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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

I have purchased a 3 year old grape vine. It is about 6 to 7 feet long. Ready to be planted. However, the growing place I have is in the corner of walls. The walls are about 7 ft long. If I grow this ...
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How do I get a pineapple to fruit?

I have this big pineapple that was sold as "White Hawaiian" (now in 10gal grow bag) that I can't keep overwintering inside. I've tried various rotten apple tricks this year to try to use ...
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What is the temperature range for eggplants? Why can't I get fruit?

I live in Orlando, Fl. I planted these plants in late February and they started to flower two months later and no fruit. I have tried the paintbrush way to pollinate the plants. I've tried the tapping ...
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Does compost made with fruit waste as 'greens' provide enough nitrogen to my plants?

I've made a load of compost which has now fully matured and mixed it with a fair amount of leaf mold and soft sand (I believe sand that is encapsulated in clay). And with this combo made a potting mix ...
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Why are my strawberries shaped like this?

I moved my strawberries into my greenhouse earlier this spring for the first time and im aware that they are likely underpollinated (ill probably move them outside next year). I was wondering why they ...
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Gardening with negative or positive ORP (oxidation reduction potential) water

Gardening with negative or positive ORP (oxidation reduction potential) water. I know ORP is related to Ph but has anyone done any experiments with negative ORP vs Positive ORP growth? From soaking ...
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Will vegetables or fruit contain microplastics in near future similar to microplastics in seafood?

I see that ocean is full of plastic and that causes plastic to be in seafood. So my question is: If intentionally or non-intentionally plastic is introduced into soil, could that lead to plastic ...
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What is eating my strawberries? NSW Australia (clean cut)

I can't find what could be eating my strawberries. As soon as they are ready, I am always 8 hours of sleep to late to collect them. I put a net that is almost impossible or a bird (although they may ...
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A webapp that enables gardeners to create planting calendars for their region. How can I improve it?

I've made a web app for people living in remote regions that helps share planting information between them and lets them build a planting calendar together for their community or location. It's called ...
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How can I keep my strawberries from rotting before they ripen?

This is the first year I've planted strawberries, and the majority of them rot before fully ripening. Specifically, the part of the berries that rots is whatever is in contact with the soil—the half ...
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How do cucumbers happen? What does "very poorly pollinated cucumber" mean exactly? How can pollination be "uneven"?

This answer to Strange Fruit from Tomato Plant begins: That looks like a poorly pollinated cucumber (the type of distortion on the fruit is exactly what you'd see if pollination were uneven). ...
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Can pineapple crown grow root in 24 hours?

I planted a crown of pineapple almost 24 hours ago, today it has been sitting on the windowsill. I am not sure if the roots have already grown up or what is that. I am very interested in growing ...
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Why do my grapes burst open before ripening?

I have a grapevine on the southwest. It was put in by the previous owners so I don’t know the specific variety. I have not yet managed to harvest from this plant; we moved in a bit over a year ago and ...
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High Bush Blueberries with shriveled berries

I have a some wild high bush blueberries in US/NH and there is one bush that needs a major pruning. In past years its produced fairly well but I've definitely noticed its bloomed out a lot this year ...
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High Bush Blueberry with brown "seeds"/fruits

Ok so my property is in the US/NH and I've slowly clear back some land and brought back a bunch of wild high bush blueberries to health. There is one bush which is still pretty shaded that I don't ...
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Do I dare drastically cut fruit bushes back?

I'm seeing a cherry bush that has all the flowers up high (out of reach), and a current bush that doesn't seem to really be producing new growth. Should I cut them or any other bushes to the ground?
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Why doesn’t my gooseberry set fruit?

I have many gooseberries and currants plus some jostaberries that we just put in this year. Mostly, once they got established, they’ve fruited well. With one exception. We have one gooseberry that has ...
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Help Identifying Fruit

I was hoping someone may be able to identify this fruit that was picked unripe. I was thinking maybe a Tamarillo but not sure. Thanks in advance. Thanks so much for the response. Here's a photo of ...
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Help identify please .. fruit in south of France

Picked in south of France .. about 2 inches long. Sweet smelling. Any ideas?
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Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
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What is this fruit/vegetable?

Found this in an indian grocery store. What is it called? How is it used?
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Can fruiting plants detect that they are in an indoor environment?

I have a blueberry plant that's a few years old now, and when I left it outside it grew berries, but indoors it did not, despite nearly the same conditions. This got me wondering if my plant knew it ...
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How to encourage flavour development in raspberries

We planted raspberry plants in our garden a few years back. We quickly learned that to get most fruit production they need to be cut back to just a few inches above ground once they start to die back ...
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Need help determining all possible locations for growing plants

I am creating a social media website for gardeners. One of the features is that gardeners can create their own garden journals. A user can indicate in the garden journal where he or she is growing the ...
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How to feed and mulch fruit bushes

I found some good information on looking after fruit trees of types common in the UK here (https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=539) Essentially: Clear ground of grass around the trunk Apply ...
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What plants won't do well in 12 inch raised bed

I built a 12 inch raised garden bed with weed tarp at the bottom. (See also Raised garden in flood zone) I put the weed tarp in to prevent grass and other weeds from coming up from the ground. This ...
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Is this a papaya? What kind, and how do I know when it is ripe?

There are several trees with these fruits growing wild near where I'm staying in the Caribbean. I let one ripen from green to orange and cut it open. Is it a papaya? And what kind? This one didn't ...
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Can anyone tell me type of grapes these are?

I happen to have these grapes here in India with me, no one seems to know the name of this grape. It has got a thick skin and thick gelatinous pulp.
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My Apricots have raised brown bumps on them, any idea what they are?

This Apricot tree is producing fruit which has raised brown bumps on the flesh. Does anyone recognise what these are? The tree is located in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Thank ...
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What is this fruit?

My friend asked me whether I recognize the fruit in the picture and I don't what it is. Does anyone recognize it?
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When is peach season?

When is peach season? I heard it is summer but I swear I remember peaches being in season through October? Could you provide me information about peaches in the fall?
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What kinds of fruits and vegetables can I grow at the end of August in zone 7b/8a?

I am in northeastern Mississipp (zone 7b/8a). What are good fall/winter fruits and vegetables that I can start growing now (end of August)?
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What kinds of fruits and vegetables could I plant here?

I am thinking of growing a garden in the area between the two fences in the photo. What kinds of fruits and vegetables would do well? It is not full sun, but by 10am most of the area has sun. If you ...
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On the history of tomatoes

I have found many blogs and articles saying that the original tomatoes (before selective breeding) were the size of peas. Is this true for the majority of them? What is an authoritative source for ...
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Strawberry plants not producing fruit

I've got quite a few strawberry plants, they're in those planters stat stack on top of each other and there's probably about 10/11 plants altogether. Perhaps 1/3 of them have long stems with fruit ...
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Growing Piel de Sapo melons stalled

I am experimenting growing Piel de Sapo melon plants from seed that I saved from the supermarket. I have four plants. It took some time but eventually I got some female flowers that pollinated and ...
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Dwarfing a tree

I wanna know whether if I can use any rootstock to dwarf a tree, or I need to use a specific rootstock and if so what types give what sizes and where to get them. And how do I dwarf a tree in general. ...
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Mango tree not bearing any fruits after cyclone

We have a relatively young (<15 years) mango tree in my hometown and it has beared fruits for more than 5 years. However two years back there was a cyclone(also known as hurricane/typhoon depending ...
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What's the best way to eliminate slugs on strawberries?

I am new to strawberries, but I have about 50 plants (maybe was too aggressive with my order)that have just started producing fruit. About one in five berries has a chunk missing - I'm assuming this ...
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What are the seeds I can preserve and use in my terrace garden? [closed]

I have preserved haldi (turmeric) since December and planning to plant during this month. This has worked great last year. I will like to know what are the other seeds those I can get from day to day ...
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Fruiting my Mango Tree indoors

I have a small mango tree from seed that produces wonderful white flowers. I was wondering if and how I could get some mangofruit from the tree. I live in the Netherlands and the potted mango tree ...
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How can I get my mushroom kit to finally fruit?

I've never grown mushrooms before, but I bought a Herbal Since Ling mushroom kit 6 weeks ago. It consist of a plastic miniature greenhouse and a substrate block. The substrate block was covered all ...
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Is old un-used potting soil still good for use

I've had a larger bag of potting soil sitting outside on a deck for about two years. Recently I decided to try and grow fruits and I was wondering if the potting soil would still be okay to use
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Lighting for indoor citrus to produce full fruit

I'm getting a few different citrus trees I'd like to grow against the wall in my living room. I currently have a hydroponic veggie setup so I'm not a total beginner. I was wondering what lighting I ...
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Why did my blackberry plant fail to set fruit?

I planted a dwarf everbearing blackberry ("Baby Cakes" cultivar) in a container this past spring. After growing vigorously through the summer to fill a 30-35 gallon trough, it flowered ...
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Why does my Choko keep dying off, but then it grows up from the ground again?

A Choko is vine which is supposed to thrive all year round but mine's dying off every winter. It grows in a subtropical area, but the weather is very changeable, sometimes it's as hot as summer other ...
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

I have an indoor lemon tree that has two lemons. It took a long time, but they finally turned yellow from green. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
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Why is my pineapple not growing bigger?

I planted my pineapple about 5 years ago from the head of a store bought pineapple and even though it hasn't died and is still growing, it hasn't got nearly big enough to produce fruit or even ...
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Granny Smith apple trees fruit health

I have a young apple tree and it has fruit for the first time, but most of the apples have this in them. Any advice would be welcomed.
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Ground cherry problem

I'm having a weird problem with almost all of my ground cherry plants. The berry, while still on the plant, ends up poking through the paper. it's hard to describe but it's like the paper doesn't grow ...
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