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Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants.

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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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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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What are these barely visible white spots and brown edges on my citrus plant?

I have a citrus plant and something else growing in a pot. The something else had some barely visible white mold-like spots for a few months, and now its and the nearby citrus plant's leaves are ...
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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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Kiwi plant dry leaves and white spots

Since a long time my kiwi plants have white dots on their leaves. Now also, one of them is developing a dry spell on one of it's leaves. Anyone know what the problem might be?
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How to protect outdoor potted trees in storm?

I'm growing a bunch of trees in pots and have been keeping them in the yard. A storm with high winds is expected (~20mph) and as I bring some items indoors (e.g. a flag, light pots hanging from a ...
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What's the difference between normal potting soil and specialty “Mediterranean” potting soil?

I have been looking at the labels on specialty potting soil label as "Mediterranean" potting soil for plants such as olive and citrus. The only real difference besides the huge price difference I ...
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How should I store sprouts after they have sprouted in glass?

How should I store sprouts after they have sprouted in glass? I choose not to use plastic for environmental concerns.
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Will my indoor Michelia alba thrive in a self-watering container?

I have a Michelia alba plant and I am considering purchasing a large self-watering container for it. I've read a lot about drying out roots between watering, so I was wondering if a self watering ...
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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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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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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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What is this indoor plant which has dark green leaves that curl up and over as they grow?

I want to identify this potted indoor plant. It has dark green leaves that curl up and over as they get longer. I want to know how to take care of it, since the plant has not grown since I got it. ...
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Can you put plants in the ground in their original containers to protect from voles?

We have a bit of a vole issue and I bought a wire mesh for my bulbs but I plant over a hundred annuals each year so that's a bit labor intensive to do for everything.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...