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Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

Urban; USDA Hardiness: 8a

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


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comment How can I prevent stones from rising to the soil surface each year?
If they are true flints (ie. as found in the English Chalk), then try splitting some (USE GOGGLES!). The original flints nucleated around something. This something varies but can often be something like a dead echinoid (sea urchin).
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comment How can I prevent stones from rising to the soil surface each year?
It is a similar idea as shaking of muesli, but rain is the main active cause. Some suggest frost as well and that is possible (soil expands when it freezes due to the ground water), so you get repeated expansion/contraction cycles.
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comment Is it okay to use left-over pasta water to water plants, including edibles?
and to underline the "leaving bits of pasta" - these might attract pests such as rodents...
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comment What plants will deter mosquitoes?
We moved from that house before we had the chance to fit a bat box!
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comment How can I prevent my banana tree from drying out?
I'm thinking water and possibly nutrition. What are the symptoms that you are seeing? As well as mist, try drip watering. We're growing bananas here in Texas - not quite as hot as you, but humidity much less than their native cloud/rainforests (fruit are rare due to winter frosts).
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