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What is this thin-stemmed plant with narrow leaves in an aquaponics bed in my greenhouse?

This plant grew from seed to about 2' high within 3 months. I'm sure it's not done growing. I have no clue what it could be, since I'm in the bad habit of sticking anything that looks like a seed into ...
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Why does my banana chili start to wilt and seem to die off when it reaches 500 mm high?

You can see the problem in the picture! I've grown chilies here for 25 years without problems.
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Need help identificating this bee-attracting shrub

A friend of mine came back from a nearby mountain with this flower from a wild shrub that was very common in the area where he walked. The area where these are found is the west-Alps, around 1300 ...
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Why are the leaves on my mango tree turning brown and drying out?

I grew a mango tree last summer from seed in a pot. In the beginning it was extremely healthy looking and fast-growing. When the summer was over, as it gets very cold here in Canada, I took it indoors ...
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Tips for first Serissa Bonsai

I just brought home my first bonsai. Looking at some of the guides online I think it needs some pruning after the flowering period. It still has wire on most of the growth. Any suggestions about ...
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Growth rate of a Pecan tree?

We bought a pecan tree that is basically a 2' tall stick right now. It was planted in an opening with other trees and should get about 75% of available daylight. How many years would you think it ...
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How do I eradicate Pseudoperonospora cubensis on roses?

I have some roses that look like they are infected with Pseudoperonospora cubensis. I currently do not know how to treat this disease and would like a course of action. I have not applied any ...
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Will paint thinner poured in the soil kill my tree

The contractor at my neighbors house was washing out his brushes with turpentine or paint thinner and dumping the liquid right next to my tree. Is my tree going to die and what can I do to help it ...
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What is the name of this fragrant and edible plant?

It has a fragrance and it's also edible, I suspect it could be Mentha Longifolia, but I'm not sure. I try to propagate it through placing it in a cup filled with water near the window in order to get ...
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Why are the leaves of my fig trees drying and falling off?

I have several fig trees. Some of them seem to be contracting some sort of illness - leaves dry and fall off completely. This does not seem to weather or water related. Watering them does not help ...
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Can someone identify this tree from these leaves and this “fruit”?

Can someone identify this tree that I have growing at my home from these leaves and this "fruit"? The ground is covered with the green, plum like orbs but they are rock hard. The tree itself is at ...
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What is this branching, brown-stemmed and fleshy-leafed plant?

Please help me identify this one. I’ve got no idea where it comes from. Even the specialists at FlowerChecker couldn’t help me. All I know is that it’s quite robust (i.e. undemanding) and is able to ...
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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Why are some leaves on my tomato seedlings turning dark and falling off?

I am trying my hand at balcony tomatoes and sowed some in mid March. I already transplanted them once from the seed nursery to small drinking cups of about 200ml. Since they were bending too much ...
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What is causing brown spots on my Alocasia Black Velvet?

About two months ago I bought an Alocasia black velvet for on my desk. My office has a large window and the plant stand at a distance of around 3 meters from the window, so not in direct sunlight. I ...
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What fertilizer should I use on agave and cactus?

I live in Canada and have several cacti and large agave plants. It's soon going to be time to bring them outside as the weather starts to warm up. They are potted in a mix of coconut fiber, sand, fast ...
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Should I cut off the stems of my bolting pak choi?

My whole pak choi spring harvest is bolting right now (I sowed in a green house very early to get a second one in if need be). However I read that with pak choi when the plant is bolting it usually ...
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How to control onion aphids in aquaponics?

I always seem to get black onion aphids in my deep water culture, and flood and drain beds affecting my green onions and garlic chives. They also attacked my terrestrial garlic. The deep water ...
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Unhealthy plant with dark spots on leaves

See attached plant. Leaves seem to have some issue as identified by dark spots. Any idea what could be wrong?
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Spinkler System Layout

I am planning on doing my own backyard to save a bunch of money on labor. The first step will be digging the trenches for my sprinkler system. Before I begin, i was hoping to get any thoughts or ...
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Managing Bronze Orange Bugs on citrus trees

How can I eliminate Bronze Orange (stink) Bugs from my citrus trees? I know that spraying the trees with Confidor will get rid of these bugs, however I've been told that it's not suitable to use on ...
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Transplanting and dissecting clump grass

I have what looks like perennial growing in a shady(ish) section of my lawn. I'd like to stretch this along the whole shady section to replace the weeds that are growing there. Could I simply pull out ...
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Repotting a cactus after flowering but before fruits

It is generally advised against repotting a cactus while it has buds or flowers on it. My Mammillaria prolifera has just finished flowering and it really needs repotting. But since it's a self-fertile ...
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Bermuda grass (I think?) is a muddy mess in the winter time

I live in Knoxville, TN. My back lawn sees a lot of action year-round with two medium-sized dogs. I think much of it is Bermuda grass, since it runs close to the ground, is very thick and soft in ...
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Why are my peppers turning black?

I have a healthy pepper plant but noticed that the peppers have a black patch on them. What could be the reason for that?
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How can I transplant sprouts growing from a Mimosa stump?

I cut down a mimosa tree and now there are tiny sprouts coming out of the stump. Is there any way I can transfer and plant the tiny trees somewhere else?
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Why Do I Have Stunted Corn?

My corn patch has resulted in mature plants that average only 2 ft. tall and tiny ripe ears. The kernels on the ears are full size (but the ears are not filled out). Water has not been an issue nor ...
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Colony of tiny beetles and eggs on a dill seed

Can anyone identify this colony of what appear to be beetles I found on a dill seed? Here is my best description of the insects: nearly spherical long antennae with 4 articulated segments - last ...
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What fern is this?

The plant was purchased from the Government Plant Nursery in Bryant Park, Kodaikanal town, in Tamil Nadu, India about 1 to 2 years ago. Since the Tamil language is very different and the in-charge ...
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Putting patio pavers around a tree

I have a small space in front of my townhouse that I would like to put a paver patio.. There is a great tree that I would like to keep there. I would like to fill the whole area with pavers, but dont ...
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Need help identifying a new plant/weed? in my garden

this appeared under Norway maple, but nowhere else in my yard. Can't find it on the Internet (yet). Deer/something ate it at first but stopped. I've added a picture of the stem. I think the ...
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Did I over fertilize my vegetable garden?

I think I over fertilized my raised vegetable garden. A few days after I fertilized, the leaves are starting to go limp and point downwards. Is this what it looks like? And if so, is there any ...
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What are the big wart-like bumps on my hibiscus leaves?

The leaves on my Hibiscus bushes have developed big wart-like bumps. They are spreading rapidly and it seems like they are killing my bush. What are they, and how can I cure them?
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How to start over-pachysandra decimated

I had a beautiful, thick, well established patch of pachysandra in my yard that is now decimated. To put it mildly, I don't have a green thumb and since I have a full time job and three young kids I ...
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Mass Cane turned black after major move

After moving from South Carolina to New England in February both my Mass Cane plants turned black. I have trimmed it all back, cutting below the rot. I put wax on the newly cut "stalk" to seal it....
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Dying French Lilac

I live in South East Tennessee. About 7 years ago I planted two Lilac bushes in my front yard. One is the regular purple kind, the other is called a French Lilac. The purple one started to get too ...
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Are these primary or secondary verbena pests?

I posted before about the powdery mildew affecting my verbena plants. I have now observed that some leaves have died, and small (1 mm or less) insects are present. They're mobile so not eggs, white ...
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How does a self-cleaning dripping hose work?

How does the self-cleaning function of a dripping hose work?
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Gradually raising a strawberry bed

I'm moving into a new house that has a good sized strawberry patch on one of the corners of the lawn. I want to build a large raised bed for it and help it spread out more. If I build the border of ...
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When is the critical period for blossom end rot in zucchinis / courgettes?

It's nearing the end of the season for zucchinis for me, and some of my zucchinis are showing signs of blossom end rot. However, other fruit on the same plant are fine. Now BER is said to be caused by ...
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What is this grass and how prevalent is vivipary in grasses?

We noticed some seedlings emerging from the flower head of an unidentified grass flower head yesterday. None of us had seen this before and we wondered how common it was and if it is more prevalent ...
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What is this fungus or mould on my oregano, and how should I treat it?

I have recently planted an upright herb garden. While setting up a watering system, two weeks later my oregano has this fungus or mould which is making its way to the thyme. What is it and how do I ...
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Fast growing trees for shade & fruits in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan

I am presently in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan bordering Punjab & Rajasthan. I want to grow a miniature forest in my backyard, I request to suggest fast growing trees for shade & fruits. I have ...
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Why do sunchokes seem to be stunted?

My sunchokes that I planted back around late April seem like they've stopped growing between 3 and 4 feet, but are suckering like crazy (3rd degree) why is this? Is the growth going to the tubers I'm ...
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Why are my bean leaves curled with white splotches?

My beans received fertilizer occasionally in the spring to get them going, and now each plant has several beans growing. However, I noticed that many leaves are curled, deformed (like an old scar), or ...
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What is this substance that looks like red sap on my cucumbers?

I have this weird red sap on a few of my cucumbers. I was wondering if anyone has seen this before? These cucumbers were grown in our conservatory in the back garden (facing south) in pots, grown up ...
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What can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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Will my indoor Michelia alba thrive in a self-watering container?

I have a Michelia alba plant and I am considering purchasing a large self-watering container for it. I've read a lot about drying out roots between watering, so I was wondering if a self watering ...
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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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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 ...

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