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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

All of the currant family (red, black, gooseberry, lingonberry...) do reasonably well in shade. High and low bush cranberry do well in shade. If you have light shade, look at nut trees. It will be a ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

You are going to have a very difficult time growing much in the forest portion of your land. Yes, currants and gooseberries, black raspberries, and possibly sour cherries will tolerate the shade and ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

No undergrowth forest plus creek makes me immediately think of allium ursinum (European variety) or allium tricoccum (US native). Both are happy to cover the forest floor in spring and disappear later ...
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Is something wrong with my Aloe Vera?

From what I see here, your Aloe gets too much water for the sun it get. Aloe Vera leaves in very hot, sunny places (often sandy). e.g. already discussed here. It goes for the sun (phototropism) ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

Nuts of course, and some floor plants, will be naturals, but so as not to repeat others' answers, I thought I'd point out the issues/other things I noticed about your idea, rather than listing plants. ...
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What is the most efficient drip system setup for irrigating a tree in the desert?

Why not do what people in similar climates used to do for centuries? Use large flat rocks to conserve soil moisture. You can amend their methods to work with drip irrigation too if you wish. Use of ...
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My acer palmatum is drying, what should I do?

This is a common problem with Japanese maples. It's called leaf scorch. The reason is too hot sun and not enough water during hot weather. And hot can be above 20C already. The best thing to do is to ...
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My olive tree's leaves have dried out but bottom of trunk is sprouting. What should I do?

If there is no new growth at the top, scrape back a little of the skin or bark with a fingernail on various branches - if they're moist and greenish inside, they're still alive, but if they're dry and ...
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What is the most efficient drip system setup for irrigating a tree in the desert?

I grew up in one of the hottest driest places in Australia. My mother still lives in this place... Adelaide, South Australia and she lives in a house on a quarter acre, surrounded by a large garden ...
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Why is my jade plant dying?

Yes you can keep a jade indoors, but it does require bright light..much more than any artificial office light will offer. It looks like you used soil from the great outdoors rather than a potting mix ...
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Why is my jade plant dying?

Your jade plant is dying because of lack of sunlight and too much watering. Jade plant in my area can survive hot summer days with minimum watering, its leaves will turn a slight red to indicate it is ...
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What type of bonsai is this, and how do I revive it?

Yeah, hate to give you bad news but this guy is toast. Why Bonsai does not come with instructions is irresponsible. Bonsai are just like a new pet. Constant attention. Because of the limited root ...
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What is this small eucalypt-like landscape tree in California?

This is the Brisbane Box (Lophostemon confertus). The flowers threw me off for a bit. The flowers on yours are about done blooming. It's native to Australia, but is cultivated elsewhere. I'm not sure ...
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What is happening to my poor Pine tree?

Pines drop a relatively large number of needles each year; because the majority of those yellowing on your tree are not at the tips of the branches, yours looks pretty normal for October in the ...
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What potted outdoor plant most resembles astroturf in terms of required care

Highly restricted range, I'm afraid - even air plants need misting regularly when they are not in humid environments, plus they won't survive low temperatures. Some cacti varieties might work, but ...
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Cedar Hedge drying from the inside

Late lawn fertilizer was the issue. For two years now, I stop adding fertilizer to my lawn after July and since then they are looking much better. The inner foliage started to grow back again.
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How to save a Fern which most leaves have dried out

Bathroom should certainly help with humidity. I suggest following the advice at Gardening Know How: Boston ferns need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. When you care for Boston ...
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Taking care of thuja emerald green

I have Emeralds myself, but these look a little too rounded on top to be Emeralds, unless someone topped them awhile ago. As to your questions: You should be able to remove the dead leaves (and ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

I am hearing a few problems you might be experiencing. The first is moving a plant from out of doors in full sunlight to the indoors with out acclimation and the same is true moving a plant from ...
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English Ivy plant dying, with white spots at the base

Sclerotinia White Mold This plant is not looking like a keeper. I am worried this might be Sclerotinia. I can't see them but I get the feeling that you have spider mite as well. Not the deal ...
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Drying chilli plants

Around this time of year this looks common. Has this plant been out of doors over night? This looks like freeze damage based on this one picture. Please send other pictures and think about what ...
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Extreme leaf-falling from Azalea

Is there anymore growth going on at the tips? If there IS growth you are able to see, do not cut it off. Your plant has gone through a major stressor. Plants are able to deal with a few major set ...
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Drying Oregano and Mint

Do not water them too much. They are plant of dry places. They like also sun, but I would not cover them with plastic. Now just wait some more time. They are perennials, so they should be able to ...
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leaves of Areca Palm is drying after moving to a different flower pot

It sounds like you're saying you split the plant's roots in order to pot up parts separately. Unless the palm was very large and broad across the base, with several strongly growing major stems, and ...
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English ivy - Leaves and branches drying and very minuscule insects of white color

It's probably spider mites - they're often red, but can be tan coloured or white, and they do create fine webbing. They thrive in dry air, so ensure you keep the plant sufficiently well watered ...
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Star Jasmine with dried up flowers

If, as you say, the pot has a drainage hole, then over watering is not really possible. Water it thoroughly each time, enough that some runs out of the bottom, then wait till the surface feels just ...
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Urgent my favourite avocado tree is dying, please help me!

It's quite normal for avocado to have hollow stems in green immature branches and shoots, so nothing to worry about there. Drying is more of an issue; keep moist for a while and hope that the main ...
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How do I save my lavender?

Not all Lavender varieties do well indoors as houseplants - there's a guide here https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/lavender-as-a-houseplant.htm about which types are more likely ...
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