Alina
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What is the name of this vine?
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I think this is Passiflora edulis, a vine that has whole basal leaves followed by somewhat lobed leaves and then trilobed leaves. It also has tendrils and exhibits gutattion. See this question for ...

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How to make sure a sunflower produces seed?
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Sunflowers that self-pollinate produce viable seeds. The only thing to watch out for is inbreeding, that is in a few generations the plants will exhibit traits that you don't see now on your current ...

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How to get more shoots after pruning Yucca?
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Some plants have epicormic buds under their bark and from these buds new shoots can emerge. It looks that your Yucca has them on the white areas of the trunk and you can lightly scratch the bark in ...

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Weed Identification
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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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Is this rule of thumb for timing dormant pruning correct?
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I think the grouping would look more logical if it were made on the way the trees set fruit: stone fruit trees (plum, apricot) are the early bloomers, while the trees with fruits that contain seeds (...

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What makes potting soil good for pots?
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Potting soil also gets compressed over time. The most important thing about potting soil is that it shouln't contain fungus spores, insect eggs and weeds. I say "it shouldn't" because I have bought ...

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Why is it bad to till wet soil?
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Roots show positive gravitropism meaning that they grow towards the direction of gravitational pull. Vigorous plants like trees need to anchor themselves in compact soil, while small and delicate ...

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Help identifying this perennial grass-like plant
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This is Galanthus nivalis and it grows from perennial bulbs, that's why it comes back every year. If you want it to spread, separate the bulbs every few years. If you want to get rid of it, dig out ...

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Do walnut trees grow in rain forests?
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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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Twelve Weeks on and One Female Cucumber Flower
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Female flowers are the fewest on the main stem and their number is greatest on 3rd level of ramifications. Also, when the plant is young it will produce a female flower for every 10 male flowers, and ...

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What is this tropical plant with woody vines and waxy leaves?
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This is Hoya carnosa and it requires bright light for flowering. It's easy to propagate; I have 11 plants like this from 11 leaves of the original plant.

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Why shouldn't you use these woods when building a hugelkultur?
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The types of wood that you have mentioned contain tannins that negatively affect the germination and the growth of the plants, nitrogen availability and photosynthesis. They are also toxic for some ...

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Buds don't blossom on Chilli plant ( bud drop )
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Possible causes: - overwatering - drought - cold water - air humidity too high or too low, because it affects pollination and unpollinated flowers drop - insufficient calcium or magnesium - not enough ...

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Can the african violet be propagated by leafs
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Yes, it works. Use any type of soil that has a loose touch because the plants need some oxygen in it and if it's too compact it will keep only water without air. Water only when the soil is ...

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What plants can I grow in an air-tight jar?
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I have seen someone growing small ferns in a closed jar, but the plants were less than one year old. I don't know what happened to the ferns afterwards. You can also try growing coffee plants, just ...

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Jade tree trunk cut?
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Making a cut might damage the epicormic buds. I would advise you to lightly damage the bark by scratching it in order to remove the thin layer of epidermis and stimulate new shoots. Don't forget that ...

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Sowing Tiny Seeds
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You can mix them with sand and sow them together. If you don't want to use sand, just put the seeds on a white sheet of paper and use it to disperse them by sliding 3-4 seeds off the sheet before ...

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I need to grow one radish plant per pot, for a science experiment. How many seeds do I plant?
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Seeds have different germination capacities among species, so it depends on what you are sowing. The germination capacity varies with seed age, so you will get more seedlings from last year's seeds ...

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What should I do with unplanted narcissus/daffodil onions outside of planting season?
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Plant them now, although I doubt you'll get any flowers this year. Don't remove the leaves before they completely fade. You can keep the bulbs in the ground without taking them out every year until ...

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Uses of the scythe in a modern garden
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Until last year I have thought that scything is done only by old people in rural areas (in Romania, a country in Eastern Europe). To my surprise, when I got an awful allergy from some plant I didn't ...

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Are Majorana hortensis and Origanum majorana the same plant?
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Yes, they are the same plant. Several hundreds years ago, when botanists worldwide were trying to classify plants, they didn't have the resources to compare their samples to a standard one and they ...

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Can I plant English Walnuts on earth berms above poorly draining clay soil?
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In my hilly area there's clay or heavy clay soil and English walnuts (Juglans regia) grow well. People who've got large orchards amend their soil, but people with one or two trees in their backyard ...

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How to Revive my Lemon Tree?
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First of all, lighly scratch the bark to see if it's green under the superficial brown layer. If it's green, it is still alive. To promote new growth remove all leaves because once the plant figures ...

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How many years does it take to grow a tree big enough for firewood?
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It depends on the species. Some are fast growers, others are slow growers. My grandparents have planted black locusts (Robinia pseudoacacia) to border a small garden they had. The trees were growing ...

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Growing Pinus pinea in zone 8a - possible?
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Yes, Pinus pinea will grow in zone 8 (minimum temperature from -6.7°C to -12.1°C or 19.9°F to 10.2°F), as stated in Conifer Cold Hardiness, section 1, chapter 'Frost Resistance and the Distribution of ...

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Carnation photoperiod responsive stage?
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Adequate photoperiod is not enough for carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) to start flowering. They need a few months of cold environment like I said in your other question, about 5°C (41F°) for 10 ...

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How common are double dicotyledons?
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There are few reports on various forums about tomato plants having three or four cotyledons, but you can't make a conclusion out of sporadic reports. It would be more desirable if we could find ...

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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits
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Yes, you can throw away the peach pits because they have mold. If the cherry pits are the same, throw them also. As for recommendations on how to optimize the process next time: PEACH The first ...

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I have a big rose outside that does not make flowers almost at all!
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I suspect that the vigorous stems that grow upwards are in fact suckers coming from below the grafting point, that is from the rootstock. I don't see another explanation for the fact that the vertical ...

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Can you plant a strawberry from fruit?
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If by alpine strawberry you mean Fragaria vesca, then it's possible to grow them from seed. I have grown them from store-bought seeds and they germinated after a few months because I haven't watered ...

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