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Can I do anything for my squash vine that lost its leaves?

This year I set myself up a grow tent for for the first time. My first group of seedlings were all luffa gourd. I sowed the seeds into soil blocks at the very end of February, and they lived in the ...
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White powder on Dracaena

Please help me to understand what this is and how to eradicate this.
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Cracked Hawthorne sapling growing leaves on trunk

A couple years ago, I planted a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne sapling. After the first Colorado winter, I noticed a sizable crack form at the base of the trunk. It still grew leaves on the branches, but it ...
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Help, Estate Sale Mystery Cactus

Got this at an estate sale in Belen, NM, and can’t figure out what it is. Any ideas?
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Left a builder's bag of soil outside for a while, now it won't unclump

I had a builder's bag of garden soil (this stuff) delivered and plopped down in my driveway. I was unfortunately called away for work for a short while, so I had to leave it in place there and ...
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What is the best way to manage a large bush(previously bush hogged down)?

We moved to a property that was being used as a hay field but had a large garden previous to that. We find new plants all the time and I have found a row of bushes that I would like to let regrow for ...
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Growing coffee indoors from cherries; to dry or not to dry?

I found a coffee tree which blossoms and produces coffee "cherries" each year. Last year I harvested a few dozen cherries. After reading all kinds of "how to grow coffee from cherries&...
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African Daisy Seedlings

It’s my first time planting. Do they look okay. I’m worried they are too stretched or weak. I’m planning to transplant my plants in a few days. I also don’t want to thin my seedlings
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Is my rainbow cactus able to be saved

My rainbow cactus has fallen over and broken. Can the top part that broken bit able to be replanted?
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What is this purple and orange flower I found blooming during spring in my backyard in Östergötland, Sweden?

Two weeks ago I picked a flower from my backyard near my compost in Östergötland, Sweden and pressed it. Now, I realise that I don't actually know what kind of flower this is. I tried using Pl@ntNet ...
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What form of nitrogen will be best for plants?

I was thinking about other approaches to wards supply of nitrogen to the plant other then using urea, so what form of nitrogen will be best for plants? And also if we just pass the atmospheric N2 (of ...
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Does anybody know some low-maintenance indoor plants for summer?

I've been planning to decorate my home with some indoor plants that are easy to grow. And have found many common plants but I am not sure if they'll thrive in Summer or not. I tried checking their ...
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Is a channel drain the right kind of drain to handle a soggy sloped yard graded towards an edge?

I have about a half acre mildly sloped with soggy grass. The previous owners had dug a drainage channel but it has failed or is not catching the water correctly. This is causing water to collect ...
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Manchurian pear suckers - relocation

We have large established Manchurian pears throwing suckers. Can I remove and relocate Manchurian pear suckers?
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Can you put a plastic barrier under planks in a raised bed?

Can you put plastic or fabric under planks in a raised bed to slow rotting of wood?
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Why did my basil plant grow some purple leaves?

My basil plant has grown some purple leaves. Searching on the internet, I found 2 possible explanations, either flowering or cold weather. However, I am not sure if this is indeed flowering as it only ...
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What grass or weed is this?

I had to reseed my lawn after a room addition. I let the weeds germinatr for months and killed everything with Roundup. I then laid down premium seed but I am wondering if there was a bunch of fescue ...
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Where can a hobby gardener get large amounts of compost?

I get 2-3 yards of compost out of my suburban Midwest USA garden's compost pile every year, but I want 10+ yards. My local garden supply center sells compost, but I can not afford their rates. Big ...
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New sod fertilizer St. Augustine

New St. Augustine sod was installed one month ago. I live in southwest Florida. Garden centers are recommending 19-0-19 or 16-0-8 or milorganite monthly. This seems to be an issue with phosphorus for ...
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My Poor Wounded Willow

My neighbor cut the branches of my willow tree that extended over his property to the sky. The branches are cut mid way, not to the base of the tree. Will these branches survive and continue to grow. ...
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Can you cut a large branch off an old conifer hedge without killing the plant?

I have a conifer plan that I want to keep alive but also build a shed near it, I was wondering if I could cut off it's largest branch to make room while keeping it alive?
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My plum tree use to produce Plus how do I get rid of the fungus on the tree [closed]

Plum Tree - it hasn't produced in awhile. On one side the lower branches have not had any plums, should I cut the whole branch off? Plus it has fungus. What should I do? The fungus is light green ...
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New Raspberry plant dying [closed]

I bought three berry bushes from Home Depot About four weeks ago. A red raspberry, a blackberry and a golden raspberry. I also a few black roots from the nearby Canyon. So far the one I pulled from ...
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Should I stake newly bench-grafted dwarf apple trees?

I know that dwarf apple trees have weak root systems and it's recommended that you stake them. Does this apply to brand-new grafts? I have made several whip-and-tongue grafts from purchased dwarf ...
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How do I fix my lawn?

It’s a new build where the lawn was laid roughly 1.5years ago. Last year I tried putting fertiliser on my hand but I either put too much or too little cause a lot of the grass went yellow. What do I ...
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My variegated holly bush/tree

I have a variegated holly bush/tree dark green trimmed with light green leaves, but on a few branches I've noticed some pale green leaves one colour. Do l have to remove these plain leaves or will ...
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Avocado cutting's (and plant) stem is turning black/brown

I have an avocado cutting which showed some promising growth, but now is dying as the top of the stem is turning black, with some white powdery stuff on it. The plant that this cutting was from also ...
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In The Martian, Mark keeps the largest potatoes for his food supply and replants the smaller ones. Doesn't this cultivate smaller potatoes?

I was watching The Martian, and there is a scene with Mark harvests his potatoes and says that he keeps the larger ones for his food supply and replants the smaller ones. Wouldn't this create a ...
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Can Cannabis plant ashes be used for soil amendment?

In this question, somebody asked whether Nicotiana (tobacco) ashes can be used to amend soil. The answer is more involved than simply considering the ashes as potash, because the ashes of specific ...
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Mix topsoil with compost for vegetable garden

I'm trying to convert my backyard into a vegetable garden. I am first removing the sod. Is it OK to replace the matter with a 50/50 blend of topsoil and compost? Topsoil costs half of that of compost. ...
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Emerald Green Arborvitae - Lost their cone shape

Just moved into a new home, and although the Arborvitae's were pruned, they lost their "cone" shape and now look more like Grimace from McDonalds. Each are about 6 foot high. Is there a ...
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Emerald green trees too close?

Landscaper installed emerald green trees approximately 2ft apart. I’m reading that it should be atleast 3ft. Can these trees survive being this close together?
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Two of my potato plants stalks are wilting, but the other is not

We are growing potatoes in pots, and have one pot where the potato has grown three stalks. Two of them have wilted and appear to be dying, while the third, from the same potato, is completely fine and ...
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Please Help Me to Identify these seeds whose one end is pointy and other rounded?

I bought these seeds with the label of anise hyssop but I don't think that these are of anise hyssop because as I go through the internet and various video it just doesn't match. Seeds Image with ...
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Convert yard with grass into vegetable garden

I want to convert my backyard into a vegetable garden. The area consists of mostly patchy grass and some weeds. The plantable area has plenty of sunlight. The sod is 3 inches deep. I want to plant ...
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Jasmine losing leaves

My jasmine started (about a week ago) losing leaves. I didn't pay it much attention at the time as it was only a few and since they were from the base, my cat could have knocked them down. Now, though,...
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Purple spots on a common potato plant

A few months ago, after discarding some store bought purple potatoes that had gone old, I managed to grow some nice potato plants. Recently, however, I have been noticing purple blotches on the leaves ...
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Can I cut the trees from the middle?

I live in New Brunswick, where my backyard is filled with trees that have grown into natural, unique shapes. These trees provide me with privacy from my neighbors, particularly at the lower parts, but ...
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Persistent fruit on crabapple tree

Crabapple tree never dropped last year’s apples. The branches are loaded in spring. Should I remove the apples?
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I need help identifying volunteer vegetable plant from compost

I have a volunteer vegetable patch. Mostly pumpkin and various tomatoes have grown from cold compost (plus some deadly nightshade). But one plant has come up that I cannot identify. We tend to put ...
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One Avocado, 2 trees, separate pots

Recently one of my avocado seeds broke in half. Both halves rooted and now I have two very healthy trees in separate pots. They are five months old, 18" tall and look slightly different. One ...
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Desert Rose Help

My Nana passed away a few years ago and she left me 4 desert roses and I love them. I have never been good with plants but I have been proud that I have not killed them. I have even repotted them once ...
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Saving a rubber tree

A friend gave me a 4 month old rubber tree about 8 months ago. Unfortunately its gone from being healthy, with 10 leaves to rundown and leafless. It is just inside an east facing window, is not ...
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Raised bed soil problem

I’m finding white dry clumps in soil. Last year nothing would grow in this area. I think it may be a mold. My question is how to treat.
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What timeline is a fertilizer's NPK value based on?

Fertilizers' NPK values tell me how much nitrogen, phosphorus pentoxide, and potassium oxide equivalent they will have 'available' for my plants. The fertilizer may also contain nutrients are not '...
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Available (soluble?) vs. total phosphorus for seed starting

I'm going into my second year starting seeds in soil blocks, and this year I'm switching from a prepackaged fertilizer mix to making my own. I'm going largely from Elliot Coleman's original soil block ...
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Mock-pesticides?

This is an odd question, perhaps; but first some background. I have an allotment garden (in UK) that I enjoy putting a fair bit of energy into, growing unusual vegetables and fruits. However, my ...
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Help my Cat Palm

Need help with my cat palm. I got the plant two weeks ago and since two days ago all leaves are dropping off. Is this under watering or over watering? What do i do to save it?
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Buried hostas - should I try to dig them up?

We had some work done on our retaining wall in November. My mature hostas were over wintering already. During the wall repair a lot of soil got dumped on them and compacted down. I mentioned that ...
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Ordered Black mulberry, got a star like flowering plant

I ordered Black Pakistan mulberry plant, but got this. This doesn't look like mulberry. I saw many mulberry trees and plants. What is this?
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