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How can I kill English ivy?

I'll be moving to the Seattle area in a few weeks and am starting my garden planning. The house we're buying has a small, shaded front yard with a large tree in it surrounded by about a ground cover ...
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What is this plant with large bright green hairy seed pods and small flowers?

This popped up in the garden. I'm not sure what it is or whether or not I want to keep it. Can anyone tell me what it is?
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What is this small annual with narrow gray/green leaves and rust colored daisy-type flowers?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. Last June, I saw these plants on a clearance table of mixed annuals, none of which had name tags. They were already in bloom. The colors of both the leaves and the ...
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What is this plant with long leaves growing tough green stalks? [duplicate]

I brought this plant a while back, but I lost the name tag. It's supposed to grow well in less lighted areas, and it's supposed to generate lots of oxygen. Recently, after moving it in a new pot, it ...
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Newly Planted Spring Bulbs Coming up in november

I live in southern New Hampshire and I planted a bunch of spring bulbs in late September after it finally cooled down. However, we've had quite a warm fall since then. Today I noticed that I've got ...
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needle-point size white spots all around the outer edge of Ficus leaves [closed]

Hello. I am writing from the San Fernando Valley, in Southern California where the temperatures vary from 48F at night to 85F during the day this time of the year. I have a 35 year old Ficus outside ...
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Just *how* hardy are leeks, kale and brussel sprouts?

I'm wondering if these plants will last another two weeks to Thanksgiving. I live in northern Vermont and the gardening season is well over. We turned over and composted the beds, and have had many ...
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skunk deterrent using dish detergent

I have skunks digging up my lawn. One solution indicates spray 1C castor oil, mixed with 1C dish detergent in a gallon of water. Would that concentration kill the grass especially since it is mixed ...
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Is this the air-cleaning fern?

I found numerous suggestions for plants that clean the air in this question. One of the plants mentioned is the boston fern. I have many ferns growing in our backyard, and managed to cultivate a few ...
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What is causing curled and deformed capsicum and chilli leaves?

I live in western South Australia (Mediterranean climate with sandy, pH neutral soils). I turned over the vegetable garden (history unknown) in August/September, adding Dynamic Lifter for vegetables, ...
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What is this pest attacking a fig tree?

I have a fig tree that is covered in these strange pests. They appear to be live organisms, but they don't move. What could these be and how can I deal with them?
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Is it possible to get rid of 50 acres of weed (thistles)?

I'm eyeing a 50-acre property to plant fruit trees and vegetables. There is a rather ideal property that is overgrown with thistles feet tall. We are talking about 50 acres of this stuff. Before I ...
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Is this plant that smells like mint actually a mint?

We have moved in to a new home and the flower bed is overrun with what looks and smells like mint. Am I correct in assuming this is an edible mint plant which can be used in cooking?
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What's this submerged, lelly like plant that propagates sideways called or what are similar plants

I ran into a picture of an aquarium that I plan on buying and it contains a type of plant that I've never seen before. I really like it. Does anyone know what it is, or can anyone recommend a similar ...
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Is my Marigold plant dying?

Two weeks ago, I bought this outdoor flower plant to brighten up my herb garden. I don't know the name of the plant and I had put it outdoors.The plant is exposed to full sun for 6-7 hours. Sadly, the ...
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Overwintering Kaffir Lime indoors

This spring I bought a small kaffir lime plant (too small to call it a tree yet) for future use of the leaves in the kitchen. It spent a happy summer in his pot outside, but now winter is ...
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How do I subdivide mature chrysanthemums?

This spring, I bought little chrysanthemums (mums) of different shapes and colors at a neighborhood market. They have developed very well and now (in autumn) blossom in beautiful colors, e.g. ...
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What is this fruit? [duplicate]

I picked it up from the curb. The size is large and it is about 3 inch in diameter. I don't think it is edible. What is the name of this fruit and what it can be used for?
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Is there a tarragon lookalike OR can tarragon be flavorless?

I grew some tarragon this year, but didn't have the opportunity to use it until a couple weeks ago. However during harvest I didn't get the licorice smell, so I crushed it and still no smell. I chewed ...
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1answer
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Radicchio/Chicory from Seed

I am growing radicchio from seed for the first time and am worried about its germination. Should I start the seeds in soil or soak them first? Also, would it be recommended to place the pot under ...
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Are unmulched leaves any good for my tree?

I have an old Silver Maple tree in my front yard. Can I just rake the leaves to a bunch under the tree trunk, without mulching? Will it have a similar fertilizing effect to mulched leaves, or will it ...
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How to avoid fungus in a rainy season?

Last summer I decided to grow a tomato plant but I didn't know how to take care of it properly. After 2 months, it had caught early blight fungus. Since I am an amateur gardener, it took me a while to ...
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What are these orange spots on my fiddle fig plant?

I've just noticed some orange-like spots on one of the new leaves on my fiddle fig plant. I water it once a week or whenever the dirt is dry. It sits in my window from morning to evening time. Is this ...
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Uses for grapevine branches?

It is the time of year when I start to cut back my rampant grape vines. I usually tie them together and leave them for the birds to nest, but this year I am creating a hugelkultur bed and I was ...
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Trimming Tomato Plants

I have been removing the leafy branches from my tomato plants,is that wrong?
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1answer
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How to prepare herbs for winter?

I've got tomato, basil, rosemary, thyme and peppermint plants. I've read that the rosemary and peppermint are perennials. How do I prepare my [plants that should live until next year]? We had our ...
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Why did our frost only affect random plants?

We had our first frost the other day (the growing season has been long this year). Anyway, I noticed that some plants were seemingly randomly affected more than others. For instance, I have two ...
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1answer
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What areas in the USA have many cool days with little sun and no frost?

Are there any areas in the United States that have a lot of short days (as in, few hours of sunlight) in the frost-free season and fairly to very cool temperatures during the frost-free season? I've ...
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What should I do with perennials in pots over the winter?

I had a small stone planter box built in to my front entrance. In this planter I had a handful of perennials. I needed to have my driveway torn up and repaved this year, and I thought it would be ...
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2answers
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How to grow an olive tree?

I would like to grow a small olive tree in my balcony. Preferably I would not like my tree to grow larger than 2 meters tall and gives me nice organic olives. Length can also be controlled by the size ...
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2answers
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Are there climbing vines that don't damage stucco?

Based on my research, climbing vines such as Creeping Fig attach themselves to surfaces using 'peds', which are next to impossible to remove, and end up damaging surfaces such as stucco. It has been ...
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1answer
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Is there a difference in harvesting beans for food or seed?

So other than peas and green beans, I haven't grown beans yet. When you grow beans that are typically stores as dry beans (ex. Black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, pintos, etc.) is there any ...
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Why are my tomato plant seedlings dying?

Some of my tomato plants are dying for no reason. I just transplanted a few seedlings in the pot and after 3-4 days, a few are dead and some are doing well. Is this some kind of transplant shock? This ...
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How much water do these hydroponic office plants need?

A large company near our office has moved to another building. We got the charge to take over some of their office furniture, including two pretty massive office plants. Click on pictures for full ...
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What is causing dark spots on my tomato leaves?

I have a couple of matchless determinate variety tomatoes in grow bags. I am from Chennai, India (hot, humid and it's monsoon time now). It's been raining the past week. I applied Monopotassium ...
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What's the best way to care for a venus fly trap?

I just recently acquired a small venus fly trap. I want to keep it indoors. What's the best way to take care of it, to make sure it lives a healthy life?
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Salting tennis lawns

I have heard that tennis lawns are salted to kill the weeds. So I was wondering why doesn't the salt kill the grass also ?
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How can I get my Melampodium “Million Gold” to flower?

I have tried growing Melampodium var. Million Gold on my balcony. It grows on a coir sheet with soil spread on it. It only keeps spreading and growing leaves but no flowers. What conditions does it ...
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Kaffir Lime from seeds

I tried to smuggle a kaffir lime tree in from Malaysia in December, sadly it died instantly when I potted it. My partner bought 3 limes in France and brought them in but there was no seed in them. ...
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Easy trees from common fruit/vegetable seeds

It's pretty easy to grow an avocado from the pit. Are there any other trees/plants that can be grown relatively easily from common household fruits or vegetables?
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Why are the edges of my cucumber leaves drying out?

I have been growing cucumbers under 40% shade net. Last week the temperature was at 42° Celsius (105° F). At the end of last week, some of the plants started having burning and drying of the leaves' ...
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My lemon tree is having major problems [duplicate]

I live in Southern California and the bark on my tree is splitting, there are limbs also splitting off and the fruit is green instead of yellow. This tree is about fifty years old and I want to save ...
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Best approach to clean a pond that has been unloved for a long time

We've just purchased a house which has been neglected for a little while and are renovating it. There is a pond in the back yard which looks like it has not had any attention for multiple years. There ...
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1answer
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What should I do (if anything) to winterize my small vegetable garden (Buffalo, NY, USA)?

Should I pull everything? Cover with a tarp? Mulch? Leave exposed? Should a rake the leaves from it or leave them? Any other winter preparations I should make to make spring that much easier on it?
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How to grow pomegranate from cuttings?

What I did is simply inserting the pomegranate cuttings in the pot with potting soil after soaking in the water for a day. What should I do after that? How often should I water the cuttings and what ...
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What kind of plant is this leaf from?

Found this glued to my door. Curious what this might mean. The leaf is colored dark green btw, pink is bug from my camera.
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What is this plant with no leaves and thin dividing green stem?

I'm located in Mumbai, India. A few of these weird things started growing in a pot. I though it was quite interesting, since it has no leaves. Is it a type of grass? I have bunched and planted 4 of ...
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How can I get rid of these small white pests in my peace lily pot?

I realized late last night that there are lots of small white creepy crawlers in my peace lily pot. It's so thoroughly infested with these creatures some are even coming out of the drain holes. I ...
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1answer
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What is this extremely large brown fungus with white edges?

This is a huge fungus specimen I found along the Obsidian Trail near Bend, Oregon. I come across this type of fungus all the time in the Western Cascades mountain area, but this is by far the largest ...
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What is this round neon-green fruit with a bumpy surface?

I have a vague recollection that this is called some kind of "apple" as a nickname. But I just couldn't retrieve the exact name from memory.

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