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What is this in the soil of my potato plants?

My potatoes are near harvest and dying back, although one of them seems to have a rotting stem. I looked in the soil and found this?
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What is this white furry pest?

This is a basil plant growing in a hydroponics kit in my kitchen. I'm not sure how it got there but it appears to be a pest that has gotten in somehow. The leaves started to wilt and die.
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Can this bamboo with brown leaves recover?

I have a bamboo, phyllostachus aurea (outside over winter, London, UK, 2nd floor balcony, exposed to some wind) that over the winter developed brown leaves. Is this normal? I don't think it's lack of ...
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What are these yellow/brown spots on the leaves of this Alocasia?

Last year this alocasia 'giant taro' was very healthy growing foot long leaves shooting up every couple of weeks. At some point the leaves started to decay and while it's still alive, the leaves are ...
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thorn bush with yellow fuit/seed in central florida. could this be Ximenia americana?

What is this thorn bush that produces seeds in late spring early fall. This picture was taken in april 25, but the seeds grow much bigger and rounder - i suspect need another month. I found this in ...
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What is the most likely problem with my hot pepper plants?

I'm trying to keep my Carolina Reaper pepper plants alive. We've had lots of rain, and there is good drainage at the bottom of the planters. I've put down slug plugs and spray them with insect oil. ...
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Questions about white pine bonsai

I have planted this bonsai one year ago, I bought the seeds from wish and they were labeled as white japanese pine. and I have a few questions When I take a look at youtube videos about this plant, ...
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Removing Thorny Bushes

I have two rather large thorny purple bushes in the front of my house. The thorns are deadly and I have a small son, so I have cut them down to the stumps. I would like to build planter boxes over the ...
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Picture query about dying dates palm tree

Recently my 20+ year old date palm tree had its leaves cut off by some staff of the electricity board due to its close proximity to the wires. 3 or 4 months later this is how it looks. Is it ...
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How old are these trees? (Match kids with trees)

These trees were planted by a gardening company in our courtyard. We would love to match the trees' ages with neighborhood kids' ages so they can see the trees growing along with themselves over the ...
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Which of them is the original Menthe Spicata (used for traditional Moroccon tea)?

I am a total newbie in gardening. Visited two shops on different days and bought menthe spicata used for traditional Moroccan tea. At home, I noticed that they are different plants. Made photos, which ...
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Do kidney beans or pinto beans grow stolons/runners?

I'm planning on growing pinto and kidney beans in a garden, and was wondering if they made stolons/runners like some plants, ex: mint. I don't want them to take over my garden and kill everything else....
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When to plant a cutting

I have a hoya cutting that started rooting a couple of weeks ago. I read online, that I should plant a cutting when the roots are about 5 cm long. But those roots in the photo in the article were very ...
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Identify thick grassy lumps in my lawn

I'm a bit of a gardening newbie, so I hope this is not a stupid question. I've noticed a few thick grassy lumps appearing on my lawn. They're much thicker and have grass-like leaves growing from ...
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T-Post + Wire Trellis

I am contemplating using 10' T-Posts (driven in 2' for 8' of height) with a wire (7/7 or other) across the top which I'll use to hang hooks to trellis tomatoes, cucumbers, butternut squashes and the ...
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How long do chilli seeds need to be at 25°C to germinate?

I’m able to economically maintain my greenhouse at 25°C for about 4 hours during the day. Generally speaking, is this enough for optimal germination of chilli seeds? Or, do you need to have prolonged ...
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What is this awful leafy plant that's taking over my lawn, and how to get rid of it?

Over the last few years, an aggressive, leafy weed has gradually taken over the grass of my back yard in Northern California. It spreads its roots horizontally and occasionally sprouts up purple ...
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Are these Dracaena Spikes? Should I prune them more?

Moved into a new place and not sure what these are. I'm in Michigan. I cut off the clearly dead leaves, but then there's a handful that are kind of spotty brown or half yellow which I left. Also, ...
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Identification of plants

Found these growing in our vegetable patch. Green leaves with red stems and central veins. We are in mid Michigan. Thank you
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Are rigid poylethylene irrigation pipes more reliable than soft ABS sprinkler hoses for residential sprinkler systems?

My experience with the typical household dripper hoses - like the ones pictured, made of soft ABS, and connected with nipple connectors secured with plastic rings - is that they fail frequently; under ...
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Injecting zinc fertiliser directly into plant roots

I am facing an unusual problem. The soil concentration of heavy metal cadmium (Cd) in my garden is high. Getting cadmium out of the soil is a tricky and long term process, and the quick solution is to ...
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How can I divide a long planter into two gardens?

The decking between my property and my neighbours is divided by a very large concrete planter box. It is very roughly 4x1x1 metres (13x3x3 feet) internally. Over the top of the planter, down the ...
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Geotechnical Engineering Classification and Percolation

I plan a project that is 4’ below ground and it’s a safe diy, I plan to place 2500lb limestone blocks for seating and don’t want them to sink or flood in the 10x10x4 hole.. Our soil classification is ...
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Why don't my seedlings make true leaves?

I'm trying to start seedlings inside in order to lengthen my growing season (I live in northern New England). I have heating mats, and grow lights. I'm currently trying to start tomatoes, brussel ...
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What does S1S4 (or similar) mean in the context of cherries?

I read about cherries, and each cultivar is associated to a mark like S1S4, S3S6 - or similar. I understand this is something related to genes, but could not find a comprehensive explanation on this ...
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Can a newly sprouted avocado pit survive despite dehydration?

This may be a weird question, but maybe somebody has any advice. I had success with growing an avocado plant by suspending an avocado pit in water. The roots started growing about 2 weeks ago - after ...
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Grafting crabapple Malus floribunda on M26 rootstock?

I have an one year old M26 rootstock in my yard, and there is a gorgeous Malus floribunda in front of a building where I work. M26 is one of the commonest rootstocks for apples (Malus domesticas). ...
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How much sunlight do amaranth seedlings need?

I have some red amaranth seedlings getting 3 hrs of direct sunlight. They have 2~3 very small true leaves. Should it be increased gradually or is it fine? The other place where I can put it has 7~8 ...
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Should I remove apples on my potted apple tree to allow the others to ripen?

I have a potted columnar apple tree that I bought last year. It is about 130cm high and in a pot of around 40-50L. I have had the pleasant surprise to see it forming several dozens of small apples ...
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What are these bugs on my lemon tree?

I've noticed some white bugs on my potted lemon tree and would like to know what they are, and advice on how to kill them! Any help is greatly appreciated - Aaron.
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Rising Sun RedBud - is 42" away from the fence enough and is it OK if come with slab edging near the trunk?

I have the below design. I am about to plant the large tree at the top midle side of of the below plan As you can see for the lilac tree that is at the corner of the house I did not go around it with ...
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White spots growing on shrub

I've recently noticed some white spots growing on the branches of the shrub in my garden. May I ask what they are and what should I do about them? Thank you in advance.
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

I have a large tree stump that I am going to polyurethane to preserve. The center of it is rotted. I've dug out what I could of the rot with a shovel, drill, and vacuum. Looking for advice on what I ...
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How to support mint cuttings with wilted tips?

I had rooted some mint cuttings in water but the upper ends of these had already wilted a bit. They have rooted and I have placed them in a 10 inch pot with potting soil. Yet due to wilting the tips ...
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Why is my Acer drooping?

We’ve had an acer for almost 4 years, reasonably well established we thought. Last November we had the acer pruned to improve the shape a little. All the new growth this year is wilting. See pictures,...
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Sprinkler system does not rotate

I have several of these sprinklers in my front garden: https://www.bauhaus.es/aspersores/neptun-profi-aspersor-de-impacto/p/22600185 But 2 sprinklers stopped rotating. I checked the water lines, but ...
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Possible to grow sweet potatoes in towers?

This year I will be planting potatoes (Yukon Gold and Russet) as well as sweet potatoes. This coming weekend I will be building so-called "potato towers" for the Yukons & Russets using ...
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How to prune lantana plant back to life

I have a slow dieing lantana plant which even with re-potting dropped all leaves and I basically put it under sun with no water to die...few days back as I was doing regular checkup on my balcony ...
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How heavily are herbicide products restricted in the UK?

Recently I've been finding every product, or type of product, I read about online for specialised weed control is impossible to source in the UK. Examples include: quinchlorac products for weed ...
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Is this image shows my strawberry plant have Leaf Scorch fungus infection?

I have brought new strawberry plants, they seem to have black dots even for green leaves. I can see a lot of dead leaves with these marks, is this a fungus infection? Based on my research is Leaf ...
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Gardening help needed

Would anyone know why type of seed this is. Silly me forgot to tag it.
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Is Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' attractive to bees?

Is Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' attractive to bees and other pollinators? This cultivar has gorgeous, but sterile flowers, so I am puzzled if it produces nectar or pollen at all, which would make it ...
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Pepper plant top leaves deforming

I have used municipal compost 2: river sand 3 pot mix. Chilly planted (2 weeks old) drip irrigation done on a poly tunnel. For the first two weeks growth was really good. But after that, sudden ...
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Does Poa annua always flower and produce seed in the spring?

I have been maintaining a relatively new lawn over the last two seasons (it was seeded two years ago). My primary goals right now are to encourage the lawn to fill in better/thicken up, and to keep ...
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How can I remove the oil from my soil and grow new grass

I just moved into a new home that used to have an above-ground pool in the backyard. A guy mentioned that they might have put oil on the ground to prevent weeds from growing underneath the pool so ...
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what type of ant is this [closed]

These ants just suddenly appeared in my basement. It bit a hole through 5 caulked areas. I'm trying to figure out it's diet to see what bait to use. I tried sugar, but it just ignored it. I tried ...
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What is the name of this plant/stem/flower and where can I find more of it

I’m trying to find more of this stem that I found at Trader joe’s but they couldn’t tell me the name of it.
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Dieffenbachia plant leaves have drooped

Hi I recently repotted my Dieffenbachia plant. I had the plant in a fast draining succulent soil but decided to switch to an indoor soil when I reported it.I also switched to a clay pot. Now the ...
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Baby mango tree stopped growing

I have a grown a little mango plant from a seed all went well until about 10 days ago. The stem is about 10cm long with 5 leaves. The leaves a red, look healthy and are growing longer by the day but ...
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Can I replant a Bonsai into a bigger pot during growth?

I've been gifted a Bonsai (jap. Hornbeam) which is already in growth (leaves have fully emerged). However the root bulb is already pretty dense and I'd like to put the bonsai into a bigger pot to ...

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