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Small juvenile plants which have just germinated.

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Entire apple seedling was eaten, but miraculously came back as two. Now what?

At the beginning of the pandemic, house bound, I decided I wanted to try germinating apple seeds from fruits I had consumed. After a dormancy, one of the seeds actually sprouted and I was obsessed ...
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Polyembryonic Honey Mango seedlings don’t look too good

My seedlings we’re doing good but now leaves are blackening at the base and at the tips. I recently moved the seed to a pot with drainage holes. I am using some organic bug pesticide. I have gnat ...
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Leaf too long? Honey mango

The seedling is not even 3 inches tall and has a leaf bigger than itself. This is a polyembryonic honey mango seed. It gets 1 hour of sunlight daily and the pot has no drainage holes. I also am ...
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Cactus growing in a stem between two leaves?

Question 1: What plant is this... a cactus growing in a stem between two leaves...? Never saw that at stores, I think! It got so heavy that it started falling, I'm keeping it up straight with the help ...
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What could this little plant be?

I noticed this tiny plant growing in the pots where a tomato and a squash are growing. A few days ago I found this same plant growing in a pot where I'm growing lettuce. This makes me doubt if the ...
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Help identify this unknown seedling please

I'm not familiar with this plant and want to know so i can decide if it lives or not (mostly based on safety of my dogs) i was thinking hibiscus but someone else suggested a type of mulberry, it gets ...
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When can potted Strawberry Seedlings be safely transplanted outside considering Squirrel attacks?

Southern California resident here. I have strawberry seedlings and would like to transplant them outside. How old should they be to avoid being eaten by squirrels? I've had days-old seedlings get ...
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Herbs - Help with transplantation of dill seedling to slightly bigger pot

I had some seeds of the dill herb which I planted in a tray with dimensions 6.5 cm x 8 cm. They sprouted successfully within 4-5 days, but started growing slanted as the sunlight was incident at an ...
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Why are my Acer seedlings drying up and dying?

I’ve grown lots of little Acer seedlings from seed I picked last autumn and germinated early this year after 100 days in the fridge. I was very excited about the success of the seeds but now at a good ...
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What is this seedling I found sprouted in my sink?

I found a seed that had sprouted unnoticed in my sink. I never saw the seed. By the time I saw anything it was a sprout. Curious as to what it is, I planted it. The first two true leaves have now ...
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Geranium is short with leaves only no flowers in July

I put down the seeds for geranium around mid or late May in 2020. I live in Pacific Northwest. Now it is just like this after almost 2 months It's only 4-5 in tall and no flowers yet. It's been cool ...
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Grapefruit seedling

I'm new to citrus and I started germinating and then planting these grapefruits 3 months ago. Is this normal progress? I also have watered them every 2-3 days. Just asking for any tips on how to get ...
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No sun in apartment, options for seedlings/propagation?

I have roof apartment with northfacing windows and southfacing terrace. Unfortunatley, there is no windowstill on the windows, and roof angle means that any particular spot on the floor has direct ...
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What is this white fuzz on my mango seedling?

My mango seedling has some white fuzzy fungus-like spot on one of its leaves. What is it, and what should I do about it? A quick google search suggests powdery mildew, but I doubt that's it as the ...
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Beetroot doesn't grow

I tried to grow beets in Central Europe, where it is a common plant. It's the third year that my little seedlings, which germinate very nicely, stop growing. Their leaves turn red, then turn yellow ...
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What is this sticky thing (eggs?) on my mango seedling?

My mango seedling (see also my previous question) has some sticky residue on the underside of one of its leaves. What could this be? The underside of the affected leaf: The front of the affected leaf:...
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New lawn has weed rampaging through it

I’ve just seeded a lawn about four weeks ago, and two days in I saw some green growth. I thought it was one of the clover varietals, but it turns out to be a plantain weed. Fast forward, it has ...
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Do raspberries commonly reseed themselves?

Last year, I let the raspberries that had “gone by” just fall off and decompose in the raspberry bed. Now, this year, I see this: Among the new primocanes growing from suckers, I see tiny raspberry ...
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Can chard propagate itself?

I started some chard seeds in peat pots and then transplanted them into a raised bed a couple of weeks ago. Today, it looks like there are new chard seedlings coming up: Is this a new shoot off the ...
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Planting and Walking on New Grass

I recently planted grass seed in my backyard. It has sprouted and is growing. It's about 1 1/2 inches tall. But, my dog got through the barrier, and ran crazy circles, creating clumps and divots in ...
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Benefits of preparing ground a week before planting out?

I am getting ready to start planting seedlings out in my allotment. Reading online the advice seems to be that I should prepare the ground about a week in advance by digging through compost etc, and ...
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Carpinus leaves brown and shrivelled

I grow bonsai as a hobby, for almost ten years now, and to get new material I often just collect some seedlings or saplings in the neighborhood. They are from the side of the road or other "wild" and "...
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Brussel Sprout Seedlings Hardy?

I got my Brussel sprouts started early. They are in the ground (zone 5), but I think we are getting one more 30 degree frost on Friday. They are small little seedlings right now. My question is, can ...
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Brown marks on tomato seedlings?

First time growing tomato plants from seed this year, but the seedlings have brown marks on the cotyledons. I've put the affected seedlings aside through fear of blight, but honestly have very little ...
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What kind of plant is this? It looks like a tomato plant but I'm not sure that's what it is

What kind of plant is this seedling? I've been told it looks like a tomato plant but I'm not sure that's what it is. It's been growing for about a month and a half.
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How quickly will astrantia seedlings grow and flower (and will they grow more quickly outside)?

I collected and sowed fresh astrantia (masterwort) seeds from my garden late last summer, and left them out overwinter to stratify. I have had a number of the seeds germinate and now have a nice ...
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Why do my tomato seedlings leafs have white spots? Is it Manganese (Mn) deficiency?

I grew this seedling and five others by starting a slice of tomato in a pot. It's about 6" tall. It's been growing perhaps about a month, and I embarrassingly just found out seed starting mix doesn't ...
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Poppy seedlings - dried out or saveable?

I'm growing some poppies for the first time and they were doing okay until we had a snow storm. Then I noticed they were wilted/dried out. I did some research into the waterbottle greenhouse and they ...
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Tip of mango root snapped

Hi there the other while I was about to water my mango seedling the whole container tipped over and the very tip of the root snapped off the mango seed has a small sprout and only a couple of ...
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What is this seedling?

This is growing in my backyard. Is it a maple? It looks a little maple-y, but Google Image comparisons were inconclusive, and there aren't any maples nearby that might have dropped a seed.
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Vegetables are sprouting way ahead of schedule — what gives?

I bought some seed-starting contraptions from the home center and planted vegetable & herb seeds in them. That was on Sunday (four days ago). The packaging said that sprouts should emerge within 7 ...
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Should I add more soil to my bonsai seedlings

I have three bonsai seedlings that are just about 3 months old. They are Norway spruces and appear to be doing well but I was wondering if maybe I need to add more soil (particularly for the third one,...
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Hardening off plants grown under grow lights

Is the process of hardening off still the same if the plants have sat under grow lights since germination, or can they be put under the sun straight away? And is there a difference if they have been ...
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Plum seeds won't sprout

i've been trying to grow some wild plums from seed. They've spent two months in the fridge in a ziplock bag with some perlite and a bit of water, after that i've cracked them and placed the seeds in a ...
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Is “legginess” due to distance from a grow lamp a real thing?

I'm starting Common Milkweed seeds indoors under an LED panel grow lamp, and I've found this tutorial to be a useful reference, and my seeds have just started to sprout. One thing it says is: If ...
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plant identification and remove of seedlings/overgrow

first question, ever! Location: north Italy (Alps) My mother gave me some plant from her garden about 2 years ago which I then planted in my garden. According to her it's some kind of orchid, but ...
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Starting seeds before the age of seed trays?

Related to this question Why is it best to start seeds in shallow trays? I'm questioning the need for seed trays. In particular I'm wondering how did folks start seeds before these mass produced ...
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Will airpruned trees regrow their taproot?

If I grow a strongly tap-rooted tree (such as a pecan) in an air prune bed, will the tree grow a tap root when planted out?
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How much drainage in seedling potting mix?

I made my own seedling potting mix. It has 35% drainage and 65% water hold matter. Now, that I see it, I feel like it has too much drainage. I used roughly the same percentage of as Sungro's ...
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Can't identify my plant

I planted a seed 2-3 weeks ago from a fruit (or possibly a vegetable) and now I have completely forgot what it was. Unfortunately I did not put a note on the pot. What could it be? My first guess was ...
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How to germinate seeds using the plastic bag method

I've been trying to germinate seeds (lavender and tomato seeds from store bought seed packets) using different ways of the paper towel in a plastic bag method that I've been reading from the internet ...
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Tomato plants with light spots on the leaves

I’m new to growing tomatoes and noticed these spots. I’m not sure if it’s due to watering issues, a fungus, or something else. I am currently growing them inside and place them in the window when the ...
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taking care of young pine tree

I was gifted a small pine tree of unknown species, around 30 cm tall. I don't know how to take care of it, so with not much fantasy I just moved it into a larger pot, added some soil, and watered it ...
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Golden Rain Tree Seedlings

I planted seeds in a seed tray in summer 2018 and they sprouted this fall. I transplanted into 6" pots. I'm growing indoors in my south facing window, rotating 1/4 turn daily and placing outdoors in ...
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How to control mildew/mold growing on soil-less growing medium for (aloe) seed germination?

Help, I wanted to check in on the aloes I planted earlier this week. Making sure there are no problem. What I find is mildew has started to grow in this new moist environment. my instinct is to ...
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Black Growth on Eucalyptus Seedlings (E. gunnii)

I have a number of eucalyptus seedling that are still quite small (from one to five centimeters). After bringing the ones I had outside during the summer back indoors most of them got a black fungus ...
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Should I start seeds early indoors in my zone?

I am a pretty new gardener, this would be my second year. This year I tried starting a lot of hot peppers and eggplants, a lot of the peppers died before showing the first true leaves, lot of ...
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Help identify this seedling (baobab?)

Can anyone identify this seedling? I bought (what I thought were) baobab seeds online. When they arrived they looked nothing like I expected, small and brown and glossy, resembling apple seeds (see ...
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Viability of tree seedlings with double tip

This is a somewhat hypothetical question, but: This little Quercus robur seedling was pulled out during a weeding session. Apparently it’s at least two years old and the original tip was cut off at ...
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What's the ideal pot size for seedlings that will be transplanted outdoors as soon as possible?

I was wondering what is the ideal pot size for seedlings like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, that will be transplanted to an outdoors raised bed as soon as possible (is that when they have 2 sets of ...

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