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Most effective way to remove mold from microgreens

I've seen a few ways to remove mold from microgreens, but I'm not sure how to do this exactly to be harmless for my customers. I've read this article and as far as I understand I need to use 35% since ...
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Is there a good resource for days to maturity for different varieties of garden vegetables?

I'm aware that many seed packets have "days to maturity" listed on the back. I've heard that this is a vague term because some sellers list days to maturity assuming some indoor growth ...
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Which species of Cactus is this and can I eat the fruit?

This delicious plant is looking at me and asking me to eat it. May I do so? And how do I know if the fruit are ripe? And will I be enormously injured if I accidentally touch a needle?
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Why is my bristle bush learning

I cant seem to do anything with this. I tried to add a pic. It was sideways. Then it says I had to have words here. Well that removed my pic then the heading was too long. I just repotted and in did ...
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Wilted cucumber plants; watered during the afternoon

I left out my cucumber plants in direct sunlight after planting the transplants and came back the next day and they were wilted. I watered them in the afternoon, will they recover?
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Drip watering 5m flower bed from downpipe

I have a 5m flowerbed at the front of my house that is under roof cover and so gets no direct rain onto it. Beside it is the downpipe from the roof guttering and I can't help but wonder if I could ...
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How Can I Rescue This Little Bitter Orange Tree?

I've planted these sweethearts from seeds around 4-5 years ago. I live in a high humidity, fairly mild climate without much sun. I've kept these mostly indoors by window sills and for the past 1.5-2 ...
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Help with spearmint plant. Potential stem rot?

I bought a mint plant a few months ago as my first plant and have been haphazardly taking care of it as best as I can. Apparently I had not been watering it enough as I read around in various forums ...
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Pale tiny leaves of Philodendron

The plant in question is Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum. It was producing bigger leaves but now the plant is producing very pale and tiny leaves for its color and size. The plant is in Indirect bright ...
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Geranium is short with leaves only no flowers in July

I put down the seeds for geranium around mid or late May in 2020. I live in Pacific Northwest. Now it is just like this after almost 2 months It's only 4-5 in tall and no flowers yet. It's been cool ...
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Identify plant with narrow straplike leaves and red flower

We have been having this green narrow leaved plant for years. It flowers occasionally as in the image. Some say it is from the family of bromeliads but its structure looks so different.
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Ginkgo leaves turning brown from middles out. What do I do?

Young ginkgo dwarf tree that’s been planted for about a month. Gets watered twice a day for ten minutes and is in a sunny spot. Leaves are turning brown in the middles and some are developing dark ...
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Need help identifying this flower (male/female) on a Big Max pumpkin; also, why is it growing flowers already?

I have two Big Max pumpkins I planted around June 20th. High temps since then have been in the high 90's. I fertilize weekly. The plants are still kind of small (one is about 2 ft. x 2 ft. and the ...
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Natural Organic slug/snail/pest repellants

currently all of my plants seem to be getting devoured by slugs or snails or both. I'm currently growing the following. Mint Basil Sunflowers Tomatos Strawberrys Runner Beans What can I do to reduce ...
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What is this white mold growing in my germinating avocado roots?

It forms white textured bumps near the top of the root, underwater: This also happened to a previous avocado seed I started, and when the plant died after about 12 months, I dug up the roots, and ...
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What do I do with compost bin contents

I'm not particularly green fingered but recently purchased a compost bin however I'm not entirely sure what I do with it once it's full. I've been putting grass cuttings and fruit/veg waste from the ...
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Lavender's scent

Recently my lavender bloomed (supposed to be lavender angustifolia) but there's no smell, the leaves however do smell when you rub them between your fingers. Is it not a "scenty" lavender ...
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Is Plant Root Growing Box High Pressure Root Grafting Box Growing Breeding Case reliable?

This is the first time when I am seeing something like this It seems simple cheap and ingenious Does it really work? https://www.amazon.ca/Reusable-Pressure-Grafting-Breeding-Gardening/dp/B08BNJKR57/
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What type of hazelnut is this?

Can anyone tell me what type of hazelnut is this? Apparently it's resistant to drought and it's likely to be an Italian one. I searched online and it's similar looking to one type, but don't want to ...
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Prognosis on Bracket/Shelf Fungus?

This is a fairly recent (last few weeks) development: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t2luwy7cuuss1c7/2020-07-18%2014.17.19.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/pcj9g72eh5sh7ig/2020-07-18%2014.17.24.jpg It appears ...
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Tomatoes turned light green with purple on leave edges

I’m growing tomatoes in big pot. Some of them turned light green with a little purple on edges of leaves. They do not look healthy like the dark green ones. They are producing tomatoes, we are in a ...
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What type of conifer is this and is it OK near a house?

I need help identifying this conifer. Also, it is standing really close to a house (about 6-8 feet, some 2 meters). Can its root systems be harmful to the foundation or sewer line (which by the way is ...
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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

The picture below will describe this better than I can, but our 100 ft hose just blew apart at the faucet connection and it seems some piece that would go on the inside (maybe a rubber or plastic ...
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Need some help for growing Carolina Reaper

I'm into hot and spicy thing, so I have targeted at this pepper. I live in Southeast Asia with tropical climate, I wonder if It is possible to plant this Carolina Reaper. If it does, how do you plant ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I was pulling weeds and noticed the trunk of this palm tree in my backyard has a lot of moss on it. A google search described lichen but I’m not sure it looks the same as what the images of lichen on ...
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Is my Areca palm dying? How to save it?

I was gifted this areca palm about 8 months ago. It was fine for the first 3-4 months. After that it has started yellowing, the fronds are not straight as well. Earlier I used to water it about once ...
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Mango seed root broken

I was trying to grow a mango from its seed, but unfortunately the root broke slightly in a train trip, as you can see in the picture. Do you think this mango still has any chance to service? ...
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Rust looking spots on most of the leaves of an Indian Guava (Psidium guajava)

My Indian Guava (18 months) has been getting more and more rust looking spots on its leaves. Front side: Back side: Is this a nutrition issue? (They are given a weak fertiliser about once every ...
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How can I tell whether compost is too hot to plant into?

I have just had delivered a tonne of bulk compost. My intention was to mulch flowerbeds and also lay out a new no-dig vegetable bed so I ordered what I expected to be mature compost. The compost is ...
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How to sex ID my plant?

I have a cannabis plant in it's 2nd year. It hasn't flowered yet. I live on the west coast & I kept it in a small container & brought it in over winter. I kept it under a small flouresent ...
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How to best convert field into forest?

I have a long stretch of yard where I want to allow some of it to grow into a forested backstop / wind-block / nature promotion (birds, squirrels...whatever) It has been just grass for a long time, ...
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Is this Viburnum Leaf Beetle?

I've got about 5 of these shrubs (I believe they are Viburnum latana 'Mohican') on a side of my house I nearly never get around to. Today when I was doing a walk around I noticed they were getting ...
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Reduce stem growth of flowers

I have 2 trough planters with various flowers in thank my kids have planted. As you can see from the images below, they have grown quite tall and the bottom of the trough where the stems are look a ...
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Are my trees stressed?

I have 2 baby tamarind trees for almost 3 months. I am watering them only if the soil seems dry none the less. I have noticed that on the leaves they have some stains which is worrying. I don't know ...
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Damaged leaves - Bugs or what?

I've had an issue ever since I moved into my new apartment. I have plants in different rooms, all by the window in south/south-west orientation. There are different plants (basil, carrots, parsley, ...
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NUBS falling off OKRA PLANT

I have healthy okra plants based on leaves and trunk observation, with small buds that are taking too long to blossom. They are planted in 5 liter pots. I found 1 flower that has dried up and fallen ...
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Will animal burrowing under tree damage the tree?

There is an animal burrowing under one of my trees. The hole is 2 or 3 inches in diameter, and I'm fairly certain it's chipmunks. However, my main concern is the overall health of the tree. As you can ...
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Why my hydrangeas not blooming fully?

Here is the photo of my hydrangea It looks very uneven. Last year I remember it was all white. Now each flower, there seems to be a dead center, not blooming. I live in Pacific Northwest and there ...
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Sunflower with multiple flowers, is this normal?

I’m not particularly green fingered, however I’ve planted some sunflowers seeds with my kids. They’re both growing well however one of them has a single large flower at the top of the stem whereas the ...
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Front yard shrubs need a boost

I come over from New Zealand once a year and get the family garden sorted. This year I haven't been able to arrive any earlier because of Covid-19. So we are in the middle of summer and the garden ...
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What is this bug on my Mint plant and is this harmful?

today I found these bugs on my Mint plant. It's kinda just sit there and did nothing, but I haven't seen the bug before on my Mint (or my other plants), but currently only found this on my mint. What ...
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Eryngium flower collapse

Eryngium 'Jos Eijking' flower stems grown up with buds, then some , but not all develop a brownish-black mark about half-way up the stem which affects the structure of the stem and it collapses. ...
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Composting and/or using chopped blackberries

I have wild blackberries in my garden that grow like crazy: They grow under the earth, over the earth with offshots - and possibly via seeds - I don't know, I just started gardening. I cut a lot of ...
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The leaves on my peace lily are turning brown and yellow, the tips as well as the edges?

I got a peace lily plant from ikea a 5 months ago and ever since then the tips of the leaves are turning brown, or some of the leaves will turn yellow and then go brown form the outside in. I water it ...
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Staghorn fern back turning black

I have not been overwatering my staghorn fern, I water them at the base about 60cc every week. I don't most my plants very often and they have been stable for a year until this happened. The only ...
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Is it normal for an oak tree to slough off its thick bark without it growing back?

I have several oak trees in my forested back yard that are in various stages of loosing a thick outer layer of bark, revealing thinner whitish bark underneath. Once this bark is lost, it doesn't ...
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Tomato wilt identification

I'm growing tomatoes in a raised bed. I planted four different varieties; one of them, Brandywine, has wilted pretty aggressively on one side of the plant (pictures below). I have a number of other ...
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WHY Black spot and brown leaves shown on Areca plant?

I water the plant once a week. I fertilize the plant every two weeks. Suddenly, after a day of watering, I noticed the appearance of these spots.
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Why are my green pepper plant leaves deformed from the top?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I have noticed some of the leaves of my Green chilli plant curling at the top, always towards the side. Also, some leaves are deformed. It would be great if you can help me ...

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