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Does this look like green pepper or red pepper plants?

My hubby and I are NOT gardeners. Are these peppers (bell pepper) or weeds? Hate to be watering weeds lol
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White rot on some of my onions do I need to lift the whole crop

I have lifted a couple of my onions today that had gone a little dry and have discovered white rot on the roots, I lifted another and this one has no sign. Do I need to lift the whole crop straight ...
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Dying Marigolds

On uplifting dying Marigolds I have noted gold like crystals at the roots. The plants were purchased from a reputable garden centre and planted out by myself using a little bone meal to assist rooting....
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Am I over watering my sedums?

They look like these .., they all grew tall and flowered... it looks nice in the beginning but then they seem to over grow and they start leaning in different directions and then it does not look ...
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Can I save these hosta leaves by putting them in a glass of water?

As previously posted I am having issues with my hostsas One of them looks like this I cam across this article that says the leaves could be saved if cut and set in a glass of water like in this ...
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Why are my hosta leaves dying?

Am I over watering these ? Is it too much sun? They get sun in the afternoon starting with around 2-3PM till around 7PM in July. Very hot weather this year but I remember having the same issue last ...
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Blood fish and bonemeal

Because of its composition, this fertiliser is attractive to rodents. I find that a topical application often results in the soil in pots being tossed about - as they search for the meat/carcase which ...
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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 open the motor cover of craftsman electric lawn mower?

Problem The lawn mower suddenly stopped working during grass cutting Lawn mower details I have an old model of craftsman lawn mower (2013 model?). It says 20" corded 12 Amp electric on the top. I ...
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Marigold flower partially wilting and leaves are curling

I bought a marigold plant two weeks ago and it started by a beautiful bloom. However, some of the biggest flower slowly becomes brown and wilted. The leaves are curling and dried too. So I cut out the ...
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Should I harvest this cucumber? Additionally, why is this cucumber stem yellow?

I'm very much a novice gardener, so I'd appreciate any advice! I'm located in BK, New York, Zone 6 (but we've been having some very high temps this summer). I've always wanted to garden, so I started ...
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Why are the leaves of my gardenias turning yellow?

The leaves of my gardenias turning yellow as following pictures show. Water and sunshine are sufficient in my area. Any suggestions to keep the leaves green?
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What is the diagnosis and treatment of a 5 year old Blueberry plant?

Our five-year-old blueberry plant, that has always produced well is full of berries and all of a sudden has dying branches and leaves turning red. I’ve included picture. We did fail to prune it last ...
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Can you identify this hybrid tea rose?

I was given this rose last year as a potted indoor rose. I then put it in the garden in autumn and it has now grown normal size. It has flowers on individual stems and the flowers are creamy with very ...
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Philodendron McColley’s Finale older leaves turning brown

My Philodendron McColley’s Finale’s old leaves have been getting brown that spreads across the whole leaf eventually. I’ve had about 3 that have fallen off. At first I thought they were just getting ...
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Lilac tree disease

I have a pair of lilacs, very close together, which have been fine for ten years. This year they have hardly any leaves (just patches of them) and what appears to be a whiteish and partly yellowish ...
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Get rid of small silver maples along fence line and around pool area

I have a problem with silver maples growing along my fence line, the sides of the house, and around the pool. Along the house and the pool they are in a 2’ border of river rock. Along the fence they ...
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Replacing drip pipe in raised bed

I have a half inch drip pipe in my raised bed that I use to connect emitters to for watering my vegetables. The pipe has worn off and I need to replace it. The attached picture shows the connection. ...
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Why is my mint dying?

My mint is developing brown spots on older leaves and is wilting. What disease is this? Can I save it? https://imgur.com/a/G3oceQM
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Use of hydrated lime as a calcium source

We have blossom end rot problem which is apparently a calcium deficiency. We have some builder's lime which I am told is calcium hydroxide and would like to use that as the calcium source. We can't ...
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Trying to identify this invasive vine

I'm having problems with an invasive vine that climbs over and covers hedges and trees, but I've found it difficult to identify on the internet. A local plant ecologist in Alexandria, VA identified ...
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Plum Tree/Bush Mystery

We purchased our home two years ago and inherited what the former owner called two young "plum trees". Is this in fact a plum tree/bush? If so, what kind is it? What can I do to encourage ...
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Not sure what is happening to tomato plant

Not sure what is happening to my tomato plant. Plants have been in a really sunny spot. We had been in a drought, but we’re consistently watered. Then the last few days it started raining pretty heavy ...
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Magnolia leaves partially browning and curling

I have had this Magnolia soulangeana 'Heaven Scent' for 2 years (I live in South East England). It is in a cubic pot (of side length ~50cm) on the patio and is currently 135cm tall. It did very well ...
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Kentia Palm drooping, browning, and tiny black spots

We got a Kentia Palm about 5 months ago, and it was doing pretty well. We had it in a room with reasonably bright indirect light. And, we thought we were watering it appropriately only when the top ...
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What are these tiny gray bugs that I find outside near wood?

I have been finding these tiny gray bugs all over my outside, typically near a wood pile or on wooden furniture. They are so small i can't really give much as far identifying marks, so I hope my ...
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Hollyhock deteriorating immediately after blooming

I live in Denver, CO and last year I planted 2 Hollyhock plants in my backyard. The plants were about 1 foot tall when I put them in the ground and they are in a spot where they get full sun/plenty ...
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Schefflera leaflet count dropped after pruning

I got a Schefflera plant recently in a 4" pot. I pruned it to encourage branching (cut off the top a little.) Before pruning, new leaflets were always set of 8. The rest of the plant has leaflets ...
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Avocado not growing at all after 2 months

I've propagated this avocado seed in water for 3-4 weeks, untill at root was about 10 cm long. Planted in soil about 2 months ago, day temp is 20-30c, soil always wet. Is it ever going to grow, or ...
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Why are my chili flowers small?

Hi, I've been growing Aji Amarillo in zone 3, indoor since 15, February. It's my very first time growing chili. I only took them out when day temperature was little bit above 20, but I forgot to take ...
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Do my tomatoes look like they are damaged from herbicides?

I planted my healthy tomato starts that I started myself in some new soil that has alpaca manure mixed in. The original, old growth is fine, but the new growth is all spindly and twisty and curling ...
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Restore grass field which is overgrown by nettles

I recently own a piece of land (800m²) which used to be full of grass. Lately the grass is being overgrown by nettles. Right now I'm at the point where almost all the grass is replaced by nettles. My ...
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Why is my mint plant growing like this?

Hi, I bought a mint plant from Walmart, figuring I can repot it and make it grow bigger. However it just keeps growing taller. I have 6-7” of just stem, with leaves on top. How/where should I trim it ...
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White fluffy growth on a halophyte

I found this plant in the coast of a middle eastern rocky desert. I wonder what species it is but more importantly, what is that fluffy white growth on the plant? it doesn't look like a fungus... I'm ...
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Re: Apple tree regrowth after original cut down

I read the discussion about regrowth from a root, [or the rootstock] when the grafted variety had been felled. I reversed a car into a small named apple tree and damaged the tree so badly cutting it ...
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How to save a newly cut dracaena without leaves

I tried to get a cut from my dracaena and propagate it before travelling. Unfortunately when we arrived the cut was damaged - the leaves were cut off. Now I'm afraid that it doesn't have any roots yet,...
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How many wood chips do I need to kill off grass?

I'm trying to kill off grass in an area that has probably been establishing itself since the last ice age, and was wondering how many wood chips it really will take to do the job I desire, and keep ...
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Vegetable plants not growing after transplanting

I purchased zucchini, pepper, and tomato plants recently from a retail outlet. I brought it home and transplanted them to my raised bed. It has been two weeks and the plants don't seem to be growing ...
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Will adding earthworms to my lawn enrich the soil?

I want to put some earthworms in my lawn to enrich the soil. Will it work?
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Are moles effective at controlling Japanese beetle grubs?

My garden is under assault this summer by Japanese beetles from above, and moles from below. From my research, Japanese beetles lay their eggs a few inches underground, and moles are voracious ...
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Black and Yellow dots on Scallions

I'm new to gardening and well recently I decided to try to grow scallions from leftover Scallion ends. first I placed them in water to grow them out a bit then I planted them in a random pot that had ...
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How do I maximize flowers from Sweet Peas?

My sweet peas are growing quite well up the netting. As shown in the attached photo, they’ve grown up past the netting and are reaching skyward into emptiness. (I put that black plastic square behind ...
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Peace lilly dramatics

Hoping for a little help here. My peace lilly, lovely healthy plant up until a week ago, when it went through shock and then over watering. The plant was upended and hen repotted. 2 weeks.later it was ...
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Grapefruit seedling

I'm new to citrus and I started germinating and then planting these grapefruits 3 months ago. Is this normal progress? I also have watered them every 2-3 days. Just asking for any tips on how to get ...
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Is spruce bark equivalent to pine bark in potting mixes?

Composted pine bark is a standard ingredient in potting mixes. Most of the local forestry is spruce. Is there any reason to not use spruce bark? I know that generally barks need to be composted at ...
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Wood panels over chain link fence

In our back yard we have a 4' high chain link fence between us and our neighbors. We are looking for ways to cover it up as it is unsightly. There is a (currently empty) flower bed that runs along the ...
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Problem with herbs

My basil and mint plants started to have small spots on their leaves, as in this photo: They got bigger and spreaded to the whole plant. Any idea what could be the problem and how to fix it? I couldn'...
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How to encourage composting worms to migrate upward

I have an upwards migration worm composting bin that currently has three trays. In recent months, I had done a poor job ensuring that the moisture level in the top bin was reasonable, and it got out ...
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Help identifying this shrub

Does anyone know the name of the two shrubs in this picture?
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Does my Sago Palm have root/ crown rot?

I have looked for examples online and see nothing that looks like this. My leaves yellowed so I pruned them as I saw suggested but then I decided to check out my roots. I want to try to save this baby ...

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