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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Please identify this plant?

I also saw this plant in a house in Florida. The fruit (if that’s what it is) is small, it’s the same diameter as a regular pencil. Can anyone identify it? And is it edible? This is what the inside ...
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Some of my walnut trees have double trunks. Is it safe and wise to remove one?

I have bought an orchard which has some walnut that are about 10 years old. These walnuts have been never pruned. Some of them have two or three trunks. Is it safe or wise to remove one of them? Can ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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Unusual CT tree ID please

Please help me ID this tree. I have been trying to find it for a few years now and I don’t know what it is. The tree looks like a dogwood right until the fruit start to swell, then one realized it ...
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Completely new to apple tree care in Alabama, any tips?

Completely new to the site, and have never had more than a small garden in my yard, but I'm about to move to a decent plot of land (~40 acres) in northern Alabama. Near the house are a couple of apple ...
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How to reduce plum harvest?

Is there a time-efficient (possibly chemical) way to reduce the number of plums generated during one season - while keeping the tree healthy? The intent is to keep the tree as a source of shadows, ...
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Mist vs dripping irrigation for fruit trees

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? I suspect that mist is more expensive, but covers a larger area of the tree roots.
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Is it time to transplant these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants?

As you can see, I have two seedlings in each "container." I don't want their growth to be stunted because they are so close to each other. I know that normally, you would thin them out at this point. ...
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Why is my Mango leaves turning brown?

Can someone help me?!?!? I started leaving my mango plant outside so it can get used to it, but 2 days later the leaves started turning brown! It was fine the first day, but when I woke up in the ...
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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Why is my passion fruit's leaves are yellow? Is it dying?

I've bought a plant of passion fruit. Recently I've changed the ground of it. Several days ago the leaves began to be yellow and curled up. The photos are below. Could you please give an advise how ...
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Can I plant a lychee in a pot?

I have a small garden, about 90 sq.m. I've grown some lychee plants from seed, and I'd love to plant them in my garden, but I don't want the tree to take over my whole yard. If I plant it in a large ...
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Will small tomato plant thrive under strong heat sun?

I bought this small tomato plant at a grocery store. I'm considering moving it to our rooftop. In the rooftop, it will receive shade during sunrise and sunset (there are buildings on both sides), ...
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What fruit trees to grow in clay soil - USDA hardiness zone 9a/10?

I have a tall order - Are there any fruit trees which will grow well with little work in clay soil and can handle wet winters where the temperature gets to -5c occassionally? Ideally trees which ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using a Tree watering spike?

(In Southern Cali) I've been racking my brain about a recent remodel of our irrigation system in a certain zone that has 2 large fig trees in the middle of a section of grass. The main trunk of each ...
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Can I save my apple tree? Trunk's been bored practically through

I don't know how I missed it, but one of my apple trees has been bored by some insect(s) or even maybe by birds practically through: Now, the tree still looks healthy, all the leaves are green, there ...
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Undersized fruit

My plum tree is about 10 years old and has fruited for a few years. It produces loads of fruit, loses a lot before ripening, but they remain the size of a very large olive and I don't know how to ...
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An indoor Meyer lemon with almost no leaves (in S England)

I've had this tree for about 7 months. I watered it according to the nursery instructions...water until it runs into the tray then wait until it is dry for about 6 inches on the top. I also ...
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Is using sprinkler system in orchard a wise choice?

My orchard has walnut, apricot and apple trees and I have alfalfa as cover crop. For now I am using surface irrigation. I am planing to change my system to drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation. ...
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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A newly planted Persimmon tree has limp leaves, and black spots on them. What to do, please?

The persimmon tree was planted about 8 weeks ago - before a 3 day heatwave hit. Not sure it that was the problem, but it's leaves are turned inwards, and it's not thriving. We've watered it thoroughly ...
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Will my mango seed live if the root is broken

https://i.stack.imgur.com/FaxRH.jpg While tending this mango seed I accidentally broke the root off.I was wondering if the mango is no longer going to live or if it’s gonna make it.
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Identifying a potential Greengage Plum tree

We think that this is a plum tree, but we are not 100% sure and just wanted to confirm that there aren't any poisonous look-alikes out there before we taste one. From the small size of the fruit we ...
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Chance for a tree to grow from common seed

There is a message being shared around on Facebook in Romania that basically asks the readers to keep the seeds and pits from fruit that they ate (fruit bought from supermarkets or local farmers) ...
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Big hole on young Gemini apple tree trunk

The hole was much smaller before. It's getting bigger & more bark areas around it are cracking now. The hole & around areas are dry to the touch. Tree is 9 or 10 years old. It grows slower for ...
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Repairing a young apple tree with a snapped branch

This year I purchased a young "family" apple tree, with three varieties of apple grafted onto a single plant. It was planted in March and has flowered happily and is producing fruit. I staked it when ...
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How to get rid of ants without harming the tree

Several days ago I found in my garden hunderds of big black ants. What's worst: I traced them and found that their hole is at the base of my young Macademia tree. Can I get rid of the ants without ...
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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?

Pictures first, some discussion follows. Context shot.. Close up of the splintered limb.. The limb is probably about a half-inch in diameter. You can see that I attempted to prop it up, which was ...
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White stuff in lemon tree branches?

The stuff literally looks like white paint drops that fell on the plant. it’s all over the plant and it’s not paint. What is it and what can I do to get rid of it? Is it contagious? Thanks.
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How do I get a mango seed to go from the first shoot to a healthy plant?

I followed a video I found on youtube (can't find it again now), which said to wrap the seed in damp paper and leave in a plastic bag for a few weeks until the root and shoot started sprouting. I did ...
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Peach leaves drying up and falling off

I just bought a peach tree about a little over a week ago. It's still in the container as I haven't had a chance to plant it. It seemed fine when I got it, but in the time I've had it the leaves have ...
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Peach tree leaves turning yellow

I have a Hale Haven peach tree that has leaves turning yellow and falling off. I live in Kansas and we just had so much rain. I have never seen this yellowing before this year. I also have rug laid ...
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BLACKENING on edge of pear tree leaves & shoots

I can’t figure out what this is on my dwarf pear tree. I’ve looked around the plant and can’t see any pests. The tree is 3-4 years old. I have had the tree for two years. It’s 3-4 years old and ...
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My nectarines looks sick - what to do?

Our young nectarine tree just started to give fruits (after we managed to save it from the hyraxes), but the fruits look sick - they are browny and sticky. Also, many leaves have small holes in them: ...
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Persimmon tree - leaves turning black

I planted this persimmon tree on March 2019. We are in Texas. The tree was growing very well in the first month, I begun to notice there is something wrong with leaves. The leaves are falling. Three ...
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Stratifying Trees

I'm stratifying some maple trees, and others to grow for my future tree nursery, and I'm new to it. I stratified some maples by placing them in the fridge for six weeks, then they have been out for ...
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Not sure of the problem with our new Dwarf Orange Tree

As the title states, not sure if there is a problem OR if one is going to start. We've had this new dwarf orange tree for 2 weeks. Today I noticed on a few of the leaves underneath that there are ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...
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New potted dwarf Myer lemon leaf drop? under-watered? [closed]

What causes leaf drop in a young potted dwarf myer lemon tree?
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Weird black egg-like things on cherry fruit tree leaves

My bing cherry fruit tree just developed this about a week or so. It is mostly near the top of the branches on small leaves: Here is another shot (shiny thing was Neem Oil I tried to put on but ...
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Fruit cherry leaves got eaten by something?

I have bing fruit cherry tree and the leaves look like these It is randomly at different spots. Is this something I should be concerning? Is it caused by disease or some bugs eating them? UPDATE 1 ...
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How much space should I leave between apple trees and elderberry tree?

I would like to plant one or two apple trees and possibly an elderberry tree in my front yard. I have about 85ft of south facing lawn between a birch tree and my driveway to use. How many trees can I ...
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How to introduce an overwintered banana tree back outside for the summer

We got a banana tree last year and brought it inside to overwinter it. The tree was never put into the ground, it stayed in a large pot and is still in the large pot. Our overwintering method was to ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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Shall I cut off the suckers when my apple tree is in bloom?

I was away for 4 weeks and my apple tree became totally full of blooms!! I had not cut its suckers this year, and the last 2 years they may not have been cut properly. This is a beautiful Golden ...
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Why is this clementine/mandarin tree so small and why has it stopped growing?

I planted a clementine or mandarin tree from seed maybe two or three years ago. I don't think it has grown much over the last couple of years. See photo (with a sticky note for scale). It doesn't grow,...
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Hello, flowers of my caqui tree turned brown any idea why?

Hello, flowers of my caqui tree turned brown any idea why? Soil is sand
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Can I inoculate crabapple tree logs with mushroom plugs?

My wife and I are interested in setting up a bit of a stumpery as a feature in the garden and a friend of ours has a crabapple tree he wants me to remove from his property. I was wondering if it was ...
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Why are my orange trees dropping new leaves and getting dry?

Up until a few days ago, these orange trees were doing fine and well. They had nice new growth. Since three days ago I've been finding them dropping some of the newer leaves, along with some of the ...