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How to grow wax apple / jambu (Syzygium samarangense)?

I bought a Black Pearl Wax Apple tree to grow in the Bay Area in California. This fruit is popular in tropical areas of Asia, but it virtually impossible to find in supermarkets outside of Asia. ...
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New lawn infested with moles [duplicate]

I have a new lawn that is infested with moles. The new sod must be prime real estate for them. I'm looking for peoples' advice on how to get rid of them. What I've tried so far: A pesticide to ...
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Getting tomatoes to grow

I am new to growing tomatoes. I have a plant outside that is about 3ft high but the tomatoes themselves aren't growing. Can someone give me some tips please? Please note I am the southern ...
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Should I compost my leaves separate from my vegetable kitchen waste?

I'm new to composting (and cleverly started in the winter ;-) I've heard (and seen) that a thin layer of leaves on top of vegetable scraps keeps the bugs off. However, I recently watched a TED Video ...
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How do germinate the seed of a coffee plant?

I bought some Arabica Nana seeds and I would like to know what the best / most successful way would be to germinate them. I've tried putting them in pots in normal potting soil, but they failed. Any ...
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What's the proper mix of hydrogen peroxide to water when disinfecting seeds for sprouts?

Sorry if this isn't the place for this question but I figure it is a kind of indoor gardening. How long should seeds be soaked in HO + H20 and what ratios should this be mixed at to kill any nasties ...
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What area is needed to sustain a person for a year? [closed]

I was wondering, what area space (m²) do I need to plant rice/bean in order to sustain one person for a year?
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Plant identification keys dataset

Where can I download (or scrape) a structured dataset (such that I could, after some initial massaging, use it in a NodeJS app for example) of plants with identification keys? I'm looking for a ...
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Portable Soil and Compost Testing Kit

I am growing vegetables. I need soil and compost testing kits for Soil Ph, SOil EC and compost nutrients test. Can any one suggest me, which instruments will be good with reasonable price. Thank ...
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What type of wax plant is this?

I know it's a wax plant vine; there were quite a few types on Google and the leaves look pretty similar. The leaves are just green with no white spots, just green, on them and the mature leaves are ...
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Golden Pothos Leaves Are Regularly Dying

I have a very interesting set up and had questions about the differences across our factory floor. We have three columns of Golden Pothos that are numbered about 96 plants (unless the irrigation ...
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1answer
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When should I start repotting bonsai Juniper?

Are January and February good months to repot evergreen bonsai Juniper. This would be my first time repotting it and the plant is doing great so far, but I don't want to kill it: I want to make sure ...
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How to prune an overgrown (and now flowering) Dracaena?

My cut Dracaena (houseplant) has become very tall, and now one of the "branches" has flowered. What is the typical way a Dracaena is maintained as a household specimen plant as it outgrows the ...
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What should I do about a Tillandsia cyanea with accidentally removed roots?

My Tillandsia cyanea was watered too much, and when I touched it, the top part with the leaves separated from the roots. I've found that some types of Tillandsia don't need roots, but is this it? ...
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Municipality compost frozen

In my area, we get municipal composting. In the winter, we can leave a bin (around 5L) out, and once a week, they pick it up and compost it in their giant compost bins. The problem is now that our ...
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How many generations does it take to stabilize a trait in crop breeding?

I am breeding a crop that takes one year to bloom. How long does it take to stabilize a trait? I will be planting the F2 this year and will use mass selection to select out my desired plants then ...
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Does working leftover grass into your soil do anything?

I have a couple bags of grass shavings leftover from mowing the lawn and was wondering if I work the grass into the soil would that accomplish anything meaningful?
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3answers
539 views

Is it better to plant many seeds in one hole or few?

I don't quite understand why so many tutorials, photos and videos show people planting a bunch of seeds together in one hole. Is there some benefit to this? I have very little experience with ...
2
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1answer
90 views

Where can I find a “bee melon”?

My wife remembers a shrub(?) that grew in the Azores that was called a bee melon or Melão de abelha. She describes it as growing from a bush that produced small white flowers, and then a pale whitish ...
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How can I remove moles from my lawn?

The pest control professional told me that there may be moles in my yard. Some parts of the lawn were torn up, especially in small areas where the lawn did not grow well and was bare. They told me ...
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1answer
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Help identifying a plant with pink flowers

It's a rose I bought 3 days ago, I think it really grows fast, it produce a new flower every 1-2 days! BTW, is there something wrong with the flowers?
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Office Gardening

I am basically setting up a new office and i trust placing some plants will smoothen the Work there and helps to get rid off Boredom.So Can you guys suggest some plants or setups that could make the ...
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2answers
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Can you advise me on a still-water garden pond in tropical Central America?

We're looking at making our first backyard pond in the edge of our garden. I have read a LOT of pages through searching on Google and they seem to make it so hard to get started. I don't think it's ...
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1answer
87 views

Lawn border to stop grass growth

I have a type of crab grass in my yard, I live in a warm climate, Latin American to be exact. It's always been a pain to keep the grass out of the walkways and out of the garden in a neat fashion. ...
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What is this plant with thin green stems and little yellow flowers?

Can someone please identify this plant? I salvaged it from work but have no idea what it is other than it is an outdoor climbing plant, with thin green hardy stems and little yellow flowers produced ...
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Identification of apparent solanum species

I have tried taking pictures but so far no luck. This plant is one I have seen a few places around here in Jakarta where it is easy to confuse with ginseng while both are still small. The plant ...
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1answer
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How do I keep opossums away from my lawn?

Recently, I found some parts of the lawn and some areas quite near to the house itself were in a mess. I suspect that some animals like opossums may be the reason. Are there any ways to keep them ...
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1answer
58 views

Pruning this grape vine during summer

I've just moved a neglected grape vine plant to a place where I want to espalier it properly. It's summer at the moment (Australia) so I know I can't do any heavy pruning at the moment. However, I ...
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Can I grow coffee plants in my garden?

I live in the Netherlands, where the climate is very unstable. Whilst I love my coffee and love doing a lot of stuff myself, the urge to grow my own coffee had risen. I was wondering if the Dutch ...
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Why use potting mix instead of natural soil?

Being a layman who is thinking of starting to garden in the yard I have a question in mind. Why does one need to buy potting mix and why not use natural soil for gardening? I live in Melbourne ...
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How much time do tomatoes take to ripen?

I planted some tomato plants in August in pots with 70% soil and 30% organic vermicompost. Plants started to fruit from mid November, but even today those tomatoes are very small and green (and hard). ...
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1answer
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What could cause my coriander plant to start browning?

I grew coriander from seeds and the plant has done marvellously well until the last week or two where it appears to have stagnated a little. I noticed that some leaves have began to brown entirely, ...
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1answer
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Is this mint fungus, or over/under watering my plant?

I have two mint plants that have grown without much fanfare. Occasionally I do notice the odd leaf with very dark brown edges, almost black. Some leaves also appear to have a powdery white substance ...
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1answer
104 views

Pruning of apple tree

Three years ago i moved into a new house. In the garden was a lovely apple tree. The first year we harvested 10 buckets of fruit. I'm not talking small buckets, there was lots of fruit. I could ...
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Is there a clean alternative to top soil as lawn topdressing?

I performed dormant overseeding last year with amazing results in Ohio. All I did in late December was walk my spreader over my yard. The freeze/thaw cycle pulled the seeds deeper into the frozen ...
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I've found about 40 kilograms of beige powder labelled “Green Salt” - what is it?

I've found this in my neighbourhood, near a trash trolley: The handwriting can be unambiguously translated from Hebrew as "Green Salt". My best bet is that it is some kind of fertiliser because ...
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Please help to identify this plant?

I recently got this plant from a friend, but I never got the name of it. I think from the looks of it, it might be in the carnivore family.
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1answer
58 views

Should I prune apple/ pear/ nashi tree runners in early summer?

We have a 50 year old apple tree and two 5 year old espaliered pear/ nashi trees on our property. The beginning of summer has been alternating between sunny with rainy days so everything in our ...
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1answer
102 views

What could be causing my blueberries to have a funny taste?

I have just harvested some of the ripest berries from a row of 6 blueberries of different varieties. They all have a slightly odd taste that I have never detected in store bought blueberries. It is ...
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What should I do to rescue grass from a petrol spill?

We had some less than stellar workmen do some work a few weeks ago, and one of them spilled a substantial amount of petrol onto our front lawn. There is now an area about 100cm in diameter where the ...
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2answers
128 views

Identify this long leaved plant having big orange flowers

Please Identify this plant: Location: Mumbai, India Height: About 1 meter Fragrance in Flower: No
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When and how should I harvest galangal?

I was given some galangal a couple of years ago, which is now thriving in my garden. Is there a best time/season to harvest galangal, and can one just retrieve a small portion of the rhizome as ...
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1answer
87 views

What are the rocks called they use in hydroponic / aquaponic growing containers?

I am interested in building a small - scale hydro system just to get more familiar with how it works. I plan to grow some basic easy-to-grow vegetables at first. So I have the container, an old fish ...
3
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1answer
86 views

Can you have too much drainage in a garden?

I plan on using some of these drainage bricks to build a retaining wall. The installation of the drainage bricks recommends that a drainage layer is used to route the water away from the base of ...
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1answer
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Winter Watering time of day? At what temperature do I cover any of the plants with plastic tarp?

I have a garden in san mateo, ca that is only 5x9 and we have 5 large tomato plants, herbs, broccoli and lettuce. We have an automatic water sprinkler that goes off every other day. I want to know ...
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51 views

Starting bacteria in aquaponics

I have a small setup ready to go but I need to know how to get all the good bacteria and nitrites up before planting anything. My local suppliers do not carry anything for aqua/hydroponics and online ...
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1answer
75 views

What are the best components for producing compost which supply maximum nutrients?

People made compost from different components but they cannot realize about nutrient amount in the compost. So it is essential for selecting appropriate components. It is very important for organic ...
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1answer
66 views

What to do with Autumn sown peas now they're showing?

I've made Autumn sowings of peas for the first time this year. I planted the seeds in small pots in the (unheated) greenhouse like I'd normally do for spring sowings. It was a bit speculative as I ...
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1answer
53 views

Where'd the worms go?

To prepare for a tear-down rebuild, I had to remove our raised garden beds. Given the effort that went into building them, there was no way I was going to lose those beds to the gears of ...
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1answer
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What kind of a plant is this (with large, glossy “finger-like” leaves)?

This is the best picture I can find. I had one of these at my old apartment and want to get another. It grew pretty large - from maybe one foot in diameter to a few feet high and 4 feet in diameter ...

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