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Mystery plant growing in yard? TX

This is long and semi-waxy, but soft. I was just outside re-potting some other plants and was thinking about pulling some other flowers that had spread and came across this. It's like.. hair. It doesn'...
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What precautions should I take while planting tomatoes?

I am thinking of planting Tomatoes in my garden and just wanted to know all the precautions one should take while doing so. As these plants are susceptible to various diseases and other problems I ...
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Didn't dig a wide enough hole for a tree sapling. How do I fix?

I planted my first tree (an eastern redbud) four days ago. I just learned that the tree is supposed to be dug three times the width of the container it came in. Before it really starts to grow, can I ...
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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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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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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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Best Seed Drill for Planting Perennials with Small Seeds in a Large Garden Area?

I am planning to plant a variety of perennials on a 1000 m2 area in my garden, and the seeds I'll be using are quite small. I want to achieve a precise and efficient planting pattern with 10cm spacing ...
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Tree replanting question

I have a generic question. Can all trees be replanted, by extracting them with all their roots, and, I would guess, also the soil, or are there also some trees that cannot be moved? What are some ...
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Can I directly plant a cut-off Dracaena trifasciata?

My wife is apparently planning to expand our apartment garden with Dracaena trifasciata. Right now it is standing in a bit of water (to get some roots I guess). It is however unfortunately more lying ...
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How long does it take to grow Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) from seed?

I am planning to plant a few dozens of Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) on my section in Southland, New Zealand in August/September this year. I have read a few instructions on how to germinate seeds and ...
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A webapp that enables gardeners to create planting calendars for their region. How can I improve it?

I've made a web app for people living in remote regions that helps share planting information between them and lets them build a planting calendar together for their community or location. It's called ...
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Can I start rose plant from stems?

I got this flowers other day and they started to die. I heard somewhere if I plant the stick/stems of roses, each stem will start into a rose plant. Is it true and if so how should I stick them in ...
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What site(s) to select for fruit trees?

I plan to plant a few fruit trees in my backyard in San Mateo, CA. I'm thinking citrus and maybe cherries or plums. I have the following "options" to plant them, none of which get 8+ hours ...
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Is it safe to place Emerald Green Arborvitae next to house?

I'd like to plant an Emerald Green (Thuja occidentalis "Smargd") about 2-3 feet away from my house's foundation, in the midst of a trio of redosier dogwoods. Is the proximity to the wall of ...
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Thin Guava Plant. Too late to 'top'?

I have guava plant from seed that is about 14 months old. It is about 50 centimetres tall, lots of leaves on top but it is VERY thin, about 5mm (millimetres). Shall I let it grow or top it? From ...
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Bulbs - to plant or not to plant?

I found some bulbs lying on the ground in my moms garden. They are probably bulbs of lily of the valley or grape hyacinth. They are dry on the outside and look healthy to me. They have a diameter ...
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Sweet potato planting distance

I'm planning 30 cm apart in rows (~12 inches) and 0.5m rows distance (~19.5 inches). But, isn't it too densely? I'm even considering 30/30 cm (30 cm rows distance as well). Does planting density ...
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What kinds of wax can be used for innoculating logs with shiitake mushrooms?

I'd like to try and grow some shiitake mushrooms. I've acquired some fresh logs (birch, not oak, but I hope it will work) and the dowels should arrive soon... and then I hit an unexpected snag with ...
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Is it better to plant many seeds in one hole or few?

I don't quite understand why so many tutorials, photos and videos show people planting a bunch of seeds together in one hole. Is there some benefit to this? I have very little experience with ...
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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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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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Can I plant horse-chestnut seeds directly in the yard & skip cold-stratification period?

I have been collecting these nuts. I think they're horse chestnuts, but I'm not sure. I just like the tree and would like to plant them in my yard. I have been reading about how to plant them, and ...
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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 is my apple seedling turning brown and wiliting

I just started growing an apple from an apple that had germinated seeds inside, and at first it was thriving and growing pretty quickly but now the top part of it is drooping dowards and some of the ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Can I place plants in the ground in the original pots they came from the nursery in?

I am redoing the landscaping left by the previous owners of my house. When going to nurseries I find that everything comes planted in a pot. When thinking lazily about it, at one time I considered ...
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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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Requirements for successful Blueberry bush planting

We tried planting Blueberries last year, and went 0 for 3. We tried to follow the instructions: Planted in a mix of 50/50 mulch and organic gardening soil Watered infrequently but heavily (1/week, ...
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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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Dwarf Apple tree in heavy clay

Today I planted an apple tree grown on dwarfing rootstock (M27). The soil at my allotment is very heavy yellow clay. But it's on a decent slope. I dug a hole the depth of the container in which it ...
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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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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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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 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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Why are those Marigold leaves turning white?

I got a few marigold plants planted in the ground. A lot of them died, two are surviving somehow. Earlier these two seemed to be dying also. Their leaves are turning white or are they white spots ? ...
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Plants under trees

I have this "wall" of trees at the end of my garden that I want to keep for a bit of privacy but I was wondering if I could plant anything underneath them. Ideally any useful plants such as herbs or ...
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Scientific (?) literature on planting and maintaining apple trees

A friend of mine and I want to start producing cider, but from scratch: He inherited a property which we want to clear up, plant apple trees and eventually produce apple wine (a common beverage in ...
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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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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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How and when to plant young grafted fruit tree?

Our backyard is in a Mediterranean climate (Adelaide plains, South Australia) and we've been gifted a young grafted apple tree which has its root ball still wrapped in plastic. It's about 1.3m (4ft) ...
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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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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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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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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

Most horticultural guides I've read recommend not planting blackberries and raspberries near each other because they will spread diseases between each other. How far apart do they need to be to ...

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