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Mar
25
comment How can I save my Venus Fly Trap after being watered with tap water?
Tap water is usually bad for carnivorous plants. You should really used deionised (eg. from a reverse osmosis unit) or distilled water. The problem is with the various dissolved salts found in most tap waters. If the water is from an untreated well with acidic groundwater, you might be okay (the vast majority of people are not!)
Mar
25
comment How can I save my Venus Fly Trap after being watered with tap water?
What are the symptoms?
Mar
5
comment Why do small fruit fall off chilli plants?
I think I may have seen this with other varieties too, but never had any confirmation. Could also be stress as @bamboo describes, too.
Mar
5
reviewed Close What is the best time to water the garden?
Mar
5
reviewed Leave Open Why doesn't my night-blooming Cereus produce flowers?
Feb
25
answered What pepper varieties have the longest shelf-life?
Feb
24
comment Which edible solanaceae fruits will ripen after they've been picked, besides tomatoes?
Most that I can think of although I tend to grow sweeter varieties - so Gypsy (a bell), anaheims (big jim, NM6-4), jalapenos. When we get quite a large crop I usually put them in a bowl, and then try to circulate them so they don't over-ripen.
Feb
21
comment What plants will deter mosquitoes?
Probably not: The statistic for the US (not sure where I heard it now) is something like mother worried about child who has been in the same room as a bat: child more likely to die in a car accident on the way to hospital than the child contracting rabies.
Feb
18
reviewed Reviewed Can any one tell me what are these white cotton like substances growing on these leaves?
Feb
18
comment What are the white specks on my Strelitzia's leaves?
I've improved the grammar, but I agree - a photo would be very useful. As well as fungus, a number of insects could well be responsible.
Feb
18
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Feb
18
reviewed Edit What are the white specks on my Strelitzia's leaves?
Feb
18
revised What are the white specks on my Strelitzia's leaves?
improved grammar
Feb
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Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed What is wrong with my ponytail palm?
Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed How effective is cow's blood as a deer deterent?
Feb
4
answered What does Mesquite Tree sap have that possibly makes it a good fertilizer for dragon fruit?
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed What is this cactus and how should I care for it?
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed Should I rotate border vegetables, or plant a perimeter of onions/scallions each year?
Nov
25
comment Which edible solanaceae fruits will ripen after they've been picked, besides tomatoes?
Perhaps give them a try. Turns out my supplier (peppergal in Florida) lists red/yellow/orange of riciota (sp?) as seeds. They don't sell plants.