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Nightshade? What kind?

I recently moved and the spring/early summer in New England has been a chance to figure out what previous residents planted. One I have yet to identify is this plant: About 15 popped up in a south ...
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Is this a tomato plant? Not too sure what this plant is

The flower petals aren’t yellow. It looks like a black nightshade. Can anyone confirm this?
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Purplish discoloration on the leaves of solanum torvum

Recently my Solanum torvum started developing purplish discoloration on the leaves It is visible primarily on the top surface of the leaf, and lower, older leaves are more affected than the top ones. ...
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Do wood chips make tomatoes wilt?

I've noticed that putting wood chips around the base of my tomato plants seem to make them wilt, but my eggplants seem to perk up with having them around the bases. Why is this?
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Stressed plant - how long before pruning?

I purchased (literally) distressed inventory from a local garden centre - Asian Eggplants which need A LOT of TLC, including water, larger pots, removal of way to much (mainly over ripe) fruit and ...
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What is this plant with clusters of purple berries at junctions of opposite serrated leaves?

This plant has clusters of small purple berries at junctions where the leaves meet the stem. The leaves are a medium green color and serrated at the edges. It's from Mission in the Lower Mainland ...
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Ideal climate for germinating nightshades

I have built myself a simple heated environment to start growing some plants (in the middle of winter). Reading online I was surprised to see that the optimum temperature for germination of ...
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Help Identifying this Plant

I have a plant which I've been told is a Deadly Nightshade - but the more I look into it, the more skeptical I am - for a start the berries are in large clusters, and it looks to me like a tree rather ...
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Getting rid of deadly nightshade

I have just discovered I have some Deadly Nightshade plants growing on my property, and I'm not sure of the best way to deal with them. The plants seem pretty well established - they must be about 2 ...
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