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Help me identify my Chillies

I need some help please, I grow my own chillies and I am struggling to identify them and not sure what they should look like for picking, what colour should they be ?enter image description here
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How do I keep Azolla (duckweed) alive in a sealed container?

I would like to keep Azolla (duckweed) alive for a week in a sealed container. Is there any way to do this? How can I do this?
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What would strip the bark off a 20+ foot American Elm tree overnight?

I have a 20+ foot tall American Elm tree. I believe it was unharmed yesterday. Today the bark was stripped almost entirely around the several-inch-wide trunk and in various places up to a height of ...
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How to kill a tree but keep it planted and preserve the structure for decoration?

We have a three storey tall Mango tree in our backyard. As it's always covered in shadows it has become fruitless. I wish to kill it but keep it planted and preserve for decoration like how it is in ...
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My Roses have disease gall?

I noticed the discoloring of the stems of my roses do I have to remove the discolored stems? Aside from cleaning my cutting tools is there any thing I can do to prevent this?
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Why is my Peace lily dying?

Help! My peace lily is dying. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong with it? I just don't understand why the leaves continue to darken around the edge and then fall off. I only water it once a week. ...
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Why is my newly planted hydrangea dying?

I just planted this hydrangea 2 weeks ago that was donated as a gift to the front line workers from landscapers. It was indoors for a day and I took it home and planted it. I never planted one before. ...
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Help identifying this plant from Cali to CO

I have a friend who gave me this plant to look after. They were concerned it was dying and want me to bring it back. Can anyone tell me what it is? On closer inspection, it produces a sticky sap ...
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Sempervivum sprouting but not to make a flower. Why is that and how to do something about it?

My Sempervivum (actually a good number of my little friends) show the behaviour in the attached picture. I take samples of these plants from my outside garden where they thrive and I'd like them to ...
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Is this a papaya? What kind and how do I know when it is ripe?

There are several trees with these fruits growing wild near where I'm staying in the Caribbean. I let one ripen from green to orange and cut it open. Is it a papaya? And what kind? This one didn't ...
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Advice on tangled clematis vine

I'd like some advice on a clematis vine plant that was left to grow without a trellis. Without anything to climb on, it has turned into a giant heap in just a couple of short weeks. As you can see ...
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Identify Gold Country bush

What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?
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Cat Palm drooping/dying?

My cat palm seems to be dropping quite a bit. Is this normal? Is it meant to droop so much? I also see some brown on the roots. I’m very new to indoor plants hence asking because I don’t want it to ...
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Why it is bad to add sand to soil?

Motivation: this comment from stormy: And DO NOT ADD SAND to garden soil!!! ARRRGGHH. Again, when one takes clay soil, gravel, lime, gypsum, water and then ROTATE what does one get? Concrete. Sand ...
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Is this a rhododendron or an azalea and whats it called?

I have this plant from my mothers garden after she passed, but not sure what it is or called it's either an Azalea or Rhododendron, but not sure which one.
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Fiddle leaf tree - is this root dead?

Please check images below. The fiddle leaf tree has been losing leaves, and they were brown at their endings. When the leaves fall, I noticed inside there is a brownish water. Is it possible to save ...
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How do I free a stuck ball bearing on a garden hose quick connecter?

I never had this happen but one of the 3 ball bearings on the female end of a Nelson quick connect is stuck. I have tried soaking it in vinegar, and lubricating it with oil. Any tricks or tips to ...
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How to encourage a Dracaena marginata to grow for its trunk?

We have a Draceana marginata for 3-4 years now that is generally growing well and happy. We have cut it back last summer, propagated the cuttings and planted them back to the mother plant's pot to get ...
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What type of Monstera is this plant?

I own a small Monstera, but I do not know which specific Monstera. It is about 7 stems in a 9 cm pot. There is only one stem that has two leaves with holes. My guess is that it is either a Monstera ...
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What is causing my peas to wilt?

I am an absolute beginner gardener, and I have been growing some Sugar Snap peas in a large pot. They started out seeming very healthy, but have recently slowed their growth to a near complete stop, ...
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Green (Undried) Cedar for raised bed framing?

I'm rebuilding a couple of sections of a raised bed that has rotted out. The sides and ends are essentially simple 2x4 frames, which I will build out of Western red cedar. I have a choice of using ...
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Yellow leaves on snake plant

I have had this snake plant for over 6 years now and just recently repotted it with a mix of soil, orchid mix and perlite as I noticed it was going yellow. I'm not sure if half of it wasn't getting ...
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Terrace garden plants are slowly getting sick

I live in Pune, India and I am new to terrace gardening. I have no knowledge in this field. I bought Marigold, Catharanthus, and Zinnia (name not sure) from nursery. I made pot mix myself of 30% soil, ...
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Sansevieria (Snake Plant) mother plant dyeing after new rhizome bud

I have had this Sansevieria for three years. It had a new rhizome bud about three months ago and I waited for it to get bigger and then remove it from mother plant. In the last two weeks the leaves of ...
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Sansevieria laurentii snake plant

My plant is not growing straight up. It seems to spreading. I know these type of plants grown straight up and tall. What could be the cause of this? I water once a week. Its near a bright window. I ...
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Orchid buds yellow and fall off

I have this white flower orchid (Phalaenopsis), for many years now. I got it as a present once, I think more than 15 years ago. And ever since it survived and produces new branches each year, but... ...
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Help with identifying plant (Pink Stem, Green leaves)

As can be seen in the image, the plant has a pink stem, pale green leaves, and grows close to the ground. It is also probably native to the Indian Subcontinent. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Peperomia Albotittata loosing leaves and drying up from the support out and falling off still green

My Peperomia (which I believe I correctly identified as Peperomia albovittata, but I might stand corrected) has lost 50% of its leafage over the last 8 months. At first it had no troubles at all, ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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Optimal hydroponic nutrient solutions for different herbs

I'm planning to grow different herbs hydroponically: basil, sage, mint and thyme. I would like for the nutrient solutions for each herb to be the closest possible to the optimum. For basil I found ...
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Is my Sanseveria dying?

I'm new at gardening. I think I have over watered my Sansevieria. I don't know what to do. I've removed it from the pot, but I'm not sure if I should immediately repot it in a new soil. The longer ...
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What's the reason my Bitter Gourd leaves are turning yellow?

I have planted some Bitter gourds in my backyard, they get 4-5 hours of morning sunlight each day. I am watering them regularly; once I find the top 2-inches of soil completely dry. Recently I am ...
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Pepper leaves are dry

I live in Israel and this pepper plant leaves are falling out (but little ones are growing back) would appreciate any help!
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Can anyone tell me type of grape these are?

I happen to have these grapes here in India with me, no one seems to know the name of this grape. It has got a thick skin and thick gelatinous pulp.
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Will 3/16 inch spiles significantly reduce the amount of sap I will collect?

Made maple syrup last year for the first time ever, with a mix of 7/16 plastic spiles and a pack of 3/16 inch spiles I bought from Amazon. Yes 3/16 inch, not a mistake, not 5/16 inch. As last year ...
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Java Palm brown leaf

I have had a Java Palm for around 1 year. Indoor. Recently, about 1 month ago, I am observing an abnormal amount of leaves turning brown, gradually. I normally water the plant couple times a week, 1 ...
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Can all epiphytes be mounted to wood?

I just mounted some staghorn ferns and have been reading that Hoyas can also be mounted. I recently picked up a lipstick plant, and while I can't find any information on whether this genus (or ...
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Will a periwinkle plant regrow leaves on bare branches?

I got a periwinkle plant from a relative. She's a bit absent-minded and barely watered it. When I got it, the branches were all bare (leaves fallen off) and no flowers. I have had it a few months now....
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How do I get my lawn back to how it should be?

My lawn seems to be going downhill year by year. Every year I regularly mow, scarify, feed and I feel look after it well, but it seems to be getting worse year by year. The lawn is UK based, not ...
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Bird of Paradise leaves dying/drying out with central pallor

Photo 1 was presumably from a spider mite infection that was (hopefully) resolved, but this past week a newer leaf started to deteriorate (photo 2). I water it when it completely dries out in the ...
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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How do I get rid of these spots from my curry plant?

How do I get rid of these spots from my curry plant?
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Cold treatment for kernel germination while fighting fungus

I try to germinate stone fruits often in the fridge, inside a bag of peat moss. When I prepare the peat medium I wet it with rain water, but often the seeds/kernels rotten. I was wondering if I could ...
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Is it normal to mushrooms caps to dry over a day?

Yesterday I was watering one small succulent plant I take care I noticed three Mushroom caps growing next to it. I took a photo and let them be. Today I woke up excitedly to check on them and found ...
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Brown spots in succulent

I just noticed my cactus has these dark spots and it seems to have passed it on to one more of my plants. Does anybody know what is it and what I can do to save them?
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Huge Ammonia in compost danger?

Is it safe to use a sealed container to compost the raw chicken manure? Because as far as I know, these nitrogen-rich materials generate huge ammonia when decomposing. If I use a sealed compost bin it ...
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What variety is my Aloe Vera?

I was given this small Aloe several years ago. It basically never really grew until a few months ago. I find that it needs A LOT of water (I always thought they don't need so much). I do not put it in ...
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Can I save this Cherry Plum?

This is the cherry plum I am trying to save in my new back yard (tree was overgrown with weeds for years and we just moved in an I have been restoring the backyard). Any help or suggestions would be ...
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Spotty looking perilla plant

I have several perilla/shiso plants grown from a batch of seeds. Right now all of them look spotty and yellowish rather than deep green like those you get from stores. Is this a disease or are they ...
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Should I take precautious measures?

Noticed these fuzzy little balls clumped together in my pot. Its not a root. The other holes have very very very small white dots in the soil almost like little tiny specs of mold or eggs. Should it ...

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