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What happens if you don't split rhubarb?

I have a friend that has a rhubarb plant that was in the same place for at least 13 years, and she wants me to split it for her (because she's blind). What am I expecting from such an old plant, ...
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Lavender is taking off!

My lavender has just exploded with new stems this spring. I didn’t expect it would grow so tall. Do you think it’s time to repot so it spreads out? I have a much larger space I could fill with it if ...
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How to prevent slugs from invading the alley and stairs?

The end of the rainfall season and the rising temperatures do not prevent them from taking a walk on the paved alley and even climbing the stairs! Even after watering the garden and keeping the alley ...
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Does the 7.00 on Brigg & Stratton lawn mower indicate 7 horse power?

I’m confused by this lawn mower label. Does the 7.00 on this Brigg & Stratton lawn mower indicate 7 horse power or does it mean 7 torque?
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How can I diffuse sunlight for my pin-stripe calathea?

I've read that calathea plants require indirect sunlight in order to thrive. I'm currently keeping my two calathea about 8 feet away from a window, where I know the direct light won't hit them. But ...
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Help to keep plants watered without overwatering and prevent burning the leaves?

I have a Majesty Palm and a Monsterra I am trying to grow so I followed the instructions on the tag to water once a week. But I live in a dry environment so by end of the week, both had yellowing of ...
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What to do about a mature Norway Maple in an eco-friendly native garden?

Norway Maples are considered an invasive tree in my area. I've got a very large, mature-looking specimen in my yard and while it looks quite lovely I know it only supports a tiny fraction of the ...
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Indeterminate Roma tomato growing in clusters

Last year I grew an indeterminate Roma tomato that grew in clusters. The fruits were on the small side and I think there was kind of a point at the bottom of each one. I can't remember what kind it ...
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How do I restore this monstera to it’s former glory?

I got this monstera from a neighbor. When I received it, the soil was packed in and bone dry, and the plant was even more of a mess than it is now, lol. So far I’ve pruned it a bit, repotted it, added ...
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What is wrong with my orchid? Tips of leaves are turning brown and soft

I have a relatively young Miltoniopsis orchid that is suffering from browning on the leaves. This had happened previously, it went away, and is now happening again. In the first picture you can see ...
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Help - Outdoor Spearmint Has Fungus?

the spearmint plants on my balcony seem to be suffering from some kind of ailment. They are covered in black/brown/white spots. I water them several times a week as they get a lot of direct sunlight. ...
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Gardening in a shared space with different soil levels

So I got a spot dead center of 2 other gardeners in our building rooftop garden. I'm second from the left, the zone with all the perrenials from last year the someone forgot to clear. The problem I'm ...
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Can I use two RCO Add-A-Zones to control 3 zones (1 zone is split)?

I have four trees that don't have irrigation right now. I'm planning to add a zone using the RCO Add-a-Zone, restricted to watering them via Root Watering System. The problem, though, is I have a ...
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When to sever and repot a baby orchid?

I have an orchid that has produced a "baby" on a former flower spike. The baby orchid has 4 leaves (2 small, 2 medium), and some nice & healthy-looking aerial roots. The roots are all ...
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How to check soil for chemicals

I recently purchased a home and would like to plant some trees in the backyard (lemon, oranges, etc). However, I have read that certain weed killers which people put on their grass cause cancer. I was ...
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Does my rose flower have another flower bud in it?

Title says it all... what's going on with my rose flower?
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How effective is boiling water at sterilizing pot soil?

Aspiring to do sustainable* container gardening, I'd like to reuse the soil in my balcony pots each year instead of throwing it away. A fascinating idea is that watering a balcony pot with boiling ...
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How to store bulbs in order to plant them when appropriate?

There is a sale right now for lavender mountain lilies & daffodils, etc. I have been reading that at least the lavender mountain lilies do best if planted in fall or early spring. I was wondering ...
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Young Coral Maple in trouble

Early this week I noticed one of my japanese coral maple tree go from a green to bright green, and its leaf's dropping instead of perked up. This was my third one - I had planted this one last year ...
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Acer seems to be dying

We have had our Acer planted in the garden for about 10 years. This year it lost leaves and only one branch has come back. What is wrong with it.
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Small trees came back on one side only, are they affected by winter or disease?

The two trees in the picture below seem to have been affected by either winter or the same disease The redbud to the left lost its leaves on the exact same side last year during its first summer. That ...
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Can you inject weedbegone into wild violet roots?

I am trying to complete eradicate the wild violets from my lawn The soil seems to be a little sandy when it gets dry so they seem to like it a lot 2Y ago I had to completely remove the lawn in order ...
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Is this a girdling root and should it be removed

See below images for what appears to be a girdling root that might eventually start choking off a main root. Before I remove it I wanted to get some thoughts. Any input is much appreciated!
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IOT Precision farming/agriculture [closed]

Note I have asked also this in Earth science using agriculture Tag and here also because those are the agriculture communities as to my knowledge in stack exchange Before asking my agriculture/farming ...
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Large Cedar tree with brown needles

Large Cedar tree next to grass fire. It looked okay after the fire however 4 days later the needles have turned brown on the side nearest the grass fire. What can I do to help it recover and/or will ...
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Geranium petals are drying out

My geranium petals are drying out. They are sitting in a jute lined crate, plenty of drainage (which I need because it rains on and off in this city a lot). However, I test the soul every few days and ...
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What flexible but stable outdoor material can be used to fill a gap under a metal frame suspended window?

To describe the situation a bit more: I have an outdoor window with a metal frame. There is about 10-15cm gap along the bottom of it. Tiled floor. The gap is not even height, so it's literraly about ...
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Are multiple sprouted potato eyes okay?

So recently I saw that my 3 potato's sprouted in my 7 gallon pot. However each potato had 2 or 3 eyes and all of them came to. Could they be overcrowded and if so, do I need to prune and leave only ...
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My spruce in top-heavy, why is it growing like this?

My white spruce has a lot of new growth on the top half of the tree, while on the bottom half there are only a few new branches, and they are really short (5x shorter than on the top). So the tree is ...
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Suggestions for fruit trees (or bushes) for an area with wet soil?

Our property contains an area that is perhaps 2 acres of rich soil that is quite wet at all times--borderline marshy in the spring, and never quite fully drying. It's surrounded by higher rocky ...
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Why are the leaves on my Japanese cherry tree turning yellow?

I have a Japanese cherry tree in my front yard. (I live in a hot, high-altitude desert climate.) This is my first spring in this house, and last year the tree had significant die-off. I'm guessing it'...
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Plant ID- is this a lilac?

We were ripping out some thorny hedges that were overgrown in our Colorado yard but one bush was different and had just shown up the past few years so must have been brought in by wildlife. It has ...
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What kind of tiny green bugs are these on mulberries?

I will try to take a picture next time I see them, but they were thin and green and there would be a few of them crawling around a single mulberry. As I recall, the length of their bodies was hardly ...
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Why doesn’t my gooseberry set fruit?

I have many gooseberries and currants plus some jostaberries that we just put in this year. Mostly, once they got established, they’ve fruited well. With one exception. We have one gooseberry that has ...
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Sucker branches - to trim or not to trim - that is the question? (photos attached)

I have some sucker branches and they look kind of OK in my book, I like nature. BUT I've recently learned that suckers branches reduce the amount of nutrients that go to the main parts. Attaching two ...
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How to grow round shape on top(maple trees)?

I have a few speciments of Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer platanoides. I want to grow them, so they will have trunk without branches in bottom part and nice round "ball" at the top as that is ...
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How do orchids not fall over in the wild?

I have an orchid that had budded and flowered but the flowers are so heavy that the flower weighed down the stem and broke it. In the wild why does this not happen?
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Is reflected sunlight the same quality as direct sunlight?

I have a spot that receives small sunlight... I was wondering what devices can I use or how can I reflect sunlight from other locations... and if that would help. For example, I saw that if you have a ...
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Save Pest Damaged Sapling

It seems a rodent or other pest ate the leaves of my tree sapling (2" tall). The top appears to have been bitten off. A few days have passed and I still have not seen regrowth. Is there a way to ...
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My newly seeded lawn is getting lots of weeds, what can I do?

I reseeded a lawn with lots of bare patches after removing all the moss. By the time the new seed is just starting to grow, it's already getting infested with dandelions and dock leaf weeds which both ...
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Rubber mulch for artillery fungus - good idea?

We have a small bed in the front of our house as shown below. It has had artilery fungus for the last few seasons and I want to completely be rid of it. I am considering putting in rubber mulch, ...
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Brown tips on young Norway Spruce

Do you think I should treat these young Norway Spruce trees for a fungus or is this browning just from winter or transplant stress? We live in Minnesota so we have long winters. We planted a long row ...
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Yellow and black spots on alocasia

Can someone help me ease identify the spot on my alocasia leaves? Is it too much sunlight?
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Should new lawn mower buyers purchase an electric lawn mower instead of a gas-powered lawn mower?

It seems like the world is transitioning to electric. Cars used to have carburetors. Then fuel injectors came along. People began buying cars with fuel injectors because they're superior. Now electric ...
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What plants in are in the patch of ground behind my Beijing apartment?

Can anyone help identify any of these plants.. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I live in Beijing, and I am considering commandeering an unused patch of dirt behind my apartment building to grow a few flowers or ...
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Could this be a graft-chimaera?

About a year ago I grafted a lemon bud to an orange seedling and today I discovered a new bud that is growing from the graft union. Could this be a graft-chimaera or is this just a bud from the ...
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How and what herbicide to spray around trees without killing them?

I have ongoing problems with weedwacking around my trees. I notice that on a lot of trees in government tended - and even on other private property - have a brown ring circle of very thin lawn which ...
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Please help me identify these seeds I found in my vegetable garden - ZONE 10A, Southwest Florida

This is my first post here. I'm glad I found this forum. I live in South West Florida, Zone 10a. I went out to check on my vegetable garden this morning and found three seeds a squirrel or bird must ...
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How can I save my garden?

My garden has slowly turned into a wild garden with more weeds than grass. The weeds were flowering yellow before I cut last week (I now wish I had taken a photo!). Its small - 7x4 metres. Is there ...
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OK to fill a tree trunk with soil and plant in it?

We have an old apricot tree where the trunk sustained unknown damage (It was here when we bought the house, so we don't know what happened to it, specifically) and is mostly hollowed out: ...
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