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Do walnut trees grow in rain forests?

Minimum temperature changes among walnut (Juglans regia) varieties (where I live, the walnuts withstand -30 to -40°C / or -22 to -40°F). The maximum temperature is generally around 35°C (95°F) and ...
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How do you grow a plant not in your hardiness zone?

Growing plants in different climate zones can be a challenge. For people in warm climates. The first thing you need to do is make a plan. And research the climate your plant grows in likes. At our ...
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Are climate (hardiness) zone maps changing?

This is a map of Europe. Hardiness zones in Europe don't works so nice as in US, so there is also some editing and improvement. And we have no official map, so people are using external data to create ...
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Are climate (hardiness) zone maps changing?

I can confirm that, in the US, the zones have retreated north during my own lifetime. The first maps (md-1960s) showed Milwaukee WI as zone 3 (this would be renumbered to zone 4 later on), with ...
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Are climate (hardiness) zone maps changing?

I would confirm that, to my knowledge, there is no new plant hardiness zone map for Europe. In the UK, we have a maritime climate which makes it very variable and somewhat unpredictable, so although ...
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How to manage fruit-trees blooming for the second time in autumn?

Copper sulphate could be applied in autumn, in spring (better) or in both periods (e.g. on zones prone of fungal diseases). Now with flowers, it is difficult to apply it where the diseases is hiding ...
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What areas in the USA have many cool days with little sun and no frost?

The north face of any mountain is a likely candidate location to fill these requirements. The north side of a house may also be just what you need to experiment on the small scale for the first year.
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What kinds of grape vines will grow in northeastern Turkey's cold climate?

For native species, some of your best bets will be Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Limberger. I'm not sure if you can legally grow American/American-European cross grapes in Turkey, but if you ...
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Correct spacing between roses

Roses vary quite a bit in height and spread and growth habit - some are vigorous and get quite tall and wide, others are small in comparison. The spacing is dictated by the eventual spread or width of ...
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Keeping up the chili pepper ripening process while suffering from drastic climate change

Time to take them off the plant, J. I've never allowed peppers to mature on the plant especially when you are getting freezing nights. You don't want to have those peppers, the chilis themselves, ...
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

Based on your location and the map from the USDA Plant Profile service, I would be safe to say that quaking aspen will NOT do well in Mississippi. Given that they're native everywhere except the US ...
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What berries can be grown on the Faroe Islands?

Rose hips (rosa rugosa) come immediately to mind as a common coastal fruiting plant in Maine (and elsewhere.) You have to scrape out a lot of seeds, but they do grow and fruit reliably, and have very ...
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Is commercial Cactus and Succulent MIx appropriate for Lithops potting in Southern California

We are growing Lithops inside in what appears to be 100% grit (finely crushed sharp stone). Grit is sometimes sold in feed stores for chickens. I read a few articles and the suggestions for ...
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What can I do with a tree that's not suitable for the climate?

I would replace it with a native tree or tall flowering shrub that won't mind your conditions. In the meantime you could create a fence, trellis, teepee or arbor for temporary shade (using a ...
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What can I do with a tree that's not suitable for the climate?

Spend money on a service with a large truck-mounted tree spade to remove your tree (ideally to someone who wants one and doesn't care about the watering, and who will pay for it) and plant a large &...
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Will cold weather hurt tomato yields this summer?

While things might be better if you had been able to offer them some protection, in general if they survive, they are already at least a week ahead on dealing with transplant shock, etcetera; .vs. new ...
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What berries can be grown on the Faroe Islands?

You might try some Hippophae berry bushes (sea buckthorn, or seaberries). According to Wikipedia, you want them to have plenty of light, though, but they're salt-tolerant (both to salt in the air and ...
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Good Trees for a backyard Garden in North Carolina

My suggestion would be to walk around your neighborhood and figure out what trees do well there (native trees) and also fit your criteria. Asking the neighbors if they have given any special treatment ...
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Global warming is real... My bulbs are dying

I can only give you an anecdotal answer, but your bulbs should be fine - although I have no experience with growing Hippeastrum outside (I can only grow it as a pot plant). I live in zone 5 and have ...
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Kumquat fruit drop: Always the same result, no matter what

It's time to get your soil tested. You tested most of what that is to be tested. The the biggest reason for fruit drop is some sort of nutrient deficiency. I suggest you use a Citrus or Palm Tree ...
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Kumquat fruit drop: Always the same result, no matter what

Right so I hate to sound like an echo but the reasons you listed are the only reasons I can think of for why your tree is dropping it's fruit. The best I can do is prioritize them by likelihood: Lack ...
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What's the best temperature for lavender (Celcious) and the climate in general?

It depends on the variety of the Lavender plant. There are over 400 varieties which can be grouped in three main types: English (Lavandula angustifolia): The classic with long spikes holding fragrant ...
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What's the best temperature for lavender (Celcious) and the climate in general?

Lavender basics Lavender should do well in the Philippines. Do you have neighbors or have you seen gorgeous lavender patches? Because the Philippines has such high humidity, lavender should be ...
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