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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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what do you mean if the stems are bending? [closed]

what do you mean if the stems are bending? is my plant fighting to survive? the lower leaves at the soil are turning black, one day it drooped over and the same day i dropped the pot on the floor and ...
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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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Is there something wrong with my Rainer cherry tree?

I just noticed this sap at the base of the Rainer Cherry tree (I think, I didn’t plant it I just noticed the cherries). I don’t believe I hit it with anything but it’s possible the weedwacker hit it. ...
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Why do my roses look dry, brown and full of holes?

I've been using Bayer's BioAdvance Rose and Flower care to feed and prevent insects/diseases. It did ok last season, not wonderful, but ok. This season my rose bushes are dry, they have brown/rust ...
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Tips to start a siphon without getting a mouthful of water

I have spent the week setting up my water storage system including a1000L ICB, I am lucky that my allotment is next to one of the large communal water capture and storage areas and with heavy rain ...
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Good potted vine to grow inside a greenhouse?

I have a small greenhouse (9'x9' and 9' tall at peak) that I’d like to grow a vine inside and have it grow up through the exposed rafters. I think it would look very nice. The vine species would: ...
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What caused the crazing under the bark of this conifer?

When the bark fell off of this dead conifer in the Pacific Northwest I was amazed by the pattern on the cambium (or is it phloem?). I assume some sort of insect caused this? If so, what kind? And ...
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How to remove High Performance Bedding (HPB) from the bottom of my raised garden bed without disturbing the surrounding interlocking?

I recently got my backyard interlocked and had a stone garden wall installed (6 feet long, 3 feet wide and 15 inches tall). The garden wall is surrounded by interlocking on 3 sides and a wall on the ...
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Leaves going uniform brown and chlorosis in Carmine Jewel cherry

Two problems: A: Intervenal chlorosis. This has occurred in two weeks. The remaining batch of trees at my nursery are unaffected. That it's new leaves suggests an iron deficiency. But this ...
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Champignon growing: from Recovery stage to shock, what to look for in covering peat?

Have very specific question for champignon growers When is the right moment to switch between stages, specifically from Recovery to shock. This is one of the vital points in growing and I would like ...
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What is killing my cypress trees?

We planted a new row of cypress trees, approx a month ago. They are about 1.5 m tall and stand in direct sunlight for most of the day. We water them regularly with DIY. At first they were doing well, ...
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No sun in apartment, options for seedlings/propagation?

I have roof apartment with northfacing windows and southfacing terrace. Unfortunatley, there is no windowstill on the windows, and roof angle means that any particular spot on the floor has direct ...
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What is the maximum mesh size for rabbit barrier?

I know the text book says 1" x 1". But that sounds like a tidy, easy to remember plan, almost like a slogan. Does anyone know if a rabbit can get thru 1" x 2" or 1.5" x 1.5&...
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Green caterpillars pest on kale, what to do after finding and removing the pests?

I had recently discovered and removed what appears to be Cabbage loopers on some of my kale, as shown in the images below. What is the best decontamination procedure after removal? Should I give the ...
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Encourage Lavender Lady Passion flower vines to branch?

We recently planted a Passiflora Lavender Lady vine in the ground and it's growing quickly up a trellis against a fence; but is there a way to encourage it to create more branches to fill out to ...
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Campsis is growing very slowly with holes in the leaves

We purchased our red Campsis Radicans in the beginning of May which is depicted below. This picture was taken today. What surprizes me is that many articles claim that Campsis is a fast growing vine ...
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Camellia leaves have brown spots

We purchased our camellia in the middle of March this year and it was flowering till late April. Few weeks ago it started having brown spots on the fresh leaves. What do you think might cause this? ...
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Mango tree not bearing any fruits after cyclone

We have a relatively young (<15 years) mango tree in my hometown and it has beared fruits for more than 5 years. However two years back there was a cyclone(also known as hurricane/typhoon depending ...
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What is this plant, weed or wildflower?

I am hoping it will be a wildflower, as it is spread throughout our school wildflower garden, but no buds yet.

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