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Why don't my cucumbers grow longer?

My cucumbers grow into little balls and then start turning yellow, which means they are already ripe or over ripe. They don't grow long. Why not?
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A tale of two “pinch backs” (should some plants not be pinched back?)

I'm no "gardener" but I like to plant from seed and watch things grow. I am trying to learn a bit more as I go along. I planted the zinnias in the photo below a couple of months ago, started indoors ...
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My redbud tree in Maine

I planted my redbud 3 years ago, 2 years they have had lots of leaves no buds. This year there are no leaves at all, around the base of the tree there are little twigs growing with small leaves. Is ...
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Single or multiple points of light for growing?

Is is better to provide light to a growing plant from less point of light to emulate sunlight or more points lights to simulate a cloudy day?
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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What is this Growth On an Eastern Spruce tree

Do you know what this odd looking growth is?
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Strange growth on my desert rose

My pink desert rose has a long stem growing from the top of the plant. It has a two inch stock which divides in two parts to form a letter T shape. the two parts are now about 6 inches each in ...
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What seed is this? Oak?

I had this seed for a long time in my kitchen in a dry container. I decided to see if I could just plant it in a pot. When I was inspecting it I sensed that the outer shell was now easily breakable. ...
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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can a purple onion plant thrive on water-only?

Is this article, 29 Plants That Grow in Water Only (Without a Hydroponic System) accurate, that is, can a plant thrive with only water? I ask this question since, from the half of a purple onion grew ...
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Are my roses killing my Lavender bushes?

We have 3 lavender bushes in our front yard, they get plenty of sun and we prune the regularly. We also have a rose bush which is doing alright, although I did have to cut some stems from it last year ...
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Bonsai Ficus, recently repotted now roots growing from surface

I repotted a Golden gate Ficus bonsai about a month ago and just noticed something today I'm not sure about. It appears 5-6 root tips have hit the sides of the pot, growing on the surface and some ...
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How do I properly cut and cultivate my lemon trees to keep them smaller?

I started growing these two lemon trees from (random storebought lemon) seeds a few years ago and they grew considerably over the last summer after putting them in larger pots. Because I live in ...
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How does removing spruce tips affect the tree health and growth?

I recently learned that spruce tips are edible. Having an abundance of spruce growing around here I'd like to harvest some for culinary experiments. My question is, how will this affect the trees' ...
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how can i stop my dracaena growing to tall?

[![enter image description here][1]][1]I had just one dracaena 10 years ago. But it grew too fast. Finally It reached to top of the room. At first, it was not quite a big problem. Every time when It ...
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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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Most effective method for growing moss outdoors?

I have a bare patch of shady ground in my background, about 10 feet by 15 feet in area, where I'd like to start growing a healthy layer of moss this year. I have a limited budget, less than $100 US. I'...
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Growing multiple stems on Dracaena

First I must say, I am not quite sure the plant is really a Dracaena… Well, I see lot of similar plants growing a "multiple" head with several stems but mine is only growing straight up. I have been ...
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Three organic avacodo pits, two are one color, the third is another

I have potted three organic avacodo pits and am wondering why two of them are growing tall,thin and red in color while the third is shorter with a thicker green stalk.
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Is aloe supposed to grow like this?

I just propped it up but it is really top heavy and some of the leaves are pretty droopy. The outside leaves seem to just stack on top of eachother and never spread out and around. Should I cut the ...
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Correct spacing between roses

I have 3 hybrid tea's and a grandiflora in pots that i wish to transplant to the ground this spring but im unsure about the right spacing distance between each them. I've been reading about it on the ...
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Wildflower seeds in a pot

I purchased, on a whim, a packet of my favorite wildflower seeds (California poppy, cornflowers, etc.), but I don’t have a yard that I can plant them in since I rent. I do have a handful of large-ish ...
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My Cat ate the top and many of the leaves of my Oak Sapling; advise on how to stimulate growth

I have been growing some indoor plants as a project with my son, including a small oak sapling that grew in a planter we had outside during the summer. One of our cats, for reasons unknown, ate the ...
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Rule of spacing between roses and vines

For example, If the normal spacing between grape vines is 8 feet, then does that mean that a hybrid tea rose with the recommended spacing of 3 feet would also have to spaced 8 feet away from the ...
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Is my avocado ok?

I have been following online instructions for growing an avocado tree from seed, but I'm starting to worry about the lack of shoot growth The first tap root formed quite happily and has grown down to ...
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Sago Palm - Won't put out more than a few fronds at a time

How do I get more growth from my Sago Palm? It never puts out more than one circle of fronds at a time until this winter. It put out three very long fronds as a second circle, but the leaves are dying ...
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Where to cut to grow another tree?

Our neighbor has the tree in the picture, and he offered to let me cut a section of it so that I can regrow it in my yard. Where should I cut? Or does it have seeds that I can replant?
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Miniature Peperomia Pilea depressa, losing leaves and color

I've had this plant for about 9monthes and it's been generally doing well, it even sprouted new babies (?). However, in the last 3 months, a good amount of its leaves are browsing and falling off. I ...
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Will Bradford pear suckers produce flowers?

A 21 year old Bradford pear split and was cut back to ground level. After a couple of years there are at least 20 suckers that are 4 foot high making a thick hedge. Will they keep getting taller or ...
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How to grow a tree on steroids?

How can a tree be made to grow bigger and faster constantly over 100 years? Could a full grown tree be given a constant trickle of water and a time-released nutrient pack, like huge miracle grow stick ...
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Reviving rubber tree - almost all leaves are gone - one shoot left

I moved away for a year, and left my rubber tree with a friend - unfortunately I think the move shocked it, and it's now lost almost all of its leaves. Do you have any tips on what I could do to ...
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How long will it take to grow branches back on a Green Giant?

I just had an incompetent Arborist prune my Green Giant. For some unknown reason he cut 4 branches totally off leaving a huge bald spot front and center of my row a arborvitaes. They claim it will ...
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How to promote multistem tree growth?

I planted a young liquidambar tree (which was basically just a single 2ft branch, plus roots off course) this spring. For unknown reasons (transplant shock?), the tree soon appeared to be dead. ...
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Emerald Greens trimming

When is it to late to in the year trim emerald greens in Seattle? I don't want to hamper their ability to recover before winter.
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Green side up, green side down

Parrots sleep upright on their perch; bats sleep hanging upside down. In the plant world the mantra is "green side up" but is this always the case? Are there any plants that would find roots above ...
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Is it possible to know if a small avocado plant is going to be a fruitful tree?

I started growing an avocado pit, which grew very nicely until now. I was wondering if there's any way to know if it can become a fruitful tree - if so I'd like to plant it in my garden, but if it ...
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Various Questions About Fairy Castle Cactus

I have a few questions about my Fairy Castle Cactus. It’s barely grown since I bought it, in contrast to my other plants. I’ve read conflicting info about the amount of light it likes. I’m using the ...
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There is this strange white growth around the outside of my pot plants

So, recently we have been conducting an experiment in which we have had to try and grow bean plants while using fertiliser to compare which fertiliser is the best in terms of growth. Over three weeks ...
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Big cactus identification and how long does it take?

I found these huge cacti in a garden-center, the two on the right. The largest in the back was over 1.5 m in length! They were a little bit too expensive, so I thought maybe start from seed... What ...
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Four leaf clover only growing three leaves

I found a patch of lawn with a high percentage of four leaf clover (standard white clover), carefully dug up several four leaf stems with roots, and transplanted into a pot. But all the new growth is ...
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What is attacking my morning glories and how do I get rid of it?

enter image description here What is this affecting my morning glories? And what can I do to help get rid of it? I have took a wet napkin and wiped them off today. I also have seen small bugs ...
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Why do plants need water?

Might seem like a stupid question at first, but let's think about this for a minute. Obviously, the living tissues contain some water, but it seems negligible compared to the quantities that plants ...
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Why would broccoli become all twisted at the root system?

I was looking at my broccoli plant today because it was at about a 60 degree angle, and noticed that the broccoli stem is twisting back and forth. What would cause this? I'm doing charged core ...
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My lemon tree has not grown for the last few years and has remained stick thin. Can you help me revitalise it?

Unfortunately this lemon tree hasn't grown for the last 3 years when it was planted. Its situated on the north side of the house and should have plenty of sun although it's winter now in Melbourne. ...
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Is rubbing alcohol poisonous to shiitake mushrooms?

Within 24 hours my shiitake log got covered with a lot of green mold from a manufacturer, and feel I should douse the log with alcohol to try to save it. would this be a good idea?
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Will collards grow from a stub?

I was in my community garden today, and all I found of one of my collards was 3 leaves around the plant, and about a 1 inch stub. Will my collard likely grow back?
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why do vines attach themselves to wood chips

I was looking at my Mexican Sour Gherkin plant yesterday, and it seems like it's attaching itself to my wood chips. Why do vines attach themselves to wood chips like that?
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how long does the root system on Malabar Spinach need to grow before it will show any growth?

I have a red and a green Malabar spinach, and it seems to be waiting to grow, how long will it likely be before i see any real results?
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Chives have yellowing ends. Is it normal?

This is the first time I ever grow chives. They are in a seed pod, along with other herb bods in a hydrocultural system (one of those simple amateurish ones sold on Amazon). I planted them 37 days ago....
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Encouraging more berries

I have different types of blueberry bushes-from 1 year, to 10 years. I have done all the recommended things to have healthy plants. They all have lots of leaves and do make blueberries, but not so ...