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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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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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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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What’s wrong with my mango tree?

The mangos sometimes fall off, but most of them develop like a split right in the middle where it’s curved (dry, then it falls off). This did not happen last year. We water it 2-3 times a week, ...
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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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Can anyone tell me type of grape 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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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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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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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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Is the fruit from this plum blossom tree edible?

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I just recently bought a new house and in the backyard of this house there are 3 plum blossom trees (at least that's what I was told they were by the estate agent). The ...
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Are large strawberries supposed to be fan-shaped?

My new Gurney's Whopper strawberries are growing large as advertised, but are an odd fan shape. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I have here a picture of Gurney's Whopper strawberries ...
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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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What's the name of this pear cultivar? (green skin with brown coating)

What's the name of this pear cultivar? It has a green skin but it can have a coating in brown color. On Wikimedia commons, the ones looking closer to this are "Bojniczanka.jpg" and "Pyrus a1.jpg". Is ...
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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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What is this green-ish thing inside the orange?

So, inside this orange there is this "alien" thing. Before I want to say that this is GMO, I need an reasonable explanation about this. What is this thing?
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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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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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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 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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Why does my Goji Berry produce many flowers but never bear fruit?

I have a 4 foot tall Goji Berry plant that has been prolifically producing flowers all year long. None of the flowers ever become fruit. I've witnessed hummingbirds poke into each flower because they ...
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Is using tomato slices really viable for starting seedlings?

This seems to be doing the rounds lately. I saw it on pinterest last night. Basically you take a slice of a ripe tomato, place it on some potting mix and then cover it. 10 days later you get tomato ...
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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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What is this creeper with small flowers and a strange fruit?

This creeper was growing around a tree in our yard. We separated the vines and put them through/around the iron handrail and fence visible in the images below. The vines are between 2 and 5 metres ...
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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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What apple tree is this?

I bought the house in January. There are two apple trees side by side. One is more of a crab apple tree with mall apples that turn red. But the other tree grows bigger yellow-ish apples. I've picked ...
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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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What is the difference between a melon and a squash?

When looking at either the fruit, or the plant of either, is there a specific characteristic, or set thereof, of either group that distinguishes one from the other? I am curious as to the ...
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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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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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What is this red corn-like fruit?

I've had these in my garden for years but only saw the inside of one today. I remember seeing something like this in a salad once. What is it, and is it edible?
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What vegetable/fruits plants will rabbits not eat?

I have an area for a few raised beds were it would be impractical to secure against rabbits. What can I plant there that they won't be interested in? I'm assuming they won't eat any berry types, but ...
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Why have only the female flowers bloomed in my pumpkin patch

I planted two Giant Atlantic pumpkin plants in my garden around 9 weeks or so ago. The male flowers where the first to show, many of them but haven't bloomed and are quite firm to the touch still. ...
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Why are the figs rotting on my tree?

I have white fig trees in my yard, and this year we are experiencing figs that seem to be waterlogged, and are now turning brown and falling from the tree. Some that have remained on the tree have ...
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How Can I Make Sure These Gerkins will Produce Fruits?

I planted the seeds of these gherkins and they all grew. I then planted them into a larger pot but they've grown very big now and the pot is quite tight for them. I want to transplant them but I also ...
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Strawberry leaves have purple-red rust spots

I bought some strawberry plants from Homebase and kept them inside until the weather improved slightly (perhaps Homebase isn't the best garden centre to buy plants in the UK, I don't know). Then, I ...
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Training Japanese vineberry

Context I have been growing this Japanese Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) for 2 years, and it was already 2 years old when I bought it. See annotated image below. I have usually pruned it by removing ...
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Are these “wild” blackberry bushes?

My kids are fruititarians. There also happens to be a lot of produce-bearing trees and plants around our neighborhood, and when we confirm it is okay with the owners, my children like to help ...
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

We have a 4 year old dwarf lemon tree. It has never flowered until this year. Many flowers and a lot of fruit, however the fruit seems to have stopped growing and has been stagnant for 3 weeks. We ...
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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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Will fruit/vegetables split with heavy constant watering?

I've heard that fruit/vegetables will split with inconsistent watering, but will it split if it can get water to its roots desires (i.e. "I go any deeper and I'll drown", or "if we get a heavy ...
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Can japanese beautyberry handle wet feet?

The plant sale is selling beautyberry this year, and it sounds like a great plant to grow for fruit, so can I grow beautyberry if the water table is only about 1 foot down? It could just be the spring ...