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Indoor lemon/lime - wilt leaves which yellow and drop

After they had been outside throughout the summer, I brought my citruses inside. I've been having them for a couple of years and this is the first time I observe so much leaves being dropped. On the ...
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Portulaca / Moss Rose losing leaves near bottom half of plant

I've had this portulaca for 6 months. I keep it indoors as temperatures get very hot where I live (104 degrees +). I used to water it every 5 days, if it was still dry 2 inches below the soil. At ...
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Not sure what type of pepper fruit this is, please assist in identifing [closed]

Please look at the round peppers, they are smooth, about 1/2 to 3/4" in diameter - it could be a habanero but it's smooth & does not have wrinkles; and so I don't think it is a hot one. Q - ...
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haworthia scale bugs are too tough

This is not a long question (down at the end), but I would like first to share with you some of my attempts as well as results before proceeding to the question itself. EDIT: 1) Added picture, 2) ...
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Mandarin tree with yellow leaves and black spots (potted)

This grafted 'imperial' mandarin tree was planted in this pot over a year ago and is not healthy. Other plants at the store actually had fruit on them when I purchased this but it has never fruited. ...
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Soil improvement for poor-producing squash for next year

I have two 8x4 raised beds that I grow various vegetables in, alternating tomatoes in one or the other with the other being squash, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin, and a few other vegetables. This year, ...
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Browning at base of my cactus

I have had this cactus for a while now (about 4 or 5 years) and recently noticed browning near the base. The spines at the bottom are also a different color and pressed closer to the body of the ...
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Do arborvitae replace lost foliage?

Pictured is a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that spent too much time in a container. Notice the foliage thinning near the bottom. As the tree gets into better conditions and starts growing, ...
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Drip line trial - leaking and some emitters not working

I recently bought 15cm (6")-spaced 12mm (0.5") drip line, with a 16mm LDPE supply pipe. As a test, I connected a 2-metre (6') run of supply pipe to a 1-metre (3') run of drip line (with a ...
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Planting tree with crooked trunk?

I have a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that has a crooked trunk. Is it doomed to have issues at some point? Is there anything special I should do when I plant it?
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Sunburn vs Leafspot

What is the general principle to differentiate sunburn lesion and a bigger spot caused by pathogen on any evergreen leaf of a plant.
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anyone know what pepper this is?

Hi I'm growing this guy under lights but the seeds I had were labeled "jalapeno!"
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Topsoil depth for growing grass over a clay base

I am in Tasmania, a southern state of Australia. My soil is clay (although not heavy clay) - grass will typically grow OK on it. I have sprayed the area I want to grow new grass with glyphosate - as ...
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Low cost, liquid acid fertilizer

I am growing strawberries which I read prefer acid soil to alkaline one. I also read that using water that were used for beans soaking is recommended as a fertilizer. Will using it make my soil more ...
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Help identifying stumpy evergreen shrub

I am new to the Pacific Northwest and still trying to figure out the vegetation. I have this shrub in my yard that looks like a stumpy pine tree. Can anyone identify?
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Young Oom Sarel Peach tree with yellowing leaves

Good day all, Please can someone help me? I have recently purchased an Oom Sarel Peach (South Africa). It is still in it's Nursery bag until I re-pot it into a larger growing bag in a few weeks. I ...
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Please help! Something bad is happening to my Monstrea Deliciosa

I have an urgent situation with my Monstrea Deliciosa. Yellowish stains appeared on the leaves last night. I watch the plant every day and I am sure they were not there yesterday. About half of the ...
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Do sweet potato tops make good fertiliser tea?

I am growing sweet potato in my back yard and I come to realize the abundant amount of potato tops after harvesting, do they make a good fertiliser tea or I would just add them to the compost?
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Need help in Identifying this succulent and taking care of it

I was gifted this succulent plant about 10 days back. Need help in identifying the exact species of the plant. I live in Bangalore, India. If it helps. I searched online and found it to look similar ...
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Will lilacs make a decent winter privacy hedge?

I'm looking for the ideal plant for a privacy hedge to block our land from the road. I'm hoping I can make lilacs work, because we have a free source from a friend and I really like the plant. Plus, ...
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Can anyone identify this flowering vine?

Found this vine growing in southeast Florida and thought it was fantastic. It’s a climbing vine with 4 inch wide flowers. The vine was at least 12 ft wide and the height of the fence.
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When and how should a wisteria be pruned?

I just moved into a house which has two well established wisteria plants growing on the front of it. To our knowledge, it's been here for about 30+ years and we'd like to get it under a little control ...
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Need Potting Advice!

Looking for some recommendations on the best pot to re-pot my Dwarf Umbrella Tree into indoors. I’ve read that my tree isn’t happy due to over watering, current pot has no drainage so I think that’s ...
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

I've got a fly (the small kind) infestation in some of my herbs. Is it safe to use this insecticide on edible herb plants? Here is the product composition: d-Allethrin 0.08% Permethrin ...
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A Strange Growth has Sprouted in the Center Stalks of my Dracaena

I have had a Dracaena for 5 years. It just recently sprouted a bud like growth in the center of several of its stalks. What is this and what does it mean?
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What is best, seed in October and add topsoil or rototill, let it sit over winter and seed and add topsoil in April?

I am in 5a I just completely removed the sod and now my backyard is like bald, only the soil that was left after cutting the sod (see my previous question for some pictures) I think I have two options:...
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What is wrong with my indoor cat palm?

There are black spots on my leaves, black lesions, black tips, and yellowing younger leaves. The younger leaves are most effected while the older leaves have black tips. One stem has a few black spots....
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Top of San Pedro cactus broke off…

I just found out that a cactus I was given is a San Pedro cactus. I have had it for three years on my screen porch and it has tripled in height. Recently I found it tipped over with the top 11” broken ...
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Root rot in monstera deliciosa?

I received a Monstera deliciosa some time ago and I'm wondering if it doesn't show signs of root rot. Most of the leaves seem unaffected but one of them has rather big dark spots on it, another one ...
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Areca palm silver leaves and dying

my lovely Areca palm is not very happy. It has silver patches on its leaves and is drying out and dying. There is no sign of bugs just silver on the leaves that does not wipe off. Any idea what it is ...
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Only the lowest branches of my Pine tree is turning brown and their needles are falling off: why it happened and how to avoid it

More than a month ago, I bought some kind of Pine tree. At the time, the all the branches and needle leaves were fine: The seller told me to water it twice a week. I did so. I keep the tree inside, ...
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What is soil mold and how to kill it

I used neem oil spray on a succulent that had mealybugs. 5 days later, This fuzzy, stringy white mold appeared all over the soil. It stunk, and I hated it. I sprayed the mold with neem oil, and the ...
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Why isn't my basil pesto perpetuo doing well?

I have a basil pesto perpetuo (a variegated variety of basil) I'm growing because it just looks and smells nice (not to eat). It supposedly likes sun (it's in a pot next to a window that gets plenty ...
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Do bees from different continents have different “taste”?

I live in Europe, and planted several non-native perennials, most notably: echinaceas hellenuims rudbeckias For all species, I chose several cultivars, for the sake of experimenting. Although all ...
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Does wood chip need to be allowed to age before use if not planting nearby immediately?

I've been offered several deliveries of fresh wood chip from a local tree surgeon. This is ideal as we are planning on building new 'no dig' veg beds ready for use in the Spring (~5 months away). I ...
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Problem with indoor palm in UK

Hello fellow palm owners I have a Phoenix Robelini that I’ve had for about 6 years, grown indoors( summer spells outside) and has always been in the same spot and been a happy palm. There have been ...
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Ficus benjamina care and reviving

Someone in our house put a ficus benjamina onto a staircase, which basically means 'thrown away'. The tree is in moderate or poor condition. I think it will not have enough light in this place (there ...
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Olive tree leaves are turning brown but stays on the branches

We transplanted a mature olive tree way back March and it's been adjusting well on the new location. But starting mid of July, at the peak of summer here in Qatar, the leaves of 1 big branch started ...
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Are dead mice by my compost heap a sign of trouble?

I have a compost heap at the back of my property, probably 30-40 feet away from the house. It's one of those simple "circle of chicken wire on bare earth ones, with most of the material being ...
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Can I rake and/or mow my lawn after seeding?

My lawn has some pretty big bare batches in it (some of which are there because I pulled out huge swathes of weeds), so about 2 weeks ago I put down a bunch of grass seed, raked the seeds into the ...
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Why are my seeds getting moldy

This is the third time that I try to germinate seed, like strawberry raspberry kiwi and stuffs I put it in glass container with wet cotton balls in it Instead of the seeds germinate they always get ...
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Is it possible to apply grafting on date palm?

We have some date palm but with low quality dates.The idea may seem impossible due to the morphology of these "trees" but ,by analogy with other species, could date palm be grafted by other ...
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Is my tree definitely dead?

I'll keep this short. I bought a mandarin tree back in March, a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak. I kept it in my room in London. It grew a lot of leaves and seemed to do well. Then I left my ...
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Which disease could be turning the leaves on my tomato plants BLUE?

The leaves are very dry (though the plants were watered regularly and consistenly), have this bluish tint and those brown spots. Googled, but found nothing, which is weird. What could this be?
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Blowing out sprinkler lines

I've done some research online about how to blow out my sprinkler lines and everything I've read says not to push air through the backflow preventer. However, I have no other place to hook up an air ...
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Crassula ovata/Jade plant: leaf tips shrunk in

I have several crassula plants, and the leaf tips on some of them started appearing shrunk in, as if something chewed them of or sucked them out (see image). I can't see any bugs on the plants. They'...
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ZZ Plant stem rot

Last week, I ordered 5 pieces of ZZ plants. It arrived somehow damaged (leaves yellowing and some have fallen off). The stem appeared to be undamaged. Today, however, I noticed that one of the ZZz ...
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Identifying plague affecting chrysalidocarpus lutescens

Here a close picture of what it is attacking this poor plant: I tried to spot movement among the white spots but there is none so my first suspect is some kind of fungi... I applied some polyvalent ...
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Do truffles grow from the air?

I found an ancient text which states that truffles do not "grow (derive their growth?) from the ground". I have found two medieval opinions on what that means: They "don't have roots ...
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Kalanchoe issues. Leggy, yellowing leaves, etc

I've had this kalanchoe for a year and a half and it was doing great until a couple months ago. It started getting very tall, almost etiolated with all the bottom leaves dying. I was likely watering ...

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