Questions tagged [planting]

Putting plants into the ground

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Can I plant English Walnuts on earth berms above poorly draining clay soil?

I'm in Zone 6a, and I'd like to plant some English Walnut trees (not Black Walnut!), but have rather clay-ish soil. Also, the area where they'd need to be planted tends to get about an inch or two of ...
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How close can I plant flowering cherry trees to a garden wall?

I have almost 100m of Victorian brick wall bordering my garden I want to line the inside with flowering cherries so they overhang the drive, how close can I plant them without risking damage? Or are ...
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How close together should I plant laurels and how fast will they grow?

We have an aging 6 foot wooden fence section about 12m long running East-West. Rather than replace it I'm thinking about planting laurel which is attractive and will grow higher with time and care... ...
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What is the name of these palms? [closed]

I have a question about the name of those plants and I would also like to know how to care for them.
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How to obtain the inoculant for Lespedeza thunbergii?

I am considering Lespedeza thunbergii for my shrub border, and I found a document on internet that says: Lespedeza thunbergii is a legume, so you must obtain the appropriate fresh, viable inoculant....
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Magnolia grandiflora planted and looking stressed

I planted a Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Paris' in a corten steel container. It was bought as a 100L container. It’s now looking a bit ill or stressed, after about a month. I have clay soil, so tree was ...
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Should I remove or leave the plastic around the trunk of my new tree?

This tree arrived today to me via mail: (Click on the pictures for larger view.) It is wrapped in several layers of plastic. I plan to plant it in couple of days. I will remove the plastic ...
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Pinus pinea close to the house

How dangerous is to plant Pinus pinea 3m (10ft) from the house? The house has only one floor, so I gather the crown will not interfere with walls and roof. The situation would be similar to the one ...
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How should I grow Cornus sanguinea with respect to surrounding ground covering?

A group of yellow-orange Cornus sanguineas would really fit a spot in my garden. The cultivar I am interested in is appr. 1.2m (4ft.) max height, like in this picture: I plan to plant them even ...
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Indoor plant is looking sickly

I have an indoor plant (sorry, no ideas what type), and it's starting to look sickly. I'm hoping for advice. It's in a relatively dark room, but gets moved to the window for sun every so often.
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Bulb planting depth

I'm starting my fall planting and got to wondering - is the recommended planting depth to the top or bottom of the bulb?
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Planting magnolia tree a little 'high'

I bought a Magnolia grandiflora in a 100 Litre container. It needs to sit tightly next to a fence, with intent to block a neighbouring property. Now, here is the problem... The tree is 2m tall, but ...
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Planting yucca seed sprouts

I had some yucca seeds and I put them on a wet paper towel to germinate. In about a week they started to sprout, producing small white stalks as seen in this photo (not mine) I then planted the ...
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Should I try planting my plant in soil?

I cut a piece of basil and put it inside a vase originally for pure decorative purposes but now I see that it has started to grow roots and it still looks relatively healthy to me. I change the water ...
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How should I plant snowdrops along a long driveway?

Our drive is getting on for 100m long, bordering a wooded stream. We would like to line it with snowdrops but I'm worried this is a colossal task as some sources claim I need 100+ bulbs per square ...
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What plants will bloom in the fall in my yard in Seattle?

I'm looking for suggestions on what to plant in my front yard. I live in Seattle and summer will be over within a month, so I would like something that blossoms later in the year to give it some color ...
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Biodegradable material that keeps the termites away

Recently I came across Groasis Growboxx, a biodegradable coccoon that ensures maximum survival rate, and less water being used for their nurturing. This was tested in Urulikanchan, Pune, India. The ...
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How can I plant this seed pod?

I have been trying to find what plant this seed is. It was a gift from a friend and it cracked while I was wearing as a necklace. I am quite curious. thank u!
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Time to plant new shrubs and plants in New England

I would like to transplant my front-of-the-house shrubs and plants to my backyard because I don't like them very much. I then want to put in new shrubs/plants in front of my house. They will go on ...
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Is there a difference between seeds that are for planting vs sprouting? If so, what are they?

Title is the question, question is close this one, however there might be more information available specifically for planting. The price and quantity of sprouting seeds seem to, by and large, have ...
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Can a Sego Palm skip a growing season?

I planted a Sego Palm too close to a sidewalk . After years of trimming, I finally cut off at ground level . The trunk was about 42" , so I dug a 36" hole and planted it. This happened last fall , ...
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Spacing between Silver Birches?

I'd like to plant a small silver birch forest in my little garden. I'm going to plant two rows zigzagging the trees. What is the closest spacing I can use between the silver birches. Thank you
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Planting a flower plant under a huge mango tree

I have got this flower tree that i found near a pond. Dunno what it is bit its beautiful, so i have decided to get a small one and plant it in my garden. But i have about 6 mango trees in an area of ...
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I need to grow one radish plant per pot, for a science experiment. How many seeds do I plant?

Title says it all. I need to grow ONE plant. How many seeds to grow? It's a small clay pot.
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Seed amount per plant spot

im new to gardening! I planted various lettuce plants but now im not sure did i did it right. I am not sure should i plant one or couple seeds per plant spot. I checked various youtube vids and i saw ...
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Planting fruit tree after bud break

According to the Arizona Master Gardener Manual: The best time to plant bare root fruit trees is during the dormant period. In general, trees should be planted as early as possible or about 30 days ...
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How can I keep my Kumquat tree from growing too tall?

I'm planting some Kumquats along the side of the drive. However, I notice they grow to 3-4 metres (10-13 feet) high and wide. How can I keep them smaller? I considered putting the pot into the ground ...
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Can I plant saffron in spring?

I ordered some saffron bulbs and thought they would be delivered in the fall but they are here now. The directions say to plant immediately. These came from China. They were a little moist from being ...
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First time gardener using a small raised planter - how to plant seeds?

I'm brand new to gardening and just got one of these to put on my deck and try to grow some vegetables for the spring and summer. The bed is roughly 30 inches x 20 inches, so it is pretty small. Also, ...
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Can I mulch a plant bed before planting in it?

Can I mulch a plant bed before I plant in it? Can I just clear out the mulch at the spot where I want to plant shrubs later on? I am planning to grow shrubs and ornamental grass.
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Does seed spacing in aquaponic systems differ from soil systems?

I am planning on starting a small, vertically-stacked aquaponic planter, with two beds and a small aquarium. Because my climate experiences periods of drought and near-freezing lows during winter, I ...
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How close to space sweet basil?

My basils (six of them) were purchased growing very close together in a ½ quart (≈ 500 ml) pot and are at least 6 inches (ca. 15 cm) long already. They are very droopy. I think it may be difficult to ...
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Are all plants able to be cloned?

Do all flora possess the capacity to be cloned or viably reproduced from their trimmings, offcuts, and so on? Or is this trait exclusive to certain varieties; or specific (cultivars) taxa?
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What to do with 250 seeds!

I bought a packet of seeds that comes with 250 seeds! There's no way I have the space to plant 250 Silverbeet plants in my backyard, 10 plants maximum. What should I do with the 240 leftover?
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What is a good method for planting Ball and Burlap trees?

This is when the tree is dug (usually using a tree spade), and the root ball is wrapped in burlap for short term storage. It can be in a wire basket, usually if the ball is large. The burlap is ...
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Please tell me what kind of grass this is

This grass grows naturally in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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What's wrong with planting a tree deeper than the root flare, or mulching higher?

People tell you that when you plant a tree, you should plant the root flare level with the soil line. And when mulching, that you shouldn't pile the mulch up over the root flare. What harm can be ...
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How much water logging and salinity can Eucalyptus trees tolerate?

I was reading a study (Growing trees on salt-affected land) talking about planting eucalyptus trees on salinity and water logging affected lands, which can reclaim the land as farmland after one or ...
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Are there downsides to planting in fall in Northern California?

I'm a new homeowner and need to replace plants in our lawn in Northern California). Is it okay to plant now or is there a reason to wait for Spring? Is the main difference flowering? Will plants root ...
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Does it matter which side up a seed is planted?

I've got some seeds which I couldn't identify and I'd like to know if it makes any difference if I plant them the "wrong" side up or sideways. Would it significantly decrease its chances to grow? Or ...
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How far apart should I plant Japanese box for a low hedge?

I was wondering what the distance is when planting Japanese box hedge. I plan to space them every 20cm as the height of the hedge will be approx 30cm when trimmed. Is 20cm the correct spacing?
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Why is it recommended to plant squash on mounds?

The title is pretty much the entire question: why are squash & zucchini so often planted in hills?
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Potted small bushes put in the ground without removing the pot, just for this coming winter

I have an azalea bush and a Japanese barberry bush that are still in their original pots. Since we have not decided on the layout of our garden I would like to put them in the ground just to shelter ...
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What's the best place to plant this grape vine?

I purchased a grape vine plant from a nursery today, its called a vitis vinifera, or Flame Seedless. It seems fairly healthy and I would like to plant it now. It is midsummer here in So. Cal and ...
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Excavating a yard

I have some landscaping work to do around my house. Am planning to start off with a 1.5' x 4" trench around the house, followed by a ~4' x 12 " plant bed , followed by a 2' x 6" trench for a walkway....
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How can I transplant sprouts growing from a Mimosa stump?

I cut down a mimosa tree and now there are tiny sprouts coming out of the stump. Is there any way I can transfer and plant the tiny trees somewhere else?
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How important is it to use mycorrhiza if you're planting trees, and bushes?

I was watching a video on bare root tree planting, and was wondering if you really need to use mycorrhiza if planting a tree/bush.
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How close can I plant a new climbing rose to an existing mature plant?

I have a mature climbing rose. It's about 5 years old, so I think it has probably reached its maximum size. It's a little over 6 feet (~2 meters) high and about 2 feet (.6 meters) at its widest point. ...
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How do I plant potatoes that sprouted in my pantry?

I'm gearing up to plant some red potatoes from the grocery store that sprouted in the pantry. When I plant them do I plant them stem-side-up? And, should I plant them shallow so the stems poke out of ...
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I keep reading about sea buckthorn in sandy soil, can I plant them in rich black soil for better results?

I have a part of the yard that is incredibly rich top soil, can I plant them in the soil to give them the initial boost for a few years?