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What’s growing on my tomato plant? This is crazy!

This is chocolate tube slime mold. I have never seen it grow on anything other than dead trees before. Your best course of action is to treat with a chlorothalonil fungicide since a copper sulfate ...
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How long will it take for new growth on a skelatonized citrus tree?

These sites (California Rare Fruit Grower and Gardening Know How) indicate that major pruning should be done after last freeze in spring, but before summer's heat. Unfortunately, your timing on ...
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Japanese maple Mikawa Yatsubusa - Coping with bad tip pruning?

One thing at a time. Use the eye of an artist to bravely and completely remove any wayward branch that distorts the tree shape. Concentrate on a left-right balance whether symmetrical or not. Here is ...
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Can all climbers such as peas or ruuner beans be draped down instead of propped up?

As mentioned the plant will keep trying to bend up and grow upwards. But you can coerce it down with ties. It will be a continual job though. Also note that fruits of plants such as cucumbers and ...
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What’s this brown growth on my yucca?

This is an adventitious root. Yucca's will grow roots out of the stem which can act to brace the main plant which can get quite heavy. No action is necessary on your part.
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Can all climbers such as peas or ruuner beans be draped down instead of propped up?

I don't know enough to say all, but I think most climbers would do fine draping down. My father planted strawberries and ivy on the roof of his garden shed which definitely got the idea and grew over ...
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How long does it take to grow Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) from seed?

Do not cut your seeds. I have had huge success germinating the seeds with the "old seed method" which is to soak the seeds in 250ml water (preferably water with no chlorine or other ...
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Help please my rubber tree

To get more top growth you could stop repotting it as when you do that the plant spends time growing new roots. Also, more light, much more light. Outside light levels can be 100,000 lux. Inside a ...
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Can I rescue my nerve plant?

In my opinion, there could be 1 of the 3 reasons: Because of pruning the plant got stressed and is under a shock. You need to give it some time to get out of the shock. The plants is aged and you can'...
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Is my pineapple plant going to grow a pineapple?

I have 5 pineapple plants that I grew from the crowns of fruit bought at the grocery store. It took about two years for a pineapple plant to mature enough to produce fruit and about two years for the ...
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Slow growth and constant premature flowering of pepper plants

The early formation of flowers and fruits we would generally interpret as stress in the plants for one reason or another. It might be temperature, lack of air at the roots, lack of light, room for ...
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Restore lopsided pieris japonica

It is pretty woody at this point, as pointed out in another comment. You still may be able to encourage upward/outward growth (vs. down and to one side) with physical supports, be that stakes + cord ...
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Restore lopsided pieris japonica

The lopsidedness is probably due to the lack of sunlight in it's Eastern flank. Pieris Japonica is native to tropical mountain thickets. Plus the snow accumulated over time added more weight layers ...
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Can I rescue my nerve plant?

Change Soil The plant appears to be suffering from spent soil. You have nothing to lose from moving the entire plant gently into fresh soil. Decry those Pebbles Pebbles? They are supposed to maintain ...
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Areca Palm isn't thriving the way I expected

Much more light, remove the stones and odd things that are on top of the soil No need to repot, just water less
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Are holly roots aggressive (invasive)?

American holly is not ; I have many. Yaupon holly is invasive ( I have a bunch). I do not know if yaupon spreads by root or seed.
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How long will pumpkins still grow after turning orange?

“Grow” is a difficult term in this context. You have two phases in the development of a pumpkin, transitioning gradually. The first is the rapid growth phase, starting after the flower drops off. That’...
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How long will pumpkins still grow after turning orange?

I haven't grown pumpkins in a while (mostly tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, wonderberries, other squash, and such); so, take this with a grain of salt: It's rare for the fruits of plants to get bigger ...
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How long will pumpkins still grow after turning orange?

I think all of those signs are valid. They turn orange when they ripen and they will not grow much more Skin hardness is another sign that they will not grow anymore Similarly the stem will start ...
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Peony Alertie pant stopped growing

Peony Alertie is an early flowering herbaceous plant; provided you are giving it sufficient water and the pot has drainage holes, its likely growth has slowed because Fall approaches. If the leaves ...
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Christmas cactus oddity

Although your photo is very blurry, I think it’s a fruit. If you are patient and lucky, you may end up with viable seeds in about a year. So it’s ok to just leave the “thing” alone.
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Young weeping silver birch heavy on one side

It will improve as it ages. You can help by turning the less leafy side towards the sun.
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How to deal with a revived potted lemon tree

It is doing what it can to survive. Dont give it more trauma. In a few months time, when you are certain which branches are dead, prune them.
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Avocado leaves with yellowish/brown spots

Not an expert, but it looks like possible iron deficencies. There are macro-nutrients, that we all know of N,P,K... the regular stuff we see in fertilizer and then there are micro-nutrients. The two ...
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