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Growing tomatoes from seed in grow bags?

Is there any reason I can't just plant tomato seeds directly into grow-bags, without bothering with all the potting on palava?
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Can I approximate bonsai potting soil with regular commercial ingredients?

I have a bonsai ficus that may need repotting; however, I do not have any specialized bonsai soil, and in the pandemic environment I'm not sure I could get hold of any. (I know the nearest nursery is ...
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Can I repot one of these stalks separately?

I have this plant: In theory I would like to separate one of those stalks and repot it in its own pot; however, I'm not sure whether these are separate plants or three stalks growing from the same ...
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Pomegranate bonsai looks ill (reddish brown leaves and leaf curl)

I live in coastal Virginia zone 7b and have had a small pomegranate bonsai for 6 years now. Unfortunately last spring it started to show signs of stress or nutritional deficiency. The leaves started ...
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Can one have cacti and non-cactus plants in the same pot?

I have these 3 small cacti which are getting too big for their pot. I was thinking of replanting them together with this larger plant. Would that be possible to have cacti and a non-cactus plant ...
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Why are my Golden Empire Bidens dying?

3 weeks ago I began my first attempt at keeping plants on my balcony. I chose Lavender, Fuchsia, Margot Robert's and Golden Empire Bidens. All seem to be do well enough with the exception of the GEB. ...
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New plumeria cutting

OKKAYYY I got this cutting as a gift and was told to put it in a small vase of water, change out water weekly, and wait for it to root.. Well, my sister in law did the same thing and hers started to ...
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How long do I wait to wire my ficus bonsai after re-potting it?

I recently got a ficus bonsai 3 days ago. It's responding well, however, it needs some wiring, pruning and general reshaping before the spring/summer growth. I was wondering how long should I wait ...
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~1 Year old Avocado tree drooping leaves after repotting

Hi recently I decided to move my avocado tree to a different pot because it suddenly stopped growing new leaves and the leaf tips had started to brown a bit. I believe I had watered a little too much ...
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What do I do with these roselle plants?

Due to other work, I was unable to transplant these roselle plants to smaller containers. Their roots grew tangled and the leaves were very sparse and discoloured/reddish tipped. Though these bore one ...
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How long should I leave potted roots to rot down before reusing the soil?

I have a number of pots I grew tomatoes and cucumbers in through the he summer. These have now died off but I want to reuse the soil (mixing it with compost etc to get nutrients back) for other plants....
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Re-potted my Sciadopitys verticillata, and now its turning orange - what should I do?

I have a Sciadopitys verticillata on my balcony (Berlin, DE). I potted it out of its nursery pot, now the tips of the needles are turning orangey/ brown. Will it recover once its settled in, or ...
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Black cherry tomatoes - repot

I got black cherry tomatoes growing in pots at the moment. It's in the middle of spring here and temperatures are between 14 and 20. I am planning to get the tomatoes plants in a bigger container but ...
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Avocado pruning, fertilizing and repotting advice

My very leggy avocado plant is about 1 meter tall and seems to be suffering from chlorosis. I think I need to prune it to make it more bushy, fertilize it and repot it. In what order should I do these ...
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Japanese Acer tree, roots have grown through bottom of pot

I have a Japanese Acer tree in a pot. The roots have grown through the bottom of the pot and into the ground. I don't think they can have gone deep as under the pot is gravel and then weed control ...
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Pot bound Acers with dropping leaves

I have two Acers which are around 13 years old, they are in despair as they need re-potted but we are finding it hard to get a pot bigger than the one they are already in. They are already looking ...
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rectifying repotting mistake

I repotted a potbound jasmine 6-8 weeks ago into what ive now realised was a pot that was too large (more than 1 or 2 inches larger than previous pot). It looks ok but no buds on it at all, and the ...
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My olive tree's leaves have dried out but bottom of trunk is sprouting. What should I do?

I bought an olive tree a few weeks ago. It had new growth and it looked healthy, although I think it was not held in direct sunlight, and when I bought it, it was standing outside - Northern ...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

Soon after I moved my avocado tree to a terracotta pot (from IKEA), something like white mold appeared on the outside of the pot and it hasn't gone away for months. Does anyone know what might be ...
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Is this red habanero plant overwatered and how should I save it?

So I'm quite a newbie in gardening but I decided to plant a couple chilli plants for the summer because I was very interested. This red habanero was planted about a week ago and been on slow decline....
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Should I throw out soil after rot?

I have sadly had a potted monstera succumb to rot. I tried taking clippings to no avail, but now that it's gone, I am wondering if it's safe to reuse the pot and soil with another plant? Can the soil ...
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Should I repot these pineapples?

I planted both of these pineapples from ones I bought in the store. Are they fine in their current pots or should they be repotted? Any other care tips for them? They have been inside for a while, but ...
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Where to cut plant to regrow?

I posted a similar question, but now the owner won't let me cut a branch to regrow. So I'm posting this question with another type of tree/plant. I was driving through an abandoned lot and saw these ...
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Regrowing basil from bought plant

I bought some basil which came with its roots (in a plastic container, not a pot) I thought it could be a great opportunity to regrow my own basil! I have seen some videos that show how they take ...
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Drainage question; tall, cylindrical pot vs stouter one

I recently repotted a Euphorbia Milii that hasn't been doing too well. I posted a question on the forum, and it seemed like the pot was too large. Specifically, I got this answer from a helpful forum ...
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When and how to repot this cactus?

I found this cactus in a store, it was labeled as "cactus" but I think it is one of the giant cacti (see my previous question). It is about 12 cm in height (without spines). I was wondering when is ...
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Help revive cactus?

I bought this cactus a few years ago and I want to fix it. I don’t know how to fix the almost translucent spots it has and I would like to repot it but not sure how since the rocks are like glued in?? ...
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Should I re-pot these coffee plants?

I recently picked up a coffee plant from my supermarket's garden center. In fact, it appears to be made up of 6 distinct plants (they are quite young), planted in very close proximity in a small 5" ...
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Fiddle fig transplant cutting and rooting

So I have a 7ft fiddle fig plant that I purchased around six months ago. It grew around 5 feet since I got this and I would like to transplant it into the pot that you can see in the picture next to ...
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How to help an avocado plant recover from plant transplant shock?

I have an avocado plant which has sat and grown happily (well probably not) on a windowsill in my flat for ~ 2 years. I paid it no attention except to water it occasionally when I noticed it needed ...
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Repotting my cactus

This cactus has so many "babies". I need to report because the planter is broken. Can I separate the babies and plant them without the "mom". Or should I keep them all together?
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Why and how do I need to re-pot indoor Basil?

I have read that you need to frequently repot Basil grown indoor. Is that true? Why? What is the recommend repotting?
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dying chilli plants

I have a few chilli plants. initially 4 or 5 of them were in a same pot. Quickly they grew quite big and really strong and I thought it's time to move them to different pots and so I did. I repotted ...
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Should I move out my bell pepper plants?

Should I be moving my bell pepper plants into bigger pots now or should I let them grow more? If I should be moving them, how should I space them?
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Areca Palm house plant

My Areca palm has been babied over the years (22 years) and is huge and needs to be repotted again. There are basically 3 of the plants in one pot. I get the seed/Nuts a couple of times a year. Two ...
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What can I do to help root-bound cucumber plants?

I planted some cucumber seeds in egg cartons and then repotted the best of them twice in coconut coir pots, first a 3" and then a 4" pot. Some of the seedlings had stopped growing and had to be ...
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How to save my Fittonia (Nerve plant) after repotting?

I bought a pot of Fittonia (red leaves) yesterday. I was really in good health. Yesterday I moved those 3 plants into new pots since the actual pot was pretty small. I used soil bought from store (...
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Should I repot a newly purchased rubber plant

You can see the roots are above the soil. Should I repot this newly purchased rubber plant, or should I wait a few weeks it should acclimate to my home first.
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How do I know if seeds are growing?

I bought some "aji dulce" (peppers) seeds from home depot,and I planted two of them in a pot, but I have no idea if these seeds are growing since they are so small. Instead of planting them in a pot ...
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Help needed to repot my 42" avocado tree in my apt please!

Hello wonderful people with green thumbs! I've managed to grow an adorable avocado tree from a supermarket avocado pit. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm usually awful with plants so this was truly ...
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Oak Tree Seeding

A year and a half ago, during the last stages of autum, my five year old niece and I were going for a walk in our neighborhood. She began collecting acorns that had fallen on the ground and asked ...
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How to revive a bonsai that was repotted after it was dying of overwatering?

I have a 15 year old Chinese Elm which I bought last year in April and keep indoors. It is placed next to a window, but due to british weather it doesn’t get very strong light. The bonsai survived ...
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How can I care for my euonymus japonicus president gauthier?

I bought a cheap supermarket mixed planter pot about 3 years ago. I left them outside in a damp, sheltered area with little direct sunlight. The plant I now believe to have identified as euonymus ...
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Any problems (plant health, structural longevity, etc?) with planting bamboo in a steel planter?

--- UPDATEs per feedback (from both StackExchange and Reddit) --- a. Bamboo species is "clumping growth," not "running" flavor. We don't have concerns about it "escaping." Does this change any ...
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Does my Aloe vera plant need a new pot?

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. I bought this Aloe Vera plant a few weeks ago and it has been growing new leaves ever since. So I'm wondering if I should repot it into a bigger ...
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Should I repot my plants that I bought online?

I just bought several houseplants that were delivered to my home. I'm super excited that I got them, but I have to confess that these are my first plants ever. Now my friend told me that you should ...
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When to repot vegetables into normal earth?

A month ago, I sowed some tomatoes, paprika and kohlrabies into nutrient poor sowing earth. They are growing nicely, but I am wondering, when it is time to repot them into normal (nutrient rich, pre-...
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Is it time to repot my chili plants?

I'm a first time grower in need of some advice: About three weeks ago (2018-01-20), a repotted my chili seedlings into the pots seen in the pictures. Is it already time to repot them again? The reason ...
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Can I Repot a Jade tree in December?

Would it harm my Jade tree if I repot it in December? I don't need to prune its roots, but I want to move it to a smaller pot and turn it into a mame bonsai instead. Can I do it now or maybe I ...
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Succulent spreading outward, Exposed roots

Please see pics below. I'm assuming (possibly shouldn't assume) that this succulent was in poor light before I brought it home because of all the spreading. What's the proper thing to do with it? I'm ...