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Lilac bush

Just bought a lilac bush. Should I put it in mulch or can I grow clover around it

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2024/04/07
17:34 UTC

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Tell me like I am 5 years old

Spent the last 36 years living near big cities and hopping from apartment rental to apartment rental. Now I have a home in the country and don't know how to maintain the landscaping.

Tell me like I am 5 years old. What do I do to make this look better?

With gratitude, My black thumbs

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2024/04/07
17:34 UTC

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First time gardener and trying to start small. Is this reasonable?

Working with a 12 x 4 raised bed I put together out of some cedar plank the other day. Probably going to divide down the middle into two subsections. Here’s what I’m planning to plant, but I’m concerned that I might be overcrowding.

Left Side: Row of cucumbers along 6 ft length, row of eggplants offset from the cucumbers, row of bell peppers offset from the eggplants.

Right Side: Row of tomatoes along 6 ft length, row of dwarf green beans, row of hot pepper varieties.

Also thinking about having a couple of pots to grow herbs in. I’m in a southwest U.S state so I’ll be planting around April 17th or so to avoid frost.

I’m a total novice and the sum of my gardening knowledge comes from a few books I’ve checked out from the library as well as a couple tips from neighbors. Open to any advice and excited to learn!

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2024/04/07
17:31 UTC

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After 1 year, one of my strawberry plants finally produced a flower!

Suggestions for how to humanely protect the incoming strawberry from the snails living in my garden are appreciated…they loved eating all the bell peppers I grew last summer.

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2024/04/07
17:10 UTC

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Dog stepped on a asiatic lily sprout and broke the bud. Is the plant going to die now?

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2024/04/07
17:10 UTC

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I’ve just gotten into gardening and wanted to share my first zinnia planting!

I got her from a farmers market and the flower was already in bloom. I know I need to deadhead once this flower dies but I’d appreciate your thoughts!

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2024/04/07
17:08 UTC

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What happened to my lavender and how do I fix it

It was so full and happy this year and now it looks like someone sat in the middle of it. It’s still just starting to come back to life so will it fill back in or do I need to prune it? Or?

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2024/04/07
17:06 UTC

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Himrod Green Seedless Grape Vine

I bought only one of these grape vines. Or are at least two of these vines needed for pollinating?

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2024/04/07
17:05 UTC

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Can someone tell me what this is?

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2024/04/07
16:58 UTC

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Bought a 1957 bungalow from the original owners, can you help me identify this mystery plant?

We bought a house over Christmas from the original owners, unfortunately the owner is battling dementia and was unable to detail certain things about the house including the plants in the yard. From Google maps street view and the real estate photos from the Fall I can see there’s a lot of hostas and rose bushes, but can’t identify this plant. It’s coming up in between the hostas in two large areas of the yard. Any ideas?

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2024/04/07
16:56 UTC

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Garden prep help

I’d like to plant a little garden behind this retaining wall.

What would you recommend I do to protect the fence? The leaves will be removed, obviously, and soil put in.

Do I need to install some wood against the fence? Would weed barrier or another fabric be sufficient?

Please let me know if there is a better sub to ask this question. Thank you!

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2024/04/07
16:54 UTC

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If you’re having some aphid trouble, plant some yarrow.

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2024/04/07
16:51 UTC

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First time growing my own seeds.

This excited me a lot. They're tomato seeds. When do I pot them into their own pots? What can I do to protect them from birds/animals? Planning on giving a couple of them away after replanting and letting them strengthen/growing a bit.

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2024/04/07
16:50 UTC

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Help! First time owning a money plant and am unsure if this position near an East facing window will provide sufficient light?

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2024/04/07
16:49 UTC

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Tin foil on rose trunk

My cat has taken to using a rose bush as a scratching post. Is the foil I put around the trunk harmful to the plant?

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2024/04/07
16:47 UTC

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Growing container trees

I bought a little Calamansi tree from a DIY store last year and it's so happy in its little container. I transplanted it into a larger pot and I have more fruit than I know what to do with.

I was considering buying an olive tree or some other edible tree and doing the same. But before I throw $100+ down the drain- has anyone done this before? I want to do a container because I live in an itty, bitty house with a yard that has no room for a traditional tree. I do have a small 6x9 greenhouse. Zone is 7a.

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2024/04/07
16:44 UTC

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Raspberry bush and a pretty purple plant.

Anyone know the name of the purple plant?

3 Comments
2024/04/07
16:43 UTC

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What is eating my pepper leaves 🤔

I have applying neem oil to the leaves early AM or at sunset for the last two days. The spots keep appearing, albeit slowly.

I've checked the underside for aphids or other bugs but haven't found any.

Any suggestions for what to do to save the plant? I'm worried if the pest keeps up, this will be the end of my pepper plant & she was growing so well! 😢

3 Comments
2024/04/07
16:41 UTC

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Blueberry bush help

Just started noticing my blueberry bush is getting these blueish spots on the leaves, tried googling said phosphorus deficiency but not really helping with what to do. Any tips or advice.

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2024/04/07
16:41 UTC

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