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What is this fast growing plant with blue/black berries?
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That is Pokeweed.

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What is an easy vegetable to grow in a hot, dry summer / cool, wet winter climate?
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If you're new to gardening in general, you might start off trying to grow your own herbs. Basil, mint, thyme, rosemary, and sage are all really easy to grow and handle neglect reasonably well. ...

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Is it okay to pile compost on to the base of a tomato plant?
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The hairs on tomato stems will turn into roots, given the right conditions (this makes taking cuttings of tomatoes extremely easy). If you let them grow along the ground, they'll root in various ...

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Why have my tomato leaves started yellowing at the base?
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This could also simply be a Nitrogen deficiency. The plant will transfer Nitrogen from the lower, older leaves up to the upper, newer ones if it doesn't have enough available Nitrogen in the soil. ...

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How do professionals save hybrid seeds?
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Essentially, professionals keep "parent" plants that will produce "child" plants that are genetically similar. Hybrid seeds are seeds from the parents that produce those child plants. Every time ...

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What is the best way to prevent animals from eating my garden without a fence?
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I constructed a couple of cages out of chickenwire and 2x2s that's about 18 inches tall, with a chickenwire roof, as well (construction is described in "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew). I ...

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What plants will deter mosquitoes?
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I have tried Citronella plant, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Balm, and Catnip. About the only thing that actually worked was rubbing Catnip leaves on my exposed skin, and that didn't deter them for ...

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Is this plant some kind of Poppy?
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It looks like some sort of poppy-like thing to me. If I am correct, those are not fruit, they are flower buds.

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Is it bad to water plants in the evening?
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Here in the American South, in the summer, it's actually better to water plants in the evening, so that the water has a chance to soak in before it evaporates.

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Why are there kinks in my aloe vera leaves?
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The culprit may be in the background of the photo. I've got a cat that chewed on mine occasionally before I got him a pot full of grass to chew on instead.

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Fast-propagating, inexpensive ground cover / border
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Vinca Minor is one of my favorites, though it does not meet your 6-inch requirement.

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Are "minerals" and "nutrients" the same thing?
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Some minerals are nutrients. Nutrients are not necessarily minerals. There are amino acids that are also nutrients (think vitamins and minerals in your diet). From what I have seen, minerals ...

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How can I get rid of ticks in my garden?
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You can raise some guineafowl or turkeys.

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How do I get rid of ducks from my backyard?
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A hunting rifle would probably solve the problem. If you're looking for non-lethal methods, you could probably shoot them with a BB or pellet gun, and encourage them to go somewhere else that way.

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