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What to do about cut feeder roots when moving bush

I moved 2year old black currant day ago, having cut feeder roots. It occurred to me that perhaps i should have capped or disinfected root ends? Soil is sandy, well drained, temperature is around 15c ...
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Can you transplant a bolted plant and still get viable seeds?

I have a few plants in my raised beds (mostly broccoli and beets) that are bolting and producing seeds, but not ready to collect them yet. I need the space for some new seedlings, and I don't know ...
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Avocado plant wilting

I recently transplanted my avocado plant from a cup of water to a pot of soil (ph6.5-7) as the tips of the leaves started going brown. Since being transplanted the leaves have now drooped and are ...
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Yucca trunk died but the leaves still appear healthy

I have a small yucca plant (1ft high). I believe I overwatered it and the trunk went spongy and now feels like it's totally empty inside when I squeeze it, as if the entire inside rotted away to ...
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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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Fall planting of blueberries in Madison, Wisconsin?

I have three potted blueberry plants, about 2 feet tall, that I'd like to put in the ground. I've prepared a bed with reasonable soil acidity (we're in limestone clay here, so this was basically "...
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Transplanting Alocasia Odora Elephant Ears

Alocasia Odora elephant ears can form giant log/snake-like stems (link kindly provided by Colin Beckingham, thanks M8), often fallen over due to gravity. Does anyone have experience with Alocasia ...
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Can a Maple tree be pruned to grow tall and narrow?

I have a maple tree that's poorly placed. Maples grow too wide and it's starting to crowd the house and other plants. A tree that grows tall and narrow would have been a better choice. But before I ...
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Need to relocate oak seedlings in Iowa

For father's day, my two sons gave me sprouted oak seedlings. One seedling is 7 inches tall with four leaves, the other is 5 inches tall with four leaves. The containers are small pots, about six ...
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Good-enough practice for transplanting raspberry at not-ideal season

I'm planning to transplant some raspberry canes during summer heat. I know normally raspberries should be transplanted in early spring or late fall when the plants are dormant, but I'm moving so it ...
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Peat Pellet Problem, Root bound after Transplanting

These tomato plants started out very well in 30 mm peat pellets purchased on Amazon. After transplanting into a grow bag of Miracle Gro Potting Mix, they continued to grow well for a ...
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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Getting Ready to Move my Tomato Plants Outside

Planted Beefsteak tomato seeds into seed starting trays on May 8th. They've since been growing well under grow lights indoors and have been transplanted to larger containers. I think it's almost ...
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Moving asparagus to a pot then back in the ground a few months later

There are three mature asparagus plants in our backyard, which we've been enjoying so far since we moved in a few months ago. Unfortunately, they are located in the exact spot where we'll soon be ...
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Plant seed from tree in pot?

I was riding bike today and I saw this beautiful tree with red flowers. So I took a seed pod home because I’d like to plant something like this in my garden. Can the seeds be planted in a pot? The ...
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Transplant aloe to several pots?

This is my aloe vera plant. It’s healthy but it long outgrew the 10” pot. Instead of moving it into a bigger pot, I would like to transplant it into 2 or 3 pots. How should I do this without hurting ...
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2 Pepper plants in 1 pot - remove one?

I bought a pepper plant that has 2 plants right next to each other. Should I remove or cut out the smaller plant when I transplant into the ground? Will it grow better with only 1 plant?
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How and when to separate a small tree from a plant

I'm doing some yard work for my grandmother and was asked to separate a small tree from what i'm told is a rose bush. the tree isnt particularly old, only about 3 feet tall, and thin enough that if i ...
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When is the best time to transplant hibiscus

I live in Maryland and have a yard full of hibiscus. I would like to share with my mom. When is the best time to transplant?
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Sugar maple transplant stress or root rot?

I got a sugar maple moved with a tree spade last spring, it seemed to be doing great all last year. Last spring it's leaves looked normal, this spring they have a few yellowish streaks in most of them....
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How Can I Make Sure These Gerkins will Produce Fruits?

I planted the seeds of these gherkins and they all grew. I then planted them into a larger pot but they've grown very big now and the pot is quite tight for them. I want to transplant them but I also ...
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What's wrong with pine tree?

I’m updating the thread to post a recent picture of the pine tree. As you can see, the tree’s looking worse. I moved it to the balcony so it would receive more sun, but it hasn’t helped: This is the ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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Himalayan Succulent Identification

On my recent trip to the Lower Himalayas, I came across this succulent in the crevices of the rock. I have taken the plant back home and planted this in a pot having coco peat and compost. I have two ...
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Cut-off cactus piece not showing signs of new roots, should I plant it in the ground anyway?

around 3 weeks ago I've cut off the top of my healthy moon cactus with the hopes of successfully replanting it. I followed some online tutorials and left it out on a plate to dry, kept it out of any ...
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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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Plants to stop water erosion on a hill

I have an area on the hill I want to protect against water eroding the soil. I will be putting large rocks there, but I also wanted to put some plants to reinforce soil with plant roots. I have a lot ...
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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avocado plant from water to soil

I have just potted a home grown avocado plant from water to soil and day 2 of repotting and the leaves are drooping. Should I move back into water or just wait and hope for the best?
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Fittonia Root Rot (Overwatered)

I’ve had this plant for almost a year as my first plant. A few days ago I saw that it was starting to wilt, having had this issue before, I watered more, since the it usually wilted when I forgot to ...
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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Avocado tree - brown leaves black underside

We planted an avocado tree and within a week or so the leaves started browning and there were black dots on the underside. I'm wondering if the tree is experiencing transplant shock, but I feel like ...
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During a warm-spell in early winter, can dormant hardwoods survive planting? Even if frozen temps are a day away?

Zone 5 northeast USA has had an early winter in some places, getting slammed with many evenings in the 20s and a few even lower. Some snow but it's come and gone, eventually melting after a couple ...
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How to prune chili plants to help recover from transplant shock

I have a ghost pepper plant I'm growing indoors, and I just (5 days ago) transplanted it from a 7" to a 12" pot. Not knowing any better at the time, I broke up the roots a bit during transplant. Now ...
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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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Is this some viral / disease on my plant?

I planted this 4 weeks ago and now I see that the plan developed a couple of these spots as you can see in the picture.
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What type of soil for transplanting bamboo?

Do you need special soil to transplant bamboo? Also, do you have to keep it in water or can you use potting soil? I have tried regular potting soil, but the bamboo died.
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Storing bare root trees short term before planting in permanent location?

If bare root trees are dug up to be sold or moved and planted, how should they best be stored until planting if it could be a few days (e.g. 1-7 days)? I usually buy bare root trees with roots ...
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Black spot on leaf of cardboard cycad (zamia furfuracea)

I live in Korea. I think that my precious cardboard cycad has some problem. Where the plant came from? I purchased cardboard cycad on the internet. It was delivered in 36hr. When it was delivered, ...
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How to transplant Amaryllis (naked ladies)?

I have some Amaryllis in my garden and I'd like to give a few to someone else. It's mid-spring at the moment (October) in Melbourne, and they have their leaves on them. If they flower, it's in late ...
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Does Tagetes Filifolia transplant well into an indoor window box for the winter?

I have 4 Tagetes Filifolia plants from my community garden, and it smells pleasant enough to keep indoors for a Minnesota winter. Will it transplant well, since it's not likely going to flower before ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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Unable to save Fuchsia

I have a small sized Fuchsia in a medium sized plant. Even few days back, it was flowering. Suddenly, for last few days (4 or 5 days) the leaves started drying out. I thought I was over watering and ...
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Transplanting established Wisteria from pots to ground

I have two Wisteria Brachybotrys, each growing in a 1200 litre tub, on either side of a gazebo. They are young, purchased in the spring, but have already entwined the trellis walls and the roof of ...
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Why are my Ginkgo Tree leaves yellowing after transplant?

I transplanted a 7 ft Ginkgo Tree within the same zone 1 month ago. We dug a 5' diameter hole, approximately 3' deep to make sure it had ample space to grow. We did not bury any more of the tree ...
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Plumeria Transplant Advice

I have a cutting that's been growing in a pot for about a year. It needs to be re-potted in something larger, but I'm concerned about doing this during the growth period. Additionally, should the ...
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Can a very recently planted B & B cypress tree be moved 2'?

The Leyland Cypress is now blocking the view intended so we'd like to have someone move it a couple of feet to the left. Is this a cause for concern for the survival of the tree?
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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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Tips for planting peonies

I bought a couple of potted Itoh peonies to put in the ground (Canadian zone 6a, near Toronto). They're going up against a shed that faces south. They have about four square feet each. Given my ...
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Do I need to / How can I separate vegetables grown closely together?

I bought some young vegetables (maybe 5 inches tall), and some of them were grown in tight bunches of four; mainly the okra and beans. They came in small containers with a diameter of about 3 inches. ...