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It's always best for tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, and potatoes, to rotate them in a vegetable garden from year to year. This applies to pots. You can reuse the soil from last year for a different crop/flower, but do NOT put tomatoes back into the same pot each year. I also reuse soil in pots, but for flowers not vegetables. When I do this, I unpot the soil, ...


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I grow outside hydropnically. and after a couple of years they start to look like small trees. If it freezes I bring them in. Going on 3 years. Green pepper, jalapno, serrano, and poblamo. Peppers year round. Houston. Determinate is for canning. The fruit ripens at the same time. Indeterminate ripens different times throughout the year.


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One summer when I was growing pepper plants I looked down and I see this one little baby pepper plant at the base of one of the big ones. Well I live in Pennsylvania and the winner was rolling around and I was bringing in all of my plants and I wanted to try to keep from dying and as it is getting colder and colder out and frost is coming I just couldn't ...


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Ontario Canada here. Currently have a bell pepper plant that's over a year old. Indoors during winter. Currently has ripening peppers on it in April 🤷‍♀️ definitely possible yall lol


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You should prune the suckers; the new branches that are growing out from each node/leafed branch. Those suckers will grow horizontally if you don't pinch them off. Some people like to let the sucker branches grow for MORE fruit, but the fruit will be SMALLER. Personally, I prune all suckers until my single vine tomato plants reach the top of a trellis, ...


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In TX the bottom course of brick have weep holes,which would not work. Brick is not intended to be wet (under soil surface), so I think there is some risk. I think it would be worth putting plastic sheet against the foundation and first two rows of brick. The brick in the "before" picture looks a different color , like it was painted?


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Drought - 3-5dl of water with high temperatures, even twice a day, is not sufficient, especially as the plant has got bigger with a bigger root system since you first potted it up. Give it a litre or two now, then another litre in an hour or so, so it has a chance to get soaked right through all the soil. Then you'll need to cut out dead areas, but first ...


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Pelargoniums (which is what "annual" geraniums actually are) take more than eight weeks to flower from seed, which is why many gardeners either root cuttings from the previous year or start seeds indoors, in mid-late winter. In fact, this site and this site both give a range of 12 to 16 weeks. Your plants will eventually bloom, but maybe not until ...


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They look generally healthy; I think the browning flower was probably coming to the end of its bloom time, when they will gradually brown and fall off. Browning buds may mean they need watering daily, especially if they get a few hours sun in the mornings and the sun is hot (even if the air temperature is reasonably cool); Fuchsias prefer partial or dappled ...


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Mercury vapor in not an LED. Mercury vapor puts out a very narrow/limited light spectrum . As I remember the light frequency is not in any range used by chlorophyll so will have no affect on plants.


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I have a couple of Jalapeno plants that didnt produce much last year.. This year though relatively small still have produced.. They made it through the winter and are looking great. I have an irrigation canal about 25 feet down slope that runs 24/7. The waterway is 18 inches deep by 10 feet wide.. Water moves at about 4 miles per hour. I think it ...


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My favorite small-scale permacuture book is Toby Hemenway’s “Gaia’s Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture”. A lot of the book centers around building guilds where often there is a fruit tree at the center of the guild and lots of supporting plants at different layers to perform different functions in the mini ecosystem.


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If you are in the US , your state university likely has a number of publications focused on various topics. They were free when I got them from U o IL, but that was long ago , i expect there is a charge today. No pretty color photos as I expect are in the books you mentioned. Not much for entertainment but they can't be beat for information. Well- some ...


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Most Rosemary plants do exhibit phototropism - growth tends to go upwards, but their natural growth habit is gawky, there's nothing neat about a rosemary plant as it gets a little older - you may get woody branches going sideways, even pointing downwards, with fresh growth on them which usually points upwards initially. There is a form 'Miss Jessop's ...


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Rosemary are shrub-like plants: they tend to growth sideways. I think because they growth relatively slow, "they want" to cover soil as much as possible, to prevent other plant to growth and make shadows. As I saw on various rosemary plants, there is not phototropism in strict sense. If you wait months, you should see that suddenly a new shot will start in ...


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If it is winter where you are you can expect a change in colour. This is due to the change in light levels. The other damage is probably frost damage. I believe this is Agave desmettiana, Smooth Agave, the only Agave I know that this smooth in texture with none to very small spines along the edges. This Agave is not frost tolerant. It come from a warm ...


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Yes it would effect the root development as the plant grows out of the seedling stage. Roots develop to best serve the plants needs depending on its given location based on basic rules. if the growing medium keeps drying on the outside edges of the rectangle pot and the centre is kept moist, then the roots will go towards the water, which happens to be ...


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Yes, a plant can produce many chilli pepper in such containers: it is common to use small pots (especially for shops). But for me, the plant is maybe too much watered and fertilized, on the other hand, it is still a seedling, so it could be ok. An other worry from me is about your location (windows with condensation?): if it is fall and cold (and not much ...


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The point of a moss stick or moss pole is to push the aerial roots into it as they grow, so they can collect moisture if they want. Home made ones are usually made using wire mesh, filled with sphagnum moss - it sounds like you're thinking of somehow trying to wrap something round a bamboo stick instead. Using sponge or rockwool will not only be hard to wrap ...


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It is infested with something, but I'm not 100% sure what. There is evidence of cochineal scale on the top pad, where the white fluffy stuff is, but I'm not sure what the small white 'rod like' things are. If they fly, they could be whitefly, but they look more like little larvae; there are even some on the edge of the pot, so its a heavy infestation. I'm ...


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Late season planting would not work at all for us in our location. Right after planting our tomatoes it can take a few weeks before they really start growing strongly. The choice of yours to not water deeply or much is probably the main problem. Figure that the root size of a good tomato plant is about the same size as the top growth and then realize that ...


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Just as Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), the curry plant starts growing with a tall/deep tap root. If the pot is small, it starts circling at the bottom of the pot. The pot size really depends on how old/large the plant is. If the plant is less than 6-8” tall, star with 1 gallon plant. As it grows bigger, you may need to repot in the larger size pot ...


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I think Jurp is correct, some kind of scale.I have scale that look very similar except they are no more than 4 mm long. I remove them with my thumb nail and there it a little fluid or goo inside. Your Rosemary looks weak which would be caused by the scale. It attacks my stag-horn fern, sweet bay and sassafras seedlings.


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To me it looks like you're trying to grow your cukes and Tom's in too small a container. They both have a large hungry root system and will quickly starve in such small pots. I always grow both Tom's and cucs in grow bags. However at the end of the season they are filled and matted full of roots so they have used the whole bag. To me with little containers ...


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