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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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