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How should I grow a Bower Vine, especially in a climate that gets hot in the summer?

Bower Vines are on sale at Home depot. I can't seem to find info on this vine when I google around. I was thinking of buying them all and trying to get them to start covering our fence. It's in the ...
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Will the worm population in my raised beds be OK during cold or hot weather?

I'm in zone 4 and just finishing up building some 3' tall garden boxes. In the winter, the whole thing will definitely freeze. I'm worried that my earthworms are going to have to burrow 3' + 16" ...
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Why is my pecan tree only producing tiny fruits?

For a couple of years, my pecan tree has been yielding tiny nuts (3 cm/1 inch in length), and only a few of them. I live in a Mediterranean climate, and the last few summers were somewhat harsher ...
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Why has my bougainvillea lost almost all of its leaves?

I got this bougainvillea plant as a gift a week or two ago. I read up on it and it said that it needed direct light for at least 5 hours a day and not a lot of watering. But I live in central Texas ...
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Do I need to shade my veggie garden during a heat wave?

We are expected to have 100+ degrees Fahrenheit for the next 3 days. My plants are already looking pretty wilted. They get 12 hours of sunlight, often dry and windy as well. I'm really worried I will ...
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Which of these Air & Pollution cleaning plants best fit a window/ balcony in Mumbai Weather?

Most of the previous threads around such plants are centered/ biased around western nations, so finding ones that fit this Asian/ Indian city is different and key. Also, it would help apply to lots ...
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Tips for planting out of the recommended zone

I'm a home-brewer living in zone 9 and I would like to grow my own hops. I've found a few varieties which list 9 as their maximum planting zone, but most of my favorites recommend no higher than 8. I ...
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What can I replace my garden with?

I'm in a situation where its a waste of time, effort and money to take care of our many little gardens (Different separate gardens ranging between 20-90 meters square). Briefly, we rarely visit them ...
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What would be a good “cat grass” for the central Texas heat?

So I can buy the little pots of "cat grass" or even the grow kits at my local pet store, but I thought it would be more fun to have a little patch of it growing in the yard that (hypothetically) would ...
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How do I grow rhubarb in hot weather

I live in South Carolina (37 C or 100 F everyday in July), but I love Rhubarb. I planted 4 rhubarb plants in the shade on the north side of my house. 3/4 have died and the last is struggling. They get ...
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What about covering lettuces during hot periods?

This question reminds us that lettuces don't like too much hot weather. To look after my lettuce crop and guard against bolting, might it be worth covering the lettuce with, say, layers of damp ...