TeresaMcgH
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Why doesn't my fig tree produce fruit?
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By the way, not all figs require wasps for pollination. In fact, most grown here in the US do not. Some varieties commonly grown without pollination include LSU Gold, Hollier, Sal's, Excell, Negronne,...

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How to safely protect my raspberries from pests
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A light spunbonded poly agricultural fabric, placed over the patch after pollination, might keep some of these insects off of your ripening fruit. It acts as a physical barrier without weighing down ...

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What is causing thin asparagus spears?
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I can think of four possibilities: You aren't feeding your plants enough during the growing season so they are slowly starving to death. Asparagus needs adequate nutrition to keep producing well. ...

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Can garlic grow without soil?
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"If I leave the garlic in the jar with no soil and just a little bit of water (about an inch), will I end up with usable garlic?" In a word - NO. There is only enough energy stored in a typical ...

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Seeds not germinating
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Different seeds take different amounts of time to come up. Also, some of the seeds you planted may require more warmth than you are providing - the basil, for example. I'd put the containers in a ...

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Will my Aloe vera plant survive after all of the leaves broke off?
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Care for it normally. It should grow leaves again given time, although some of them may grow out as side shoots from the main branch.

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Is a 25cm by 40cm nursery bag big enough for a tomato plant?
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How large a container your tomato plant requires depends on the eventual expected size of the plant. (Tomatoes can grow to be anywhere from 8-10" tall to 10 feet tall or more!) So the optimal size of ...

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How to remedy die-off of lower and middle branches on my plum tree?
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The top and outside of the leaf canopy on most trees is what gets the most sunlight, so those are the areas that normally do the best, while the lower areas slowly become "over topped" by the more ...

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How do companies produce seeds for hybrid plants?
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How hybrid seed is produced depends a lot on what type of plant is being hybridized. For example, with corn, the farmer may grow two kinds of corn in alternating rows or blocks, and remove the ...

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Can apples fruit every other year?
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Yes, some varieties of apples and pears are (in)famous for fruiting well only every other year, especially in some parts of the country. Removing excess fruit set in early summer and judicious ...

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What Are The Fastest Vegetables to Grow
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Let me see if I understand what you are asking... you want to know what kind of traditionally grown vegetable plants put out a regular harvest of edible produce the fastest once mature? If so, here ...

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How to get rid of bermuda grass without using chemicals
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I have used newspapers and mulch in the past to try to control Bermuda grass. In my experience, while it cuts back on the vigor of it, you still will get pieces working their way through the layers ...

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Are my peppers underripe or just a different variety?
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Red is generally a final ripening stage for most peppers, indicating they are fully mature. There are many different kinds of mild chilis, however, referred to as "banana peppers" and some of them ...

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Control aphids on a linden tree
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We've used a non-spray product in the past that has controlled aphids to some degree on one of our ornamental trees. It is produced by Bayer, and is a granule or liquid product you pour at the base ...

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Should I prune my Autumn-fruiting raspberries?
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We've grown Autumn Bliss for years - it's a great variety! Yes, you should be able to prune now. Once a cane has fruited and you have taken all the fruit you want from it, cut it down to near the ...

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Can I salvage an over-watered tomato plant?
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IF all else fails, and you still have sort of healthy looking tips on some of the branches, then you can take a cutting of a few of them and try to start over. Tomatoes will root green tips in a ...

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Why is my chili plant drying out when the soil is moist?
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The humidity of the air may be a bit too low, and your flowers also may not be getting properly pollinated. The plant looks pretty healthy from what little I can see of it, so I'd try to increase the ...

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How often can you produce cuttings from mint?
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When taking cuttings from a plant, I try not to take more than 1/3 of the current healthy growth. For some plants, you shouldn't take even that much. As has been mentioned, mint is very prolific and ...

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Propagate an apple tree
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You can splice your twig right onto another established apple tree, cutting it back enough to give the twig room to grow. Then you will have two types of apples on that one tree - this is one way ...

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What is this 4" to 5" long, light red chili?
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It looks to me like a Cayenne pepper variant (there are many, many types of Cayenne: some thick, some thin, some hot, some not as hot, some that ripen red, purple, yellow, etc.) Depending on culture, ...

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my lawn has been over taken by weeds
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Are you allowed to use pre-emergents? Most lawn weeds are annuals, which means that if you can get a jump on them before they sprout in the spring, then you can cut way back on how many show up that ...

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Can anyone identify this weed seen near Toronto?
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Looks like an immature dandelion to me.

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How to save my plants after fertilizer overdose
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You might consider taking cuttings of the basil to try to stop the progression of the fertilizer burn and save something to start over with. Not familiar with the aloysia, or whether it can be ...

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Why are my plants doing badly for the 2nd year in a row?
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Depending on the hardness of your water, you might also consider whether you are getting built up "salts" in your pot's soil. This could possibly cause some of the problems you are seeing. You ...

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How viable will 5 year old or 25 year old bush bean seeds be?
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FYI, you don't have to plant beans very far away from other beans to prevent cross-pollination. Just a few feet should be enough, as most are self-fertile and the flowers don't even open up until ...

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How can I amend clay soil with soil, without digging?
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I agree with the lasagne gardening/sheet composting replies above in that adding organic matter is the very best thing you can do for clay soil. We have heavy clay soil here and we compost leaves ...

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