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leggy basil with small leaves

My recently lush windowsill sweet basil has gotten very leggy after having been stressed by underwatering for at least several days (might have been as many as 10). While it was not dead when I got ...
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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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How long do tomatoes live for?

How long do tomatoes live for under ideal conditions? Do different varietals have vastly different lifespans?
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What is the average lifespan of most maple trees?

In general how long do maple trees live? Does the lifespan vary a lot according to species? I'm thinking of planting a few in my yard and I'm wondering how long they will be around.
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How often should soft fruit plants be replaced?

We inherited blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries and strawberries when we moved into our current property ten years ago. The blackcurrants and gooseberries still seem to be giving a healthy ...
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