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What kind of tree is this? And how can I kill it?

This tree is growing outside my office and blocking almost all the light coming into my window. I don't necessarily want to kill the tree and I can't just blatantly chop it down, but I would like to ...
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1answer
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Sundew leaves are becoming brown - should I move it to a larger pot?

Three months ago, we bought this sundew in a small pot. As told by the seller, we watered it with purified water poured below the pot. Now, its leaves are becoming brown: I thought that maybe I ...
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1answer
40 views

What are the white patches on my succulent?

I recently bought this plant ( about 3 weeks before ) and replanted it in my container.I used the desert mix, I live in redwood city CA and it is placed outside and gets a lot of sun ( more than 8 hrs)...
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2answers
956 views

Has anyone seen this kind of eggs in their kale and strawberry?

I guess these are eggs of some pest which is infecting the kale and strawberry plants in our garden. Has anyone seen something similar to this? If yes, what did you do to get rid of them without any ...
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3answers
242 views

Keeping rats from eating my plants

I have many plants in my balcony, around 20, and recently my Mom has noticed that rats are eating the plants. They finished Holy Basil in one night! All leaves are gone, even the buds. They are also ...
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2answers
42 views

'Dead' Bonsai Help

My wife bought me a small tree two years ago from a Garden Show. I am unsure of the variety, sorry! It had a great summer on our decking, and was thriving. It wintered well, and came back glorious ......
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What nutrients do Aronia normally leave in the ground, and take up?

I'm going to be planting some Aronia in a few days, and was wondering what nutrients they like, and which ones they don't, so I can do spaced out guild planting to maximizing yields.
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1answer
31 views

Should I repot the zinnia that's in a crowded pot with some marigolds?

I've always had a green thumb. Not sure how but it's natural to me. I started growing French dwarf marigolds and semi dwarf zinnias from seed early May. They're just now starting to bloom. Because I ...
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2answers
40 views

Help growing potatoes

I live in Upstate New York and planted potatoes very late in the season. Some of the potatoes have sprouted and others have not. For the one's that did not sprout, I carefully dug up my seed potatoes ...
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1answer
37 views

What tomatoes should I sucker, and which ones shouldn't I?

I'm familiar with tomatoes having two types, determinant, and indeterminant. Which ones are which, and how should I treat them differently?
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1answer
2k views

Since tomatoes don't need cages in the wild, how do they stay up?

I was watching a video from Jack Spirko where he said that tomatoes stay up on their own in the wild. How exactly do they stay up then?
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57 views

Why aren't my young chili plants growing?

I planted chili pepper plants about four weeks ago along with other vegetables. All the vegetables are growing, even the seeds that I planted, but the peppers have grown slightly but seem to be at a ...
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2answers
38 views

What's eating my pepper leaves?

I'm have two bell pepper plants that seem to be attracting a hungry pest. I'm in Phoenix AZ. What insect is causing this damage? Is this a significant threat to the health of the plant? So far it ...
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1answer
33 views

I saw water droplets on the leaves of my dumb cane. Where did it come from? Is it harmful?

I saw water droplets on the leaves of my dumb cane. Where did it come from? Is it harmful? For the time being I wiped the water with a cloth. What's should I have done?
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1answer
52 views

How to know whether an indoor plant has outgrown its pot?

I have Dieffenbachia, Money plant, Snake plant. What are the signs I should look for to know whether they have outgrown their pot or not?
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1answer
33 views

Will Bermuda grass survive in Boston

I live in the Boston metro area, which is a zone 6a/6b. The grass we currently have does not do well in the summer at all. The center of our yard is full sun most of the day and pretty much dies ...
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2answers
63 views

Can coffee grounds be considered soil?

I'm running a test on growing tomato plants with about 80% coffee, and another with about 20% coffee in layers. What one should I expect to do better? Both have silty sand from the bottom of the ...
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0answers
29 views

Question on my Bradford Pear Tree

We have 2 Bradford Pear trees out front. This spring the one on the right was full of blooms, the left one was very scarce of blooms, the right tree is full of leaves, the left one is almost bare. We ...
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1answer
21 views

If I accidently broke off the top of a “july free” tomato at the dirt level, what do I need to do to help it survive?

I was planting a "free July" tomato plant, but when I was trying to pull it off the plant wall while planting, and accidently broke it off, what do I need to do to help it survive? I was planting it ...
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0answers
39 views

Help with caterpillar identification

I found this caterpillar a few days ago, and at that time it was green with lighter green stripes running along its body, black spots on its head, and a few fine hairs. It had made a leaf of one ...
1
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1answer
30 views

Have fluorescent lights in both rooms. How to protect Dumb Cane/Dieffenbachia?

From http://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/dieffenbachia Light Another false belief about Dieffenbachia's is that they need very little light. This is actually wrong, light shade is acceptable ...
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2answers
25 views

How can I get rid of Cocculus Carolinus vine?

I would like to know if anyone has successfully eradicated this vine from their yard/flowerbeds. I have just ordered a gallon of Remedy herbicide and am going to attempt to cut the vine near the ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

How important is it to use mycorrhiza if you're planting trees, and bushes?

I was watching a video on bare root tree planting, and was wondering if you really need to use mycorrhiza if planting a tree/bush.
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1answer
29 views

When properly spacing out plants how much of an opening do you need to consider something to be full sun? [closed]

I'm looking at the space required for the plants I have on order, and some require full sun, and others can tolerate shade, so how much space do I need to leave between trees, and bushes to consider ...
5
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1answer
86 views

What type of Mulberry tree is this?

I was identifying a relatively young tree in my yard, and I'm pretty sure it is a Mulberry tree. I live in Massachusetts and came across this article stating that red Mulberries are endangered in ...
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votes
1answer
37 views

How do I prevent suckers from coming up every few weeks on a developed tree?

W few years ago we decided to clean out the rocks under a huge basswood tree, and ever since then it was sending up many suckers from the base of the tree. How do I prevent this from happening?
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2answers
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My sunchokes are acting like beacons for japanese beetles, should I do anything?

My sunchokes are attracting about twice as many japanese beetles as a sunflower would, should I do anything to control them, or just let them be?
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votes
1answer
49 views

Suckers on dormant tree

My oak appears to be dormant. I am in Cape Town, its winter and around 6- 14°C overnight. My oak tree sprouted 8 suckers and they are growing strong. Why would the tree not sprout from the trunk or ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

What is the maximum depth a seed can be planted?

When planting a seed, it is covered with a thin layer of earth. The initial shoot penetrates the soil and starts photosynthesis. Are there plants which can be planted (as a seed) much deeper than a ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Can I save a male pumpkin flower for later pollination?

I have a pumpkin that's been putting out male flowers for about 3 weeks with no females yet. I'm worried I might not have any male flowers open when the females do bloom. Can I save some male flowers ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

What is this bush/tree that has clumps of little green berries but also sometimes apples?

I've lived in my house many years and have always enjoyed this bush/tree plant in the front that looks a lot like an apple tree (blossoms, leaves). It has clumps of little green berries (I'm sure not ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Will refrigerator freezing garlic in the pot for a few hours create the necessary cold time required?

My garlic heads that were dying already didn't turn out too well, and my elephant garlic isn't turning out yet, should I throw the pots in the freezer for a few hours in order to simulate to the ...
2
votes
2answers
51 views

Found this beetle in a pile of wood chips, harmful to my plants?

I found this relatively large beetle in a pile of wood chips in my garden. I found smaller individuals of the same species living about an inch underground in my garden. I live in central NJ. The ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Hog fuel on newly prepared lawn bed- horrible idea that can be saved?

So not thinking too swiftly, we have just tilled hog fuel (very large shredded bark/wood fibers) into our soil in prep for seeding lawn. This is soil that was previously farm land. We laid down a ...
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2answers
40 views

Tiny shot holes in leaves of salad bowl crop

I've got a crop of mixed lettuce, raddish, carrots, kale growing in my 'salad bowl crop'a 6'X 6' area. I just noticed the tiny shot holes of (flea beetles) all throughout the different varieties. ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

Can Nanking Cherry cross pollinate with other types of cherries?

The nanking cherry needs 2 of itself to properly grow, but what if you have 2 different cherry types, will they pollinate each other?
3
votes
1answer
20 views

What's this insect on my eggplant?

I took my eggplant inside for the winter, and it's starting to flower again. But I've noticed a variety of insects on it. I see webs so assume that there are spiders around, I see aphids, and psyllids ...
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0answers
13 views

Brown lawn/grass…how to salvage?

We just bought a house in Southern California (very little rain) and the lawn is pretty brown and dried up now. Is it salvageable? If so what should I do? I know that I should start watering it as ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Do kiwi berry guild well with with elderberry? [closed]

I've heard a lot about planting trees together, and was wondering if Kiwiberry will guild well with John/Adams elderberry.
3
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1answer
47 views

Weed that looks like grass

I cannot seem to get rid of this weed that looks like grass. Can anyone tell me what this is
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2answers
37 views

My garlic tops were dying off, butI have tiny garlic to sho for it what did I do wrong?

I put garlic between the hostas, and lilies my mom grows, and the leaves died back, what did I do wrong?
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1answer
7 views

Fertilisation in Flower-Boxes with Reservoir

I'm using a flower-box that has a ~5l water reservoir. When it's time to use fertiliser, should I use liquid fertiliser and put it into the reservoir or should I apply it traditionally by watering it ...
4
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2answers
99 views

Repot a basil plant with leaves only at the top

Same guy, same wife, different basil plant, new problem. So, I managed to convince my wife that, when removing leaves from the basil plant for use in cooking, she shouldn't remove more than half of ...
4
votes
1answer
22 views

Guiding zucchini growth off edge of raised bed

I have a 4' by 8' raised bed that I tend to overfill. :) I have two zucchini plants that are growing very nicely. To prevent them from covering other plants in the bed, I was thinking of guiding ...
3
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0answers
29 views

What are the consequences of not removing all the buds on my young lemon tree?

I have a potted dwarf Meyer lemon tree which is just entering its first flowering season (well at least the first that I've had it - I don't know how old it was when I bought it from the nursery.) I ...
4
votes
2answers
37 views

Can I germinate chilli seeds from dried chillies?

I've got a whole bunch of chilli seeds from a dried chilli pack that I bought. They look golden brown and it seems they have been dried using heat, so I'm not sure if they have any chance of ...
4
votes
2answers
130 views

Should I be concerned about Ginkgo leaves yellowing in early July?

Three weeks ago I bought a potted Ginkgo biloba from a local nursery, with strong green leaves. I've never looked after a Ginkgo before but I watered it every other day apart from the day we had heavy ...
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vote
1answer
35 views

What procedure should I do when I water my sunchokes?

My sunchokes seem to getting bigger by the day, and may develop some rot if I'm not careful, so I was wondering how I should go about watering my sunchokes with "free" water to get the highest yield ...
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votes
1answer
32 views

Do you need to worry about nitrogen fixing if you mulch heavily? [closed]

If you put about a 6"+ of mulch on the a food forest floor, do you need to worry about nitrogen fixing?
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Fairly new sod dry spots?

I had new sod installed about 2 months ago, and am getting these weird dry spots. I'm not sure which type of grass it is (Colorado), and they seemed to appear after a few really hot days in the high ...

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