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Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants.

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Is a Corten steel planter strong enough to be used as retaining wall?

My backyard is sloped with various boulders and retaining wall bricks used to create random terraces and slopes (I wouldn’t consider them terraces more like slopes). I am trying to remove retaining ...
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Not sure if there's a pest in my soil!

I had potted some garlic to grow recently, and yesterday when I lifted the pot to clean under it, the soil seemed to look like pest excrement, of some sort. Here is a picture. Can someone help me ...
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Citrus plants that grow best in Northern California, and tolerate our zone 9 winters

I think I am having some beginner's luck with growing my Bearss Lime tree in a pot. I'd like to grow more of the citrus plants (preferably oranges/mandarins). Any recommendations for a newbie like me? ...
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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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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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Bonsai pot broke due to accident

I am a bonsai beginner and a friend gifted me a ficus bonsai. A stray cat got into the house and jumped on the table where I had kept my bonsai pot, tipping the table and breaking the pot. I wasn't ...
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Drainage design for planter boxes

I am designing 2ft x 6ft planter boxes to be set on concrete. I'd rather not have to install a bottom. Could drainage be provided by using 1 inch PVC pipe with multiple holes drilled in them ...
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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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What is this orange crust around my pot?

I have a mini Rose bush growing Indoors and a yellow/orangish crust keeps appearing on the outside of my ceramic pot. It almost looks like it’s in lines like a slug leaves it behind. Every time I wipe ...
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Outdoor potted Mango seedling leaves are shiny brown

I started seedlings from mango out and doing really well but worries since leaves are a mahogany brown color. Too much water, not enough water? Need fertilizer, if not when it does, what kind and how ...
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Lemon tree losing leaves

My potted lemon tree has been losing leaves. The leaves exhibit a pattern of lighter blotches at the edge of the leaves, which I suspect may be due to a magnesium deficiency, but also a strange ...
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Save a dying rose plant

Good day everyone! I would like to ask for some help on how to save my dying rose plant. This rose plant was thought to be dead last year when it dropped all its leaves and I did not remove the "...
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Maranta leuconeura (prayer plant) leaves going brown and dying

We have this prayer plant in a large pot and it was doing well for a couple months. Then leaves started to go brown. Bit by bit, most of them are dying. We water 1-2 times a week, although we also ...
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Good potted vine to grow inside a greenhouse?

I have a small greenhouse (9'x9' and 9' tall at peak) that I’d like to grow a vine inside and have it grow up through the exposed rafters. I think it would look very nice. The vine species would: ...
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Is this an insect (wasp/bee) bore in my soil?

everyday there’s a new bore in the soil of my potted aloe plant. Could you help identify what this is? There’s little mounds of soil that are balled up around the hole and I keep destroying them but ...
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What do I do with these roselle plants?

Due to other work, I was unable to transplant these roselle plants to smaller containers. Their roots grew tangled and the leaves were very sparse and discoloured/reddish tipped. Though these bore one ...
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Is it a problem if I pot multiple Bonsai at the same pot?

I repotted my Bonsais in one shared pot, they are from different types. Is that a problem? Sorry for the newbie question.
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appropriate planter size for tomato plants

What is the most appropriate size for tomato planters? My plants are more than 2 months old. Also, any specific material that I should use e.g., ceramic, plastic?
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Where should the water holes be in an outdoor plant pot?

I have some balcony plant pots like these: They have no holes at the bottom, so I'm planning to drill holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom and causing rot. But as you can see there ...
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Should you top up potted runner beans?

We potted scarlet runner beans plants last week in several large pots. This week the soil settled a couple inches. With tomatoes I know I could just top off the pots with more soil, and they will ...
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Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) - divided and now yellowing

Is the yellowing due to too much water at the base? I divided this lily six months ago (at the start of summer). The lilies went into two sorts of pots into fresh potting mix. The first two photos ...
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Avocado Tree Pot Size - Start Large or Increase Over Time

I am buying a 3 foot tall avocado tree (¼-½ in. diameter stem) that I want to keep potted long term as opposed to planting in the ground. Is it better to repot the new tree in a slightly larger pot ...
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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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Why do people use peat pots?

Recently I've discovered something called peat pots. Why should I use them? Why wouldn't I just put the plant directly into the ground? Is there any advantage?
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What is wrong with my Hydrangeas

My hydrangeas were looking beautiful until a couple weeks ago. Then I started noticing that some of their leaves had these gray powdery looing spots on them, their blooms started having brown spots ...
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Grow tomatoes outdoors inside a transparent plastic box

First time I'm going to plant tomatoes. I read up already on how to plant the seeds into pots. My question is: can I put the pots (containing the planted seeds) inside a big (45 liter), transparent,...
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Why are my laurel plant leaves turning yellow and brown?

I planted some laurel in a container last year. Now it's in its first Spring season in the container and it seems to be doing mostly really well. In an unusually warm Spring it has rapidly generated a ...
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Can I place plants in the ground in the original pots they came from the nursery in?

I am redoing the landscaping left by the previous owners of my house. When going to nurseries I find that everything comes planted in a pot. When thinking lazily about it, at one time I considered ...
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Are mature store-bought veggie plants like these intended to stay in their pots?

We recently bought some large and mature (already budding) tomato and bell pepper plants from costco. Unfortunately they have 3 to 5-ish plants per pot, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with ...
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What kind of Larvae is this?

I have discovered a lot of these larvae in the soil in a large plant pot after removing a woody plant that had recently died. I’ve also found a few in other plant pots in the garden. Does anyone know ...
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Why are cut roses doing so much better in a ceramic vase than a crystal vase?

I have two dozen cut roses, one dozen in a crystal vase, and one dozen in a Lenox ceramic vase. We're in a dry (70°F) heated house in the middle of winter, and the roses in the ceramic vase are ...
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Am I growing too many tomato plants in my pot?

I am growing three tomato plants on my windowsill in a pot with a diameter of approximately 25cm. Am I growing too many tomato plants in my pot?
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How can I water the plants on my balcony without dripping water on my downstairs neighbor?

I live in an apartment with a balcony and I'm having issues figuring out the best way to handle my drainage. I have a neighbor below me and don't want any water dripping down on her patio. Are there ...
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How to avoid clay pots from turning white and moldy outside?

My pots are turning white outside because of the mold and it bothers me a lot. Is there anything I can do? Does it have to do with the humidity of the place where I live (Portugal) or with the type of ...
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Raised beds vs containers in greenhouse?

I recently purchased and assembled a 6'x8' greenhouse from harborfreight. My plan is to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in there (tomatoes and cucumbers along the longer walls and peppers along ...
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Starting seeds before the age of seed trays?

Related to this question Why is it best to start seeds in shallow trays? I'm questioning the need for seed trays. In particular I'm wondering how did folks start seeds before these mass produced ...
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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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Plants to grow in a vertical/wall hanging sphagnum-based planter?

I received a planter as a gift. Please suggest plants to plant in it. (It is specifically the "hang.oasi.home" planter.) The planter is basically a box that hangs on the wall, but the holes to put ...
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How do I grow root vegetables in pots/grow-bags?

We have a flat (apartment) with no garden, but would love to grow root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots. Is it possible to grow these in a pot, container or grow-bag, or do they need too much ...
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Should I transplant or wait for recovery?

I have a couple of indoor lemon trees that went without water while I was away for a couple of weeks. When I got home I watered them, and after waiting a couple of days it seems almost all the leaves ...
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Diy plant saucers

I was checking amazon and home depot, and 12” sturdy plastic saucers begin at $3.50 each. I find them expensive. Is there any way to build these saucers for cheaper? I searched pinterest and there ...
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Interested in starting a new small Kratum plant from a large 4 year old one

Does anyone know how to start a new Kratum plant from an old one? For a little context, my young cats are attacking my large, four-year-old Kratum plant since I brought the plant in for the winter. ...
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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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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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pot and shaping for Bougainvillea

If I want to grow a bougainvillea in a pot or hanging basket, how big dies it need to be? Relatedly is there a metric for the size if the pot to the bougainvillea? Lastly, I've always perceived ...
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How can i improve drainage in my containers if potting soil or the components that make up potting soil aren't available in my city?

I have quite a few container plants and most take about an hour (some even more) for the excess water to drain out completely. I raised the issue with my local nursery and they tell me it's fine, no ...
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Please, what is the name of this plant?

I bought this beautiful plant on a village marketplace, but I have no idea what name it possesses. If someone knows the answer, please, do help me. Thank you!!!
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Why is my Peace lily dying?

Help! My peace lily is dying. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong with it? I just don't understand why the leaves continue to darken around the edge and then fall off. I only water it once a week. ...
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Re-potted my Sciadopitys verticillata, and now its turning orange - what should I do?

I have a Sciadopitys verticillata on my balcony (Berlin, DE). I potted it out of its nursery pot, now the tips of the needles are turning orangey/ brown. Will it recover once its settled in, or ...

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