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How much water can you save with self-watering containers?

I live in a place with very limited water resources, making it difficult to grow food. So I thought I should give self-watering containers a go after reading that they can save a lot of water. But ...
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What's happening to the mung bean plant?

I was trying to plant mung bean in a pod. The germination process is simple and quick, but after moving the plant to grow in soil, then something strange happened. At the beginning after moving to ...
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Problem with Climbing Aloe mid-stem drying up

I started this on my window sill 3 years ago. It was a lot bigger than current photo, had to cut off dying. The stems are drying up and dying. I did transplant and moved it from back yard (hotter) to ...
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Leaf too long? Honey mango

The seedling is not even 3 inches tall and has a leaf bigger than itself. This is a polyembryonic honey mango seed. It gets 1 hour of sunlight daily and the pot has no drainage holes. I also am ...
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I want to plant 5 species of plants in my garden, which can purify the air around the garden and also keep away mosquitoes . Suggest some to me

I have a garden in my house where I had some plants earlier. They were mostly flowering plants. Now I am looking for some plants which can purify the air around the house, keep away mosquitoes, and ...
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Rust color spots on Tomato Leaves, and Caterpillars

I am getting these spots on tomatoes in my green house. I am in North Carolina so it is really hot. Caterpillars also have been eating the leaves. They mostly like the kale leaves though. How can ...
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Cactus growing in a stem between two leaves?

Question 1: What plant is this... a cactus growing in a stem between two leaves...? Never saw that at stores, I think! It got so heavy that it started falling, I'm keeping it up straight with the help ...
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Can I grow low-growing heathers in containers with soil depth of 10cm?

I am building a small shed with a heather/heath roof using low growing varieties that reach 10-15cm. I plan to use 4 separate 60x40cm Euro trays, lined with soil barrier, so that I can lift these off ...
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Keeping aphids away from my Chamomile once they've found it

I've had good success with the Chamomile I planted in a 2 foot long windowbox and I had no pest issues before we started getting a lot of rain. I was treating them with neem oil diluted in water (1 ...
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Browning on Silver Spurflower leaves? Is this a fungus or lack of water?

I have noticed over the last week my Silver Spurflower leaves have started to go brown and start curling. They are in large containers and other plants in the containers have also been getting similar ...
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Cherry Tomato plants, withering, yellowing leaves, white powdery on root

The plant is yellowing, and pull out the root to find the white powdering thing... Anyone know what is this? how to prevent?
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Marguerite daisy leaves are turning yellow and drying

Identification: Most likely a "Marguerite daisy" or some member of the "Argyranthemum frutescens" family. Symptoms: Leaves are turning yellow and then completely dry Conditions:...
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Should I prune these low branches on my tomato plant?

My tomato is probably 3 weeks old and now it's end of July. Should I trim the low branches in red circle? What else should I do now to accelerate tomato production? Fertilizer? I am Pacific Northwest....
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Chrysanthemum blooms partially deformed and colors faded

I bought a potted Chrysanthemum from the local nursery over a month ago while the plant is still budding. Haven't repotted it since day 1. It bloomed very well couple weeks after I bought it and ...
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Geranium is short with leaves only no flowers in July

I put down the seeds for geranium around mid or late May in 2020. I live in Pacific Northwest. Now it is just like this after almost 2 months It's only 4-5 in tall and no flowers yet. It's been cool ...
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Will a periwinkle plant regrow leaves on bare branches?

I got a periwinkle plant from a relative. She's a bit absent-minded and barely watered it. When I got it, the branches were all bare (leaves fallen off) and no flowers. I have had it a few months now....
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Is my parsley ok?

I have gotten a pot of parsley. I watered it with fertilizer mix and after that with normal water, every day, as the top gets a bit dry. I'm located in north part of Croatia for the climate. The ...
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Are my fuchsias ok?

I have 2 fuchsia plants. I watered them with fertilizer mix and after that with normal water, every second day, they seem kind of dry but not completely when I water them. The pot is a hanging one ...
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Are my strawberries ok?

I have strawberries on east facing balcony in a pot. I watered them with fertilizer mix and after that with normal water, every second day, they seem kind of dry but not completely They have brown ...
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How to grow water forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) in a container?

Water forget-me-not is semi-aquatic and usually grows in ponds and swamps, because it likes very moist soil. It can even grow in water if it's not too deep (<10 cm). Sadly, I don't have a pond, so ...
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How many inches of dirt depth required to grow grass?

I want to grow a container of grass on my balcony for my dog. How many inches of depth of soil is typically required to grow healthy grass? Length and width of the container I’ll determine at a later ...
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Can vegetable plants do well if planted within the lighted area near a (LED) mercury vapor light?

Due to mobility (and other) issues, I can't just put the veggies I want to grow into the ground. I need them to be at a level which doesn't require bending. In the past, I've used "dead refrigerators" ...
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Building a raised garden on uneven concrete?

I'm new to gardening but would like to get a raised bed started in my NYC backyard. My plans are to build a 2x8 raised bed. I have a spot picked out but I am worried about drainage problems as the ...
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Best method to use netting to protect container-grown kale from pests

New gardener from the UK here. I am growing kale (Nero di Toscana) in garden containers, and so far this year, so good! Unfortunately when I tried this last year, they were completely demolished by ...
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How to convert garden fertilizer dosage to container dosage?

I have a bunch of old-school mineral fertilizers that I would like to use for container plants. The problem is that the dosage on them is grams/m2, lets say for simplicity it is 100 grams/m2. How do i ...
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Is a gabion a good raised planter for a vegetable garden?

I am looking for a raised planter for a vegetable garden -- likely approximately 2'H x 2'W x 8'L. I like the look of a gabion, but I was wondering about its suitability for a vegetable garden compared ...
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Too late to start plants inside? (Late April, Eastern Massachusetts, USA)

I'm no gardening hero but I like to grow flowers, herbs and a few vegetables from seed. Usually I start them indoors but this year I had trouble getting seeds because of the pandemic. The seeds ...
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Build planter box against home foundation?

Wondering if I need to do any waterproofing against the brick and foundation of my house inside the wooden planter box I built below. I plan to have soil a few inches above the foundation/brick ...
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Using the same soil In containers with fertiliser every year

I want to use the same soil I bought last year for tomatoes. It is covered in plastic and in a very sunny spot (so I hope to kill off all the fungus that might be lurking), and I am mostly wondering ...
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Favorite small-scale gardening books for beginners? [closed]

I recently started cultivating a 20'x25' vegetable garden, which is to say, I signed up for a community garden plot and have a few containers for tomatoes on my porch. I don't have any experience ...
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Phototropism on rosemary plant

Do rosemary plants exhibit phototropism? I bought a rosemary plant from a nursery with its woody stem not perpendicular to the soil surface (about 50 deg between the soil and the stem). While its ...
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My indoor plant doesnot look fresh 🍃💦

I bought this plant to place it in my room but the plant does not look fresh 🍃💦 . What should i do? Do i need to put some fertilizer in it? My room doesnot have good sun. Thanks in advance and ...
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Dog ate my blueberry bushes

We got a new puppy and she would chew everything is there something I can do to save my babies. !
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Help! What is happening to my agave?

There are fade marks everywhere and the leaves have started to curl inwards. Not only that, it looks like a completely different plant to what it was when i first got it which had this grey silvery ...
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Do roots develop where there is room?

I was wondering if I were to plant a seedling in one end of a rectangular container, as pictured below, would it affect root development, or would the plant develop roots where there is space?
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Will my Jalapeno produce peppers?

I've been wondering if my plant will be able to produce peppers in this container? Also to my next question, is it really Jalapeno? (bought those on E-bay lol)
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How to make a moss pole with stuff other than moss?

I have bamboo sticks which I want to use for my climbing aroids. The moss - absorbs more water than peat and is a good medium for aerial roots. It is, however, hard to find in my area, so I must find ...
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I don’t know what’s happening to my opuntia, can you help me?

I've had this opuntia since may this year and it was growing fine, it had grown three new little opuntia and suddenly it started having this white rod like things, at first I cleaned them up but a ...
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Chrysanthemum flowers and buds turning brown and dying, leaves wilting and getting brown spots

I bought these mums less than a month ago and planted them in Miracle Grow Potting Soil. Kept them in sun for 3-4 hours and in shade for the rest. They were left in sun for a couple of days at around ...
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Tomatoes seem to be stagnating?

I planted 4 tomato plants later in the season (mid June?). I have a 12" raised bed with good soil in it and they get about 10 hours of direct sunlight every day. I water them every other day with ...
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How to get rid of these small black bugs on gardenia

My gardenia is more than 6 months old. it was in good health. Suddenly I noticed that the gardenia leaves are turning yellow. I thought that it was because of natural causes. So, I ignored it ...
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A tale of two “pinch backs” (should some plants not be pinched back?)

I'm no "gardener" but I like to plant from seed and watch things grow. I am trying to learn a bit more as I go along. I planted the zinnias in the photo below a couple of months ago, started indoors ...
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Cucumber plants wilting and dying outside during a rainy summer

I have several cucumber plants planted outside (I'm in Zone 4). They are planted in large containers or raised garden beds. hey were doing okay until about a week ago when we started having rain ...
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Why are my avocado leaves burning at the end?

I have about 5 avocado plants grown from seed stage in containers. 2 are close to 2.5 years old and 3 are about a year or 1.5 years old. The 2 oldest ones are not doing so well but the youngest ones ...
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I repotted my dracaena marginata in an oversized pot. Now that I know this is incorrect, should I repot it again to a smaller pot?

I have a dracaena that was seriously rootbound in a 10-12 inch container. (That's the approximate size; I can't remember it exactly now). In March of this year, I untangled its roots and repotted it ...
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How to introduce an overwintered banana tree back outside for the summer

We got a banana tree last year and brought it inside to overwinter it. The tree was never put into the ground, it stayed in a large pot and is still in the large pot. Our overwintering method was to ...
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Murraya koenigii (Curry leaf plant) root system

I am planning to grow Curry leaf plant in my balcony space using a pot.I would like to know what kind of root system this plant has. I mean to ask is it straight deep inside soil or more branched one? ...
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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Does limiting plant size decrease life-span?

So, I'm looking into growing plants indoors(specifically, trees such as Meyer Lemons and possibly apples). It's my understanding that a plant's size can be limited by keeping it in a small pot, and ...
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Dying vinca plant

How to save my dying vinca plant? I attached photos.Please help me.. I am from Mumbai.I brought this plant from local nursery 7 days ago, I use vermicompost. I used to keep outdoor usually. I used ...

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