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Are old green zucchini commonly orange inside?

I was under the impression that zucchini are always supposed to be their regular color inside (pale green or whatever you want to call it). However, twice now I've seen large zucchini that are orange ...
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What is purple and looks like eggs or pests on my Magnolia champaca?

I have a Magnolia champaca plant, also known as 'Son champa' in India. Recently a few of its leaves contained some very tiny (about 0.5-1 mm in diameter approximately) purple colored jelly kind of ...
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How can I grow tomatoes in a pot?

Is it possible to grow tomatoes as a pot plant? In the limited space I have I can afford pot of maximum depth = 12 cm and diameter = 12 cm. what size pot will be ideal to start with? In India what ...
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1answer
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Is it OK to plant flowering plants near my herb garden?

I have mint, tarragon, sweet basil etc. Beside is another plot for different kinds of roses and daises. Then the roses started to lose leaves or have bites on the leaves. Do the herbs attract insects ...
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1answer
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How to make strawberries bear fruits?

I have a hundred potted strawberries and some on plots. I've taken care for more than six months and they haven't borne flowers. They just kept growing some runners, and I have a hard time preparing ...
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What is this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom found in northwestern UK? [duplicate]

I found this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom growing in my back garden on the concrete behind the bin. I'm in the northwestern UK and it's been very wet here recently. What is this mushroom? Is ...
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1answer
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What breed/variety of grapes can be easily grown in the Philippines?

Philippines is a tropical country with rain evenly distributed throughout the year. Many people don't believe that grapes grow in our country but we have one. We have prunes, idk if that's still a ...
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How can I grow seedlings from commercial apples?

I once grew an apple seedling from the apples I bought from a fruit stand. I was trying to grow another seedling from the seeds I collected but it doesn't germinate?
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What is this tall potted plant with narrow leaves and braided bark at the base?

We recently inherited a new plant with no information about the species or location where it naturally grows. It looks like it has been regularly trimmed by the previous owner, and I'm not sure if ...
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Identify this small tree

I've found this plant growing in a crack in the wall. I then put it in a pot and is growing fast. Can anyone help me identify it, I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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How should I re-stack a dry stone wall?

My house has a stone wall on one side of the property line. Over the years, the stones have definitely shifted. How do I properly re-stack the rocks? I'd like to know how to maintain the wall so that ...
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2answers
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What to do with this palm tree?

This palm tree has been grown in my parents' yard for more than a decade (perhaps two). I'm not sure of its identification. It has grown a lot (perhaps too much, for the surrounding space), and, ...
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Is this mold? Should i move those plants out of my bedroom?

This white stuff started to show up on my plants. I am worried it might be mold and could not be so great for the air in my bedroom.
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Is Dawn dish soap effective and safe to kill ants on my houseplants?

I have used Dawn dish soap on my animals to combat fleas and I was wondering if it is safe to use on ants in my plants as well. We have a real problem with ants in our yard and I had some of the ...
2
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2answers
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Looking for a plant that resembles a giant woody dandelion

I used to have a plant growing in my backyard that resembled a seeding dandelion in the fall, but 3 feet tall. It had a single, straight, woody stem that I'm pretty sure was hollow. I think the ...
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1answer
47 views

Why is my basil doing poorly after I split it a month ago?

About a month ago I split my basil plant in half since I wanted to give some basil to a friend. I had never split a plant before. During the summer and fall months I kept my plants outside on my ...
2
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2answers
111 views

What are the easiest vegetables & fruits to grow in your apartment?

I would like to know what are the easiest and fastest vegetables & fruits that can be grown in a small space with limited sunlight access, like an apartment balcony. I live in the small island of ...
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Can anyone identify this plant, possibly a salad leaf?

I was given some seeds that I was told were pak choi. However the plants growing from these don't look anything like pak choi to me. It's possible the seeds got mixed up with other salad varieties ...
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Tea leaves for fertilizers

As I drink quite some tea, I often wondered what to do with the remaining leaves. Googling around, I found that I could use them to fertilize plants. But from different sources, one even suggesting to ...
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1answer
64 views

Why are my limes taking a long time to ripen?

I have an indoor lime tree and it grew blooms and fruit for the first time (in seven years) this spring. I'm very excited. Now, it has 4 or 5 fruits on it and they've been on there since April or so. ...
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Christmas tree of unknown species

Last week I was given a tiny conifer(?) "dressed up" as miniature Christmas tree. Not a bonsai in the strict sense, rather a quite young evergreen species. Of course it came without a label and with ...
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2answers
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What plants are best for attracting butterflies to a small garden?

How can I attract butterflies to my small garden? What flower plants are ideal for attracting them? Details: Garden is in a fenced backyard, faces North-East. Not shaded, gets sunlight from about ...
4
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1answer
59 views

How to Control Tomato Hornworms?

I've sprayed my plants with DiPel DF as a way of controlling Tomato Hornworms. (The Dipel Solution called for 2 to 4 teaspoons per 32oz of water.) It killed the hornworms effectively; however, it's ...
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1answer
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Date palm just growing in height but not getting a trunk

I've been growing a date palm for about eight years now (time goes by fast...) and it works out pretty well. If I hold it up, the largest branch/leaf is about 2m (~6 feet) in height and it grows in ...
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1answer
60 views

Methods for saving amaryllis bulb infected with narcissus bulb fly

One of my amaryllis bulbs is infected with the narcissus bulb fly : ( It was planted and it started seeing white mould forming around the bulb. I took the bulb out and sure enough it was starting to ...
3
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1answer
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What are these insects on my Arabian Jasmine plant & how can I eradicate them?

I have found these white moths (very small, winged, can fly) below the leaves of my Arabian jasmine plant, and the plant has stopped flowering and is in a poor state. There are surprisingly some white ...
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2answers
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Wintering a banana tree? should it be like this?

This is a follow up to my question here, hopefully I can get some insight. About a month ago I cut my basjoo as instructed and brought it inside for the winter. But since that time there is about ...
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2answers
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How to remove woodchucks and rabbits from under my shed?

There are woodchucks and/or rabbits living under my shed. How can I make them find a new home? I'm in Massachusetts where it is illegal to trap them or to catch & relocate them. I've tried used ...
3
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1answer
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Can someone identify this weed?

It has been sprouting all over my garden and seems extremely hard to kill. I've been trying to look up information on it but nobody in the area seems to know the name, even though it seems to be ...
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1answer
102 views

How should I cut an Aloe vera plant for extracting juice?

I am about to buy an Aloe vera plant for extracting its juice. I have heard that a leaf needs to be cut so that juice can be extracted from it. My questions are: How should I cut the leaf without ...
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1answer
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What do globe amaranth seeds look like, and can I harvest them from dried flowers?

During this past summer I grew a plant with beautiful small, round, bright purple flowers that looked like puffballs. I was told it's called Globe Amaranth. Its height was about six inches, and much ...
3
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1answer
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Is this sunburn or something else?

I've put my cacti for wintering into an unheated attic, by a window where the sun falls after 2 P.M and till dusk. Since it's negative temperature outside (so it's already winter in a sense) I didn't ...
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My hydroponic lettuce is mega bitter. Can I fix it?

Preface: I don't really know what I'm doing. So I decided to grow some kweik lettuce in my ebb & flow hydroponic setup. In addition to that, I'm growing a variety of chili peppers, mostly ...
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1answer
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Can a willow tree be shaped?

I want to keep the tree kind of short. I want it to look like a mushroom on top, then in the summer just trim the bottom. Is this possible?
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1answer
34 views

Is it a ladybird?

I found this near my tomato plants. Is it a ladybird?
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1answer
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Best practices on pruning and winter protection for climbing roses

We have two climbing roses.We inherited this from the previous owner of our house. Last year we pruned them quite short in the fall and banked them, just like we did with the rest of the roses ...
4
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1answer
34 views

Why won't my citrus trees fruit?

I have 6 citrus plants bought from the nursery and it has been in ground for 5 years in full sun and still no flowers nor fruit. How can I get it to fruit
3
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2answers
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Can hydroponic/aeroponic produce be organic?

Crop rotation, green manure and compost are quite irrelevant in hydroponics and aeroponics, and the "fertilizer" is synthesized too, no?
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2answers
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How do i keep my bamboo plant straight and healthy?

I brought a packet of little bamboo plat seeds from eBay, i am not sure if this is really a species they just look good in eBay post. Now its been around 3 months and they are growing.. I tried to ...
2
votes
2answers
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What gardening terms are common sources of confusion between different cultures or languages?

Until I read questions such as Square meter gardening Soil Mix, I thought of compost being composted organic material; however, there compost is composed of 50% peat moss, which generally doesn't fall ...
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1answer
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Rose Canker and remedy

Is this rose canker? If not what is it? How to identify canker? My plant's stem has gone blackish at some places and woody in others. I tried looking into the available images on the net for canker, ...
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1answer
64 views

Which insect is this?

I saw a strange white insect on my lemon plant. Have not seen it earlier. Any idea what it could be? It also has a greenish tinge on its head.
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1answer
37 views

How can I manage a weeping willow with a broken branch?

I have a very mature weeping willow in the front garden which was well balanced and with the recent storm one of the main branches broke off. I noted that branch had a weakness, due to rotting from ...
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3answers
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What pesticide should I use with an Orange tree in Texas?

I've got two Orange trees and two avocado trees in my backyard. One of the orange trees looks to be the victim of a disease and has sooty mold on it. From what I have read this is usually due to ...
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Brown leaves on avocado plant [duplicate]

Why are the edges of my avocado plant leaves turning brown? It is kept indoors near a window with indirect light. Should I cut it back to restart new leaves? Could it be root bound?
3
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1answer
56 views

What is this red-flowered bulb with red fruits?

I took the picture a few days ago in a botanical garden in Spain. Which species is it?
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1answer
49 views

Should I let Echinodorus Tenellus flower?

I have a very new aquarium and planted two specimen of Echinodorus Tenellus in the fresh dirt/gravel substrate. I bought the plants without paying too much attention to the stems they were developing ...
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Bahiagrass removal from Blue Couch lawn (Digitaria didactyla, crab grass)

Now it's warming up substantially in Queensland, my Bahiagrass infestation is becoming apparent. Any tips from removing this from my lawn? It's quite long in sections so I have been able to isolate ...
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Identification and advice required for pretty but aggressive ground cover

We have a plant spreading across a gravel covered bed. It is my intention to plant ground cover here and wonder if I can keep this plant. My neighbour says it is very aggressive and will grow into ...
2
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4answers
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Is my bougainvillea turning into a magic beanstalk?

I have a few bougainvillea plants around our house in Southwest Florida. Two are doing OK, the hanging one is bursting out in color with red bracts and white flowers, and there's this one... This is ...

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