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Pest damaged central leader on young Thuja

It seems an insect chewed and effectively severed new tender growth at the topmost portion (central leader) of my young Thuja plicata: How will the tree respond to this? Does it continue growing ...
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My sunflowers are too tall (over 5') and butting into the top of my enclosed garden

I planted seeds for 3 varieties of sunflowers: autumn beauty, mexican, sunspot. I'm not sure which but one of the varieties just grew and kept growing and did not flower. At this point, it is over 5' ...
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Weird spots on my cactus

My cactus has significantly grown over the past few weeks and iv noticed these weird spots on it, it’s spreading around it. Dose anyone know what it could be or how to treat it?
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Does white spruce have new growth only in spring?

In May my white spruce started growing new branches, and by now they are almost the same color as the rest of the tree. There are still some old branches that have really small buds, but no new growth....
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Does new green growth suggest root growth?

Zone 8, USA I planted six Oakleaf Holly bushes in November 2020. They were container grown and unfortunately very pot-bound. I performed some serious root pruning before planting into the earth. (This ...
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Will my young avocado tree grow up tall if the top burned off during it's first summer in the ground? Or is it's vertical growth stunted now…?

About 2.5 years ago I planted a 4-5 foot avocado tree and didn't realize how truly delicate these things were. I planted it in January and it had a harsh summer with many branches burning off ...
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Aloe ID and why they look stunted?

My Aloes are growing well. Those two, however seem to prefer different conditions. I never figured-out if they do better with more shade (leaves become more succulent but much paler), or more water (...
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Could these be the seedlings of poisonous plants?

I brought my plants in last fall to keep ‘em from the winter weather. In January, I noticed a few seedlings growing in my pineapple planter. I let them grow since they didnt look like common weeds. ...
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Trees that get energy from foliage vs roots

I've heard the term that some trees get their energy and strength from roots while others get their energy from foliage. Something to do with deciduous vs conifers But I've not been able to actually ...
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Yet another indoor Meyer Lemon tree that fails to thrive

Had this plant for two or three years, and it's never bloomed, let alone produced fruit. Produced some gigantic leaves, but that's it. Hasn't produced a leaf in months. Windows are facing south, so ...
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Growing wheat from grains

I want to grow wheat. Do I have to purchase special "seeds" or can I use the "whole grains" that I use at home? They are 100% Organic KAMUT wheat grains that I purchased from: ...
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Plumeria too close to other plants?

I live in San Diego, CA. I have a Plumeria planted about 2.5 ft from a thriving Bird if Paradise. The Plumeria seems to be at a standstill. Should I move it or take cuttings?
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Can you grow mushrooms from other mushrooms?

I saw a video of someone growing mushrooms from burying another mushroom in dirt. However, most other videos show only show that you can grow mushrooms from spawn or spores from a company. Can you ...
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My lime tree cutting has developed flower buds along the stem but no leaves. The cutting is about 8 weeks along

My lime tree cutting is about 2 months along and it has not produced any new leaves but is producing flower buds along the stem. Should I be seeing new leave growth?
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Dracaena Propagation/thicker trunk

I have 3 questions about my Dracaena! She currently has 3 nodes off the main trunk. If I cut the trunk in half, will these nodes die? Secondly, I've seen some Dracaenas with incredibly thick trunks, ...
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Is this a sign of stunted growth (on tomato seedlings)?

I germinated this batch of heirloom Tiny Tim tomatoes, and have been told that they start off really slow. It's been a month now. There are a couple of them that has a swollen stem like in the picture,...
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Growing potatoes in a bag yielded very small potatoes

I planted potatoes in a bag and in a week I started seeing beautiful green leaves, I started adding more soil every time the plant grew and after a while I filled the whole bag. after 10 weeks the ...
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7 years old Rose shrub giving shriveled up leaves and flowers

I live in South India ,we shifted into our new house 7 years ago and planted this dark pink rose soon after from a nursery .There were 2 of them, but one of them died soon after planting, from shock I ...
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A Strange Growth has Sprouted in the Center Stalks of my Dracaena

I have had a Dracaena for 5 years. It just recently sprouted a bud like growth in the center of several of its stalks. What is this and what does it mean?
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Do truffles grow from the air?

I found an ancient text which states that truffles do not "grow (derive their growth?) from the ground". I have found two medieval opinions on what that means: They "don't have roots ...
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What does this plant need?

I spontaneously adopted this succulent from a shop. I've never grown a plant before. I learned what I could from videos and people and the internet. My request is for information, help me understand ...
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Bonsai growth stunted

I am out of ideas. We've just repotted our bonsai tree due to the fact that it became potbound. We found some beautiful compost and off we went. We previously repotted him a few months after we bought ...
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How to water very small plants correctly?

I have planted Parsley(one in the green pot) and some flowering plants in small pots indoors with holes at the bottom for drainage. I've seen small white pebbles recently which when I googled seem ...
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Growth of my plant

It's been a year since I bought this plant. When I had bought this it had only 2 leaves and was tiny. I then transferred it into a big pot. It then grew quite fast but from past 4-5 months it's not ...
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Hollyhock deteriorating immediately after blooming

I live in Denver, CO and last year I planted 2 Hollyhock plants in my backyard. The plants were about 1 foot tall when I put them in the ground and they are in a spot where they get full sun/plenty ...
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Schefflera leaflet count dropped after pruning

I got a Schefflera plant recently in a 4" pot. I pruned it to encourage branching (cut off the top a little.) Before pruning, new leaflets were always set of 8. The rest of the plant has leaflets ...
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Restore grass field which is overgrown by nettles

I recently own a piece of land (800m²) which used to be full of grass. Lately the grass is being overgrown by nettles. Right now I'm at the point where almost all the grass is replaced by nettles. My ...
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Campsis is growing very slowly with holes in the leaves

We purchased our red Campsis Radicans in the beginning of May which is depicted below. This picture was taken today. What surprizes me is that many articles claim that Campsis is a fast growing vine ...
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Will a plant stop growing if new growth is dropped?

Some plants grow out of the top leaves, starting with a leaf or two and then extending the stem. I have two plants like this, medinilla magnifica and rubber plant. See the image below for reference. ...
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Peonies stopped growing and froze in time

In March this year, before the lockdown, we purchased 2 peonies in our local garden center in the south east of London which were about the same size: Sarah Bernhardt and Karl Rosenfield. Picture of ...
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Oyster mushrooms turn reddish brown, pretty much every time. Is this a moisture or temperature or some other problem? Pls help

This is my 6th or 7th batch of mushrooms, and they all eventually turn the same kind of reddish brown and the caps don't really form. I've managed to get a couple of good flushes, but something is ...
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Can vegetable plants do well if planted within the lighted area near a (LED) mercury vapor light?

Due to mobility (and other) issues, I can't just put the veggies I want to grow into the ground. I need them to be at a level which doesn't require bending. In the past, I've used "dead refrigerators" ...
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Elder (Sambucus nigra) losing leaves

I'm fairly new to gardening and in need of some guidance. I've searched around for a bit but couldn't find anything except general care and pruning instructions. Two years ago, I purchased and ...
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Potted Salix has only produced leaves at the end of the stems so far this year

I was given a potted salix last year and it grew well. So far this year, only the ends of the stems have leaves (probably about 25% of the length of the stems). There are nubs along the stems where I ...
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Why are my Fiddle Leaf Fig's new leaves are dying?

I've had four new leaves show up on my Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata). However, a day after they start to unfold, the leaf dries out and turns black. What could be the reason? I got this plant from ...
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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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How can I encourage my plants to push out larger leaves?

I have some potted plants (Philodendron selloum, Monstera deliciosa) that were propagations from larger plants. Their leaves are on average only about 4 inches long. They were propagated about a year ...
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What is this white tuber on my cactus?

Yesterday I noticed that my cactus had a white tuber type thing growing out of it. Is this normal? It's almost doubled in length in the past 36 hours.
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Problem with Growing coleus blumei propagate in water

I have one coleus blumei main flower which have had black stem problem. So i removed the black parts and placed that corrupted part into bobble with water like this: And after almost three-day i ...
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

I am moving to Mississippi soon and am trying to figure out trees to plant at my house. My favorite tree is the quaking aspen. Will this grow there? And any recommendations of other trees, bushes, and ...
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Dwarf Orange Tree growth problems

My dwarf orange tree has stayed the same since it was put into the backyard about 5 years ago . She has grown 5 oranges that were normal. After that she has stayed the same and grows flowers in the ...
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How do I encourage my potted Lilac Palibin to grow more leaves and flowers?

I live in Munich, Germany, and have had my Lilac Palibin bush for nearly a year. It has grown well in its pot on my south-east-facing balcony. However, now spring has arrived it has few leaves up ...
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Remove buds to speed up growth of newly planted cherry laurels (Prunus Laurocerasus Novita)

In november I planted around 65 meters of cherry laurel (Novita). I would like them to grow higher and more dense, as quickly as possible. As winter is ending, they are producing a lot of clusters of ...
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What is this plant growing from a pineapple plant

I have been growing pineapples in my backyard for around five years and this is the first time I have seen this plant grow from underneath a pineapple plant. The pineapple plant is from the top of a ...
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What should i do with this mulberry tree?

Last year i had planted 4 mulberry trees outside but slowly they all started to die. I figured it was the soil. It was badly compacted. Eventually, i was left with just one which i decided to pull out ...
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New plumeria cutting

OKKAYYY I got this cutting as a gift and was told to put it in a small vase of water, change out water weekly, and wait for it to root.. Well, my sister in law did the same thing and hers started to ...
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Producers of oxygen

Are plants the only producers of oxygen? (I know algae aren't plants, but also produce oxygen, but asides them) Do mushrooms,other fungi, and plantlike organisms also produce oxygen?
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What is this plant and how to take care of it?

I live in Bangalore, India and was gifted a plant 4 weeks back. It's a small one, has small thick leaves. It was fine for couple of weeks. After which the leaves turned a little yellow, 6 to 7 leaves ...
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Caffeine containing plants that will grow in Germany's climate

I plan on switching from coffee to a more regional alternative but can't quite figure out which plants would be suitable. I'm based in Germany so it would be great if the plant grows somewhere around ...
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How to bring my Olive's branches back to life?

I have an Olive tree that I keep indoors and potted (lots of sunlight in room and let it breath outdoors occasionally), I went away for a few weeks and the leaves on the bottom few branches have ...

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