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Why are my ornamental chili turning brown?

I have some ornamental chili plants and they started to make chilli. However they started to turn brown in colour as shown in pictures. They started to turn brown a couple of weeks ago but they ...
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Help me decide in a location for my raised bed garden

I'm building a 6x3 raised bed in my brooklyn ny backyard however, i wanted to know if i set it up at the left side it would be half under a mulberry/blackberry tree and the right side it would be in ...
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How will I know when beetroot is ready to harvest?

How does beetroot look when it is ready to harvest? How long can it stay in the soil after that?
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Most durable approach to preventing weeds in garden paths?

I can get some satisfaction out of a freshly weeded bed of veggies, but weeding paths is just a chore. So I'm looking around for a good solution. I don't mind investing some time and effort, as long ...
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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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zucchini plant issues- fruit not setting, blossom buds black tipped & small

i have 4 large zucchini plants. 3 of them are growing beautifully so far this year, however im having issues with 1. all the leaves are dark green, large, and look healthy- except for new growth ...
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Different kinds of shoots

Last year I planted one already flowering lily plant, in north eastern North Dakota. This year in its spot lots of shoots are coming up but there seems to be 4 different types of shoots coming up. Can ...
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When can bokashi be considered “compost”?

Every now and then I come across an answer here that suggests "adding a bit of compost" to a plant - eg. for example to help it bounce back from an injury. I'm composting using a bokashi bin in my ...
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Is there a good way to seed perennial vegetables between landscape bricks?

I want to convert this: To look like this: Here's a few thing I need to know: How far should I space the bricks? How far should I space the rows? How do I hold the soil back? What would be ...
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Cutting back Avocado trees

I am growing an Avocado tree. I was told that the tree needs to be cut back. However, I am afraid of damaging it. My question is whether cutting back is recommended and how do I do this without ...
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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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Can I create a fungi dominant compost tea by brewing it in lower pH water?

I have a lot of cheap compost available from my local landfill, but I would like to create a fungi dominated compost tea to apply to my perennials. Is it possible to create a such a tea by using a ...
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What is the proper way to spread used coffee grounds?

I have access to about 3 5 gallon buckets per week for my 150 foot personal garden, how should I spread it on the garden? It's going to be over my sunchoke patch.
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Moving an old Rose bush

We uncovered this old neglected Rose bush after starting to clear the back garden which had been overgrown in field bindweed, and wandering Jew. It has a diameter of 10 cm so a bit larger then the ...
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Should I pick the rhubarb that was attacked by the lawnmower?

Will a rhubarb stalk that got attacked by the lawnmower heal itself, or is it better to pick it, and feed it to the animals?
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Will branches on my damaged apple tree grow farther apart from each other as it gets taller?

I have an apple tree that is developing a lot of branches close together after it lost half its height due to a deer attack. As the tree grows taller again, will the new branches eventually grow with ...
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What are the disadvantages of using wood mulch as a cover?

I see more and more wood mulch along the roads, around houses, etc. At first thought it seemed a good thing to me, because it allows lots of life to grow around, while not releasing a lot of CO2 ...
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What kind of small/bonsai-tree is this pictured one?

Recently I moved to a new house and there was a bonsai tree that seems to be very weak. What kind of bonsai tree is it?
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Will using dense shade grass seed in a non shaded area cause problems?

I have a lawn that is mostly shaded so I have purchased dense shade grass seed. However, there are parts that get mostly sunlight and little to no shade. If I used the dense shade seed on those areas ...
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Can anyone help me to identify this plant?

I have this mysterious plant in my back garden. Seems like it might be a tree, can anyone have any idea what it might be? If it help, I live in eastern part of UK. Plant was always in a pot outside, ...
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How should I plant and grow Crosnes?

I've heard that Crosnes is a good crop to grow, and was wondering how to plant/grow it.
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Taking care of grape vines

I have a few grape vines that are growing out of control. I would like to prune them back but don't want to sacrifice fruit for this season. Any ideas of what I should do?
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The leaves of my chilly plant is drying inspite of water in them daily [closed]

I water my plants daily, yet the chilly plat is drying off, all the leaves are almost dead, plz help me, all suggestions accepted.
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Please help me identify this tree, I think it is a Box elder…?

Please please please help me identify this tree, I think it may be a box elder but I am not certain in the least. Any thoughts or confirmation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!!
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Possible to force new growth in Monterey Cypress Tree?

Poorly pruned cypress are abundant. Is there any way to stimulate growth in the lower portions of an adult cypress?
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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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Which tree should we remove to allow more light into the yard

When I was a child we had a sun filled yard. We planted a number of trees for fun and over the years the trees have grown and crowded each other out. I'm looking for some advice on which one(s) to ...
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

I have two weigela bushes which have been healthy for at least five years. (That's how long we've lived here, so I can't say their exact age.) I don't know the specific variety, but it has variegated ...
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228 views

Should we use glyphosate (or other non-ecological chemicals) in our gardens?

European Union wanders if its going to allow glyphosate to be used inside its frontiers... from the Guardian: If no new arrangement is found then the licence for glyphosate, a core ingredient in ...
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1answer
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What is this fungus?

We found this fungus and are not sure what it is. Any help is much appreciated; thank you
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1answer
203 views

What is the name of this plant orange/yellow flower?

At first, not knowing how it looks, I thought it is yellow poppy. But then seeing pictures of it I now know that it is something else. But what? I especially like the flame-formed orange to yellow ...
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1answer
49 views

What tree is this?

What is this tree? It looks a bit like a lavender but it doesn't really have a scent (and it's a tree!).
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GREEN POWDER FALLING FROM HYDROPONIC HERBS

What's happening to my herbs? I keep them in the garage with the growing lights and they were doing great until a few weeks ago when I started noticing the green powder all over the lids and the ...
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2answers
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Will lettuce seeds germinate in summer?

When the ambient temperature is between 30 to 35 °C in summer, will lettuce seeds germinate?
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tree fern trunk dying [on hold]

My tree ferns trunk looks like it's dying from the bottom up. It is a grayish color and the base has narrowed. It also seems to have alge or moss growing around the base. Any ideas of what this could ...
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1answer
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What fruit trees requires the most water?

I just moved into a home (zone 5) and there's a small part of our backyard that is often wet from how the water flows with the surrounding homes. Are there any fruit trees that consume more water ...
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1answer
207 views

Why do tomatoes like egg shells?

What beneficial thing does eggshell do to tomatoes as a fertilizer? Does it heal leaf health, flowers, taking up nutrients, or something else?
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61 views

What does coffee grounds do to plants like tomatoes?

I've heard about using coffee grounds on tomato plants, and was wondering what it does to the plant.
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1answer
29 views

Who left these eggs behind?

Found these on the leaves of my Brussels sprouts. Just wondering if I should remove them or leave them be. Yes, snail damage present as well so I need to remove from under the leaves.
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Should you beat up garlic for production similar to how you would a tree?

I've heard that the professional orchards have people beat up their trees with newspapers, so I was wondering if I should beat up my garlic by taking tiny bits off the points of the garlic.
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1answer
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Spots on marigold leaves

I was sprouting some French marigolds and noticed some spots on the leaves. They didn't look good, especially since one of the plants didn't get them. I looked them out on the internet and figured it ...
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What are the pigments in my orchid?

This orchid has been with me for one week. I don't know if she's ok, she has little points on her flowers and her stalk isn't brown at all. I watered the plant the same day I bought her and yesterday. ...
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1answer
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F1 Cherry Tomato Plant Temperature

I am growing F1 Cherry tomato (Sweet Aperitif,Sweet Million, Sun Gold), they set flowers, and some flowers drop and start to get fruits, the weather is clear and between 23C to 30C most days, but ...
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1answer
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What is this plant with narrow leaves at the edge of my flower bed?

Does anyone know what this plant is that is popping up near my pansies and daylillies?
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1answer
17 views

How can I support Birdhouse Gourds without nailing anything to my fence?

I have birdhouse gourd vines growing up my fence. I started with a river cane trellis pushed into the soil in the tubs the gourds are growing in. This initial trellis can not support the new growth. I ...
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1answer
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Is this a fungi on my plant?

I have bought a Kalanchoe and it was healthy when I bought it. I have four more plants with the same problem (all purchased from a place like ikea in Ecuador). I wonder if it is a fungus, and how to ...
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0answers
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What should I know before planting the American Groundnut?

Is there any advice someone can give me before I look into planting the American groundnut?
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1answer
49 views

What can I plant between rows of sunchokes?

I have planted rows of sunchokes in my 10'X15' community garden, so I was wondering what I should plant between the rows of sunchokes. I'm looking for something that I can leave in the ground all ...
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1answer
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How to help young tree with damaged bark?

I have been very careful with the string trimmer. I think the damage is from the original city planting or freeze damage. Should I use a chisel and cleanup the wounds or just let it be? It is a Maple ...
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Can a newspaper layer underneath mulch be harmful to trees

To help control weeds in garden beds between my plants I have put newspapers down on the ground and added a layer of mulch over this. I have also done this where there are trees in the garden beds ...

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