Rob
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Excess Zinc in garden soil
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Zinc is tricky, soil can contain a higher ppm than what you might want (10 ppm or so) without it being a problem because a good portion of the zinc is being held within the iron and oxides which is ...

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Do plants feel pain?
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You would probobly be better off posting a question like this in the philosophy forums but I will give it a shot. Pain, as you and I see it, is not just a physical reaction to outside stimulus. While ...

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Is 90% - 95% humidity too much for mint / basil / tomatoes?
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A greenhouse should have roughly 50-70% humidity depending on what you are growing. Yes your humidity is far too high. As far as throwing the thing away I would say no. It is still perfectly usable ...

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How well do mushrooms grow on peat?
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Poorly, while peat would be adequate as a “casing” (a top level of light soil that holds in moisture yet has so little nutrient value) that being said without destroying the natural bog by pulling up ...

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Can I make a sapling out of this part of the plant?
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Ah yes, its a bromeliad pup! When to remove the pup is up to you. The longer you let it grow in its current state the faster it will reach maturity. So if your intention is to grow this pup into an ...

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Peach root fungus?
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My best guess is that you have yourself a case of white root rot disease or maybe Armillaria root rot. Armillaria has a funky smell something like mushrooms. Either way, there is no cure and the ...

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Unhealthy orange tree
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It can sometimes be hard to pin these things down to one specific cause. So lets just assume there are multiple problems and arrange some treatment. White Mildew: Powdery mildew can be treated with ...

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Replanting and propagating old Lucky Bamboo tree with newborn stalks
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Hey great question Mahdi! It seems to me you might be over thinking the problem a bit. Lucky bamboo is pretty forgiving when it comes to propagation. Simply cut the new growth stocks at their base ...

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New Orchid growing from main Plant
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You don't need to do anything IanJ. At least, not now. Perhaps when the new orchid starts to get a bit bigger you might think about re-potting or perhaps you might think about separating the two ...

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Should I mulch after turning in a cover crop? In a raised bed
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"However, I feel like the direct sunlight would lead the to cover crops decomposing more quickly because of photodegradation? Am I totally wrong about that?"- fnwovnwownf Well no, you aren't totally ...

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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?
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Great question and I think you are probably over thinking it a bit. A broken tree branch doesn't heal exactly like a broken bone but the concept is the same. I do not believe the branch will recover ...

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Is it ok to plant tomato plants in an old slightly rusty lawn cart?
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whenever I make a planter out of something like that: cart, wheelbarrow, etc... I get myself a glue-gun and line them with fabric first. However, that has less to do with any assumptions I am making ...

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Shall I cut off the suckers when my apple tree is in bloom?
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In general, suckers, waterspouts and the fast growing vertical shoots should always be removed. They are of no benefit to the tree and in most cases are taking up vital nutrients from the intended ...

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Some True Date Palm Questions
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Hey mxcoin great questions! Palm fronds are wrapped this way to help reestablish the tree after a transplant. This trussing helps to slow top growth, lower the tree's wind profile and reduce water ...

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What are the bright green patches in my Fescue grass?
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While I can not say with any certainty what is causing the difference in color from one part of your yard to the next. I can say there are steps you can take at home to figure this out. I would start ...

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What happens when you grow your plants in essentially worm castings?
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While vermicompost does provide many nutrients it will not provide all the nutrients that plants need to grow properly. For instance, vermicompost lacks magnesium; also consider it's pH is roughly >=...

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Plants to stop water erosion on a hill
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I believe transplanting enough Cedar's would help make the ground more stable but I do not believe it would help with water erosion of the soil. You could add a lot of material to the soil (expensive) ...

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What are the most essential things to include in a gardening journal?
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What a great idea! You could include a notes section. For instance, it may be helpful for someone about to plant squash to know that the neighbor down the street had success in the native soil with ...

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Mango plant drying out after rubbing off white small insects
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If I had to guess Adam I would assume that what your seeing with your mango is a direct result of those bugs sucking the sap from the tree. Give it time and hopefully, with any luck, they won't have ...

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What’s the ideal slope for draining a garden with clay soil?
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Great Kit, well I imagine that by this point you have a pretty darn good idea of what needs to happen. However, to answer your question the "ideal" slope varies heavily on the location hence why I ...

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How should I take care of this succulent?
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Let's talk a bit about succulents. In general, they are not meant to be grown indoors. That being said, certain variety's can thrive indoors given proper conditions and maintenance. In general, ...

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Is it safe to cut or shave the roots of a Norway Maple tree?
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In general, no because trees that have roots above ground need to have roots above ground. Usually, this is because the tree is having trouble finding the oxygen it needs from the soil. That being ...

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Mold on tomato leaves
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Couple of suggestions: First apply a wettable sulfur fungicide to the tomatoes following label instructions for the plant type and size. Second, make sure the tomatoes get a full days worth of ...

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Removing Bermuda Grass
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No, I like your first idea more. The second idea isn't going to help with the process of digging it up or anything. These chemicals basically cause the weeds to rot which means pulling them up / ...

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How to grow sandalwood plant in a pot?
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I have done some research but without seeing pictures and knowing some specifics about your climate and whatnot I can only get general, so.. in general: Sandalwood likes lots of sun and temperate ...

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How thick of a layer of wood chips will I want to keep the soil warm in a USDA zone 4A environment during the winter?
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Lots! What's wrong with a sauna? Fungi love a good sauna! I would have around 3 ft of inoculated woodchips/cardboard layered with hey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNeoc7fQM4&list=...

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What is this crimson orange flower?
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That is a Sulphur Cosmos I believe.

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Can i save a rotten aloe vera plant
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It might be possible. I would suggest you start by re-potting the plant. When you do that trim the roots a bit and add some small rocks into the soil. Go to the nearest pet-smart and buy some fish ...

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What is the name of this trailing plant
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Yes that's some variety of Ivy. It could be: Mint Kolibri or Mini Adam. Ivy is fairly easy to maintain. It prefers to live on the dry side so before you water check the soil to see if its moist. You ...

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What's the name of this leafy brassica looking plant?
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Looks to me like some time of Brassica plant maybe: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower or kayle. https://www.burpee.com/vegetables/brassicas/

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