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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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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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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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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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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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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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My scotch bonnet (Bonney pepper) buds won't open

I live in South Korea. In early March I planted some scotch bonnet seeds. I've had to keep the plants inside because I live in an apartment and have no way to keep them outside. It's now raining ...
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Is this weeping willow dying?

I have a Kilmarnock miniature weeping willow. planted 2 years ago. This year it has new leaves on top, but underneath the branches seem dead. Also, the new branches are not hanging down but growing ...
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I think I over pruned this rubber tree plant and I am scared I killed it, any advice would be appreciated

I had an extremely leggy rubber tree plant that I was gifted and based off the advice I was given I cut all the stems to 6". It has been nearly 2 months and I have not seen any growth. Im not ...
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Bamboo making a sound

I have some bamboo growing in three containers which total about six square feet of surface. The culms are about a half inch in diameter and six to eight feet long. I had a good number of new shoots ...
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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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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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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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Cordyline stunted growth from crown

I have 2 australis red star cordylines (about 4ft tall) which have done very well for the past 3 years, having been over-wintered in the garage on polystyrene bases. I have just noticed that the ...
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Wasabi main stem growth

I got a couple of wasabi seedlings nearly three years ago and planted them in large pots. Last weekend I dug one up to eat and was pretty disappointed with how large the main stem was. However there ...
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How can I grow my Chinese elm bonsai bigger?

I Bought this bonsai a few weeks ago and everything is going good (I've pruned the roots and branches, it's in a small pot, and it's even growing new leaves very fast). There are no actual problems ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get this badly-pruned magnolia back to a natural shape?

We bought a house a few months ago that has a magnolia tree in the front, as shown below: As you can see, it's sort a mess, with long thin branches shooting upwards and down. If you get inside of it, ...
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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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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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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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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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Potted lemon tree not growing/flowering

I bought a potted lemon tree (>1m tall)and I had it indoors until the weather was good enough to then move it onto the balcony (west facing). Since I bought the tree (2 months ago) I have seen ...
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Why does my Bird of Paradise have arrested development?

I've had a Bird of Paradise for about two years and it has done well in its current location, which is an office building with three huge, west-facing windows so it gets bright indirect light most of ...
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New garlic growth splitting out of the main stem?

I can't find any advice on this online anywhere. my original 1st,2nd and third leaves of my garlic are dying back (first leaf has died back completely), but all of a sudden I have new growth coming ...
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How big around does the trunk of a Fuyu Persimmon tree get?

How big around does the trunk of a Fuyu Persimmon get? I have a newly planted Fuyu Persimmon tree that we are wanting to build a deck around. I want to make sure I give the tree enough of a hole to ...
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What to do when one seed sprouts two growths (polyembryonic?)?

I bought a lemon from a "local" veggies/fruit store. It only had 3 seeds, which I decided to plant, recording all the process. Procedure: Soaked and properly peel the seeds. Cut just a ...
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What is causing tiny new growth to die?

I have a young Jalapeno and its new growth is dead looking. It has tiny leaves and its flowers are dead and brown. I looked using a jewelry loupe and could not see any pests.
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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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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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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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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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Fig tree languishing after 2 years - how to reinvigorate?

I have a fig tree which was planted two years ago next to a wall. The soil-side of the wall faces north, the sunny pavement side face south, so it provides plenty of heat. The sun can shine on the ...
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Root system size and planting distance from smokebush (smoke tree, cotinus coggygria) to wall

Am thinking of planting a smoke bush in an area that is enclosed by a retaining wall, but am concerned about the root system eventually growing big enough to displace the wall. How can I estimate the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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