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Questions tagged [growth]

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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 ...
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How do I know if seeds are growing?

I bought some "aji dulce" (peppers) seeds from home depot,and I planted two of them in a pot, but I have no idea if these seeds are growing since they are so small. Instead of planting them in a pot ...
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How to grow grass in the shade?

I live in NW Pennsylvania and in the woods. I've tried everything to get grass to grow under the trees. I've put down peat moss and fertilizer and seed for shade but it won't take, I get just moss. ...
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How to grow leaves from a sweet potato (not in a jar of water)?

I once accidentally grew sweet potatos in my kitchen - it was just sitting there for a while since I haven't used it, without rotting, and it started growing. I'm trying to reproduce it, because I ...
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Does most fungus grow better in hot damp conditions, or normal temperature conditions?

I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should add some life compost to top dress an area I'm trying to promote fungal action in that area or not. Does most fungus grow better in compost like ...
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higher temperature or more lighting - whats more important?

I'm trying to choose between 2 places to grow young bell peppers which will be transplanted in a few weeks. The first one is outside with plenty of natural light. Temperatures during the day are ...
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What to do when cucumbers are turning yellow and dying but leaves are ok

I'm learning to garden and have successfully grown bottle gourd and zucchini. I also planted cucumbers but they are turning yellow and I cannot figure out what is wrong. I have looked at a variety of ...
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How long does it take to grow Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) from seed?

I am planning to plant a few dozens of Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) on my section in Southland, New Zealand in August/September this year. I have read a few instructions on how to germinate seeds and ...
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How important is seed orientation/direction?

What are the effects of different seed orientations on germination and further development? Could it make a significant difference in germination rate, survival, or even growth rate? I wonder how ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

I planted a seed I got from a grocery store lemon about 4 years ago and this is my tree today. It's not very big, and the branching is kind of weird. I don't mind if it produces fruit or not, I just ...
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Tofu as a growing medium?

I just had a strange idea of no actual significance, but I was just staring at a block of tofu and wondered if you could plant things in it. Has anyone tried this? How does/would tofu fair as a ...
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Is this pineapple plant dead?

I planted a pineapple plant. Some leaves died. Tips of others died too. But, as you can see in the picture, most of it is green. It has been this way for months, and no new leaves grow. Is it dead? If ...
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What to do with a plant that can't support its own weight?

I received this plant (I'm sorry, I'm not entirely sure what it is) a few years back when it was on death's door and only had a few living leaves left. I managed to bring it back to health but that ...
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Can I plant cilantro with roots on it that I bought in the grocery section of a store?

I bought this cilantro in the grocery department of a large store. As you can see in the picture below, it still has roots attached. (I can post a clearer picture if you want.) Would it start growing ...
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Can you have a shade-loving plant under full sun?

While looking for information about caring for monstera deliciosa, I've sometimes read that they prefer shade. It seems this is the case for other plants as well, but I find it puzzling and I haven't ...
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Why is my bermuda grass dying in the sides of the house, but doing great in the middle?

My Bermuda grass keeps declining in the sides of my yard but is growing great in the center of the front & back. The same pattern of growth is occurring to all of my neighbors as well. I live ...
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What is a non invasive, large, structural species of Bamboo?

I just purchased some property, and I'm interested in growing bamboo to use for various projects on the property ( hoop houses, tripods ). So I'm looking for fast growing, large, non - invasive ...
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How long can an Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) live?

Thanks to another question, we know that Opuntia can live for decades. Can they live for centuries? Rather than determining the age of a specimen, answering this positively might mean identifying one ...
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My chili's don't want to ripen

My plant (Lemon Drop, sitting in a pot on my balcony) is making huge amounts of leaves, flowers and new chilis but the ones it already has seem to stagnate both in size and ripeness. What should I do?...
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Can a Sego Palm skip a growing season?

I planted a Sego Palm too close to a sidewalk . After years of trimming, I finally cut off at ground level . The trunk was about 42" , so I dug a 36" hole and planted it. This happened last fall , ...
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Is something wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I have an Aloe Vera, although I am thinking its not very healthy as its quite limp and thin. I am thinking I need to repot into something larger/deeper. I water it once or twice every week or 2 and ...
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What is this weird growth on my cucumber?

It is about 8cm tall and used to be green but is now slowly going white... Is it some form of tumour? Edit Here is the picture of the whole cucumber (for you disbelievers). The growth can be found ...
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How should I “free” these trapped sprouts?

Look at the sprout on the right: You can see there is a clump of dirt and a little mineral thing stuck on its "head". Should I let it keep growing like this? Should I pick it off? I'm worried about ...
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Why does my Basilikum have small leaves?

As you can see, my basilikum plant is quite tall however the leaves are too small. When I bought it a month ago it had really healthy and big leaves. I have cut them to make pesto, and after that ...
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Why isn't my Ginkgo biloba growing any leaves even though it's already June?

I have a couple of Ginkgos. Last year I got them by mail, there were already yellow leaves when I got them. They went to sleep around October or November. This year it is already June and they have ...
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Zz plant not growing within 1 year

https://imgur.com/gallery/C1TQ2 Pictures above Hi! I am reposting since my previous one was lacking important info. I have a ZZ plant that I got roughly 9 months ago. 3 months in, I repotted it, ...
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What is the limiting factor in plants growth and production speed?

What is the limiting factor in plants growing and production speed given that all nutrients are adequate in the soil. Some factors I can think of: intensity of light concentration of CO2 in the ...
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Is there an ideal drainage to soil layer ratio in terrarium etc.?

The question is about the size, ratio and composition of the drainage and soil layers in some improvised terrarium. It's made out of a 8'' (20cm) truncated/shaved off glass sphere (basically a cookie/...
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Yucca – brown mushy spots on the leaves

We have given our Yucca's new flower soil. Now they have mushy brown spots on the leaves. Before, they stood in the living room without direct sun. Now they are outside (sun in the day (morning 2 ...
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Does moss require darkness when grown indoors?

People always say that moss prefers to grow in (moist) dark, dappled, shady, or otherwise low-light conditions. Strictly speaking, I don't believe that's the case. I think in a natural environment it ...
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Does moss require darkness? [duplicate]

Everybody knows that plants need light for photosynthesis, to grow and remain healthy; but do they require (or benefit from) sleep/darkness; or can they be bathed in light 24/7? I'm not talking about ...
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What causes tomato plants to bear large fruit?

Of course I know that some tomato varieties yield bigger tomatoes than others, but on a given plant, some of the fruits are bigger and some are smaller, so I am just wondering: Besides variety, what ...