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1answer
43 views

Identify this Dracaena

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

Is this plant a Lemon Lime Plant?

Is it Lemon Lime plant? and it is a kind of Dracaena?
4
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1answer
99 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?
2
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4answers
45 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
20 views

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
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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
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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
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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.
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2answers
101 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
42 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?
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
40 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
506 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 ...
1
vote
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
64 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
186 views

Do all plants emit CO2 at night and day?

Do all plants emit CO2 at night? I heard that plants do respiration all the time but in sunlight they utilises more CO2 and releases more oxygen. During day with sunlight: CO2>Oxygen. At night or ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

What is light when it comes to plants?

I often see and hear people saying "this plant needs light". What is light? Just sunlight(direct and indirect) or what else? My room doesn't get a bit of sunlight, direct or indirect, but there is ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

Rockwool - Over germination

I am new to hydroponic growing and I followed a few tutorials on the basics and in doing so I guess I missed a step when I sowed the seed because, like I do in soil growing, I sowed multiple seeds in ...
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0answers
40 views

Can I effectively grow edible mushrooms on top of my sunchokes?

I'm considering growing mushrooms as the shrub layer of my sunchokes. What type of mushrooms would effectively grow as the shrub layer of sunchokes without harming each other?
3
votes
1answer
28 views

Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

My friend wants some of my hostas. I have about ten varieties, and they've been growing pretty much wherever they want for many years. As you can see in the pictures, the locations and sizes rule out ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Rat proofing lawn in the city

We live in the city and have a roughly 10' by 10' grass/dirt area. Rats are living/nesting in it and there are burrows everywhere. How can I redo the area in such a way that it's rat proof? I'm really ...
2
votes
0answers
16 views

Jabily/elephant tree (Operculicarya decaryi) bonsai

I have an Operculicarya decaryi. I got it about half a foot long, and now it has grown quite a bit. It seems reasonably healthy and not in danger of dying, though I don't know much about these trees ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Are these strawberries drying up?

Do these pictures of the strawberries look okay or are they drying up?
3
votes
1answer
59 views

Is this a potato plant?

I planted 12 pieces of potatoes ~2-3 weeks back and see few sprouts but don't know if they are weeds or actually the potato plants. The plants look like this:
4
votes
2answers
70 views

Why did my tomato plant stopped growing after transplanting?

I started with a few tomato seeds indoors in 1"x1" pods. Once the seeds germinated and the seedling was a good 2" tall, I transplanted these to 4" pots. From there, after it was about 6" tall, I ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

What animals make good “lawn mowers” for a fenced in food forest?

I'm looking at building a food forest, and was wondering what breeds of animals will make the best "lawn mowers", but leave my trees/bushes "alone".
8
votes
4answers
387 views

Is it feasible to compost small amounts of plant matter?

We live in a townhouse with a "backyard" that is 20ft x 15ft, with raised garden beds along 2 sides of the fence that extend out to 4ft. We grow the typical tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, and a small ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

How large is the Nanking Cherry seed?

I've looked all over the internet, and can't seem to find any Nanking Cherry seed images. Can someone please post one? I'm considering one as a gift since it's not invasive, and easy to maintain.
4
votes
1answer
26 views

What is the difference in plants rated to 1 zone warmer than where they grow?

I keep hearing about things I want to grow being cold hardy to zone 5, but I live in zone 4, will I still be able to grow those plants?
5
votes
2answers
47 views

Which root edibles can be harvested in the following years after they are planted?

I would like to plant some root edibles (is it correct to call these vegetables?) near my house which will either remain a viable food source for longer than a season, or propagate so that there will ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Should I get rid of a small wasp nest? [migrated]

My girlfriend has been offered an insect hotel and we decided to hang it on our balcony (we live in an apartment close to the forest in Denmark). It has attracted wasps and they have started building ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Are green elderberry berries poisonous? [closed]

I've read that the wood of an elderberry plant is poisonous, is a green berry just as poisonous?
4
votes
1answer
52 views

What is this orchid doing?

I have this orchid that's sprouted some growths. From two places on the old flower stems, there are growths that look like they might become leaves. There is also a shoot emerging from the base just ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

How badly does Goji berry spread?

I've read here that goji berry spreads. How badly does it spread? Should I worry about it spreading?
11
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5answers
2k views

How do I plant potatoes that sprouted in my pantry?

I'm gearing up to plant some red potatoes from the grocery store that sprouted in the pantry. When I plant them do I plant them stem-side-up? And, should I plant them shallow so the stems poke out of ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

Can I safely remove glued gravel on top of my bonsai plant's soil? [duplicate]

My friend has a bonsai plant that they won at a door prize and it is in a container where it came in and all the little pebbles are glued together. Is there a way to unglue the pebbles? Or if I were ...
3
votes
1answer
106 views

What plant does this seed pod shaped like a bulb with tendrils come from?

What is this plant or flower? Does anyone know what sort of seed/bud this is? I have not seen it before and it's not ringing any bells.
3
votes
0answers
75 views

Why is there so much fear surrounding sea buckthorn?

Talking to a few people I've heard they're afraid of the plant being planted. Why is that? One reason I heard was because it's related to the russian olive.
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Is sea buckthorn able to be grown in pots?

Is it easy to grow sea buckthorn in pots anchored into the ground (since I don't have the rights to plant into the soil).
4
votes
1answer
55 views

Best way to grow and tend to Cucumber plants

I have a few cucumber plants growing in my raised bed. Instead of training them and providing a vertical trellis, I am allowing the cucumber to grow horizontally in the soil. Is that a fine approach ...
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1answer
33 views

What's the difference between hay, and stick bundles for beneficial insects?

I can easily get hay, because my neighbor mows the ditches near me, so I was wondering what exactly the difference between using hay (keeps grass down) for cover, and a pile of sticks for cover is. ...
3
votes
1answer
20 views

How to grow aquatic floating bladderworts from seed?

Along with my previous question about Sarracenia, I'm also thinking of growing floating Utricularia (bladderworts) in the pond. Still not quite decided on the species (there are invasive issues to ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

Can I make an insect hotel from sticks that blew down in a windstorm?

Will taking a lot of dead twigs blown down from a windstorm, and tossing them in a pile create the cover required for an insect hotel?
5
votes
1answer
72 views

Why don't hydroponic systems suffer from constant root rot?

We are cautioned against keeping soil (and, as a result, the plant roots) constantly wet in order to avoid rot and fungus from harming the plant. I can understand why ebb and flow systems would have ...

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