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How can I ensure my perennial herbs survive in an above ground planter (1.5' x 5') year round?

Never been much of a gardener, so 10 years ago I bought a house with a mostly asphalt backyard. So, different season of life now, my wife and I are starting a small garden of mostly food bearing ...
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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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A “clone looking” tomato plant with no fruit

We've had volunteer cherry tomatoes come up in our yard, but this isn't a cherry tomato. The plant I am questioning came up next to a bird feeder in a flower bed. It now is about 21/2 ft. tall and ...
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What is this fur on the outer leaves on my Peperomia angulata?

There is white fur on some outer leaves of my peperomia angulata. Is this normal or should I be worried? New images:
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Will plants grow faster if I reorganize their roots within pots?

I have a number of random potted plants in my apartment and a few of them are looking to be very tall. Specifically, orange and chili pepper. Once upon a time I replanted some of them and discovered ...
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks
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1answer
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Getting grass to grow on top of hill, shady area with possible concrete

I am a relatively new homeowner. The back of our house has a carport with a deck above it, then the back yard has about a yard of flattish ground followed by a decent slope. We noticed that the grass ...
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Is the end of June too late to harvest and plant seeds from a Hellebore in zone 6a?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. A month ago I found a plant in my yard, which my friend identified as a perennial shrub called Hellebore. It has pastel green and pink flowers on stems gently bent ...
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Succulent withering/rotting at the base

This succulent seems fine at the extremities, but it started to wither from the base up... Can anyone identify it so I can find how to grow it properly? I put a few drops of water everyday on it, ...
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Composting: what is the ideal proportion of 'green' to 'brown' material?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, but is there any definitive answer, ideally backed up by link/s to reputable sources or research? Ratio by weight or by volume.
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How to make garden flat and level

I don't know if I'm searching correctly, but I'm amazed I have only found one answer (which is still lacking). How can a garden be made completely flat and level? How would it be done professionally? ...
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What are the small plants growing in the soil with my palm tree? [closed]

I have a Chamaerops humilis in my apartment, which has some small plants growing in the soil. I live in Denmark, Europe and my palm tree has only been inside my apartment since I got it. What are ...
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Starting a west facing garden in the UK

Im starting a west facing garden in the UK. Can you recommend perenials, shrubs etc to start off my borders? The garden is about 6m x 15m. I am going to put a lawn in the middle (its paved ...
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How many tomato plants can I put in a 4 ft. x4 ft. raised bed?

I would like a mix of cherry and other sizes. Figure indeterminate growth.
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Rose bush diseased or natural (new growth or rose rosette?)

We were told the red leaves on this rosebush indicated disease and needed to be trimmed. Can anyone confirm or explain?
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What is this tiny plant with yellow orchid-like flowers?

This stem holds 9 tiny orchid-like flowers, some still yet to open. The leaves only measure approx 2cm long, and it looks like little tendrils coming at leaf/stem joint. It is in my garden in ...
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Looking for a garden sprayer and spreader

The reason why I am looking for this is that I have found it to be very effective to place salt between cracks to control weeds. If there was a way to better control where the salt ends up (i.e. just ...
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Is my mint plant dying or diseased?

About a week ago I decided to propagate a healthy stalk of mint that I had bought from the grocery store. The roots appear to be healthy and full, but two of the leaves appear to be abnormal. One of ...
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There is an insect drilling holes into my rose bush?

I recently bought a rose bush for the first time and planted it in a large pot according to the instructions on the label. It has been about a month since then, the first yellow rose has started to ...
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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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Should I prune the growth at bottom of a Swedish Columnar Aspen

I've got some 8 foot Swedish Columnar Aspens that have some foliage growing from the base of the tree (not suckers) by the dirt on the ground. Should I prune these off to allow nutrients go to other ...
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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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What comes out of this bump in this vegetable?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I have in my garden this gigantic vegetable. It has a big bump on the top and i was wondering about what comes out of it?
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Are these eggs on this Sugarcane Jujube leaf?

This is a leaf from a Sugarcane Jujube tree in Arizona. Are these eggs on the underside of this leaf? If so, what type of insect would they be from?
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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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Controlling curly top disease in sugar beets

Last season, curly top virus caused a significant decline in the quality of sugar beets grown in my garden as well as tomato. The steps I have taken so far include spraying with a preventative ...
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For a new lawn, are mixed soils worth it?

I'm redoing my lawn because it was extremely unlevel. I've already flattened the whole thing, scraped out all the old grass, and now I'm ready for top soil. After calling a few local places, I've ...
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1answer
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Recommended Gardening books for Toddlers?

We live in an apartment with a small balcony. I've decided to start a small container garden to teach my two year old about gardens and taking care of plants. she's very excited. does any one ...
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What is this plant with long narrow leaflets?

I bought a plant a few weeks ago and I don't know its name. I'm not quite sure how to take care of it. Can you help me out?
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When do whiteflies typically emerge?

When do whiteflies typically emerge in southwestern Idaho? (How far into the season, I mean.) I don't know if they're gone or if they just haven't hatched, yet. There's no sign of them, yet. They ...
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1answer
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What is this gray-green plant with magenta flowers?

The plant below has flowers about 1+1/4 inch (32mm) across. The leaves are soft and maybe slightly fuzzy; they feel like thin suede. This is growing in the Williamette valley in Oregon mainly on a ...
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1answer
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Composting: what is the ratio of volume of material in to compost out?

Say you've got a compost heap, 1 full metre cube, with about 1 part green to 3 parts brown by volume. If this is left to break down, what volume of compost will be produced?
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Red Venus Fly Trap Seedlings

So I ordered a batch of red venus fly trap seeds (seeds to grow completely red fly traps, not green fly traps with some red inside of them) from the fly trap store and started sowing them about 4.5 ...
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Early action needed for whiteflies and aphids?

While pruning my tomato plants last night, I came across some early signs of whiteflies. I saw just a few mature whiteflies crawling around; I hate them. I have battled them off and on through the ...
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To prune or not to prune tomato's lower leaves?

I battled early blight last year, so this year I laid down a thick bed of grass clippings as mulch in my raised beds to prevent splashing of the dirt onto the plants. Last night, simply out of habit, ...
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Can electromagnetic fields from high tension wires affect a garden?

We can get plants (tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, etc.) to grow but they will not produce fruit. We have tried all kinds of soil. We have planted in the ground and in plant beds and in pots. we will ...
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Recipe for a grass seed, soil and fertilizer mixture

I'm looking to fill some patches on my lawn that are left over from last year's addition of a layer of topsoil. They seem resistant to the typical loosen soil, apply seed and water approach -- which ...
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1answer
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Identify this upright branching weed with long leaves and reddish stems

I'm looking to identify the weed pictured below. It's been showing up and spreading around my area for the past several years. It grows in large patches around the pasture. They start out and seed at ...
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Breaking up soil in a bed which grew strawberries

A bed of strawberries has been harvested and the bushes have been cut back to ground level. I'm thinking about breaking up approx. the top 10-15 cm of soil (with a spade), because it's very dry and ...
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1answer
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What type of hose connector will fit my kitchen tap?

I am trying to connect my garden hose to my kitchen tap which looks like this. I foolishly bought ...
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What is causing brown spots on my Philodendron?

I have dark brown spots appearing on my very large Philodendron and have no idea what is causing them. They are not turning yellow like the soil is too dry or they are getting too much sun. Does ...
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1answer
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What should I do with a watermelon plant that has flowered much too early?

I have several (trellised) watermelon plants that are about a foot tall by now. One of them, oddly enough, has flowers already. This is my first time trying to grow watermelons, but it seems like ...
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Why aren't my young plants growing, even with proper nutrition?

The top picture is a gardenia plant I purchased back in February of this year. It looks healthy, and the leaves are all green, but for some odd reason, it remains the same height, and nothing much has ...
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1answer
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RE: Missouri Clay - how well will day lilies (Hemerocallis fulva) grow in this mixture of soil?

My yard contains a good amount of Missouri clay and I would like to plant some day lilies; will they survive/thrive in thick soil like this? Also, do they do well in direct sun or shade and what type ...
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What causes holes through forsythia branches?

I was pruning some forsythia, and I noticed that there was a hole through the center of many of the major woody parts. It looks as if (only) the pith had been bored out. I'm wondering what could cause ...
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Plants that can be carried around?

Right now I am transporting a potted avocado (just potted the seed) from one state to another, and I am finding that I really enjoy carrying around this pot with life growing in it. Are there any ...
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1answer
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equisetum and soil pH

To make my garden soil less acidic, I have sprayed a 1 percent aqueous solution of dolomite to control the spread of horsetail. Will this measure help me achieve the desired result?
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1answer
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How can I get more foliage and flowers on my rose?

I moved into my new house about a year ago now and this rose bush was in the yard already looking very forlorn without much foliage at all. It's card calls it a 'Mum in a Million' type. I've since ...
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Will Lilac do well in soil with a high concentration of clay?

I would like to plant some Lilac but may be cursed with Missouri clay. Will Lilac generally do OK if planted in clay-rich soil? What is a good way to start a new planting?
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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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