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Bottom feeding seedlings okay?

I'd like to fill the tins and let the pots soak up water. Is that advisable? Looking for a quick way to water these. There's a lot of them...

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2024/04/21
12:48 UTC

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Help me save my grapevine!

I moved into a home with two massive grapevines that I believe are Concords. I had been looking up how to prune concords (cane pruning instead of spur) and came to the conclusion that the previous owners had not been maintaining it correctly. This grapevine has a 6 inch diameter trunk at the base that goes vertical for 5 feet before looping back and forth over a trellis to where there must be 40 feet of continuous old wood vine looped back and forth. This was destroying the trellis and producing abundant but extremely small grapes. I have two plants exactly like this so I left one be with only slight pruning while the other I cut off everything after that 5 feet tall vertical trunk. My question to you is how do I promote new shoots to grow off of my massive vertical trunk of a grapevine? I cut it back probably 2 months ago at this point and I see only one small new shoot that is coming out near the bottom of the trunk. Is there any way to encourage new shoots to come out of near where I cut?

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2024/04/21
12:45 UTC

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Snapdragon seedlings recovering quickly from being plucked and replanted.

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2024/04/21
12:42 UTC

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Olive Tree Positioning Help

Moved into a new build home, and we want to add an olive tree in the garden (6 Footer).

It’s a south facing garden and we want to stick in at the back on the left, it’s hidden from wind but also will get less sun than elsewhere.

Is this a bad idea? Where would you recommend it goes

Thanks

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2024/04/21
12:40 UTC

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how to grow lenza peppers from seeds, and others (newbie)

New to this just trying to grow my first one bought from a gardening shop in the uk, it's growing, and I bought some Growth Technology Chilli Focus Plant food 300ml to put on, its two weeks into growing, am I using the correct food source/fertilizer? it wont kill it right? its a mid strength chilli.

Second with these seeds for a newbie, do I just need a large plant pot, soil, the Growth Technology Chilli Focus Plant food 300ml, and the water/sunlight just standard growing procedure? also what soil should I buy. thx. for the sake of saftey I got the seeds from rare seeds.com, is this a good site?

and any other tips? including eating saftey and pest control. given the newbie status ill post photos before eating naturally, dont want this to be an a and e visit for some strange infection.

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2024/04/21
12:35 UTC

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Can I feed leftover cat food to my carnivorous plant?

Cat sometimes doesn’t eat his food and after a day or so it becomes dry and I have to throw it away, so I figured I might try to give it to my Nepenthes, but I don’t know if it hurts the plant, I don’t want to kill it.

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2024/04/21
12:34 UTC

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Will this scare wildlife (song birds or pollinators)?

I bought these solar bird lights from lidil, I didn't realise how shiny they would be in the mid day sun. Will this scare off wildelife like song birds or bees?

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2024/04/21
12:30 UTC

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Would I be able to root this bit of a clematis?

It's a whole bit of vine that's come off the main plant. I'm not sure if I should just plant the whole thing or get lil cuttings...

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2024/04/21
12:29 UTC

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Cross pollinators for pink lemonade blueberry? Zone 7A

This might be a silly question, but I know that blueberries usually need more than one plant in order to cross pollinate. I have two pink lemonade blueberry plants. Would that be adequate, or does it need to be two different cultivars or two different varieties? I’m obviously new to this. Thanks for any advice!

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2024/04/21
12:22 UTC

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How to revive my grass/lawn after winter?

Hi friends! I live in Kitchener, Ontario (1 hour west of Toronto).

Last year we flattened our backyard and had new sod installed. The contractor called it a "Premium Bluegrass".

The sod was installed in mid August 2023. It rooted well and was a very lush green thru end of summer and fall.

Now that spring is in full swing I was hoping it would come back green after a few rainfalls (we've had a few so far) but it's not.

What can I do to save my lawn? Thx.

3 Comments
2024/04/21
12:22 UTC

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Total beginner, are these strawberry plants too close together?

I’ve just yesterday planted these 5 June-bearing strawberry plants in my planter (tall plants in the middle). What you see on either side are chives and dill, as I’ve read they are good companion plants for strawberries. My planter has 5 cubic feet of space but, after doing additional research, I’m thinking this is too cramped.

Can I leave 2-3 strawberry plants in here and place the others individually in larger pots? Any advice is appreciated!

2 Comments
2024/04/21
12:20 UTC

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Keeping rabbits out of raised bed

Woke up this morning and getting my raised bed ready for planting (adding soil, fertilizer etc). The bed is 4x8 and about 20" height; as soon as I moved back my straw I noticed there were 2 different rabbit "dens" where they basically dug about 12" down and made a little tunnel and filled with grass. No bunnies in there just holes ...

I don't mind rabbits necessarily but the reason I built a raised bed is to keep critters out of there. What do you all use for rabbit deterrent? The last thing I want is to accidentally suffocate a rabbit family dumping a soil layer on top

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2024/04/21
12:18 UTC

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My first time succesfully growing cherry blossoms, its gonna be a good spring!

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2024/04/21
12:17 UTC

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First time garden owner. What to do with these?

Do I trim them? If so, how far? Is this the color they remain?

2 Comments
2024/04/21
11:55 UTC

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Propagating my Ranunculus and I have a few questions...

Do you leave about half an inch of the stem when you trim it off for propagation? And can you just leave the corms in paper bags until the end of winter or do I need to add some sort of medium to keep them warm during winter?

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2024/04/21
11:51 UTC

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Can anyone please advise on why my tomatoes won't grow?

Hello everyone I have started a small organic garden couple of months ago but my tomatoes and other vegetables such as my (eggplant, cucumber, and zucchini) won't grow into a normal size.

I need some advice on how to grow them up please, this is my first time gardening and I live in zone 11, my plants are giving a good amount of vegetables but they are small even though I tried different fertilizers.

I attaching a Pic of the tomatos for reference 😢

1 Comment
2024/04/21
11:43 UTC

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What vegetables/fruits can grow is small medium containers?

First time gardener here! I live in an area where I can garden on my patio only and my patio is not very big. Therefore I can only do a couple of small containers. I’m wondering what vegetables are quick and easy to grow maybe two or three in small to medium size containers I know they can’t be too small because they need to bear fruit or vegetables. I’m going to try to grow mint and then I would like a couple of other vegetables to try growing. Any recommendations?

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2024/04/21
11:42 UTC

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Japanese knotweed

Hello,

Anyone dealt with this weed? I dug up all I can and put vinegar on the rest.....I heard burning them sometimes helps... Anyone know if you can Buy a CO2 laser and just zap them? 😁

1 Comment
2024/04/21
11:42 UTC

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Why do some washingtonia palm trees have thicker trunks while other thinner?

Do they belong to a different species or do they just happen to have a thinner or thicker trunk?

3 Comments
2024/04/21
11:38 UTC

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My mom put dog poop in my vegtable garden.

She kept saying it's fertalizer I told her not to because honestly fucking gros she did it anyway. We haven't added soil yet, cardboard, dry grass, dead wood and compost (coffee grinds egg shells and veggies skins etc). Can I just remove all of the poop and it'll be fine?

15 Comments
2024/04/21
11:31 UTC

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