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What to do with fallen fruit?

Use a worm bin (vermicompost) to deal with discarded fruit. Red wrigglers love fruit. You'll need to keep the mix aerobic by adding in coarse compost. Shredded paper can also absorb excess moisture. ...
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Problem with my Meyer's lemon tree

The tree will drop what it can't support. So, it needs sunlight, nutrients, and water to make fruit to surround seeds to make more lemon trees (from its perspective) and will either reduce fruit load ...
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Advice for taking care of trees in garden

Established trees find their own water deep down with their taproot. That is the job of the taproot, along with anchoring the tree. Surface roots find nutrients. You only need to baby newly planted ...
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Luffa (sponge plant) fruit dies after the polination

I have grown luffa many years. First, always ants visiting, crawling all over doing no harm. Second, the vines like heat and produce male and female flowers separately. They are very distinctive if ...
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What to do with fallen fruit?

You have a few good options :) Leaving them on turf may cause problems for mowing and as larger fruit decays it may kill the grass directly underneath. If this isn't a problem for you, don't worry ...
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Why is fruit dropping from my apricot tree?

Our apricot tree sounds as though the environment could be a residential setting and The tree bears flowers and then fruits sounds as though this might be an annual occurrence. Hence an alternative to ...
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Tomato virus attack

No, just because a tomato doesn't show signs of a pathogen, doesn't mean it is safe to eat. You need to get to the root of the problem first. I would highly recommend you first remove all the bad ...
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Fruiting my Mango Tree indoors

When grown outdoors, mangoes are pollinated via insects and air movement (wind); indoors, none of that takes place, so shaking the plant when the flowers open to try to release the pollen so that it ...
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How to reduce plum harvest?

There are some regulators, but it seems the effect depends on climate, so not very consistent. And this is done to reduce fruits, so that the plant have larger one, and with more sugar. Maybe it is ...
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How to reduce plum harvest?

Two things to consider: Plums are mostly insect pollinated; there is some wind pollination and some self-pollination (see this study for example). So if you can prevent insects from visiting, say by ...
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Plum tree set fruit but now it's all gone

What insecticide / fungicide schedule are you using ? You will need at least 3 sprays after dormant oil , if you expect much fruit. I have had surprising success with peaches with no spray ( the ...
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