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Why aren't my marijuana seedlings thriving?

Now that it's legal to grow, I decided to try growing my own. I bought a 1000 W LED light and have set up my seedlings in a 2 ft high area and the light is approximately 9 inches from top of plants. ...
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Multiply plant from motherplant

I‘ve multiplied a lot of Monstera plants in the past and know, that when you cut of a stem, put it in water, the roots will start to grow and you can pot them. Now I have a big Monstera Plant which ...
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What to do with wasabi flowering?

I'm trying to grow wasabi for the first time. The plant seems to be doing well and has produced several flowers (on long snaking stems). I'm not sure what to do with them. I know some plants grow ...
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What is this weird little bump on my tomato?

So I picked this lovely brandywine tomato yesterday and noticed this extra little bumpy thing. What is it?
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Too late to hill?

So time got away from me and the stems got to be over a foot high before I could hill them over. Is it too late now or will they still grow in after they're good and hilled. They have not even ...
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My yellow Zucchini flowers are closed

I have a Zucchini plant. The flowers were open a couple of days ago. Now they stay closed. The females are very small and have not grown much. Should I prune the plant and hope the new growth will ...
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If I tie a string to the top of a small tree, will the string still be near the top when the tree grows up?

I'm aiming to run some rope across the tops of several small trees, and I want the ropes to rise up with the trees. I'm concerned that, rather than raising the rope up with the growth of the tree, the ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I have attempted to grow cacti from seeds I collected from my own cactus. Since the last time I tried this (last year), only about 5 seeds started germination and then quickly died, this time I ...
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Marigolds growing too slow, some dying

These plants are from seeds and they are about 70 days old. They get 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer every couple of weeks and water every day. The thing is I guess they are growing too slowly and leaves ...
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light yellow green growths on basil plant stem

These strange growths appeared on my basil plant stem. Removed one sample and it doesn't look like an insect (it's firmly anchored to the stem, and doesn't move). It is hard and relatively dry. What ...
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Growth rate of strangler aerial roots in sub-tropics

In sub-tropical climate, like in Roatán, Honduras, how fast do aerial roots of young strangler figs grow? Ludwig et al. mention in their article Living bridges using aerial roots of ficus elastica – ...
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What will happen if I *don't* prune a Group 2 Clematis

I've read a bunch of recommendations about pruning clematis, by group. But I haven't really found anything that gives an indication of what will happen if I fail to do that pruning. I assume that &...
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Is it possible to keep prunus (Yoshino and Watereri) relatively small?

I'd like to grow a bunch of trees against my wall (something like an informal espalier - I want them flat against the wall). I am unsure of the two largest trees however. Yoshino and Watereri both ...
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Why are my repotted plants dying/not growing?

I have recently re-potted my plants as the soil they came with was either clay or too compact or they were already root-bound or the soil was not able to hold moisture. They have been shedding leaves/...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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Will Grow bags prevent soil pathogens from seeping into the bag from underneath?

I have an organic raised garden bed for tomatoes. Unfortunately a soil pathogen/fungi has damaged several of my plants this year. I could not find an environmentally safe way to treat soil pathogens ...
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Do spring-flowering bulbs inhibit the growth of other plants?

Last winter I planted a large container with several layers of bulbs (crocus, muscari, narcissi, daffodils, tulips). I wanted to repeat this display next year, and emptying the container to retrieve ...
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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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Why is my Yucca plant not growing?

I was given this plant and when it was given to me it already had the first leaves already grown. I’ve had the plant for about a 2 months and nothing has changed. Currently using Miracle-Gro potting ...
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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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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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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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