my chili seedlings has very narrow leaves. The picture below shows it in front of a normal seedling. Question: If I wanted to propagate the plant because of this particular feature - what ...
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What has caused this strange growth on my euonymus?

We have an otherwise apparently healthy euonymus in our garden, but a couple of branches have gone very pale, wide and flat with tightly bunched stunted leaves on the end. What causes this and is it ...
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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How do I propagate onions from an onion bulb?

I am trying to grow an onion plant from an onion bulb after learning vegetative propagation. I do in this way: Phase 1: Put the onion on a piece of wet tissue, wait for it to grow a shoot with a ...
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What kind of plant/shrub is this?

This plant was found somewhere in North Carolina. Couldn't get any better pictures, because I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine.
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What are these beetles/spiders on my Sambuca plant?

Can anyone recognize these beetles/spiders on the below picture, which are all over my Sambuca plant? Hires picture here. I have just sprayed them with ECOstyle LuseFri insect soap mixed with Neem ...
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What is happening to my chili plants?

Okay, so I had some green aphids and killed them with an acetamiprid based insecticide. Everything after that seemed fine until recently. Some whiteflies started showing and I treated those with a ...
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What is causing yellow spots on my cucumber leaves?

I planted these cucumbers last week, and yesterday I noticed the leaves have yellow spots and edges. Do I need to buy new plants?
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What should I do to prevent kiwi leaves losing their color?

My kiwi leaves are losing their green color too fast. Even new, small leaves can lose it and fall off. The kiwi is 1 year old, grown in a pot in my apartment. It is not close to a window or a ...
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How remove sod from an uneven soil

I need to regrade my backyard. Currently I have a good green layer of grass and other small unwanted :-) plants covering my backyard. The previous owner dug a patio and I suspect that they spread the ...
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What flowers require a period of time after blooming before pruning the leaves?

The author of this answer explains that the leaves of daffodils and tulips should not be cut down or otherwise disturbed for six weeks after the flower has gone by, as they are providing the necessary ...
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Pollinating C.pubescens (rocoto) peppers

Inspired by this question, I have grown some rocoto (C.pubescens) from seed. Despite using grow lamps and salt petre, germination rates weren't high, but after only 3-4 months I have some strong ...
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What is a good aggressive groundcover for high elevation mountain west?

Our mountain community is fighting an epidemic of invasive garlic mustard. It loves the shade and nothing eats it. I have to fight it every year with roundup and a lot of hand-pulling. I am ...
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How do I cultivate mushrooms in a home environment?

I'm a housewife, and I intend to cultivate mushrooms. I've heard that they can be cultivated and grown indoors without much time spent on them, as an amateur in a home environment. Can someone please ...
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What sustainable and affordable way is there to control rose chafer beetles?

We are trying to establish a permaculture farm in NW New York. We have very sandy soil, and everything we grow is ideal food for the rose chafer beetle. We first noticed them last year and tried to ...
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Has anyone made a DIY Shepherd's Hook?

I was thinking of getting some shepherd's hooks and was wondering if anyone has come up with any cheaper DIY solutions that might be interesting. I found some flimsy plans that were mainly used as ...
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Will my basil plant regrow without leaves?

I received a potted basil plant a bit over a year ago as thanks for some computer work. Not knowing how exactly to grow it, I kind of let it overgrow, including not nipping it in the bud at first. It ...
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What is this white stuff growing on this cacao tree's new leaves?

This cacao tree has been growing new leaves. White stuff started appearing on the new leaves today: I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening and am asking this on behalf of my girlfriend - ...
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How to prevent fungus on soil in self watering pots?

Below is a picture of one of my lemon trees, where the soil is covered with some sort of fungus. When I remove it, it comes back in 2-3 days. I am suspecting the problem is, that lemon trees can't be ...
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Weed identification

Found this weed growing in northern NJ USA. Seemed to popup and grow fast as I don't remember seeing it a couple of days ago. It's already about a foot tall. Growing in a partially shaded area right ...
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Why does my recently transplanted avocado still have droopy, discolored leaves?

This avacado tree is about a week old, and now she's looking a little worse than she did here. :( Thoughts?
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What are these little white bugs on my eggplant?

I have these little white bugs on my eggplant, not many of them yet. What are they? How do i get rid of them? I'm a first year indoor organic gardener. It is important to note they are in pots. ...
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Hapless rose bush diagnosis

I've recently become the inexperienced caretaker of four rose bushes at the house I moved into last year. I've done a fair amount of gardening but was never into roses. Anyway, I feel like it's my ...
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Should I pinch out the flowers on my potato plants?

After a very warm and dry spring, my potato plants have already started to bloom in early June. I wondered if they are putting a significant amount of energy into producing the flowers, and if ...
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How can I remove stagnant water stuck under a houseplant?

I have a houseplant in a pot with drainage that I put into another pot without drainage. I should have gotten a larger outside pot because the smaller plant pot ended up being too tight a fit at the ...

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