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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

My garden is on a roof top in the South Bronx. I get a lot out of a little space, but I tend to only have one or two of each type of plant. Most advice I find is for terrestrial gardens with rows and ...
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Easy trees from common fruit/vegetable seeds

It's pretty easy to grow an avocado from the pit. Are there any other trees/plants that can be grown relatively easily from common household fruits or vegetables?
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How to grow grass in the shade?

I live in NW Pennsylvania and in the woods. I've tried everything to get grass to grow under the trees. I've put down peat moss and fertilizer and seed for shade but it won't take, I get just moss. ...
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What flower will grow from this long narrow seed?

I see this flower a lot in Eastern Europe. I have no picture of the flower but I have a seed! The flower looks like an Aster. It has long stalks (80cm-1m tall). The flowers have widely differing ...
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What's this seed? Maple? Sycamore?

The seeds pictured below fall around my neighbourhood every Autumn (Southern Hemisphere - New Zealand). The seeds are blown over quite a vast area and I haven't been able to identify the tree(s) they'...
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How to sell seeds [closed]

If I wanted to start selling seeds (for example, tomatoes), how would I go about doing that? Do I have to grow my own strains, and then harvest the seeds, or is there places where you have to buy ...
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Should I remove what remains of a seed from the top of a sprout?

I planted a seed from a pomegranate, and it successfully started to grow. However, the seed's shell is still remaining on top of the sprout, stopping the leaves from opening. I am worried that the ...
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What does soaking hot pepper seeds in weak tea accomplish?

I have seen a few chilli tutorials mention it is a good idea to soak chilli seeds in weak tea before planting them. Why do people do this and what does it supposedly achieve?
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Can I store pumpkin seeds that have gotten damp?

I'm rather new to gardening, and I bought some pumpkin seeds today, Queensland Blue if it matters. I planted some and was planning to keep the rest, but they all accidentally got a little wet. Will ...
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Why are my basil seeds instantly covered with a white goo after planting?

I'm trying to germinate basil for hydroponic purposes. When I put the seeds on wet foam, they get almost instantly covered with a white goo (within approx. 1 min). Sorry, I cannot get a picture. What'...
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What is this 3 cm brown seed?

I found this seed on the beach on Koh Jum, an island on the Andaman Sea. The islands nearby are mostly populated by black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis).
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Watering clover seeds

I'm planting some Dutch white clover in my yard from seed. The seeds came already inoculated. We generally have weeks where it rains several times a day for at least a week during the spring, can I ...
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How can I identify the gender of Papaya seeds?

Is it possible to identify the gender of Papaya seeds without using DNA analysis?
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Is late April too late to plant herbs from seed in the US Pacific Northwest?

I am trying to plant an herb garden in the Puget Sound region (USDA Zone 7b) of Washington state. I wanted to get some perennial herbs going from seed, but I am wondering if it is too late now? (late ...
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Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?

I was given this seed/fruit by a friend who found it on a walk through the countryside. I have no clue what plant it is from and want to plant it. I'm from Ireland but I'm pretty sure it is not a ...
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Is there any way to prevent maple seeds from developing?

Is there any way to prevent maple trees from producing seeds? I have 2 old maples that are beautiful trees, but I hate the seeds. They sprout everywhere, they clog up the gutters and get tracked in ...
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What is this winged seed that resembles Maple/Acer?

I picked up these seeds on the streets of Marrakech in Morocco (I've found similar seeds in Lisboa, Portugal), thinking they were Maple/Acer seeds. Upon germination (which took an awful lot of time) ...
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How should I propagate a serpentina plant?

I have this serpentina plant from the Philippines. I'd like to use it to grow some more. How do I propagate it? Do I need cuttings or does it have seeds? If it has seeds, how do I find them?
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What are the practical differences between cucurbits grown from seed and cuttings?

What are the practical differences between cucumbers grown from seed and cucumbers of the same maturity level and equivalent root maturity from cuttings? Is there a significant difference between ...
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Identify this spiny seed from Northern California

What plant does this seed come from? I remember it being a low growing, sprawling weed that produced a ton of these little seeds that easily stick to clothes. In Northern California.
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What's the best way to germinate blackberry seeds?

I ate some blackberries (last June) and kept some seeds. I tried two ways to germinate some. First way, I used an empty white plastic jar where I put some water and seeds. I put the jar in a dark ...
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What are these dark seeds?

I found these seeds but I lost their tag. Could you please help me identify which plant these are from?
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What is the name of this brown, cracked, oval shaped seed?

I would like to know more information about this seed. Could you please tell me the seed's name? Here is also video of this seed on YouTube for more information https://youtu.be/AyuxpqqaZM8 Here is ...
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Should I save seeds from corn suckers?

My very small patch of corn grew lots of large suckers with cobs mixed in with tassels which I thought was odd since corn is monecious. Anyway, I wonder if there's any reason I should not use these ...
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Stevia Plant, aka. Sweetleaf, Sugarleaf, Sweet Herb - where to get seeds?

Stevia Plants, to be precise their leaves are being used as a natural sugar substitute in some countries like Japan, India and over South American for decades or centuries now. Especially in the ...
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Can citrus tree health affect the seed count in the fruit?

I have a Clementine Orange which used to produce pleasant fruit that was lightly seeded. In the last few years, the number of seeds in each orange has increased dramatically. The tree has fallen to ...
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When is the best time of year to plant grass seed?

So as a new homeowner I'm new to the whole lawn thing. I want to spiffy up my yard a bit planting grass seed (not sure what type yet), but I'm unsure as to when to start looking. In general, what is ...
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When to use grass seed vs. “weed and feed”

I have a stretch of my otherwise healthy South Florida, St. Augustin lawn that has thinned out over time. It's a long, but relatively thin (maybe 15' by 3'), stretch of the yard that is in the shade ...
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Can I plant this mango seed

Today preparing a mango for breakfast, I retrieved the mango seed. The mango somehow just split in the middle and the inner seed was free. That never happened before. I am now wondering, whether I ...
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What is this brown, 4-pointed seed pod?

Please help me to identify the seed. I attach the image of the pod. It was found near the ocean's beach in Boston. I would appreciate any input.
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What birdseed can I use to attract native birds in Houston, TX, that won't attract squirrels?

I'd like to know what kind of bird seed would be good for the birds in the Houston area without attracting pests or creating a harmful environment for my garden. I've tried going to the local pet ...
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Did I use enough grass seed on my new lawn?

I recently used Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix to start a new lawn from seed. I believe I followed the application instructions correctly when I sowed the seed 11 days ago, but I'm ...
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How to Separate or Propagate Limonium Perezii aka: Statice?

I have an overgrown limonium perezii that I want to propagate it to the nearby areas. I tried cutting a branch (without any root) and planting it into moist soil. That didn't work. I also tried just ...
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How do I grow strawberries from seed?

I'm thinking about saving my own strawberry seeds. I have some questions about the ideal conditions for optimal germination: What soil/mix is best? How deep should they be planted? What is the best ...
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Will dead pine needles on top of new grass seed prevent the grass seed from germinating?

I recently removed old roots, weeds and grass from a small area in front of our house. I had some leftover mushroom compost, so I built up some areas to make the entire area level, but now it seems ...
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Will fallen Magnolia seed pods break down naturally if left alone?

I have a massive magnolia tree in my backyard. It's fall, and it has dropped a lot of its seed pods. During the fall there weren't that many, and I just mowed over them and they seemed to disappear. ...
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Can I start Cannabis sativa out of edible husked seeds bought in grocery store

Recently I bought in grocery store edible husked Cannabis sativa seeds Can I start a plant out of eadible husked seeds? If no then why? I'm asking if a plant will actually start out of husked seeds, ...
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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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Will peanut seeds grow if they are missing their papers and/or split in half?

I have some peanut seeds, and about half of them have lost their papers and/or are split in half. Will these grow properly, or should I remove them? I don't have any experience with these.
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Why aren't my morning glories sprouting this year?

Every year I plant morning glories from fresh seeds, in containers (the long, rectangular kind). They always take a bit of time (1-2 weeks) to sprout, and after that, really take off (I hang some ...
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How long may an avocado pit be left out after having been removed from its fruit?

I have had some uninspiring success growing avocados from the pit, by suspending them in a glass of water using toothpicks. Recently, I had set aside several pits to do the same, but didn't get around ...
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What would make my apple seedling wilt and looks like it's dying?

I have a little apple sapling that I planted using a seed from an apple at the super market. I live in Auckland, New Zealand and my apple sapling is about 10 cm (4 in) tall. Recently it became very ...
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how to make DIY seed tape?

I want to plant basic things like carrots, radishes, lettuce, and many more. People have been buying there seeds but in a seed tape form. How could I make my own here at home? What is to not be used ...
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What's a better solution than manual/gasoline corn and bean seeder?

I already asked on Electrical Engineering how to adapt an electric motor to a manual seeder. I followed the advice of a commenter to ask on this site, so that people here may have a better solution ...
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Sowing Tiny Seeds

I have a bunch of new packets of seeds, and some of them are extremely tiny. I plan on planting them in 6-cell trays. What is the best way to go about sowing seeds when they are so tiny, it's next to ...
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What Is this round 1+ inch seed?

(click to enlarge) I found a seed I would like to identify. Found outdoors in early August in Columbus, OH (zone 6). [The seed is almost perfectly round and about 1 1/8" in diameter, though it was ...
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Is there a clean alternative to top soil as lawn topdressing?

I performed dormant overseeding last year with amazing results in Ohio. All I did in late December was walk my spreader over my yard. The freeze/thaw cycle pulled the seeds deeper into the frozen ...
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How should I store wildflower seeds embedded in a piece of cotton, for several months before planting?

I live in Massachusetts, in the Northeast section of the United States. My growing zone is USDA 6a, which means that our winter temperatures can get as low as -10°F/-23.3°C. I was recently given a ...
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How long do sunflower seeds stay viable?

How long do sunflower seeds stay viable? I'm thinking about getting several kinds, but I might not want to grow every variety every year. These are mostly large-seeded varieties meant for eating.
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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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