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How do I grow Wasabi?

Contrary to what you often see, Wasabi can be grown in moist, but not submerged, soil. You'll do best starting with fresh, viable seeds. Here's a few points on preferred conditions in soil growing (...
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Can I prune a grape vine in near-freezing weather?

You can also prune when it freezes, without problems. I do that regularly under snow and have never had a problem. It is also done regularly in my region. Just: don't prune too much early: wait a ...
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How can I promote new growth on a section of my Jade cutting?

Like many plants, Jade plant stems are comprised of 'nodes and internodes' (the nodes containing the concentrated meristem tissue): The nodes hold one or more leaves, as well as buds which can grow ...
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What kind of stone/surface can I grow moss on?

In carved stone, there shouldn't be any chemicals or toxins. At least, as part of rock, they shouldn't be coming away (people typically carve out of hard rock, so that will diminish wear and tear). ...
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Do walnut trees grow in rain forests?

Minimum temperature changes among walnut (Juglans regia) varieties (where I live, the walnuts withstand -30 to -40°C / or -22 to -40°F). The maximum temperature is generally around 35°C (95°F) and ...
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Can I prune a grape vine in near-freezing weather?

Pruning during winter is just fine. Make sure you use alcohol to clean your bypass pruners (avoid anvil types) before, in between different vines and after you have finished. pruning grapevines
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How important is full sun for a Blue Spruce tree?

In my opinion, it is not a big deal. Six hours are enough. You can cut some branches of the other tree, and wait the spruce to grow, so it will get more sun. In nature, young tree tend to grow in ...
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Can I transplant a shade-growing lilac into a sunny spot?

No, doesn't need to be in shade - lilac does prefer full sun, but that doesn't mean it won't cope with any shade. It may be getting more sun than you're aware of, but whether you can move it ...
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How can I save this plant sprout?

The problem is root rot due to over watering and insufficient light. Very common with these plants as indicated in my answer to your previous question. There is the possibility of spider mites. ...
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How important is full sun for a Blue Spruce tree?

Blue spruces only need full sun to reach their top growth potential, they do not require it to be healthy. They will grow very well in shade, if they are not under another tree's dripline, and if ...
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Can I plant Escallonia Apple Blossom as a hedge in partial shade?

Partial shade isn't a problem, though if its more than partial you may find flowering is reduced. However, you may want to reconsider your choice - Escallonia Leaf Spot is a fungal infection of these ...
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Which crops or vegetables can withstand 40 degrees Celsius?

Many days this past summer were over 40 °C (103 °F) here in subtropical Queensland (Australia). Tomatoes, capsicums/peppers, eggplants and cucumber were all really productive under shade cloth, ...
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Is maral root useful as a companion plant?

Assuming you mean Rhaponticum carthamoides, which is commonly known as maral or maral root, it does not seem a suitable subject to use as a pesticide; extractions from the root of this plant are used ...
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What are the ideal germination conditions for herbs and leafy greens?

Most seeds will do fine in fresh potting soil, I never use paper towels for germination of small herbs or vegetables. However, like you mention many factors are important for successful germination, ...
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Which crops or vegetables can withstand 40 degrees Celsius?

I don't think it's the actual temperature in and of itself that you need to be worried about, as to whether or not plants can survive in it. For instance, in some areas, people go on about how nothing ...
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Artificial Lighting for Growing Seedlings

You don't need light. In fact, it is also frequent to cover seeds with paper, in order to have stronger seedlings. After the cotyledon stage, light is good, but I think that sun is enough (and more ...
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What is this low-growing plant with fuzzy green and gray leaves, and when can I transplant it?

It's one of the Stachys, most likely Stachys byzantina, common name Lamb's Ears because of its velvety, furry leaves. There's one called Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' which is good ground cover ...
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Can I plant sun-loving annual seedlings in partial shade if the area will have full sun in a few weeks?

If you've hardened them off in sunlight, so they're used to sun already, I'm afraid I'd recommend you pot them up and plant into the currently shady area when its brighter. If they've been hardened ...
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Can it be too late to aerate the lawn?

Fall is the best time to aerate. I wouldn't do it when temperatures at night are regularly at or below freezing but your temperatures look balmy, now. I am assuming you have cool season grasses ...
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How do I prepare planters with sedum and hen and chicks for winter?

We have a dozen of more of these planted with various succulents and experiments and we garden in zone 5a which is colder than your zone. Winter preparation is to move them to an area with good snow ...
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How do I grow rhubarb in hot weather

The state of North Carolina says you can't grow rhubarb anywhere in the state except in mountainous areas. That said, my wife and I have been developing a method for over 18 years and got to the point ...
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How do I grow rhubarb in hot weather

I am on the second summer with my Victoria rhubarb plant from seed. My plant is in a large 18 inch diameter pot. It gets barely any sun, 6 hrs maybe but by 2pm it is in full shade. It is in a mostly ...
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How important is full sun for a Blue Spruce tree?

Go for it! This location is absolutely a perfect place for Picea pungens! I personally planted one last spring (and in a similar position to yours), and it endured unusually hot and dry summer ...
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How important is full sun for a Blue Spruce tree?

In the shade conifers do not do well. The only conifer that loves shade, does well in shade is the Yew. Conifers in the shade are stressed and regularly get the adelgid aphid and wooly aphid and it ...
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What are the ideal germination conditions for herbs and leafy greens?

That is a wide range of species with somewhat different needs, though I don't recognize any of them as needing cold or warm stratification or other special treatments. Most lettuces need some light ...
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What are the best planting conditions for primula seeds?

Leave sowing until your early spring. Scatter the small seed (mixing with small quantity of sand may help) onto the surface of a rough peat mix and press into the surface lightly, do not cover. ...
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Soil condition for catus seedling

As a general rule of thumb, as soon as they get past the cotyledon (seed leaf) stage and start looking like the mature plant, start treating them like mature plants. The one in your picture looks as ...
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Wine colored leaf border on a French Marigold, what's wrong?

One cause of purple leaf discoloration is phosphorous deficiency. This can be aggravated by low temperatures, which might explain why it has started recently (depending where in the world you are ...
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How do I turn this leaf-covered area into a grassy yard?

There are two main ways to get the grassy yard that you desire. Both will require a good amount of soil preparation. All the leaves and small branches need to be raked up and composted. Once you are ...
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