CloneZero
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Is there a difference between seeds that are for planting vs sprouting? If so, what are they?
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There is a difference, which is that typically the vegetable garden planting packet variety of seeds are selection is controlled. Plant vendors grow specific varieties of plants to be sold in food ...

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Bee-attracting tall shrub with cones of tiny cream-white flowers in Colorado?
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It's in the Prunus subg. Padus commonly known as bird cherries, chock cherry, hackberry, hagberry, Mayday tree. Don't think it is Prunus maackii because of the yellow center to the blooms in your ...

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Is my cactus infested with mealy bugs?
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The white tufts around the cactus's needles are typical, especially because you said its been there for over 5 years. Mealy bugs congragate usually groups and don't evenly spaced on a plant's surface....

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Can I plant succulents and cactus in the same pot?
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All of these succulents are from a similar environment in Southern Africa. If you put them in a nice big/long pot and don't over water, they should co-exist. You can mix diverse species using some ...

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Is there anything that really helps against the Box tree caterpillar once they are spreading?
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Well, there are some things you can do that are "Organic," and safe for the environment. #1 you are already doing. Handpick caterpillars from plants as you find them. You may need to patrol your ...

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How to make a plastic bottle sun resistant for DIY watering irrigation
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I think you are over thinking this since plastic bottles are a disposable item you can replace as needed. Though using this DIY recipe, you could save tape by running the stake through the top of the ...

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The age of an Opuntia (prickly pear cactus)
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Your question on how to estimate the age of Opuntia cactus was quite intriguing to me, after some weekend research the following study seemed most appropriate: Growth Rate and Life Span of a Prickly ...

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How to prune regrowth from a previously cut down tree?
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I have observed and tended some regrowths from stumps over the years. The first thing is to have patience and let the new sprouts grow for 1 or 2 years. Then go and cut out one-third of the weaker ...

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Little Pests with White cotton around them
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They are Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) and you want to do something about them because they bring other problems like mold with them. Wash the plant down with insect soap which you can get at a hardware ...

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Gummosis and girdling
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Gummosis is a treatable disease and just letting the tree suffer seems wrong. You can treat the disease with things similar to girding. Untreated gummosis leads to worse issues, pests, and diseases. ...

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How much light do I need to grow peppermint indoors?
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You want to know how to grow herbs, peppermint herb, indoors at your desk. Great, here is how you can do that. Get yourself a desk lamp that will take a standard size bulb and buy a LED Daylight (~...

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How to speed up composting of large amounts of leaves inside plastic bags?
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So, I had a similar issue with too many leaves and not enough compost-bin space for years. I have since moved and have even less space, but using some helpful strategies in addition to the excellent ...

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Chia seeds:can I plant food grade chia seeds?
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As you mentioned, just go to the health food stoor and plant the chia seeds you buy. They are probably organic and fresher than the chia-pet seeds. I buy chia seeds in the grocery store to sprout ...

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Can I safely store and/or use greywater in my garden?
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Though Bamboo is correct that graywater storage can become odiferous and messy, that is not the end of the story. There are underground storage systems for graywater and in ground systems that have ...

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What are the best herbs to grow hydroponically in Texas when starting in June?
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You should be able to grow all those crops hydroponically, except that blueberries might prefer a more acidic PH than mint, cilantro, and strawberries. Try growing the blueberries in a separate setup, ...

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How long does galvanised steel last, directly against soil, in a raised garden bed?
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Galvanized corrugated steel longevity in contact with soil is dependent on four variables (chlorides, moisture content, pH, and resistivity) that have the most profound effect on the corrosion rates. ...

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ID request, please. For a friend in Ventura, CA. Unknown volunteer plant
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Ninety-Five percent sure it's a form of Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), it's in the daisy family, and I let it grow on the margins of my property. It's considered a weed, the public flower garden I weed ...

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How old is this tree
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I agree it could be 7 to 10 years old, I had one in a botanical garden that we cared for and was that size at 8-9 years. It looks like a very happy shrub. Here are some facts about the Acacia ...

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Can comptonia (sweet fern) be used/maintained as a low hedge?
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What an excellent and exciting idea. I tend to use this as a plant in areas with poor soil, or naturized garden look. It prefers acidic soil, and if cared for by you might grow to 3 or 4 feet. Here ...

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Please help indentify this rose
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So my best guess is it is an English Rose called "Heritage." This is a beauty and knew I had seen it before. The Heritage rose is one of the most attractive flowers from the English roses family with ...

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Are there any problems with the strategy of growing plants in pots till you decide where you want to plant them?
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You can keep seedlings for a long time just avoid noon and afternoon sun so they don't dry out too fast. Water as needed, but remember in the nursery they are watered daily. Don't let the pots sit in ...

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Shaina japanese maple flanked by 2 coral bark jm: how much room aroud?
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Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku') Mature Height: 15-25 ft. Mature Width: 10-12 ft. Shaina Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Shaina') Slowly reaches Mature Ht: 6-8 ft. Mature Width: ...

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Mint Plant growing quite tall, it's often falling
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I agree with Lorel C. that your light levels might be to low. Remedy this by putting a LED or CFL light on it and give it a couple of extra hours of intense light if you don't have a brighter spot in ...

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What's eating this Amaryllis?
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It looks like incisors or just plain old damage. If it continues, one could spray some tabasco on it cut with a pint of water and two drops of dish soap. It seems like they didn't like it because the ...

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Which are some good indoor plants for upside down planting?
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Herbs- Parsley Dill Mints rosemary, prostrate Thymes Some savors Some basil, ball Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) Veggies- Tomatoes Peppers Eggplants Beans Cucumbers Squash House Plants- ...

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Triage and identification for an orphanned plant
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I think it is a type of Aglaonema the exact variety alludes me. Yes, it can be easily saved, if the leaves were yellow and soggy, it was probably just overwatered. If it is to wet dry it out ...

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When to cut chives for drying, and can I separate them?
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IMHO, chives don't dry well; best just keep the plant alive all winter by bringing it in before the temperature drops below 40 degrees at night. I agree, freezing the chives is good too. The plant ...

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Help identifying this light color moss
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So I have two guesses and a couple of questions. This looks like moss in the family of Palustriella or Sphagnum. Probably you were able to guess those too. Where did you get it? If you sourced it ...

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