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Cold stratifying seeds in cell planter

I have a few types of plants that require cold stratification. Most suggestions I've read (including the instructions on the seed pack) say to do this in the fridge. Since I am planning to start them ...
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Growing oysters mushrooms without plastic bags

Background I have mostly found oysters mushrooms are being grown in plastic bags. I have grown it myself too (more than 15 years ago). I vaguely remember that during my training the instructor also ...
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Herb identification

I received a dried herb from amazon that I didn't order. I have many packages at the moment so my boyfriend opened and trew the packaging thinking is just another one that came. I cannot send it back ...
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What is this green and yellow vegetable which looks like a star from above?

We found this vegetable, apparently a gourd of some sort, growing at a farm in Michigan, but we're not sure which particular species it could be. It seems to most closely resemble an acorn squash, but ...
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For 7 layer food forest what should be the sequence of plantation?

Location: Eastern India, West Bengal (Tropical Climate) For the following layer, is there any prescribed sequence of plantation? Canopy Understory Shrub Herb Ground cover Climber Root Questions Can ...
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Shade Forest Ground Cover

I have an area on my property in New Hampshire that borders my lawn. It's mostly pretty heavy shade from maples. It also gets pretty moist at times throughout the year. Right now especially on the ...
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Autumn blaze maple trees - too many?

I am based in Melbourne, Australia. I just moved in to a new property and there are 20 young autumn blaze maple trees in the small backyard, planted 1m apart from one another - some on the garden bed ...
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Are *myrtus communis* berries safe to eat?

In my house and nearby places, there are some plants, which in our language are called "murta". They have purple-blackish colored berries, with green seedy inside, which are very bitter and ...
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Elevated drainage holes in a plastic pot

I bought a plastic pot today that has three drainage holes. The drainage holes are about an inch above the bottom, as in the picture below. What is the reasoning behind this? Is it better if I drill ...
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What is the nature of these sprouts?

With zero knowledge of botany, but curious enough to do some research of what I observe, I would like to know the reason for this young sprout in the lower part of a 2 m long Hoya carnosa. I did not ...
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Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
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What is the best way to gather seed from Monarda species?

There are various Monarda species growing where I live, both in gardens and in the wild, including Monarda fistulosa, Monarda didyma (Scarlet bee-balm), Monarda punctata (Spotted horsement), and ...
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What are the most effective ways to remove lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) when it completely blankets a large area?

I live in the Mid-Atlantic US, in a region where lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) is highly invasive. It emerges in winter and often forms large monocultures, then flowers and dies before summer. The ...
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Attempting neem oil on my Haworthias: how often should I spray?

I'm recently attempting my neem oil treatment for Haworthias. This is actually the second part of my search for a solution to the Haworthias mass death situation I highlighted in my previous question ...
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Osakazuki maple propagation

I have this maple and wondering if I can propagate easily from it. How good are this maples at air layers and rooting hardwood/softwood cuttings? Generally speaking, would these species yield better ...
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Pima Club Wheat Expectations

I'm growing Pima Club wheat from seeds and will plant in the last week of October (central Arizona desert). What can I expect to see in terms of growth and yield from this wheat? I'm planning to ...
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Is Indian Gooseberry a leguminous, nitrogen fixer plant?

Is Indian Gooseberry (Amla) a leguminous, nitrogen fixer plant? The leaf structure, arrangement seems to indicate so. I am not 💯 sure. Any pointer would be helpful.
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Can Aeschynomene aspera be used in constructed wetland for filtering grey water?

Updated the question to be more specific, after the first answer. Can Aeschynomene aspera be used in constructed wetland for filtering grey water in Tropical Climate, especially in Eastern India (West ...
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What is this Colorado weed? I believe it is some variety of willow herb

Invasive flowering weed. Small white flowers that turn into frothy seed heads. Small, tight cluster of shiny leaves at base. I'm at 8,150ft elevation in the Rocky mountains. Riparian environment.
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Crazy bushy Muscadine/Scuppernong vines -- what did I do wrong

So, I pruned my grapes per instructions (both of the guy I bought them from and after watching many internet videos). I mean I trimmed them way back. However, see pics below for how they grew this ...
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Spider plants failing to thrive after dying back - parent still doing well

I have some spider plants that I grew from babies from a parent plant. They were mostly doing "OK" until a few months ago when the new plants simultaneously lost all their leaves suddenly - ...
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Windbreak on urban balcony

I'm looking for a wind break solution for my balcony. It's a rented property (British/EU) and I am not allowed to drill into external wall. It is a top-floor, south-facing balcony and is pretty much ...
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Growing rose plant indoor

While I grow roses indoor, should I always cut the old flowers that are going wither? And how long does it take for a new rose flower to grow?
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How to build a robust evaporative cooler for my mini greenhouse?

A picture of my greenhouse: It has been mostly emptied due to uncontrolled fluctuations in humidity. The nursery faces North, but some early morning direct sun still overheats the greenhouse. The ...
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Bare branches on schefflera plant

My schefflera has leaf stems but not on the bottom 2.5 feet. If I cut it back will it grow leaf stems where it is bare?
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How to break symbiotic relationship between a Sycamore tree and fungal spores?

Our large sycamore tree appears to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with some fungal spores, resulting in a large number of mushrooms appearing around 3-9' away from the base of the tree. ...
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How Can I Get Seeds of Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) to Germinate and Establish?

I live in the native range of Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp Rose Mallow, which is a perennial herbaceous plant with really striking flowers. There are two robust populations of it in wetlands near where ...
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Shrub ID - East Texas

I am trying to identify a shrub growing in my garden of my new home - east of Dallas.
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What do I do with sun scorched bell pepper leaves

I live in Florida and have recently started attempting to grow bell peppers. My plants are in a planter and are @ 8 inches tall. But now some of the leaves are sun scorched/burnt. Should I remove the ...
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Are these fruit flies, fungus gnats or something else?

I've compared to images of both, but they don't exactly match either. If I had to guess, I would say they look more like fruit flies. But, the colony seems to collapse (no longer buzzing around my ...
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Why isn't watermelon grown in the USA from December to March?

The Produce Blue Book asservates that watermelon isn't grown in the US from Dec-Mar. Why not? This website says the same thing for the US from Dec-Mar.
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When spraying off marsh mallow root, is the outer skin supposed to fall right off when washed?

After digging Marsh mallow I was spraying it off, and noticed the skin came right off. is this normal for a healthy root?
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My fittonia plant is not healthy

I bought fittonia plant few weeks ago. I potted in soil, vermicompost and cocopeat mixture and keep it in semishade, also keeps the potting mix moist and mist the leaves twice a day. However few days ...
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Which trees have their roots grow vertically with limited horizontal growth?

Context. I plan to grow a tall tree on the front yard to achieve a natural look. The surrounding area is limited by walls and powerlines in the ground. So this tall tree better not have its roots ...
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Small tiny white / amber mites running around the sides of the pot

I have found in my pots some kind of tiny white bug, kind of mite I think. They are very very small, like a grain of dust, and they do not seem to be on under the leaves or on the stalks. They do not ...
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Please identify this plant with flowers

This plant grew on its own in my container.
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Are my poppies "established"?

I have tried, and failed, several times to grow California orange poppies from seed. These are the biggest they've gotten (~5 inches in height) and I'm hoping this time they'll make it to bloom. I ...
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Plant ID - Stalky Plant with thin-leafed crown

The plant in this image is approximately 24 inches tall. It has a thin stem that naturally loses its leaves as the plant grows so that the growth remains only at the top. The leaves are long and thin ...
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How to build an inconspicuous border so my future clover lawn does not encroach on my neighbor's grass?

I am thinking to leave a grass boarder about 2/3 the width of a standard lawn mower between properties. Then, with clover on the inside and grass on the other, install green plastic edging similar to ...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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What are these insects on my Japanese maple tree?

I live in Sweden and have a Japanese maple tree in a pot on my balcony. This October I saw maybe hundreds of small insects on my tree which I believe caused the leaves to crumble and fall. Which to me ...
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Which Basil leaves should I pick to minimise damage to the plant?

I have a small basil plant that I use for the occasional pasta and salad. I was wondering if there is an "optimal" way to harvest the plant so that it can keep growing as much as possible, ...
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LECA in potting mix: Good or bad idea?

I've purchased a bag of LECA for use in hydroponics. Recently, I have taken out the pellets from a pot that is no longer used for hydroponics and then I stored the medium. I was thinking of using this ...
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Is it normal for my avocado plant’s leaves to be yellowish green?

My avocado plant is starting to get slightly yellow leaves. I’m worried about it and just want to know if this is normal. I have a couple of pictures. We grew this one from a pit. It started to grow ...
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Should I remove this tree?

A neighbour advised me that I should remove this central tree, or it would eventually kill the two olive trees on either side. Is he right? The olive trees are 5-6ft high and the taller tree is about ...
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Yellow substance dripping from aloe plant when cut

I have been noticing a yellow, foul smelling liquid dripping out of my aloe plant when it is cut to obtain the pulp to add to juices etc. Is this a disease or is this yellow substance normal.
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How can I hide pond liner behind 4 foot waterfall drop?

I am unfortunately a committed DIY'r. I got some help with large rocks but I have a few tall drops that I need to hide. I have a guy who recommended that I stack cobble and hold it in place with ...
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Cure sweet potatoes - sprout during cure process + white coating

Variety: All Purple. To cure I managed to build heat incubator. I made it as expanded polystyrene box, I put electric heat tape inside to maintain temperature. Washed, wet tubers have been packed into ...
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Why is my French drain not working?

I recently dug a French drain on one side of my house. It starts at 18 inches deep, with a catch basin on highest end. It slopes down to the front of my house. I used perforated corrugated pipe, with ...
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Grape vine why is it drying up

So I planted this grapevine in spring. It started from a little twig was growing beautifully health all green and vibrant but like five weeks ago started seeing leafs drying up see below pix(the leafs ...

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