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Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Found this in a pot today. Anyone know what it is?

Found this in a pot today. Anyone know what it is?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Black cherry tomatoes - repot

I got black cherry tomatoes growing in pots at the moment. It's in the middle of spring here and temperatures are between 14 and 20. I am planning to get the tomatoes plants in a bigger container but ...
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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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Using tiles to build planter?

I've been trying to build some large (24"x24") planters on my own. I don't want to spend more than $20 on materials. So I asked myself... why not use tiles to build it? This stone tile at home depot ...
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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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How should I pot this aloe clipping?

I took a clipping from a friend's very healthy mature aloe and have allowed it to grow roots for two weeks in water. I have not grown aloe before but I'm assuming it's now ready to pot so wanted to ...
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Piece of fabric in planter, how to use it?

I bought few planters with soil and basil seeds included. There was also piece of fabric at the bottom that I do not know what to do with. There were no instructions and I wasn't able to google ...
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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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Build planter with just one box?

Most of the DIY examples describe how to make a concrete planter with two boxes (a big box and a smaller box). I only have one cardboard box, and the closest store is far away. Can I build a planter/...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

Soon after I moved my avocado tree to a terracotta pot (from IKEA), something like white mold appeared on the outside of the pot and it hasn't gone away for months. Does anyone know what might be ...
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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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What are plants that are good to grow in pots? [closed]

I live in India and want to have the balcony of my apartment look more colorful, fresh and blossoming. Can anyone suggest which plants are suitable to grow in pots, and how to care for them to ...
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Should I throw out soil after rot?

I have sadly had a potted monstera succumb to rot. I tried taking clippings to no avail, but now that it's gone, I am wondering if it's safe to reuse the pot and soil with another plant? Can the soil ...
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My raspberry in a pot grows babies next to it

Last year I planted a raspberry bush (?) in a pot on my balcony. This year some small ones started to sprout next to it. There is not enough space for more than one plant. Or will the parent die soon? ...
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Potted trees stored in cool basement are leafing out early, what to do?

Despite being advised to heel in trees or simply cover potted trees in mulch over winter, I did bring some potted trees indoors in a dark, cool (~50F), fairly dry (~30% relative humidity) basement. ...
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Trim/Flashing for Flowerbed Next to House

We installed a flower bed next to our house. The house siding is T1-11. We put weatherproof paper against the house to keep the siding safe from moist dirt, but we would like to put some kind of trim ...

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