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Can we take out the whole root of Aloe Vera and replant it during transplant?

I bought a Aloe Vera in a shop a year ago and I just use the pot that came with it, so obviously I don't know what is in the soil and their components. Yesterday I felt that I should transplant the ...
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What is a good method for planting Ball and Burlap trees?

This is when the tree is dug (usually using a tree spade), and the root ball is wrapped in burlap for short term storage. It can be in a wire basket, usually if the ball is large. The burlap is ...
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How to manipulate a cactus with thick long spines?

I'm thinking of buying a cactus. Shops have a lot of those and one of the variables is the size and density of spines. Cacti with rare huge spines (something like 15 millimeters long and about 1 ...
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What are some resources for region-dependent planting schedule/calender?

Is there a website that has planting calendars for various regions? Is this sort of information more typically acquired through books, or just by word of mouth? I'd like to have a list of crops, ...
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Can I transplant young Rose of Sharon plants in July in Zone 6a?

I live in Massachusetts, growing zone 6a. Yesterday my husband was given some young Rose of Sharon plants from a friend at work, grown from seed by someone else. I've always wanted some, and would ...
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Should I separate and transplant basil seedlings?

I have begun to grow basil for the first time. Basically all I did was open a packet of seeds and throw them into a flower pot that’s about 20cm wide/round. The seeds have germinated and have started ...
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What should I do to a homemade paper pot before planting it?

I got one of these snazzy paper pot makers and made a ton of pots to grow all sorts of stuff. It's pretty cool because, unlike a bedpost, you can press the newspaper you use to make the pot into a ...
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How can I safely transplant blueberry bushes planted in the spring before the winter hits?

If all goes according to plan, I will be moving this winter to another location. I currently have two blueberry bushes I planted last spring, purchased from Gurney's. I'm wondering what the ...
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Any special steps which should be taken when transplanting a potato bush?

We've got a large potato bush that we would like to move from one part of our yard to another. Are there any special steps that we should take to ensure a successful moving? The bush is 8-10 feet ...
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Are there any methods of fixing transplant shock?

It's been 2 weeks since I transplanted my chilli seedlings: Why have my chilli seedlings stopped growing? They don't seem to have gotten over their transplant shock yet. Googling seems to mostly ...
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Is this soil appropriate to plant this succulent baby?

I was browsing among the succulents section of this department store, and I found this offspring plant fallen apart on the floor! I took it to plant it since it was going to die there. The plants in ...
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How large a tree can be “bare-rooted” for planting?

Upon receiving an estimate for moving a 12" caliper maple with a crane, a client's landscape architect proposed looking into whether or not it would be possible to save money by bare-rooting the tree ...
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How do I know it's time to transfer my citrus (kumquat) to a bigger flowerpot?

I've sprouted kumquat from seed and planted it a small flowerpot. Now I have a stem and two pretty leaves. When do I transfer it to a bigger flowerpot? How big is big enough to have a flourishing tree?...
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How do I split hostas?

I have some hosta plants that are getting quite large and are crowded where they are located right now. What do I need to worry about when moving/splitting hostas?
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When transplanting seedlings, why shouldn't I put them straight into the ground?

I just started gardening, and I'm getting really into it. I live in an apartment and I've been planting seeds in containers and putting them on my balcony. I read the instructions on the seed packet ...
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When should I transfer from pod to pot or ground?

Since the pre-sprouted plant season is in full bloom, what is a good indicator of the time to transfer a pre-sprouted plant? For instance I have a mexi-bell pepper in a plastic pod and two basil ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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Transplanting and dissecting clump grass

I have what looks like perennial growing in a shady(ish) section of my lawn. I'd like to stretch this along the whole shady section to replace the weeds that are growing there. Could I simply pull out ...
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Is it bad to turn over an upside down plant?

I decided to plant 2 heads of garlic this spring, and noticed that one is upside down, so I was wondering how to properly plant the clove so the side of the garlic that grows the roots has the correct ...
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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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Can I move a 13 year old Wisteria from the ground to a container?

My Wisteria has been growing well in its current spot for about 13 years but has become too large for the fence that first supported it. It measures about 6ft and I would like to re-position it to ...
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Why is my pumpkin seedling's cotyledon twisted and whorled?

Two days after transplanting, my decorative pumpkin seedling's cotyledon became twisted and whorled. Why? What does it mean?
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Best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon

I would like to know the best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon. I have 5 and they were planted( 30years ago) very close. So they are out of space. My climate is Mediterranean, I'm entering winter ...
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Is there a good way to know if you should transplant sunchokes to spread them out a little bit?

It seems like a lot of my sunchokes are right next to each other, and I have about 3 feet of room. should I pull some up to move them a few feet so they all have room to grow?
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How can I transplant this large oak tree?

A few streets away, the homeowner said that if I can dig up and move the oak tree pictured below then it is mine. I would love to have this tree in my yard. I'm not sure if you can tell from the ...
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Separating plants with entwined roots

Let's pretend that I, hypothetically, planted a couple of seedlings in a fairly small pot and waited too long with transplanting them to a larger one so that their roots were now completely entwined. ...
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White spruce problem (yellow needles)

I bought this small spruce for Christmas (the label said it will grow up to 1m tall), it's a Picea Glauca 'conica'. I recently replanted it in a bigger container, because it looked quite constrained,...
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How should I transplant tulips which are almost blooming?

I have a tree removal next week and I have bunches of tulips around the base. I would like to transplant the tulips but I feel the timing is bad. It is late April in zone 5b, so they are about to ...
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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 ...