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Plants or parts of plants that are fit to be eaten by humans. Use this tag with questions about whether a plant or fruit is edible or what [pesticide], [herbicide] or other [chemicals] are safe (use tag [safety]) to use on edible plants.

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Question about grape vines and keeping stray animals away

I have a grape vine and I noticed some cats have been peeing and defecating on the soil. Is my vine ruined or will the grapes be edible? How can I keep the cats away from my garden?
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Wasabi main stem growth

I got a couple of wasabi seedlings nearly three years ago and planted them in large pots. Last weekend I dug one up to eat and was pretty disappointed with how large the main stem was. However there ...
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What is this plant my grandma used to give me?

When I was a kid, my grandma would grow this one specific plant. There were two different kinds, one with purple flowers and one with I think white? I remember she would give me these and let me eat ...
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Is it healthy to consume pumpkin flowers with its vines diseased affected by Squash Bug?

Is it OK to eat flowers of Pumpkins Vines affected by Squash Bug? The vines are dying but not the flowers or Pumpkins, Missouri.
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Can anyone identify this tree with green berries?

Found in mid-Missouri, pictures taken August 12th. What is this tree? Are the berries edible? I can't imagine they are unless they're just not ripe yet. My grandpa wants to know before he cuts it down....
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eating my weeds

My dad used Round-Up heavily in my yard 10 years ago. I haven't used any since and now I would love to harvest and eat some of the edible weeds growing so well there. Is it safe now that 10 years have ...
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Are *myrtus communis* berries safe to eat?

In my house and nearby places, there are some plants, which in our language are called "murta". They have purple-blackish colored berries, with green seedy inside, which are very bitter and ...
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Will rubbing alcohol make my basil inedible?

I currently have indoor potted basil and peppermint plants. Unfortunately, aphids have taken up residence in the peppermint and are spreading to the basil. Several internet sources say that rubbing (...
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Are large arugula roots edible?

I planted arugula this year and a bunch of it bolted and I didn't get around to pulling it for a long time, and when I did, one of the bunches had a huge root, as big as a good sized beet, maybe 3 to ...
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

I've got a fly (the small kind) infestation in some of my herbs. Is it safe to use this insecticide on edible herb plants? Here is the product composition: d-Allethrin 0.08% Permethrin ...
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Can you identify this mystery plant? possibly mint?

I got this creeping plant the other day on clearance at a local walmart under the pretense that it was part of the mint family. It smells minty but it has no identification on it. I was hoping that ...
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Keeping aphids away from my Chamomile once they've found it

I've had good success with the Chamomile I planted in a 2 foot long windowbox and I had no pest issues before we started getting a lot of rain. I was treating them with neem oil diluted in water (1 ...
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Green Pepper Plant with Blossom End Rot

The peppers on my green pepper plant have Blossom End Rot. Can I cut off the bad part and eat the unblemished part? I have one plant growing in a planter. It is in direct sun most of the day. With ...
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Which species of Cactus is this and can I eat the fruit?

This delicious plant is looking at me and asking me to eat it. May I do so? And how do I know if the fruit are ripe? And will I be enormously injured if I accidentally touch a needle?
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Petunia flowers, edible or not?

If I grow petunias from a seed are the flowers safe to be used as food decoration. Can they safely be eaten?
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What is this plant with small red fruits?

And more to the point, are the fruits edible?
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How is sumac preserved for winter?

I'm into foraging, and foraging questions don't go with cooking advice, so I was wondering how I can preserve staghorn sumac for winter.
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Mint questions: identification resources, survival of cuttings, and safety

I received two unidentified types of mints and for some time have been wondering what they are. I included pictures of them below, but I also would like to learn to identify the different varieties ...
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Do toxic mushrooms that grow near a plant affect its edible / poisonous traits?

Some facts: I have some Basil growing in a pot, for the past 7-8 months, with some Thyme right next to it. Last week some mushrooms grew on the soil in-between them and under the Basil. What I know: ...
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Shrub Identification, Edible or not?

While looking for wild edibles I came across this shrub with some berries on it, fortunately some plants still had flowers so I was able to take many pictures. If anybody knows about it I would be ...
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Is this a chili pepper? If it is, which one?

I got some seeds, which are Cayenne pepper seeds I was told. I'm not so sure about it, but it has grown and started to produce fruit. Does anyone know whether this is really Cayenne, and/or is it safe ...
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Is my choice for edible perennials for balcony good?

I'm looking to expand my balcony garden. I don't want to go through the trouble of getting new plants every spring so I am looking at cold hardy (-16°C is about the coldest I've seen here this winter) ...
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What mushrooms should I look into for growing in garden aisles?

I'm planning out my community garden plot this year, and am considering growing mushrooms where the walking paths will be, and was wondering what types of mushrooms I should look into mixing together ...
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The correct way to prune a rosemary

My garden has been on the backburner for a couple of years and my rosemary is woody and lacking leaves. I'm theoretically growing it to eat, rather than look at, so how best do I encourage soft growth?...
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Edible, indoor, winter plants. What lights? (and other advice)

I don't have any outdoor gardening space and I'd love to grow some edible plants indoors, preferably during the winter when the sunlight is low. I understand I need non pollinated plants, since my ...
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Can ginger grown in a garden landscape be used as an edible spice?

Can flowering gingers like White Butterfly (hedychium) be eaten? The rhizomes look and smell exactly like the ginger in grocery stores.
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

If soil smells sour will it make garden vegetables inedible? the pot my peppers were growing in didn't drain well. I fixed it, but every time I water them it still smells sour. Are the peppers going ...
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Can you eat lettuce that your dog pees on

I planted some leafy greens on a space of dirt where my dog likes to pee and poo. She has almost certainly pee/pooed on the lettuce, or near the lettuce, a couple of times. The plant was perpetual ...
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What edible, winter-hardy plants would grow well on my northern patio?

I'm near Zurich, Switzerland, which is in hardiness zone 8a. I recently moved and have an uncovered patio facing North. It gets some sun in the morning and a tiny bit of sun in the afternoon. I'm ...
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Invasive herb w/ tiny white flowers

I have a medium pot where I've been trying to raise a guava tree until it can be definitely placed. Then I've been out for 2 weeks and when I came back, there was an invasive plant spreading all ...
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Are there maintenence free edible plants for sandy iron rich soil in harsh climate?

Are there any edible perennial plants that does not require much care and can grow in zone 4-5 in a very sandy and iron rich soil? It's in a spruce/pine forest with a lot of lingonberry and blueberry ...
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How to prevent basil leaves from becoming black

The attached photographs show a sick basil leaf (which is turning black) compared to a healthy basil leaf from the same plant. The black leaves need to be trimmed to keep the plant healthy. What can I ...
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How many watts should grow light supply per unit area of edible greens?

There are many lighting products with different rated power. What is the typical grow light intensity (power per unit area) for edible greens?
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Why do people say perennial food crops only produce for a few years?

When reading about plants I've heard that plants only produce for a few years, then die. Why can't they produce for as long as they're healthy?
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Is the plant "Hens and chickens" edible? [closed]

Is the plant Hens and chickens edible, or will it poison you if you eat them?
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What should I do to papaya seeds prior to planting?

I get my papaya seeds straight out of fruits. Usually, each seed has this slimy, transparent membrane around it. Should I remove that before planting them? And, whether yes or no, why? I've heard ...
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Is Tradescantia zebrina (inchplant, wandering jew) an edible “crop” plant? [closed]

The inchplant (Tradescantia zebrina) is popular due to its undemanding nature and appearance. Considering its purple underpart and silvery texture, I never would’ve dared to taste (or eat) it. From ...
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Can anyone identify this plant, possibly a salad leaf?

I was given some seeds that I was told were pak choi. However the plants growing from these don't look anything like pak choi to me. It's possible the seeds got mixed up with other salad varieties ...
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Are these mushrooms dangerous to my scallions?

I am growing scallions (and eating them). This morning I noticed two mushrooms (which I think grew last night) among them. The following questions arise: Is this bad for my scallions? Is it dangerous ...
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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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Edible plants for very shady indoor location

The only location in my apartment where I can fit plants is a southwest facing window. However, the window is shaded for most of the afternoon by the heavy foliage of some alders, so it gets very ...
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What is a good aggressive groundcover for high elevation mountain west?

Our mountain community is fighting an epidemic of invasive garlic mustard. It loves the shade and nothing eats it. I have to fight it every year with roundup and a lot of hand-pulling. I am ...
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What is the name of this plant, is it edible, and how can I care for it?

I took a little bunch, but it in water and planted it when I saw the roots. the original plant was low, close to the floor. I kind of like it going up. This plant smells really nice. It's super ...
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What are some deer resistant edible plants?

I was browsing a gardening store online, and I came across a berry that it advertised as 'deer resistant' (the purple beautyberry). This made me laugh (gladly; not mockingly), because nothing seems to ...
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