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Should I wait for cotyledons to show before exposing seedling to light?

I used to exclusively use the paper towel method for germinating seeds. Now I am trying soil blocks (I found some seeds germinate better if I don't cover them). And I was wondering when should I take ...
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What months should my sun map include?

I'm starting to think about gardening/landscaping and I realize I need to create a sun map. I know what time of day to record. What I can't seem to find/figure out is what months. I live in upstate ...
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Why is my French marigold dying?

I purchased a French marigold from Lowe and re-potted it with some of the original soil in my patio in a new pot. I kind in San Francisco and this is summer time so my backyard was getting 6+hours of ...
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erosion control after ivy removal

Douglas Fir Root slope 1 I have cut back some very old ivy on a west-facing steep (50°+) slope but many 3-4" thick roots remain, holding back the bank. I wonder whether I can just intersperse ...
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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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How should I take care of a Hyacinth bulb growing in a vase of water?

I just picked this plant up from the store. What is the best way to take care of it? Can I leave it like it is and let it sit in the sun?
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

I have purchased a 3 year old grape vine. It is about 6 to 7 feet long. Ready to be planted. However, the growing place I have is in the corner of walls. The walls are about 7 ft long. If I grow this ...
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Black foliage turning green?

I bought a beautiful dahlia with black foliage, but it has turned green. I am in Seattle, the summer has turned the fall, and the plant is in full sun. It is blooming and looks very healthy. What ...
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What window should I grow my San Pedro Cactus?

I have a baby San Pedro cactus and I'm wondering if I can grow it indoors in a west facing window. I live in the UK and the cactus seems healthy, it's only about 5-6 inches tall.
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Why so much leaf burn on my Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'?

I have a young Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' in my garden that is planted in a partially shaded area. It only receives about 4-5 hours of direct sunlight in the morning. The plant is against a fence that ...
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Herb garden without direct sun. Which herbs can I grow? (incl. image)

What I would like to do I would like to create a little herb garden in a raised bed underneath the stairs which are seen in the image (shot in the evening). As there won't be any direct sun to this ...
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Will my plants get enough sun in this window?

I'm planning on putting plants in this room next to the window but I'm not sure if they get enough sun here (for reference the plants I have are a few cacti, an echeveria, a house leek, a small bonsai ...
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Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
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How much sunlight do elephant ears need?

These elephant ears/taro (Colocasia esculenta) have put out leaves, three plants in all. Two of them have only one small leaf and the third one has two big leaves and two small ones. These have been ...
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Morning vs Evening Sun?

I am going to be planting some flowers into a few flower beds in my house. The sun essentially rises in the back of my house and sets in the front. So this gives about half/half as far as the sun goes ...
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Tree suggestion for shade but in pot

I am looking to grow a tree to have some shade on my roof in the summer. I can only plant it in a pot (not in ground), it will be a 20 gallon pot. Can you give me a suggestion which tree to grow? It ...
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Why does my yucca keep drooping?

My Yucca has been drooping consistently for about a year now. I don’t believe I’ve over or under watered it. Is it getting too much sun and I should move it somewhere else?
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Got a plant as a present. What kind of plant is it?

I got a plant as a present. What is the name of this plant? How often should I water this plant? Does this plant like sunlight?
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Toxic painted on gardens bed

I am new to gardening. I painted my gardens bed with toxic paint . Please what can I do to fix this. I do not know what to do . I am new.
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Which side of a house will get the most sunlight?

Which side of a house will get the most sunlight? Articles on the internet seem to have conflicting answers. Is this because it is dependent on location?
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Why is this plant slanting towards one side?

I had planted this golden duranta from seed about one month ago, presently it's growing but is slanting/tilted towards one side as you can see. When I took this pic in the afternoon, it was still ...
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What things to consider for home gardening in West facing balcony?

I've moved to a home where the balcony is West facing, which means direct sunlight comes only in the second half of the day (after ~01:00 PM depending on the season, tropical India is the climate). ...
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Can avocado plant get direct March sunlight in a mediterranean area?

I've been learning a lot about avocadoes in the past months. Specially about indoor avocado plants. My avocados have always been next to a window without getting direct light (more like the ...
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Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
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What is the level of sun on the north side of this railing?

I am planning some container plantings that will go on the north side of a deck railing very much like this one (in the Northern Hemisphere): Without the railing, this location would receive ...
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Is it bad for vegetable plants (tomatoes) to be tilted/angled in a vertical-planter?

I bought a 4 store-planter (like this one but with 4) for my "urban garden", and I thought I could incline the planters at whichever angle I wanted. I hope the word planter is the correct ...
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What would grow well under a trampoline?

We have a trampoline in our garden where the trampoline itself is made from a dark mesh material that lets through light. This means that the lawn underneath grows fine (perhaps a bit slower?). So I ...
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Replicate natural conditions for plant

I am having a plant that according to my research requires a lot of light but it does not do well in direct sunlight. I am trying to recreate these conditions in an artificial setting (think ...
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Pelargonium rapidly losing leaves after sunburn

Timeline: Was very healthy despite the tiny container. Possibly got in contact with other pelargoniums exhibiting some probably fungal disease. Was still completely healthy. Was moved outdoors at ...
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Should I place this plant directly in sunlight?

I have brought a curry leaf plant sapling from the local nursery. It was planted in a plastic bag filled with soil from the ground. I have placed it in a 12 inch pot today with fresh store bought ...
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Does a pond really need direct sun?

I'm considering putting in a pond on the shady south (non-equator-facing) of my single-story house. Various advice that I have seen online says that a pond needs at least half a day of full sun, and ...
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Song of Jamaica. probably overwatered, need suggestions how to save the plant

Because of the war here in Ukraine, the plant was kept in a basement without any sunlight for a month before we took it to our house. Today we discovered, that there are no drainage holes, so there is ...
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Why do some plants need an "open" position?

The guidance for some plants (eg, some Australian natives like banksias) says they need an "open and sunny position". The sunny part is self explanatory. But why do they need an open ...
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What all does a plant not liking too much sunlight actually mean biologically? Is it mostly dehydration from heat, or direct light damage as well?

I have a variety of house plants I pick up from a nursery that has "indoor plants" and "outdoor plants" areas. We can't communicate well due to different languages, but I ...
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What is the ideal Daylight Time for Herbs, Tomatoes and Peppers?

I am looking into the development of a hydroponics system with artificial lighting and temperature. Is there a chart showing daylight time and type(Cloud, Direct, etc.) and temperatures between plants ...
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How to prune a young MASTIC TREE?

This little tree is about 5 feet tall and has 4-5 stems - I want it to have multi trunk. It's growing in AZ so should I worry about sun damage after I pruned it to make it look less like a bush. The ...
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How can I diffuse sunlight for my pin-stripe calathea?

I've read that calathea plants require indirect sunlight in order to thrive. I'm currently keeping my two calathea about 8 feet away from a window, where I know the direct light won't hit them. But ...
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Is reflected sunlight the same quality as direct sunlight?

I have a spot that receives small sunlight... I was wondering what devices can I use or how can I reflect sunlight from other locations... and if that would help. For example, I saw that if you have a ...
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How much UV light should I block when shading my greenhouse?

I have a home greenhouse attached to our home. I was thinking about removing the existing shade cloth and replacing it with sunblock film on the upper glass panels. I grow a variety of foliage plants ...
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About the healthy situation of one plant ( maybe Cyperaceae type)

I have seen one sick plant in one Japanese company office in my country and I have tried to find out its problem. The picture of this plant can be seen below: I have tried to find out its type by ...
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Why is my jade plant behaving like this?

I purchased a jade plant online one month back. As you can see in the picture it is healthy when purchased. I am keeping it on my desk which is getting afternoon sunlight from a west-facing window. ...
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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
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Red Cordyline (Ti Plant) Curling Leaves, Spotted & browing- issue?

I bought a Red Cordyline (Ti Plant) from the store - it was indoors. I have since placed it outdoors. I live in southern CA in hardiness zone 10a. I am not sure what's happening with the plant - I ...
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Saving My Large Basil Plant - Help?

I have a seven-year-old basil plant which is about 5 feet tall. I accidentally burned all the leaves spraying with the wrong spray bottle. Although the tree was doing well after all the leaves dropped,...
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When and where should I keep these saplings?

These roselle seeds were germinated in a 15 inch (please don't bang your keyboards in anger) soil from the ground with cocopeat, compost, vermiculite and perlite mixed with it. Didn't knew the dangers ...
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Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
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My cactus is growing very thin

[![]my cactus is growivery thing. It was left unattended for a month without proper sunlight or water. I want to know how i can save it. Please help me. Sharing some pictures below.2]2 It used to look ...
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Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
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sunlight through 3D printed vase

I am planning to print vase using 3D printer. I am using transparent material. Will plant inside get sunlight through material ? I will keep top open, I want to know how deep I can put plant into vase....