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What are the chances to get an edible apple from a tree grown from seed?

My experience is different. It is very easy to have a apple tree from seed. But apple trees are not auto-fertile. This mean that to have apple on a tree, you need pollen from an other trees (and ...
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What is this giant seedling?

Looks like pumpkin, Vivid. You don't remember what you sowed?
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What is this whitish feather on my Echinacea seedlings?

That looks like fine root hairs on the hypocotyl of a normal , healthy seedling still in the cotyledon stage. These root hairs greatly increase the surface area of the root and are thought to aid in ...
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A seedling with three (instead of two) cotyledons

It happens occasionally - not uncommon in chilli pepper, tomatoes and cannabis plants. It doesn't seem to confer any advantage and usually, the seedling continues to grow normally, with two true ...
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Concerned about slow growth of my seedlings

I'm by no means an expert, however I am pretty sure that, at least for Zucchini, Cucumber and peppers 1% more light = 1% more growth. Thus in order to increase growth, maybe you should start moving ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

You seem to have more than a hundred seedlings overall. Are you willing to grow every single one of them into adult plants? I'm assuming not. If that's the case, you'll be discarding them at a later ...
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Is using tomato slices really viable for starting seedlings?

Think of how tomatoes grow "in the wild" fruit drops to the ground, slowly rots, and when conditions are right a new plant emerges. So cut open the fruit and cover it in soil, the results are not ...
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What do sunchokes look like when they're sprouting?

The sunchoke, also frequently called Jerusalem artichoke, is a species called H. Tuberosus, in the Helianthus genus of Asteraceae, which is a large plant family that includes sunflowers and daisies. ...
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What's the best pot size for rose seeds germinated in the refrigerator?

All plants should have pots matching the plant size, otherwise you risk root-bound plants or trouble with watering. That's why we re-pot as needed and only go up a few pot sizes at a time. Roses like ...
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Weed Identification

I planted some Oxalis deppei in the garden at my university last year and it looked just like your plant. It had little dark pink flowers and spread like crazy, from 15 bulbs planted in spring I got ...
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Do young plants prefer their pots be rotated?

Do they prefer it? No, not really. Plants have evolved to grow and orient themselves to get the most light in any given conditions. It could even be argued that turning them away from this orientation ...
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Should I add soil with living things, like worms, to a potting mix?

The trouble with introducing 'life' by inoculating with garden soil is you have no control over which life forms you are introducing, and some of them might be pathogenic when contained inside a pot ...
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Planting too many seeds in small pot

Your plants will have to compete with each other for light, and root space. Because they are so packed and crowded, none of the plants will grow optimal this way. If you just want basil cress, you can ...
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Will my Mango seedling survive after being attacked by my cat?

I can't promise it will live, but I've seem mango seedlings survive some pretty rough treatment. The main thing is to keep your cat or anything else from inflicting more damage. I think it has a ...
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When is a good time to thin your seedlings?

A lot can happen between now and then. I usually wait until there are a few true leaves and it's clear which plants have taken off. Last year, I had one little runt that never grew more than a few ...
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How do I care for grapefruit seedlings?

In the mid-ninties (probably '94), I planted several grapefruit seeds. Several germinated, and they all got some white fuzzy stuff on them that made them sticky, and all but one of them died (maybe it ...
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Is this a potato plant?

Sorry, neither is a potato plant. A potato sprout is medium to dark green (sometimes with reddish undertones just when breaking through), looks like a little whirl of wrinkly, thick leaves, then ...
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What is this plant/seedling growing from hard, oval, mottled-brown seeds?

That's a castor bean, Ricinus communis. Seeds. If you have winter, they'll grow 10-14' (3-3.5 meters) in a year, with nice ball shaped flowers/seed pods. In regions without winter, they can grow to ...
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Why are the leaves of my Lemon sprout turning yellowish?

You have to post a picture but from what your questions states, sounds like OVER fertilization. No plant needs 'heavy nitrogen' and depending on the age of your lemon tree you certainly want lower N ...
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Can I cut off cotyledons? Do they fall off?

In most plants the cotyledons fall off at some point, in others, they shrink, shrivel and dry out. There’s no need to cut them off and I would discourage you to do so while they are still green - ...
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Any hope for these pepper seedlings?

Your seedlings look to be suffering from "damping off" — a fungal disease that is generally due to overwatering when seedlings are young. Indeed, your media looks very wet. Seedlings of this ...
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Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

Some people call it a hammerhead. Some will tell you to just leave it and it will come off on it's own and if you try to remove it you risk damaging the plant. In my experience, if the seed shell is ...
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Is using tomato slices really viable for starting seedlings?

I wouldn't do the slice method. In addition to what you stated in the question the other issue is that if it is the seed from a hybrid you most certainly aren't going to get the same tomato variety as ...
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Another Tiny cute seedling growing in my houseplant soil

Take it out and pot it up separately if you don't recognise it but you want to see how it grows - generally, plants that germinate on their own in soil outdoors (in pots or not) are usually plants you ...
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What is this winged seed that resembles Maple/Acer?

It might be Tipuana tipu - its a South American tree, a member of the Fabaceae or legume family, widely planted in warmer regions of the world. Scroll down this link, under 'Helicopters (whirlibirds)':...
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Could you tell me of what four species these seedlings belong to?

It is very difficult at this stage. Not many people seeds trees and lock them at such stages. I would say: it is not holly: it seems already too tall. On my hollies, I have leaves nearer ground ...
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Any guesses what these seedlings are, and whether I should remove them?

That appears to be a sunflower seedling (Helianthus annuus). it could have come from bird seed, or droppings. They can get quite large, and if you can put them in the ground that's ideal (if you ...
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Is this night lamp setup helpful or harmful for seedlings?

Does nothing, Vivid, for the plants. Plants need dark as well as light. These baby plants need acclimation when you want to transplant them elsewhere. I am unable to see your pots clearly, is this ...
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What plant will grow from these seeds?

Nice experiment. I think if your seeds still germinate they are still okay for consumption (but that is my opinion, no guarantees). One way to use these plants, is to eat the sprouts, just like with ...
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Should I prune double "trunk" of orange tree seedling?

Whether you remove one stem or not depends on what you're intending to do with this plant eventually. Since oranges do not come true from seed, it's difficult to know what size of tree this might make,...
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