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Why are the leaves on my Peace Lilly turning yellow and brown?

Several leaves of my Peace Lilly are turning brown directly, or after first turning yellow. I'm pretty confident I'm watering it the right amount, but the hot weather started here in Madrid about 10 ...
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Did I pick the black mondo grass seeds too early?

The seeds I picked are large and mostly black. Most of the green is not visible anymore. When I squeeze them to remove the pulp, the entire berry squashes. Can I dry them out to harden the seed or are ...
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What's wrong with my Austrian pine and how can I fix it?

Lack of water is not the problem. We've had a very wet spring here in Chicagoland. Is this due to an unfavorable soil pH or something like that? click on picture for full size
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Can I grow a new crop of lettuce by saving and planting the whole unopened flower?

It's a lot of work to separate lettuce seeds from the chaff! So I am hoping someone else has already tried saving lettuce seeds by saving and planting the whole unopened flower head. Has anyone tried ...
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Is this a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?
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How to establish a chili variety

One of my chili seedlings has very narrow leaves. The picture below shows it in front of a normal seedling. Question: If I wanted to propagate the plant because of this particular feature - what ...
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What has caused this strange growth on my euonymus?

We have an otherwise apparently healthy euonymus in our garden, but a couple of branches have gone very pale, wide and flat with tightly bunched stunted leaves on the end. What causes this and is it ...
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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How do I propagate onions from an onion bulb?

I am trying to grow an onion plant from an onion bulb after learning vegetative propagation. I do in this way: Phase 1: Put the onion on a piece of wet tissue, wait for it to grow a shoot with a ...
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What kind of plant/shrub is this?

This plant was found somewhere in North Carolina. Couldn't get any better pictures, because I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine.
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What are these beetles/spiders on my Sambuca plant?

Can anyone recognize these beetles/spiders on the below picture, which are all over my Sambuca plant? Hires picture here. I have just sprayed them with ECOstyle LuseFri insect soap mixed with Neem ...
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What is happening to my chili plants?

Okay, so I had some green aphids and killed them with an acetamiprid based insecticide. Everything after that seemed fine until recently. Some whiteflies started showing and I treated those with a ...
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What is causing yellow spots on my cucumber leaves?

I planted these cucumbers last week, and yesterday I noticed the leaves have yellow spots and edges. Do I need to buy new plants?
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What should I do to prevent kiwi leaves losing their color?

My kiwi leaves are losing their green color too fast. Even new, small leaves can lose it and fall off. The kiwi is 1 year old, grown in a pot in my apartment. It is not close to a window or a ...
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How remove sod from an uneven soil

I need to regrade my backyard. Currently I have a good green layer of grass and other small unwanted :-) plants covering my backyard. The previous owner dug a patio and I suspect that they spread the ...
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What flowers require a period of time after blooming before pruning the leaves?

The author of this answer explains that the leaves of daffodils and tulips should not be cut down or otherwise disturbed for six weeks after the flower has gone by, as they are providing the necessary ...
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Pollinating C.pubescens (rocoto) peppers

Inspired by this question, I have grown some rocoto (C.pubescens) from seed. Despite using grow lamps and salt petre, germination rates weren't high, but after only 3-4 months I have some strong ...
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What is a good aggressive groundcover for high elevation mountain west?

Our mountain community is fighting an epidemic of invasive garlic mustard. It loves the shade and nothing eats it. I have to fight it every year with roundup and a lot of hand-pulling. I am ...
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How do I cultivate mushrooms in a home environment?

I'm a housewife, and I intend to cultivate mushrooms. I've heard that they can be cultivated and grown indoors without much time spent on them, as an amateur in a home environment. Can someone please ...
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What sustainable and affordable way is there to control rose chafer beetles?

We are trying to establish a permaculture farm in NW New York. We have very sandy soil, and everything we grow is ideal food for the rose chafer beetle. We first noticed them last year and tried to ...
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Has anyone made a DIY Shepherd's Hook?

I was thinking of getting some shepherd's hooks and was wondering if anyone has come up with any cheaper DIY solutions that might be interesting. I found some flimsy plans that were mainly used as ...
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Will my basil plant regrow without leaves?

I received a potted basil plant a bit over a year ago as thanks for some computer work. Not knowing how exactly to grow it, I kind of let it overgrow, including not nipping it in the bud at first. It ...
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What is this white stuff growing on this cacao tree's new leaves?

This cacao tree has been growing new leaves. White stuff started appearing on the new leaves today: I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening and am asking this on behalf of my girlfriend - ...
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How to prevent fungus on soil in self watering pots?

Below is a picture of one of my lemon trees, where the soil is covered with some sort of fungus. When I remove it, it comes back in 2-3 days. I am suspecting the problem is, that lemon trees can't be ...
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Weed identification

Found this weed growing in northern NJ USA. Seemed to popup and grow fast as I don't remember seeing it a couple of days ago. It's already about a foot tall. Growing in a partially shaded area right ...
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Why does my recently transplanted avocado still have droopy, discolored leaves?

This avacado tree is about a week old, and now she's looking a little worse than she did here. :( Thoughts?
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What are these little white bugs on my eggplant?

I have these little white bugs on my eggplant, not many of them yet. What are they? How do i get rid of them? I'm a first year indoor organic gardener. It is important to note they are in pots. ...
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Hapless rose bush diagnosis

I've recently become the inexperienced caretaker of four rose bushes at the house I moved into last year. I've done a fair amount of gardening but was never into roses. Anyway, I feel like it's my ...
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Should I pinch out the flowers on my potato plants?

After a very warm and dry spring, my potato plants have already started to bloom in early June. I wondered if they are putting a significant amount of energy into producing the flowers, and if ...
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How can I remove stagnant water stuck under a houseplant?

I have a houseplant in a pot with drainage that I put into another pot without drainage. I should have gotten a larger outside pot because the smaller plant pot ended up being too tight a fit at the ...
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Why did my orchid change colors from purple to white?

One year ago, I bought a bright purple orchid in bloom. One year later it is blooming again, but is stark white. What caused this and how can I get it back to purple (violet)?
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What is a good solution for shredding small stems and leaves?

I am looking for a small shredder (not really a chipper). I have no need to chip branches larger than 1/2 inch. I just use a pruner or saw and make kindling out of the larger branches. The cheapo ...
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What is this bush with five-petaled pink flowers?

My wife and I bought a house in the Palm Coast, Florida area. We have a plant growing by the house that the previous owner tried to kill, but could not. We think it is very pretty. We would like to ...
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Which gloves to avoid getting hurt by thorns

When you manipulate weed and stuff you can easily get hurt by thorns. Is there a type of garden gloves to avoid and a type to favor for reliable protection?
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What are some of the best fast-growing trees for both shade and fruit/nuts?

I want to grow a bunch of trees in my garden for shade. Which trees will grow fast and are also useful for fruits or nuts?. By the way, I am in South India - Chennai (Madras)
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Using Sunflowers as living bean poles

About a month ago I got the idea to try growing pole beans (Kentucky Wonder) and using my sunflowers as support instead of bothering to put up a trellis. Of course it wasn't until after I bought the ...
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Apricots falling off tree

Our apricot tree is about 5 years old. It produced awesome big apricots last year, but this year they are dropping off the tree at the size of a quarter. It looks like the stems that connect the ...
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How to handle insects in standing water

Here in Texas, we've been getting an unusual amount of rain. Large parts of my yard have been having a hard time trying to dry out, with some visible water standing just below the grass level. I've ...
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Best tool to remove weeds

I have different types of weed in my garden, some 50cm tall of more. What's the best (and cheapest) tool to remove those?
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A good trailing plant to hid a used, but ugly table

I have a table in my garden with a couple of shelves in it. It's pretty unattractive and the stuff on the shelves doesn't look too good either. Is there a good plant that that would cover this up? ...
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What is this houseplant with white-speckled red and green leaves?

I have a houseplant that was given to me. It was mostly dead when I first got it but it has a tree-like branch that the foliage grows from with red and green leaves, red underneath, and white ...
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Can someone identify this?

I tried my hand at growing New Zealand Spinach this year. I sowed several seeds and they all came up, but a few of them do not look like the others! I don't want to accidentally eat something I ...
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Installing a DIY drip system

I have a practical question about a garden irrigation system I'm thinking about creating. Instead of connecting this "drip system" to my faucet which only has expensive water from the government, I'd ...
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What is causing white spots and wilting on my Black Naga leaves?

I have some chili plants which are two and a half months old. Most of them seem fine except one. A few days ago, one of my Black Naga plants started having these weird white spots on a few leaves (not ...
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Plant identification?

Can anyone identify this plant? I bought a house and this is growing great as ground cover. I would like to plant more if I can identify it. If it helps, I live in Pennsylvania. The flowers just ...
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What is this plant producing blacks seeds in a calyx like a Physalis but isn't one?

I found seeds on the street on a windy day in February and believed it to be a physalis. Having sown them and seeing the seedlings now, I'm sure it isn't what I expected, but what is it? I was ...
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Can I save this tree?

I think it's a peach tree if it matters. Most of the top branches are dead, as seen in the picture. The only live branches are sprouting very close to the gound. Is there any way to save it and get it ...
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White fuzzy weed ID

What is this white fuzzy weed? They are covering my land, and surrounding, in middle New Mexico. It's an arid, desert climate, with lots of rain recently. The plant varies from 2 to 4 inches across. ...
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My basil stems are cracking and turning brown

I'm growing Basil indoors hydroponically. Most of my plants look fine (other than them tipping over because I used too small net cups and/or didn't pin them in), but some of the stems appear to be ...
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How to trim a Bleeding Heart?

We have a Lamprocapnos spectabilis or Bleeding Heart plant which has become quite large. I need to trim it back some. Does this type of plant receive getting pruned very well? How much can I trim it ...

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