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Does a defunct anthill make good compost?
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Ants are very interesting creatures and with many different kinds of ways of being. Given that without knowing which kind of ant I can only go by statistics which say that most ants do not create ...

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How to compost bacon grease, cooking oil, and other voluminous fats?
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These are some alternatives I can think of: If you have a burn pile outdoors once in a while you can burn it. Start small, be careful, not during a drought, check the weather forecast for strong ...

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Safe to use dirt with a dead possum in it?
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I would just bury that in a spot where it can decay without being disturbed by normal gardening tasks. 2 feet down is a depth most people won't be digging again too often. While possums can carry ...

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Valuing a Bonsai
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Value is going to be in the eye of the buyer. I look at the pot, plant type, age and shape. The left plant, being so young and not much real shape to it would get no more than a few $ from me. The ...

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What insect is it? It always attacks indoor plant and annoying!
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I cannot tell the scale of the picture, to me that looks like either a fungus gnat, a small fly or a mosquito. What kind of plant and describe what you mean by attack.

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Root Bound Cucumber Transplants
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In my experience cucumbers are pretty forgiving. Plant them out as soon as possible in good garden soil with some compost worked in. Water them in well and keep them watered if there isn't enough ...

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What dug this hole under my compost heap?
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You can try some chalk dust to see if you can get a clear footprint. Around here my first suspect would be groundhogs/aka woodchucks. I'm not familiar with the creatures of the UK.

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New construction, massive back yard...crappy lawn and flower bed! please help!
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Are you mowing short and raking up the clippings? Clover is not a problem for us as we do not mind the lawn containing anything else besides grass in it (other than a few weeds like certain thistles ...

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What type of strawberry plant is this?
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When you plant from seeds you are risking variety in results. If it gives good tasting fruit does it matter much what the plant looks like? :) If you don't like the fruit you can pull the plant ...

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Are mature store-bought veggie plants like these intended to stay in their pots?
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Cherry tomatoes will be ok in those pots. Do not let them get too dry or too hot.

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How fast does human manure turn into compost?
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The best description of the process and issues I have found so far is covered in The Humanure Handbook which is well worth the read.

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Strategies to protect infrequently watered tomato plants
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Plant them deep, when you put them in, only leave the top 4-6 leaves above the ground. Get starts which are the tallest. We usually pick those that others would leave behind because they look too ...

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Where can I dispose of scrap dirt?
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You are asking for a recommendation so I will answer this with what I would do. First thing to try, calling your local trash hauler or your county or whoever regulates trash hauling services and ...

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Tomatoes seem to be stagnating?
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Late season planting would not work at all for us in our location. Right after planting our tomatoes it can take a few weeks before they really start growing strongly. The choice of yours to not ...

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Tomatoes at the base
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Generally tomatoes are pretty hardy plants which can have tomatoes growing in and around the stems of the plant. The problem is that it can be hard to pick such fruits from the plant without damaging ...

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I think mice have been eating my air plant. Can I save it?
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Tip damage of a larger succulent plant with multiple leaves will rarely kill an entire plant. It may end up destroying some of the leaves, but they will just die back to the main stem and be replaced ...

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Tofu as a growing medium?
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As I have made tofu itself I would not do this. Tofu is made from soaking soybeans and then grinding them into a fine slurry, cooking it for a while to extract any oils/proteins and then straining it ...

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Growing conditions for hydroponics - Vanilla Planfolia and Saffron (Crocus Sativus)
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They will need different conditions. Vanilla is a tropical vine and a shade tolerant plant. An orchid. Saffron Crocuses, full sunlight, not as much moisture, may require a wider range of conditions....

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Tomato plant drooping
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There can be multiple issues with potted plants in general. If the pot is too small or it gets too hot there or if the soil in the pot is too compacted and the water just goes around and comes out ...

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Chilli Plant Leave Tips
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They are pretty hardy plants as long as they don't get too cold. So I would not worry about them with just that little bit of damage on the tip.

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Discouraging Strawberry Runners
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I agree that if you don't want runners look for the types that don't produce as many. I think Ozarks don't put out as many as some others. I still have plenty enough either way. Not saying where ...

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Compost won't heat up
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Your C:N ratio is off. It should be 25-30:1 ish.

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What are these bugs in my tomato plants containers and how can I save them?
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I can not tell from the pictures what you are asking about. If the leaves are not getting holes in them or otherwise showing signs of damage it may not be a problem at all. There are many bugs in ...

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Browning arborvitaes -- why?
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Another alternative approach can be to use predatory mites. This is an excellent article about spider mites and methods of control including predatory mites. Spider Mites: A Beginner Guide to ...

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Aloe vera - How can I straighten/repot?
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First get the pups growing in a different pot. After you see signs the pups are actively growing then you can cut off the top and reroot it in new cacti potting soil. I think 20cm or more of stem ...

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House sparrows ruining my plants. How do i kill them?
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I'm sorry, but I also understand. We have to control the grackles here or they destroy the diversity too. I use a good air rifle with a good scope on it. .177 caliber and steel shot. I can ...

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Why did my tomato plant stop growing after transplanting?
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When starting from seed you may not get all the same plant so I would also add this as part of a potential answer. Where were the seeds from is a common followup question I would have. As a general ...

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How can I keep my compost wet?
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I would compost in a large enough hole if I had an arid climate and drying winds.

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Can I Compost Grape Sticks?
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Using just wood that is mostly carbon and not enough nitrogen to get a formal compost process going in a heap that you plan on turning. Without any other organic materials available I would leave ...

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Tree identification and problem diagnosis
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As a part of the answer looking at how the tree is mulched with barrier fabric that could be possibly an indication of why the tree is struggling. There is a good chance that the previous owners did ...

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