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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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Why is my philodendron yellowing closer to the center of the plant?

My heart leaf philodendron is in a hanging basket in my south facing window and its arms are healthy at the ends but close to the middle and roots they are yellowing. I’ve dried slowing down on ...
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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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What are the most essential things to include in a gardening journal?

I am making a web application where people can create journals about their vegetable garden or flower garden. The information that these journals include can then be used by others who live nearby (it ...
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How to seal board gaps in raised bed garden?

I just put together a 10x4 raised bed garden using cedar boards stacked 2 high. I am a little concerned that the small gap between the stacked boards will let water seep out. Could you provide any ...
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Cure a lucky bamboo with severe conditions

My bamboo (lucky) was sitting (in a room without heater or air conditioning). It is in a winter time where the temperature outside now drops to 15 F or -10 C. But the room temperature I think is ...
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Should I plant anything under dwarfing apple trees grown in containers?

I have a couple of apple trees on very dwarfing (M27) rootstock, than I have planted into patio containers, approximately 50 litres each, with a top diameter around 50cm. I am wondering whether I ...
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Gardenia Buds dropping

I brought a gardenia from store few weeks back. It looked very healthy. However, live in northern Germany and here winter days are really small and 95% of the time, it is extremely cloudy. The ...
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Why doesn't onion bulb sprout?

Usually when my store bought onions starts to sprout, I plant them in a plastic container filled with water and get some green onion. This time I decided not to wait until onion starts to sprout. I ...
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What is happening to my Serrano Pepper?

I recently started gardening and this is one of my first plants. Can you help me understand what's wrong with it? Location: Souther California (warmer weather). Plant location: In a pot, outside (5th ...
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Whats on my rosemary stem?

I just noticed these little brown things on my rosemary...it does not seem to be harming anything else, no leaves were eaten, or brown. They dont move at all, no appendages, and seem quite attached to ...
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Repot dragon fruit in a definitive pot

I planted these cuttings two months ago and I have a lot of questions. Is it time for repotting? I have 26 liters pots. Is it enough? Can I plant more than one in the same pot? What kind of soil ...
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Plants not growing well in containers despite taking all the measures that I could read about

can people please help me out on what can I do in order to grow the plants in containers. This summer, I had planted bitter gourd as well, as bottle gourd and lemongrass in different containers. These ...
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What type of soil for transplanting bamboo?

Do you need special soil to transplant bamboo? Also, do you have to keep it in water or can you use potting soil? I have tried regular potting soil, but the bamboo died.
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What safe containers are there for planting edibles?

Wondering what containers people use for growing various edibles. Instead of planting purely outdoors I may grow on the balcony and indoors. Primary worry is leeching materials/heavy metals/plastics ...
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Do ravens or crows cause damage to your garden?

Yesterday evening I came home from work, and I saw what happened to my small garden: At first, I was very angry. I mean, who could do that. So I asked around my neighbors if they noticed something. ...
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Fresh cowdung and baggase in lasagna gardening

I am an apartment balcony gardener. I have access to a lot of fresh cowdung and baggase. However, I have no place to dry it or let it mature properly. I could dry it in my little balcony but the smell ...
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Reuse of soil in a container garden?

I have a small container garden (https://vegepod.com.au/collections/raised-garden-beds/products/raised-garden-bed-small) which I used to grow some bok-choy and silverbeet about 18 months ago. The ...

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