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Crazy bushy Muscadine/Scuppernong vines -- what did I do wrong

So, I pruned my grapes per instructions (both of the guy I bought them from and after watching many internet videos). I mean I trimmed them way back. However, see pics below for how they grew this ...
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Spider plants failing to thrive after dying back - parent still doing well

I have some spider plants that I grew from babies from a parent plant. They were mostly doing "OK" until a few months ago when the new plants simultaneously lost all their leaves suddenly - ...
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Windbreak on urban balcony

I'm looking for a wind break solution for my balcony. It's a rented property (British/EU) and I am not allowed to drill into external wall. It is a top-floor, south-facing balcony and is pretty much ...
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Growing rose plant indoor

While I grow roses indoor, should I always cut the old flowers that are going wither? And how long does it take for a new rose flower to grow?
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How to build a robust evaporative cooler for my mini greenhouse?

A picture of my greenhouse: It has been mostly emptied due to uncontrolled fluctuations in humidity. The nursery faces North, but some early morning direct sun still overheats the greenhouse. The ...
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Bare branches on schefflera plant

My schefflera has leaf stems but not on the bottom 2.5 feet. If I cut it back will it grow leaf stems where it is bare?
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How to break symbiotic relationship between a Sycamore tree and fungal spores?

Our large sycamore tree appears to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with some fungal spores, resulting in a large number of mushrooms appearing around 3-9' away from the base of the tree. ...
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How Can I Get Seeds of Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) to Germinate and Establish?

I live in the native range of Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp Rose Mallow, which is a perennial herbaceous plant with really striking flowers. There are two robust populations of it in wetlands near where ...
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Shrub ID - East Texas

I am trying to identify a shrub growing in my garden of my new home - east of Dallas.
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What do I do with sun scorched bell pepper leaves

I live in Florida and have recently started attempting to grow bell peppers. My plants are in a planter and are @ 8 inches tall. But now some of the leaves are sun scorched/burnt. Should I remove the ...
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Are these fruit flies, fungus gnats or something else?

I've compared to images of both, but they don't exactly match either. If I had to guess, I would say they look more like fruit flies. But, the colony seems to collapse (no longer buzzing around my ...
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Why isn't watermelon grown in the USA from December to March?

The Produce Blue Book asservates that watermelon isn't grown in the US from Dec-Mar. Why not? This website says the same thing for the US from Dec-Mar.
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When spraying off marsh mallow root, is the outer skin supposed to fall right off when washed?

After digging Marsh mallow I was spraying it off, and noticed the skin came right off. is this normal for a healthy root?
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My fittonia plant is not healthy

I bought fittonia plant few weeks ago. I potted in soil, vermicompost and cocopeat mixture and keep it in semishade, also keeps the potting mix moist and mist the leaves twice a day. However few days ...
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Which trees have their roots grow vertically with limited horizontal growth?

Context. I plan to grow a tall tree on the front yard to achieve a natural look. The surrounding area is limited by walls and powerlines in the ground. So this tall tree better not have its roots ...
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Small tiny white / amber mites running around the sides of the pot

I have found in my pots some kind of tiny white bug, kind of mite I think. They are very very small, like a grain of dust, and they do not seem to be on under the leaves or on the stalks. They do not ...
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Please identify this plant with flowers

This plant grew on its own in my container.
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Are my poppies "established"?

I have tried, and failed, several times to grow California orange poppies from seed. These are the biggest they've gotten (~5 inches in height) and I'm hoping this time they'll make it to bloom. I ...
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Plant ID - Stalky Plant with thin-leafed crown

The plant in this image is approximately 24 inches tall. It has a thin stem that naturally loses its leaves as the plant grows so that the growth remains only at the top. The leaves are long and thin ...
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How to build an inconspicuous border so my future clover lawn does not encroach on my neighbor's grass?

I am thinking to leave a grass boarder about 2/3 the width of a standard lawn mower between properties. Then, with clover on the inside and grass on the other, install green plastic edging similar to ...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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What are these insects on my Japanese maple tree?

I live in Sweden and have a Japanese maple tree in a pot on my balcony. This October I saw maybe hundreds of small insects on my tree which I believe caused the leaves to crumble and fall. Which to me ...
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Which Basil leaves should I pick to minimise damage to the plant?

I have a small basil plant that I use for the occasional pasta and salad. I was wondering if there is an "optimal" way to harvest the plant so that it can keep growing as much as possible, ...
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LECA in potting mix: Good or bad idea?

I've purchased a bag of LECA for use in hydroponics. Recently, I have taken out the pellets from a pot that is no longer used for hydroponics and then I stored the medium. I was thinking of using this ...
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Is it normal for my avocado plant’s leaves to be yellowish green?

My avocado plant is starting to get slightly yellow leaves. I’m worried about it and just want to know if this is normal. I have a couple of pictures. We grew this one from a pit. It started to grow ...
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Should I remove this tree?

A neighbour advised me that I should remove this central tree, or it would eventually kill the two olive trees on either side. Is he right? The olive trees are 5-6ft high and the taller tree is about ...
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Yellow substance dripping from aloe plant when cut

I have been noticing a yellow, foul smelling liquid dripping out of my aloe plant when it is cut to obtain the pulp to add to juices etc. Is this a disease or is this yellow substance normal.
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How can I hide pond liner behind 4 foot waterfall drop?

I am unfortunately a committed DIY'r. I got some help with large rocks but I have a few tall drops that I need to hide. I have a guy who recommended that I stack cobble and hold it in place with ...
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Cure sweet potatoes - sprout during cure process + white coating

Variety: All Purple. To cure I managed to build heat incubator. I made it as expanded polystyrene box, I put electric heat tape inside to maintain temperature. Washed, wet tubers have been packed into ...
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Why is my French drain not working?

I recently dug a French drain on one side of my house. It starts at 18 inches deep, with a catch basin on highest end. It slopes down to the front of my house. I used perforated corrugated pipe, with ...
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Grape vine why is it drying up

So I planted this grapevine in spring. It started from a little twig was growing beautifully health all green and vibrant but like five weeks ago started seeing leafs drying up see below pix(the leafs ...
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Hydrangea got these brown dried spots

So I planted this hydrangea and it has these brown dried spots. Please let me know if I need to add/spray anything or simply sniping it of or ignore it. Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was ...
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Avocado roots growing in the wrong direction

My roots are growing from all sides, including the roots wrapping around to the top. I left town, they where in a napkin. What may I do to help them grow, or did I mess up? Both sides are growing ...
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Black pine seedling

I just started planting black pine seeds around late August. The seedling's cotyledons seem to be dying so I google about the seedling diseases and I found that these guys need to be exposed to ...
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Dirt Pile Remains

I recently had a couple truckloads of red fill dirt dropped off, the trucks were unable to get where the dirt was needed and left it on my completely healthy lawn. Another company shuttled 90% of the ...
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Mosaic virus on pothos/hoya plant? Please help

My pothos plant has really strange yellowing/speckling on the leaves (the leaves are yellowing with speckles of green). I have had a thrips problem recently and am concerned the pothos got the virus ...
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What are these bugs infesting my orchids pots?

I have hundreds of these for the last couple of weeks/months in my orchids: I tried to get rid of them but since they hide in the pot, I can't wipe them out... I think they eat the bark and not the ...
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Chilli plant showing deformed leaves with brown traces under leaves

I am having trouble finding what is causing my chilli plant to look unhealthy. My googling suggest it may be a pest problem but there are no signs of pests on the plant. I have briefly seen the odd ...
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How to detect Mosaic virus infestation in Hippeastrum seedlings?

If a seed was harvested from an infected Hippeastrum plant, it may happen that by handling the seed pod a virus was transferred to the seed while handling the mother plant and then touching the seed. ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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What are these bugs? And how can I restore a healthy compost?

I have a ventilated outdoor compost bin, primarily for food scraps. Until recently, it was a diverse ecosystem that produced good compost. About a month ago, it turned into a mono-culture of these ...
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What would happen if I put oyster mushrooms in used engine oil?

I know Oyster mushrooms can be used to decompose cooking oil and clean petroleum products, but what would happen if I were to change my car's oil, and then put oyster mushrooms in the used oil? Edit: ...
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Seed Identification: Is this a cedar?

What seeds are these? I was thinking perhaps something from a cone, cedar, fir? Any ideas. I think they are the same and the one came from a bird feed mix.
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De-weeding a raised bed

I build this raised bed about 4 months ago. The bottom of the bed is in contact with earth and judging by the length of the weeds the weeds might be growing all the way up and through from the ground. ...
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Pests on a Kiyomi Tangor orange tree

A few months ago we purchased a Kiyomi Tangor orange tree from a local, quality nursery. It is planted in a large pot indoors with lots of light. The tree has been doing well with lots of new growth. ...
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Yellowing branches in otherwise thriving potted Japanese maple

my potted Japanese maple has some yellow twigs with no or dead leaves. The rest of the tree is thriving. What is the issue that's causing the yellow branches? Should I prune them asap as I see them? ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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Rototiller needed for fresh fill?

I have a 200 sq. ft. area that has just been filled with dirt. I'm planning to add 2" of topsoil and then plant pachysandra. Since the dirt underneath has not been compacted, to I really need a ...
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Can maize reproduce itself without human help?

In "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" Bill Bryson wrote: Maize can't reproducey itself without human help. I can't believe this. What if a corncob falls on the ground? Why shouldn'...
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Polytunnel, green house or Shade Structures

For 1-2 year old trees for zone 8, H4 in UK, what would be better for overwintering, hardening, summer heat? Polytunnel, a green house or some kind of 50-80% shade cloth structure? And would the ...

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