Questions tagged [planting]

Putting plants into the ground

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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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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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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 should I plant and grow Crosnes?

I've heard that Crosnes is a good crop to grow, and was wondering how to plant/grow it.
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What sort of planting layout should I follow to cover a fence with a hedge?

I'm planning on planting around 500 ft of evergreen hedge in Tennessee, partly in the sun and partly in shade. I talked to a local landscaping company who recommended one of the following: ...
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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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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 do I select garlic which will continue to produce large heads in future replantings?

I've been replanting my garlic every year from some seed cloves I purchased 10 years ago. Every year, I replant cloves from the largest, nicest heads and use the smaller ones in the kitchen. Despite ...
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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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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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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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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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When is the best time to plant Knockout Roses in North Georgia?

I live in North Georgia (USA) and I want to grow a rose bush. Knockouts are sold around here all the time and are fairly cheap, and I'm wondering when is the best time to put one in the ground? I ...
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How should I calculate row spacing with different varieties of vegetables?

I was going to ask this as an aside in this question, but I remembered that there are no asides in StackExchange. Say I've done this again: I go out and I plant two rows of beets, two rows of ...
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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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Why do my newly planted arborvitae keep dying?

I planted arborvitae a year ago that died (five total). I replanted all of them (new trees) this year and three of them are now dying again. Soil Conditions The dirt up here is practically just ...
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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 was the blueberry plant potted in?

When I was planting my blueberries today I thought it was strange to see that the blueberry plants were planted in some sort of matting (think the stuff for wire plant baskets). What was it planted in,...
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Is it really beneficial to put papaya seeds in the sun for a few minutes before planting?

My friend tells me I should place papaya seeds in direct sunlight for about 20 minutes just before putting them into the soil. She says this will be beneficial to germination, among other things. Is ...
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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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Should I plant grape vines in poor condition?

I bought 3 grape vines about 1 month ago. I got busy and forgot about them. I am now ready to plant, but the plants don't look too happy. Most of the leaves have fallen off, or are brown. The stems ...
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How fast do banana plants grow?

Last fall I picked up half a large banana plant corm from the refuse pile at the local gardens, planted it in a 12" pot with loamy soil, and stuck it in my growth chamber for months of benign neglect. ...
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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?
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Is it a bad idea to make coffee ground decomposable baskets when planting?

I've noticed that all the plants I put coffee grounds on are huge about 2 months into the growing season, and was thinking that since those plants do so well I may want to use more of them on my ...
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What is the maximum yield of apple tree? [closed]

I am in the plan to plant and grow some apple trees in my land in kashmir. I want to know answers for the following questions. How to plant it in proper manner? what is the method of weeding it? What ...
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Where can I grow magenta spreen lambsquarters?

I just heard about the edible weed called magenta spreen lambsquarters, and was wondering where I can grow it for medicinal purposes.
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What should I know before planting the American Groundnut? [closed]

Is there any advice someone can give me before I look into planting the American groundnut?
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What is the proper way to plant a bush under an established fruit tree?

Established Tree: Apple Planting Bush: Blueberries Goal: not damage apple tree root system Question: How do I plant a blueberry bush under an apple tree without damaging the roots of the apple tree?
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How do I plant blueberries?

I got some Blueberry bushes from my neighbors garden store, and was wondering how should I plant them?
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Will Burdock grow from the root?

Does Burdock grow from the root of the plant, or do you need to plant a seed to get it to propagate?
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What permaculture crops should I grow together in USDA zone 4a? [closed]

I'm trying to work on building a permaculture garden, and was wondering what I should plant in USDA zone 4A. Ideally I'm looking for a list of each bed with crop combinations to have them help each ...
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I've read that burdock contact can cause irritation, where can I plant it?

Where would be the best place to plant Burdock so that it won't irritate me when digging in the garden?
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Reforestation in my town

Recently, I saw a video about reforestation in Thailand by dropping millions of seed bombs and thought about doing something similar in my own area (at least to start with). I have zero knowledge ...
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How much space between trees?

Is there a recommended spacing when planting new trees so they do not interfere with each other's growth? I want to group a number of the same tree species together as densely as possible while still ...
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Approximately how long will it take for sunchoke to appear after planting?

Approximately how long does it take for sunchoke to go from planting to sprouting above the ground?
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How do you grow a Lotus flower from seed?

I have a Lotus flower seed and have kept it in water for the last 5 or 6 days. I saw that it has started to open up. What should I do next? I saw on the paper packaging that it is called "Nelumbo ...
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Does the garlic clove need to grow pointed end up?

Is it important that the clove for garlic is pointed end up, or can it grow just as good on its side, and look a little funny?