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Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

Urban; USDA Hardiness: 8a

Mean Lows: 10-15F; Mean Highs: 100-110F


Jan
23
answered Is a full spectrum 380-840nm white phosphor LED suitable for growing plants?
Nov
19
comment Neem oil: how toxic is it (seeking proof)?
"natural" and "toxic" are not mutually exclusive either. As well as caveats (cf. Fiasco Labs' answer), something like ricin or botulinum toxin are both very toxic and very natural!
Nov
11
comment Chilli Plant Bugs/Brown-Purple Staining
The second photo: Is it more of a brown rot, or just a surface purple colour? If the latter it is probably natural. I see it a lot. Fruit will sometimes also gain the same colour - ie. it is genetic.
Oct
24
revised How to handle this chili plant?
slightly more informative title
Oct
23
answered How to handle this chili plant?
Oct
18
comment Does mixing ash with your potting soil make a difference?
Also the bbq briquettes can include a number of nasties. Okay they can't be too bad because we cook from them, but some of the manufacturing plants can leave some nasty pollution such as dioxins (depends on the fuel and the binder being used). Burning may concentrate some of these in the ash.
Oct
16
comment Can tiny fruit bearing trees be grown in flower pots?
Thanks for the info - you learn something every day. We have full size non-Cavendish here in Dallas and we had fruit last year - after a very mild winter. They're marginal here - no one else around here had seen fruit this far north. With the full size variety, the flower forms in the stem during/before winter. Frost will kill it.
Oct
16
answered Can tiny fruit bearing trees be grown in flower pots?
Sep
25
comment my lawn has been over taken by weeds
Which Halifax? The wool town or the port town? :-)
Sep
20
answered What is this plant that closes its leaves when you touch it?
Sep
10
revised My avocado trees are having a really hard time
minor title typo
Sep
5
comment Painting concrete pots to help conserve water
I think you'd see a big difference between black paint and bright white paint, though. But yes the difference between natural pale grey and white might be minimal.
Aug
25
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Aug
24
revised How can I prevent my Nepenthes pitchers from drying out?
defined CP
Aug
23
comment Should I use aluminum sulfate (sulphate) to acidify my soil?
What happens when Aluminium Sulphate gets into the water supply: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelford_water_pollution_incident (people died)
Aug
22
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Aug
13
comment A fire burnt my Leylandii hedge, what should I do?
Leylandii grows fast, so replanting would also be an option. Leylandii wouldn't be my first choice though (grows fast = maintenance) and little grows underneath it (not a problem where your path is)
Aug
13
revised A fire burnt my Leylandii hedge, what should I do?
Fixed leylandii typo, added tags
Aug
7
comment Is it bad to water plants in the evening?
There is a huge variety in plant tissues - and all are different to human epidermis.
Jul
24
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