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comment Possible brussels sprout
I get more of a broccoli vibe from those leaves. But something in that family, yes
Apr
12
comment Can anyone identify this plant found in a rooftop garden?
aka Asters in North America. The key is the purple petals that resemble a daisy, around a yellow centre. And that they bloom in the fall.
Mar
5
comment How do I prune cucumbers?
is your motivation to get fewer, larger cucumbers, to confine the vines to a particular space (vertical or horizontal) or because you have read somewhere that you "should" or that it will make the plants healthier?
Feb
26
revised Root system of an evergreen tree
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Jan
31
revised What is this large houseplant with long oval leaves?
better title
Nov
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
3
answered How can I tell if a seed coating contains pesticides or fungicides?
Aug
18
answered Closed bin compost collecting water at the bottom
Aug
17
comment How can someone minimize negative health effects from using a lawnmower?
The secret truth of reel mowers is that they are actually less work than gas ones because they're so much lighter. See gardening.stackexchange.com/a/5014/754 for tips.
Jul
26
revised Are there benefits to changing the direction you mow a lawn?
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Jul
26
answered What is this plant with long thin leaves with serrated edges and spikes of pink flowers?
Jul
26
answered How should I prune weeping willow?
Jul
26
comment What to do with unharvested berries
in general do not leave unwanted fruit on or near the plant. The only way we got worms out of our cherries was to pick them all even though they were inedibly wormy and to keep the ground clear of dropped cherries. The next year only half were wormy and the year after that they were clear and stayed clear. I'm not making this an answer because I don't know what eats loganberries, but keep the bush and the ground around it clean of berries to minimize next year's pests.
Jul
23
comment How do I eradicate Mint
see also gardening.stackexchange.com/q/4172/754
Jul
19
revised Can someone identify this plant please
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Jul
9
comment Starting tomato from seed
Great answer, but I take issue with "you'll have to move them to a bigger thing" from 6-packs. I've been starting tomatoes in six packs for decades, never moved them up to something bigger, and get happy plants with tomatoes on them. The six packs are easy to get, fit into trays, and are more convenient than dozens of yogurt tubs, milk cartons etc. For a beginner they're a good way to go.
Jul
1
revised Plants like chimney sprouting in Iran - what are they?
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Jun
24
revised What is this cauliflower-like vegetable?
edited tags; edited title
Jun
11
answered Are there benefits to changing the direction you mow a lawn?
May
30
comment How can I dispose of gravel?
If you lived near me I would take it - there's a puddle in my driveway that needs about 10 wheelbarrows of gravel and that's not an amount that's feasible to buy.