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Is this apple canker?

I've inherited an apple tree growing in heavily polluted ground (tailings and spoil from copper/tin mining). The tree is fruiting with nice sweet cooking fruit, but is absolutely covered in lichen and ...
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Mint with tiny black spots

I have recently started growing herbs. I'm currently trying to grow peppermint and I noticed it had small black dots on the leaves. Upon inspecting the bottom on the leaf there are small white traces ...
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What is wrong with this apple sapling?

I have an Opal apple sapling that I've been growing since she was a seed: only for the joy of watching a plant grow; not with any intent that she become fruit-bearing. She's spent her whole life in ...
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Pest identification on Fuyu Persimmon tree

My persimmon tree has been struggling for 2 seasons in the CA Bay Area. The leaves have been turning brown at the tips, eventually turning black and falling off. I’ve tried some copper fungicide ...
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When a compost is made hot are worms able to migrate to a safe place

If I were to add loads of nitrogenous material to a leafy compost and turn it vigorously, would the worms that weren't initially wounded easily be able to escape to a safe place before being fried by ...
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mushrooms in raised garden beds around strawberries

Orange mushrooms growing around strawberry in raised garden bed. What are they, and what are they a sign of? I’m in Vancouver BC, and it’s late July (summer). Plant hardiness zone 8b.
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White bumps on carambola (starfruit) stems - pest or infection?

I have a small carambola that is growing indoors in a pot. I've noticed recently that it has tiny white bumps distributed unevenly on the upper stems. What are they: an insect infestation? A fungal ...
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Black stuff on the underside of leaf on a lemon tree

I'm trying to identify what is wrong with my lemon tree. Previously it had aphids and I treated that and they're gone, but now it has some black stuff on the underside of the leafs and is causing them ...
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What is this fungus in my raised bed garden?

I live on the Gulf Coast. Torrential 1/2 hour rainfalls each day - dropping 2"-3" of rain, then sunny and 80-100% humidity, heat index 100-105F for past 2 weeks. Spores are beginning to ...
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Mold or precipitate on houseplant soil? Yellow peaks in soil clump tops

Ever since I got my 2nd hand dragon tree, the soil has had these yellowish peaks. Until today, I never really thought about them. However, I added some new soil on the old about a week ago. The yellow ...
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What's wrong with these carmen peppers?

I found a brown soggy spot on the middle of a carmen pepper in my garden and figured it got damaged somehow and was rotting. But today I found another on the same plant. A quick, uneducated internet ...
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What are these whitish deposits on the top surfaces of these houseplant leaves and should I do something about them?

A few months ago I had scale bugs on a different houseplant in a different room and asked about them in a different SE site: Are these little white fuzzy insects "scale"? What species and ...
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Avocado seedling too late to save?

I started growing my avocado seedling a few months ago. it’s seemingly been growing fine and I haven’t seen any concerning things. I’m a newbie in gardening and I checked my roots today and It seems ...
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Yellow substance on Dracaena Compacta Planter. Should I be concerned?

This is a post from Bangalore(India) (Temp: 20-30°C; Humidity: 75%) I recently noticed some yellow stuff on the planter(terracotta) of my Dracaena Compacta. Along with this with the plant also seems ...
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What are these white spots on the leaves of my fig tree?

I have a fig tree in my flat and some white spots have appeared and get more and more numerous and spread more and more over the leaves. It is not removable when rubbing with a tissue. I can't find ...
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Help - Outdoor Spearmint Has Fungus?

the spearmint plants on my balcony seem to be suffering from some kind of ailment. They are covered in black/brown/white spots. I water them several times a week as they get a lot of direct sunlight. ...
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Rubber mulch for artillery fungus - good idea?

We have a small bed in the front of our house as shown below. It has had artilery fungus for the last few seasons and I want to completely be rid of it. I am considering putting in rubber mulch, ...
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Brown tips on young Norway Spruce

Do you think I should treat these young Norway Spruce trees for a fungus or is this browning just from winter or transplant stress? We live in Minnesota so we have long winters. We planted a long row ...
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New Fig Tree Leaves Dying

Our fig trees budded and new leaves emerged, but after about a week the edges turned brown and the leaves have curled up and died. Only two leaves are left on one of the trees, though new buds are ...
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Spots on Shady Lady leaves - steps to improve

I recently had a Shady Lady tree, (Bucida buceras) the black olive tree), installed in my yard. This was the biggest and best-looking tree at the nursery but I am now realizing why it might have been ...
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Cayenne-type chili plants: yellow spots on leaves and 'spider web' on stems

It has been a while my chili plants show these symptoms. It seems relatively under control as they are not dying or dropping many leaves, but I'd still like to fix the issue if possible. Symptoms are: ...
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Help identifying the pest/disease on my Schismatoglottis

I've attached a pic of the leaf of a Schismatoglottis I got recently. It's otherwise happy, healthy and flourishing but a few weeks after new leaves emerge they are covered in a slightly brownish ...
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White covering on leaves of tulsi (holy basil) in winters

Full gallery Facing the same problem in 3 of my 4 tulsi plants Looks like a fungal infection to me, please advice. Happening in winters. It appears to have spread to 2 plants from one. Other non-tulsi ...
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Off white rubbery growths on my willow tree in the uk

I have off white rubbery growths on the bark of my willow tree. It has happened in the last few weeks with the wet weather.
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What is this white stuff on my succulent’s leaves?

I noticed this stuff on my succulents after a watering. They are indoors by a south facing window so they get plenty of light per day. I’ve included two close up pictures of the affected areas. I don’...
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What is this orange? pus growing on my Palm Tree?

What is this orange pus growing on my Palm Tree? We have two palm trees that are side by side, 1 is infected with this pus and the other is not. Is this a fungus? If so, which kind. Can I cure this ...
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A white fungus has started growing on the bark/knots of one of my tree. Anyone know how I can treat it naturally?

Anyone know how to treat this white fungus on my tree? Would like to save it and treat naturally if possible and avoid having it spread to the rest of the grove.
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Mosaic virus on pothos/hoya plant? Please help

My pothos plant has really strange yellowing/speckling on the leaves (the leaves are yellowing with speckles of green). I have had a thrips problem recently and am concerned the pothos got the virus ...
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Ficus decora leaf spots and dead tips

apologies if this question has been already asked elsewhere. I have some black spots underneath the leaves of my ficus decora, which I presume are a fungal infection (cercospora?) Could someone please ...
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What can I grow in my wet, moldy, clay soil that covers about 1/2 acre of my yard?

I am in the southeast and despite putting down gypsum, overseeding and aerating, I can't get grass to grow in much of my yard. I have stopped watering this area all together because it stays really ...
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What would cause cherry tree leaves to dry from middle outward?

I have a 3-year-old cherry tree which is losing its leaves early this year. They appear to be drying and wilting from the middle (large vein) outward. What would cause this? Notes: Located in ...
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Mango leaf disease

My mango plant has various symptoms so I'm not able to pinpoint the disease. Is it just a result of anthracnose or is it a lesser problem? I sprayed some Bonide copper fungicide. Is there a better ...
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Yellow/Black Spots on Tomato Leaves

I've grown a tomato plant in a Home Depot bucket for about 2 months now. It is an heirloom species called Dwarf Almadine. Recently, the weather has been really damp (mushrooms popping up from the ...
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How to treat lawn diseases (brown patch, leaf spot, melting) without fungicides?

Google tells me "stress your lawn", meaning cut the water for some time. But wouldn't that hurt it even more, given we are in mid summer? I live in Calgary, AB - Canada. Fungicides are a no-...
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Lemon Meyer - unidentified disease

my young Meyer lemon tree has been growing something I though was bark. However it is not bark but brown spots with tiny white dot in the middle. They come off easily as you can see some of them on my ...
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Palm leaves turning brown

I have two indoor palm plants plant 1 : I water it adequately and keep it inside room with adequate bright light not direct sunlight, but the leaves are turning yellow and some places I see rusting ...
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How do I tell the difference between fungus and natural coloration in zucchini?

I've read that white patches on zucchini can be natural, powdery mildew, or another fungus. How do I know which? 2 of my zuchinni have large patterns of white areas on all leaves older than about a ...
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What is this yellow fungus growing under my plants?

I don’t know what’s going on with my plants. Does anyone know what this? What needs to be done?
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What is this thing on the leaf of a Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) bush near a pond on Long Island, NY?

My first thought was some kind of insect eggs, but then it seemed reminiscent of some kind of fungal fruiting body.
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Can I reuse the lower portion of soil or pot that had fungus gowing in it?

I had a plant with a fungus growing in the soil. I have since replanted the plant with new soil and in a new pot. Since the old pot was rather big, I am wondering if I could reuse some of the soil in ...
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Pea plants- slug damage or something I did?

Can slug damage cause the bottom of pea stalks to die? All the bottom leaves are going black and crispy and falling off. I’ve seen another post where it said root rot but the planter they are in has ...
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Identify sludge/fungus that appeared overnight

I got up this morning to water and this white foamy fungus looking thing was in my garden. It wasn’t here yesterday so this is quite a bit of growth overnight. I don’t believe I’m overwatering. It’s ...
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What are these random mushrooms in my garden?

I check the garden every day for pests and to water, but seemingly overnight these random mushrooms (or whatever they are) have sprouted up. Is this dangerous? What are they? And why are they there?
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Any treatment for Phragmidiaceae on blackberry bushes?

I've noticed this on a few of the plants but doesn't seem to be affecting all of them. Is there any treatment for this? I've only read about prevention outside the growing season.
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Apple tree die back

I have a mature apple tree (well, several actually) in my back garden which is suffering from some sort of dieback. The leaves turn brown and shrivel and die. I've been cutting out all of the dead ...
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Brown spots with black edges on tomato leaves

I've got some brown spots with black edges on my tomatoes leaves - looking at other questions on this site with similar problems, none of them look quite right to me. I've attached pictures below. ...
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Black spots on Fatsia japonica

does anybody have an idea about these small black spots on a lower leave of Fatsia japonica?
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White dots on pepper plant leaf. Which nutrient/fungal problem?

Consider the attached pictures of some leaves of my pepper plant. There are white dots on the backside of the leaf which correspond to regions of mild translucency on the face of the leaf. Further, ...
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Little indentations on tea plant

I spotted these on 2 new leaves of my camellia sinensis, the other leaves don't have these at all, its inside against a western facing window, watered every 4 days fertilized every 2nd month, I want ...
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what kind of fungus is this

I did some research but I want confirmation because I'm really not sure. I live in northwest Oregon and I found it growing nearby our barn, on the ground underneath the eave of the roof.

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