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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

Taste it. Usually when lettuce bolts it's time to pull the plant, as it turns horribly bitter. If you like bitter lettuce that may not be a problem for you. It commonly happens as the weather heats up ...
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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

Bolting in the fall is the normal time for lettuce to go to seed. To gather seed is a bigger more complicated task. If you didn't purchase viable seed or if that seed is GMO just will not work at ...
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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

Unless you are interested in harvesting seeds, it makes sense to cut off the top. I had to do that for my lettuce as well. I also noted that the leaves from the lettuce started tasting bitter right ...
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Are there downsides to planting in fall in Northern California?

Provided what you're planting isn't tender and will withstand any frosts you might get, then yes, you can plant now, unless the soil is frozen or waterlogged. On the assumption that you get rain in ...
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How to protect garlic bulbs over the winter?

Assuming that the garlic don't sprout before the ground freezes, you don't have to do anything; the bulbs are perfectly hardy on their own. I'm in zone 5 and have never had issues with frost heave ...
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Can I plant Forget-me-not indoor in June-Junly?

You can sow Myosotis sylvatica late summer through till end September, so not quite yet, but they won't flower this year even if you do plant them right now - they'll flower around May next year. ...
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Is there any way to save delayed tomato plants before temperature gets too low?

Unless your plants are already in pots or you can get/build a simple greenhouse, you won’t be able to do much with the grown plants. If you are unwilling to give up just yet, get some wood and foil ...
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Why are the south side leaves gone before the north side leaves? - Ray wood ash

The vascular system is hopefully healthy all around the girth of your tree. It is a THIN sheet that encircles the trunk just below the bark which is there to protect the live cells just beneath. This ...
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What plants will bloom in the fall in my yard in Seattle?

The problem with sites like this are there is often too little information about the whole year- as in where are the frost pockets, dark shaded bits and at what times of the day, soil type, pH, ...
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Is it wise to shred leaves and leave them in a corner rather than bag them?

Super question!! This stuff is wasted when people clean this up and bag it and send it to a place that will use this FREE brown compost to sell it back to you in the spring! Do not put it in a pile ...
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Hauser & Wirth garden plan

Hauser & Wirth have published Piet Oudolf's garden plan on their Oudolf Field web page. I have marked where I believe the picture in your question is taken from. Landscape proposal for the ...
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Is it wise to shred leaves and leave them in a corner rather than bag them?

You will have the same heap until springtime. When weather will be warmer, the heap will disappear quickly. Usually I collect the leaves and I put them near delicate plants and flowers, to protect ...
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Should Camellias bloom in the northern hemisphere in early October?

No surprise that Camellia sasanqua is blooming now; depending on the particular cultivar,its bloom time in the northern hemisphere can be from fall through to winter, others a few in fall, more in ...
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Fall planting potatoes

Depends on if they freeze in the ground; which is a function of weather , depth , and mulch. A hard freeze will kill a potato but they might survive a light frost.
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When is peach season?

It depends on the variety, there is a wide range of maturity times. Orchards will plant several varietys to get a long season It also depends on your location. I am in zone 8 so there are few peaches ...
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(When) can potted cactus and aloe vera be put outside?

I wouldn't leave any frost-sensitive plants outside, before half May. But this is gardeners wisdom from the Netherlands, I am not sure if that would count for Switzerland as well. Here in the ...
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storing my electric lawn mower over winter

I think you should find some cover place to store it (and your gardening tools). This "hut" do not need to have walls on all sides, but it need to be covered (roof) to protect from rain/snow. As you ...
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setting up raised garden beds for spring. what is best mix but affordable?

These are my raised beds in pumice soil from a Lodgepole Ponderosa Pine forest association. Second year after adding lots of decomposed organic matter to the surface. Soil organisms came up to eat ...
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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

You can save seed from lettuce. It is very easy and fun. No- lettuce is not available in a GMO version. Luckily for seed savers lettuce is a strong self pollinator meaning it will not cross with ...
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