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Grape Vine Plant - Summer Heat

I live in a place where the temperature would be around 45-48 degrees Celsius during peak summer. Does grape vine require green-mesh covering on top of the vines as protection, or does plant would be ...
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How to plant hydrangeas behind shrub

I am looking to plant hydrangeas pan bobo behind a mini hedge of boxwood green velvets. Should I elevate the soil for the hydrangeas so that they stand out more? I worry if I plant everything at the ...
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Mini solar-powered pump for poorly-drained soil

I have a tree which wants well-drained soil but which is planted in clay (other than the good soil that was added around / below it). Because of where it is, it can accumulate too much water, so I put ...
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What type of cocoa pod this is?

Does anyone know what type of cocoa this is? I live in a tropical country in Southeast asia. The pod originally has a green color and now its turning yellow or reddish in color. The surface of the pod ...
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Which side of my house is best for planting a new rhododendron?

I am moving to Pennsylvania, and I would love to plant some rhododendrons. Ideally, I would like to have them show from the window. Of course, the places where they would show the best from inside the ...
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Rototiller needed for fresh fill?

I have a 200 sq. ft. area that has just been filled with dirt. I'm planning to add 2" of topsoil and then plant pachysandra. Since the dirt underneath has not been compacted, to I really need a ...
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Why is my cilantro seedlings stem so long and barely any leaves? And How can i make it grow nicely?

I have included a picture of different pots i used to plant my cilantro/ coriander. It has been 3 weeks since germination and planting. I added some dried grass mulch so that it doesn't grow too long ...
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Why should I not grow 2 different types of raspberries in the same bed?

I've often been given advice (in blogs, books and verbally) that if you have planted a particular type of raspberry in a bed to not plant a different type. I've always been disappointed that it's not ...
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Foundation Shrub Planting in September

I live in North Texas (North Dallas area). I have put off re-planting some shrubs/bushes that were killed off in last year's deep freeze. If I plant appropriate shrubs at this point in the year in ...
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How should I plant this Camelia with an odd root structure?

I bought this Camelia a while back, probably should have picked a better specimen, but anyways, notice the odd root structure: Should I plant this with this top part buried? Or leave it exposed ...
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How to identify if it is a pink guava or white guava from plant or leaf

I wanted to plant pink guava because pink guava is rare in my area. It is a small town. White guava is very common here. So, I went to a small nursery here. He sold me a plant of about 5 feet and said ...
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Planting bulbs early?

I have in mind to plant bulbs for various flowers, for next year. (Specifically, I'm thinking about crocuses and tulips.) I know that the recommend planting months for these are in the autumn, but ...
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Save the Aristocrat Pear tree

I planted an Aristocrat Pear tree about a month ago. It was droopy when I got it but thought it was due to being in the pot for too long and not getting enough water. I figured it would get better ...
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Do I need to divide my elephant ears to stop yellowing of leaves?

My elephant ears has sprouted 4 bulbs and has grown a lot of leaves. However, even though its still producing new leaves, the smaller leaves keeps on turning yellow. I’m not sure if its overcrowded in ...
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Rising Sun RedBud - is 42" away from the fence enough and is it OK if come with slab edging near the trunk?

I have the below design. I am about to plant the large tree at the top midle side of of the below plan As you can see for the lilac tree that is at the corner of the house I did not go around it with ...
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Possible to grow sweet potatoes in towers?

This year I will be planting potatoes (Yukon Gold and Russet) as well as sweet potatoes. This coming weekend I will be building so-called "potato towers" for the Yukons & Russets using ...
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Can you plant white walnuts in summer?

Bought a house in Dayton, Ohio, and want to plant some white walnut trees. (Temperatures: I've seen it get down to like -5F, a few years ago, but looks like it rarely gets below 15F.) I've found a ...
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I found a blue plastic tarp about 6 inches under landscaped area in the front yard. Can I remove it?

I have encountered a curious situation I'm hoping someone can solve. When I started digging a hole to plant a young bush in my front yard, I saw 1-2 inches of wood chip mulch, then a black landscaping ...
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Is applying fertilizer to newly planted rootball laurel bushes a good idea?

I've recently planted some medium size (about 4' or 1.25m) root-balled cherry/common laurel bushes. Some are looking a little unhappy a couple of weeks later and I wondered if applying some balanced ...
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Does ginger's rhizome need to be cover?

Last week, I have planted a dry old ginger that has kinda developed buds.. I planted it an inch deep as many guide on the internet has said but this left quite a lot of the rhizome expose which I ...
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Planting bare root perennials

I bought some bare root perennial flowers which have some fairly long roots attached. Should I trim up these roots before planting? As is, the hole will need to be very wide lest the roots be twisted ...
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Flowers in the lawn (UK)

The garden where we're moving to is mostly mud where there once was lawn. We are going to relay the lawn but I would very much like to have those tiny daisies and buttercups growing in the lawn as ...
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Can you grow mushrooms from other mushrooms?

I saw a video of someone growing mushrooms from burying another mushroom in dirt. However, most other videos show only show that you can grow mushrooms from spawn or spores from a company. Can you ...
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Small mail order perennials - OK to plant now?

I've just received a load of mail-ordered perennial plants, things like vinca minor. They're quite small, some don't even have any visible plant part. Here in the UK it's pretty cold at the moment, ...
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Will my Gai Lan come back on its own?

I planted a dozen gai lan plants in a container last year. They did very well and I got a nice harvest of leaves, and then let them go to seed. It's been a very warm winter here in Portland, OR, and ...
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Should planting depth be adjusted for a rooted cutting?

I've acquired some rooted holly cuttings that I intend to plant out in the field. The cuttings were rooted in media and I obtained the cuttings with an intact root-media ball. When planting a cutting ...
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Gardening on a slope

I have a back yard with a slope, about 25-30 degrees, and there is only a small amount of space that I can garden. What is the best way to garden on a slope?
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The fastest way to produce fruits from trees

I want to plant a fruit tree orchard, and I am a bit confused between: Planting trees from seeds and then grafting them Growing from existing tree cuttings Cloning branches and transplanting them ...
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Companionship planting spacing

If I want to plant companion annual plants (example Okra and sunflowers, tomatoes and basil and pepper...) How far will every plant be from the other in order to obtain a good symbiosis?
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Should my garlic be sprouting already?

I planted garlic last weekend, expecting it to come up in the spring, as indicated here. Then I went away for a few days. When I came back today, it was already sprouting. Should I be alarmed? Is this ...
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Planting tree with crooked trunk?

I have a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that has a crooked trunk. Is it doomed to have issues at some point? Is there anything special I should do when I plant it?
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Is there major drawbacks to plantings cedars in the fall?

I wanted to replace my fence with a cedar hedge in the spring. Following a miscommunication, the fence got torn down earlier. Can I plant cedar in the fall? Is it merely not recommended, or is it a ...
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Staghorn Fern Non-Hanging Planter

I’ve just been gifted a staghorn fern and it’s outgrowing its nursery pot already. I read that you’re supposed to hang staghorn ferns either by mounting them or in wire baskets. Unfortunately my ...
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How to plant bare-root trees in very hard ground?

I want to plant a row of hedging in ground which is very hard - using a normal garden spade you can barely dig it which bodes badly wanting to dig a few dozen holes! I can see things grow well once ...
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What's wrong with my cucumber?

brown water-soaked, and it starts from the top of cucumber leaves. I put them into a wet condition, but no symptoms of bacterial disease or fungal disease. Really need help
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Killing grass with cardboard

I am considering growing a garden on what is now grass and am considering how to get rid of the grass. One method I have become aware of is to lay cardboard on the grass and wait. How long does this ...
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How do I explore and make changes in my garden?

We recently bought and moved into our home. The previous owner set up some great plants (natives, water smart, fragrant and pollinator friendly) and trees with watering automation as well. The visible ...
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What should I grow in my rocky+sandy+salty soil?

I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish: Make the area look nicer Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property Discourage people ...
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How to transplant avocados rooted in water to soil?

I have 7 avocado plants that I started in jars of water with toothpicks. They're now all between 9 inches and 2 feet. As they've outgrown their jars, I'm looking to transfer them to soil now. I know I ...
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Should I prune these low branches on my tomato plant?

My tomato is probably 3 weeks old and now it's end of July. Should I trim the low branches in red circle? What else should I do now to accelerate tomato production? Fertilizer? I am Pacific Northwest....
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Should I expect multiple weeks of tree shock if I plant bare root?

Linda Chalker Scott (The Informed Gardener, and "The Great Courses" teacher for The Science of Gardening) suggests clearing off as much of the material from the roots of a tree before ...
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What flower is it and why it has leaves only

I bought the bulbs in Costco 1.5 mo ago and forgot the name. What is it? It looks tall and big leaves but no flower so far now in July timeframe. I am in Pacific Northwest. Is it a goner?
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Growing celosia outside in the UK

Can celosia plants be planted outside in the soil in UK climate? I have a small spiky celosia that I purchased from a gardening centre, where it was stored in a polytunnel. I understand that these ...
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Planting in soil filled with ivy roots

I want to place some plants in the borders of my terrace garden. The house has a large amount of ivy running up the side of the terrace. When tilling the soil, I've discovered that it's completely ...
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why my 4 weeks old indoor coriander and garlic chives falling apart?

I have started growing coriander and garlic chives on port inside house. Till four weeks after planting ,every thing grows well. but now I found all branches look very week and cannot stand firmly and ...
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What house plant this is?

My wife picked up this plant and it didnt had a tag , though it looks beautiful. I have noticed it doesn't take much water and going fine in less light unlike the basil plant lying nearby dries ...
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Rose tip got brown burn quilted and dropped rose head

I bought this rose from David Austin last year https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/the-poet-s-wife-shrub-rose Every since it was fine until I check it today in May 25 (I am in Pacific Northwest) It ...
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What's the deal with these spikey seedy things from my blue carex grass?

We are in our 2nd season with this blue carex grass, which runs the length of the house. But this year there are tall, spikey, seedy looking things coming out of them. Not all of them, but most of ...
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Will seed potatoes still produce potatoes if they are planted too early?

I planted my seed potatoes in March in containers and put them outside. We had cold days and even snow once. Will my seed potatoes still be able to produce potatoes?
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