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Questions tagged [containers]

Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants.

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Is a metal stock tank okay for worms?

I am worried about using a metal stock tank for my worms. I heard that is is ally bad for fish, so wasn't sure about worms. Just starting out and it is what I have on hand to begin with. Hoping ...
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Wildflower seeds in a pot

I purchased, on a whim, a packet of my favorite wildflower seeds (California poppy, cornflowers, etc.), but I don’t have a yard that I can plant them in since I rent. I do have a handful of large-ish ...
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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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Is it safe to consume fruits from plants grown in metal cans?

We drink a lot of coffee in our house so we have tons of these aluminum (?) cans: I would like to re-purpose these cans as growing containers for some hot peppers (Capsicum X). I can imagine any ...
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Should I cut off roots that grow out from a pot's drain?

I have a Ficus lyrata whose roots have grown out of the 25cm pot's drain hole. They form a dish shape within the pot's dish. Is it wise to cut these roots so that the pot can sit level again, or is it ...
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Grow carambola/starfruit in a pot?

Can a carambola tree grow in a pot in the Caribbean? I'm visiting a friend in Florida and he has a carambola tree in his backyard. Can I just take one of the fruits and plant it in a big pot? Or ...
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Hydroponics and transparent water container

Is it fine to have a transparent bucket of water for hydroponics with recirculating water? the roots of the plants are obscure, but not so sure about the container. This is the setup: https://www....
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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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Why are my potted outdoor Plumeria leaves turning yellow and brown?

All the leaves are yellow, with red around the edges and then eventually start turning brown?
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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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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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Camelia leaf turning brown

[!I have planted my in a barrel. Few months back its leaf started turn yellowish . I feed it with iron containing fertilizer . Now its leaf becoming brown , like it caught fire. What i have to do now?...
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How can I deal with a heavy infestation of mealybugs on my potted Mandevillas?

I have several potted Mandevillas on my terrace, and I’ve been fighting a war on mealy bugs and black spot all summer. I’ve tried everything! Even replacing all plants at the same time and washing all ...
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Does my bay tree need plant food?

I have a small bay tree indoors in a pot. It's next to a large, north-facing window with a minor draught coming from it but thankfully the cold in winter doesn't seem to come in too badly. The tree ...
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Why and how do I need to re-pot indoor Basil?

I have read that you need to frequently repot Basil grown indoor. Is that true? Why? What is the recommend repotting?
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what roses can be planted in a pot

I'm looking to put some yellow roses in a 2' long planter, and my local garden center doesn't have any yellow roses. Perhaps they are out of season? And I see there are a bunch of different kinds of ...
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There is this strange white growth around the outside of my pot plants

So, recently we have been conducting an experiment in which we have had to try and grow bean plants while using fertiliser to compare which fertiliser is the best in terms of growth. Over three weeks ...
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What's wrong with my garlic? Overwatered or lacked nutrients?

I'm growing 9 garlics in one container. Previously 10 but the other one died. Currently, some of their leaves are turning yellow and they are still one month old. I used a soil-less medium and I apply ...
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Transplanting established Wisteria from pots to ground

I have two Wisteria Brachybotrys, each growing in a 1200 litre tub, on either side of a gazebo. They are young, purchased in the spring, but have already entwined the trellis walls and the roof of ...
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Caring for noble fir seedlings (Christmas trees)

I am an amateur gardener turned Christmas tree grower. Before I cared for cacti (can't really underwater) and venus flytraps (can't overwater) and felt great that all my plants lived for many years. ...
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How to raise a plant that's in a too deep flower bed?

We just added a retaining wall to our front flower bed. We have azaleas in the rear of the flower bed just in front of a porch. About 1 foot in front of the azaleas, the ground is lower and the ...
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Is this pot too big for a jade plant?

I have this jade plant that is in need of a bigger pot. I have this clay pot and I was wondering if it was too big, I've heard that if a small plant is in a big pot it might die. Here's a picture of ...
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Why did my pot plant became lazy?

I have this plant grown from seed (sown last day of April), it was doing fine until today. This morning I saw it was leaning over a bit, and in the evening it has completely lie down. What causes this ...
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Grow several citronella geranium plants from one plant?

I just bought a small potted citronella geranium plant at Home Depot, something like this: Is it possible to use this one plant to grow several pots of citronella geranium plants?
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How do I know if seeds are growing?

I bought some "aji dulce" (peppers) seeds from home depot,and I planted two of them in a pot, but I have no idea if these seeds are growing since they are so small. Instead of planting them in a pot ...
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Peach tree pruning?!

I have a dwarf peach tree that isn’t producing fruit this year. It’s also sprouting new big shoots from the bottom. Should I prune these new shoots or should I let them continue to grow? Thank you!
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What's wrong with the leaves of lily plants?

What's wrong with the leaves of lily plants? They seem faded when compared to the other leaves. Someone told me that they're just older leaves, but I wanted to make sure.
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Pot size - small & repot, or start large?

I have a few different houseplants. I'm also currently starting a few different vegetables, from seedlings and from seeds. I've been trying to research the best way to grow all of these in containers, ...
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Do I need to / How can I separate vegetables grown closely together?

I bought some young vegetables (maybe 5 inches tall), and some of them were grown in tight bunches of four; mainly the okra and beans. They came in small containers with a diameter of about 3 inches. ...
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How do I make a waterbed environment from a 5 gallon bucket?

I'm wanting to grow some water plants like Watercress, and Ashitaba, but have nowhere to grow it at. How can I convert a 5 gallon bucket to grow a plant in each?
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How to retrofit seed starting trays to prevent root circling

I grow plum trees from pits using seed starting trays: Unfortunately, I have a problem where the roots of the seedlings grow in circles around the bottom of the cavities of the trays. The circling ...
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What to do with avocado seed at this point?

I have an avocado seed that's sprouting. What should I do now so that the seed continues growing at a healthy rate? It will eventually grow in a pot.
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Can you grow (and keep) a large maple tree in a container?

I just found (what I think is) a young maple tree growing aside our fence. If I'm right, this is what's called here a 'gewone esdoorn' or 'regular maple tree', which can get 30 meters (100 feet) in ...
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Can I leave an Aloe plant unattended for 2 months?

I leave my apartment for 2 months and I'd like to know if you have any advice to keep my Aloe alive all this time? I live near the Mediterranean and my balcony is exposed to the sun from 1:30 pm to ...
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Sorghum in Container in Colorado

I live in Denver and have a yard but not the time to work the soil this year. I have some Sorghum seeds, will they grow ok if I do so out of containers? I am growing them for grain/syrup.
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Planting vegetables in ground vs pots in greenhouse

What makes the most sense for growing vegetables (tomatoes/peppers/squash/etc) in a new, small 6ftx9ft greenhouse in a hardiness zone of 6? Removing the grass inside and then... Planting plants at ...
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What would be the most shallow hydroponic-type method (with respect to height of the pot / medium)?

I have been researching hydroponic systems as I would like to perform some research on plant additives and/or colorants and wish to have a medium-less type growth system so that A) I do not have to ...
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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

This tangled, twisted but still beautiful jade plant is not the result of a bonsai experiment gone wrong but the product of years of neglect. It was often underwatered, never fertilized and positioned ...
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How to fix EPDM to planters?

I've seen that EPDM rubber is a great material to cover the interior of composite planters but I have no idea about how to fix them to the planters. What's the right product and how to do it? Their ...
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What are these tiny black things on the tips of my chive seedlings?

I just purchased and transplanted these chive seedlings. They came from the store with these tiny hard black ovoids on about a third of the tips, although I didn't notice until I got home. What are ...
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Any problems (plant health, structural longevity, etc?) with planting bamboo in a steel planter?

--- UPDATEs per feedback (from both StackExchange and Reddit) --- a. Bamboo species is "clumping growth," not "running" flavor. We don't have concerns about it "escaping." Does this change any ...
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What is this purple mushroom growing in my pot?

I found these purple mushrooms growing in one of my pots. I've been removing them and throwing them away. I have no idea what to google to identify them. Mostly I want to know if this will harm the ...
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leggy basil with small leaves

My recently lush windowsill sweet basil has gotten very leggy after having been stressed by underwatering for at least several days (might have been as many as 10). While it was not dead when I got ...
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Plastic glasses as containers for seedlings - yes or no?

Is it OK to repurpose plastic glasses as seedling containers for the mid-phase between initial development in trays, and final planting in the garden? (I am going to make holes with a cigarette at ...
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How to straighten my Scindapsus Aureum (moss stick)

The moss stick of my Scindapsus Aureum of about 180 cm has gone crooked. I tried to fix it by placing another stick beside it, but that doesn't seem to help (for long). How can I fix this so the moss ...
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Saving cyclamen frozen in pots outside?

I have large cyclamen in pots on my south facing balcony. This morning, thanks to 'The Beast From The East' (extremely cold weather), they are frozen in their pots and drooping, what is my best line ...
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Growing multiple pepper plants in one pot vs just one plant per pot

I'm a real hot chili lover, and yearly grow about 50 plants from about 10 varieties. I'm used to grow 3 plants (of the same variety) in a single 40 liter pot. While I do get good results, I'm still ...
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Why isn't my self-watering planter wick carrying water all the way up beyond the dirt line?

I am trying to make a self watering planter, with a reservoir at the bottom. It has 4 polypropylene ropes (0.25 inch) which are supposed to wick water up toward the dirt. The water is about 1 foot ...
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Grow baby/dward bananas from pots? [closed]

I live in the Caribbean and my house has a rooftop that receives sun approx 12hrs during the day. It's usually 80-95 degrees. There's no soil so any plant would grow in a pot. There's very little ...
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Concerns with breathing in fine particles from soil

I've been filling planter boxes (PB5s to PB12s) with organic soil mixes, with a tiny amount of synthetic fertlizer. Is this bad for my lungs? The environment wasn't windy, and the soil was moist ...