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good or bad guys in compost bin?

I am making this compost at home using green and brown materials (egg shells, banana peel, kitchen waste, dead leaves, green leaves, etc.). While there is no bad smell or any liquid discharge, I ...
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Need help! What's wrong with my peppers? Brown on underside of leaves

I'm a beginner and this is my first year growing hot peppers. A few of my peppers have started to become brown under the leaves and the plants slowly begin to look sickly. I've looked for similar ...
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Help identifying species of vegetable garden pest

I am having trouble determining what type of pest has invaded my vegetable garden. It has started with the bok choy and is working its way toward the peppers and herbs. Please advise.
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Is this white root rot on my philodendron?

I got this plant from my mother, who had been keeping it in a pot that doesn't seem to drain. I was digging around to see if there was gravel at the bottom or if I'd need to repot, and discovered this ...
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Can Anyone Identify These Freaky British Annelids?

The first of these fast-moving worms is almost like a caterpiller in that it appears to have feet (if you look closely at the photo); however the second most definitely does not and is therefore more ...
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Is too much sun better than full shade for Haworthias?

I recently had several scale-aphids attacks. It involves many of the shaded Haworthias. Systemic insecticides, soap-water blasting, removing and cleaning rotted roots and affected areas, weak bleach ...
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Is it a Peace Lily and can I rescue this?

Bought two of these (Peace Lily?) for the bedrooms but this one is in trouble - what can I do to rescue it? Am thinking it has been overwatered by house sitter during my absence and seems also to have ...
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what are these brown spots on my potato plant?

I have noticed brown spots on my potato plant but cannot figure out what it could be. Do you might have an idea?
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What are these black flies/gnats on my Zucchini Blossoms?

Trying to figure out what these bugs are and if they are bad for my zucchini plant. I also have a video but I can’t figure out how to post it. I will edit this with a link to it if I figure it out. ...
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What is causing my macadamia nuts to have tiny holes in them and are then hollow inside?

I have been growing a macadamia nut tree and have found tiny little holes in the nuts. When I cut them open, they are hollow inside. Are these rats eating the nuts?
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How to prevent bunnies eating my plants? [duplicate]

Bunnies are eating all my flowering plants. Is there a repellent that works best with bunnies? or what can I do to prevent them from eating plants?
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Basil leaves are scarred and wrinkled

My indoor basil plant has developed some scarring and has some pretty deformed leaves. Could it be due to the caterpillar that chewed up quite a few leaves a few weeks ago, or is something else the ...
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What is a small white grub-like larva destroying my huchera? [closed]

Trying to identify small white larvae that is killing plants like huchera. It is about 1/4" long with legs on its front half. Hates light. Very mushy. When squeezed it has no color.
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Small brown scales on my lemon tree [duplicate]

My small lemon tree has been showing these scabs for a while. They are brown, mm sized, and fall off very easily just touching them with a finger or a nail. Examining the soil with a lens I also noted ...
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Something destroying my flower garden and potted plants [closed]

All of my flowers, including my potted ones, are being dug into at the roots but the flowers are not being eaten. What do I do?
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How Do I Get Rid Of Moles [duplicate]

How can I prevent, get rid of moles in my yard? I have tried traps and the glandular poison. Moles come back every spring.
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How do I get rid of milllipedes in the garden? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with millipedes eating my vegetable seedlings? How do I get rid of millipedes they have taken over and are under anything left lying on the ground? I am pretty ...
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What are these small black winged insects in my lawn?

I noticed two or three small, black insects tonight while sitting in my lawn, which is presumably where they're coming from. It seems to have wings, and I think it has a sharp thing which resembles a ...
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What are these tiny black pest on chilli plant

They are really tiny and hard to focus on with a mobile camera. Are they good guys or bad guys? I don't think they are eating the leaves or the fruit, are they here for flower buds?
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Huge fungi in the cactus pot

A year ago or so, my cactus started developing yellow spots all over and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. As instructed, I got an antifungal spray (copper-based) and was spraying it once a week ...
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Any disease or pest problems planting a Honey Locust?

My goal this spring is to plant a tree in the backyard. The Honey Locust or Gleditsia triacanthos inermis is native, planted in my area, somewhat pest free and would do the job nicely. When I ...
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Which animal's droppings are these?

I was tearing down my tool shed in the garden and found these droppings on the floor. Can someone tell me which animal's droppings are these? Note: I live in the Pacific Northwest of the US
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Which Pest Attacked My Lettuce Leaves?

I planted romaine lettuce and I think it was attacked by some pests, but I can't identify them because I don't see any insects. I decided to replace with the new plants but it still get attacked. Do ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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What type of poison bait can I leave for the common UK wasp?

I've heard that you can leave poison bait for wasps, which can kill a nest when wasps return with the bait for young to feed on. However I am struggling to find such products in the UK. I've also ...
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Avoiding snails around potted greenery?

I had an idea about snail trap. I was wondering if placing a plastic ring in a form of a brush around a pot with needles pointing down would serve the purpose. Using very tiny spaced needles (i.e. low ...
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Hibiscus pest question

Any ideas what pest is plaguing my hibiscus? I kept it outdoors in central New Mexico until about 3--4 months ago when the temperature went below freezing. It's been inside since. I've had it for ...
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What’s eating the leaves of my bell pepper plant

I am so shocked to see my Bell pepper plant this morning. My bell pepper plant looks like this yesterday When I checked it this morning it looks like this My hunch is rats. But I’m not sure because ...
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Natural Organic slug/snail/pest repellants

currently all of my plants seem to be getting devoured by slugs or snails or both. I'm currently growing the following. Mint Basil Sunflowers Tomatos Strawberrys Runner Beans What can I do to reduce ...
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How many voles trapped until I give up?

I have a 5.5 acre lot backing up to a field where the farmer rotates corn/soy beans. Voles haven't been a problem until this year, but now they're taking over! The yard is now riddled with their holes ...
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Getting rid of strange eggs in houseplant soil

Help! I have a peace lily which I bought three years ago for almost a nothing as it was almost dead. I nursed it back to health and was doing great, after about a year of having it in it’s nursery pot ...
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Found this cotton like mold in areca palm in earthed plant

Found this in my areca palm trees planted in ground. The place is moist and recieves lesser sunlight. Should this be treated with some fungicide or just a raking of soil would do ? It is winter ...
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Citrus treatment for scale bugs and whether fruit is edible

I have some citrus trees with scale bugs, they are kept as house plants and live outside during the warmer months. They've been sprayed (regrettably) with a pretty nasty pesticide. It's called Bug ...
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Can you identify this insect? Mint plant

I found this on my mint plant lingering around. I live in egypt. It seems like a beetle but i don't really know.
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What garden critters are eating my tomatoes, and how do I stop them?

Location: Coastal Southern California in a relatively dense area (denser than the suburbs, but not dense like the city). Issue: I've grown tomatoes on and off in this area for the past 20 years and ...
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Should I use both blue and yellow sticky traps?

I currently use yellow sticky traps to control white flies and aphids infestations, but I noticed that the black thrips don't get attracted to the yellow traps as much as the white flies. I searched a ...
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My Peperomia has this little green dots

I recently got this plant from a nursery and when I got home, I realized it has these little dots all over it, is this some type of pest?
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How do I deter the honey-bees from my compost bin?

I have two composting bins on the terrace beside my terrace garden (TG). A couple of days back I saw a swarm of honey bees near my TG, and from yesterday or so I am seeing that there are a couple of ...
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Ornamental grape vine

I have something eating my ornamental grape vine new growth. Can you suggest something please? The vine is about 5 years old and perfectly healthy otherwise. I haven’t tried anything as yet.
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Yellowing spotted morning glory leaves

I'm wondering what's causing the leaves of my morning glories to turn yellow and develop black/brown patches, along with what looks to be like white mold, as shown in this photo: This is worse in the ...
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Rose flowers distorted

[MMe Hardy 1] [Mme Hardy 2]- English rose in pot.Distortion in bud through to full flower, except they do not open due to this virus [?] or pest.Flower buds normally have a greenish centre that opens ...
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What is chopping down my sunflowers?

I had a small pot with three sunflowers in it (firecracker). They went down one by one, each with the same thing. See the image below, it looks like a tiny beaver chewed on the stem, just above the ...
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Is this bug on my wisteria harmful?

I recently found this bug underneath the leaves of my wisteria. There were a few of them and they seem pretty attached to the plant (i.e., stayed put when I moved the leaves). They have also laid ...
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Best way to deter pests (gophers, squirrels, rabbits) from my fruit and vegetable area [duplicate]

I have planted fruits trees and vegetables (raised beds) in my side yard. Every summer i have visitors (not sure which ones) in the form of gophers, squirrels, rabbits (maybe), mice (maybe) that eat ...

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