/r/Hort

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Hort is short for horticulture, which is commonly defined as the cultivation of plants by humans and the science behind it.

Note: Since there are so few readers right now, I'm mostly using this subreddit to post articles that I read. Tell me and others about what you're growing or like to learn about in this self post. Also, feel free to address any problems or questions you have towards me, but remember that I specialize in fruits and vegetables so I might not be as useful when it comes to ornamental and woody plants.


Hort is short for horticulture, which I define as the cultivation of plants and the science behind it. Botany usually refers to exotic plants like rare flowers, while agriculture deals with large production and field crops such as soybeans, corn, wheat, and others, in addition to farm animals.

This subreddit is designed for discussion about plants cultivated by humans. One of the main purpose of this subreddit is also to address the lack of a hydroponics subreddit (although r/aquaponics is related, note: r/hydro is a subreddit I found recently) and to have more sophisticated discussions about plants. To help facilitate this, there will be a variety of introductory horticulture principle related guides linked at the end (or I'll compose something myself), and the extension of every state within the US will also be provided. Every extension website should have some type of introductory horticulture guides which will be tailored to the state's environment. Also, posts and discussion about the scientific aspects of of plants is greatly encourage so things like how the vascular cambium is involved in grafting or the action methods of auxins is greatly encouraged.

Please avoid posting pictures of some random plant that was found in the neighbor's yard and asking, "What is this?" There are a lot of identification guides available out there, and there will be a section on plant and pest identification in the guides at the end. Also, don't forget about r/whatsthisplant and r/whatsthisbug. If you really can't figure it out, then post pictures and any other relevant information. Also, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't post it if you thought it was really cool after you finally identify it, or that you shouldn't post it if you've really tried to figure it out.

If your post is related to some type of plant problem you're having, please provided basic information about your plant, what you've been doing to it, your location (be as open as you'd like, climate zone at the very minimum will usually be necessary), and possibly others. There are too many posts on r/gardening asking for help with plants that do not provide enough information for others to actually help. Taking a single picture of the plant will usually not be enough; take a picture of each plant part and any abnormalities you observe.

Finally, please don't focus on Cannabis hydroponics, but a significant amount of the available hydroponics information is related to the Cannabis. Please keep posts about Cannabis hydroponics system related to subjects that can help other plants, not just something like, "Here's all the different varieties of Cannabis spp. and their traits".


There will usually be a section called "Lawn & Garden" or horticulture. Many articles will be free, but some of the more comprehensive guides will cost money. Most extensions will publish a very detailed introduction to gardening that will cost a bit of money, but there will usually be a simpler version online too. As mentioned earlier, agriculture tends to deal with commercial productions and will often include information about farm animals like cattle and chicken.

  • Grafting guide

  • Training and pruning guide

  • Guide to successful container gardens

  • Composting for the Homeowner

  • Starting plants from seeds

  • Availability of nutrients at specific pH

  • How to modify potting mix to promote maximum plant growth

  • Plant propagation by stem cutting

  • Soil amendment and fertilizer

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    Any undervalued/underpaid commercial horticulture people with familiar with growing vegetable’s hydroponically?

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    2023/02/24
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    Cannabis Seed Breeding in Denver

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    2023/01/27
    06:22 UTC

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    Dogwood Tree in Harrisburg City 🌆

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    2023/01/01
    22:25 UTC

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    How do i make sure the tree will continue to grow well?

    I just transported my tree to a bigger port with soil and organic compost i made myself. However, the tree root is now exposed and i have not bought more soil to cover the roots.

    Will the exposed root know how to creep down into the soil with a bigger pot now?

    Hope to have some advice. Thanks

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    2022/05/03
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    Nightrider Lilies- Does anyone know where I could find/buy Nightrider lilies for a bouquet? I know they’re technically out of season but I thought there has to be somewhere in this world I could find some.

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    2021/07/30
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    I bought a humidifier for my wife's desk to let her stay through the winter. She is very happy.

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    2020/12/03
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    If you don't consider salary, what kind of occupation do you want to pursue the most?

    dream

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    2020/11/30
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    The top of my young eggplant plant snapped off, and I grafted it back on. Is it supposed to wilt, or did I do something wrong?

    lol rhymes go brrr

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    2020/10/24
    14:50 UTC

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    DIY Container farm, Yes or No? what are the steps to it?

    Well, I have been interested in starting my very own personal farm for a long time and I guess the lockdown has kind of pushed to certainty. So I needed help when it came to deciding on one of this idea I came across, Container farms. So there are a lot of options out there but I want to make a DIY container farm. If someone could guide me on the steps or the aspects I need to keep a close eye on for research and design purposes, it would be a great help.

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    2020/09/28
    19:59 UTC

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    Rare and wacky plants of Holden Arboretum

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    2019/06/22
    21:13 UTC

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    How much does wheat grain have to be processed before being replanted?

    Hello all, I was looking at wheat and wheatgrass recently and wondered, is one is not going to eat the wheat grain but plant it make wheatgrass, how much work does one have to do? Is it necessary to do all the threshing where the husk of the seed is removed or can it just be planted husk and all. Does husk covered seed not grow as well?

    Many thanks

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    2019/05/06
    09:36 UTC

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    Purchasing Liriope Spicata var. NoMo

    Looking for on-line or local (DFW area) place to order some flats or bareroot, w'ever . It's a particularly short variety of L. Spicata .

    Liriope NoMo® 'NONOMONNRJ' ppaf (+.16 ROY)

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    2019/01/29
    20:16 UTC

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    Grafted "Leaf" Cuttings to produce a shoot

    Love gardening, but winter months where I live are a drag (cold AF). Just goofing around with a Corleus variety that's been looking pretty in the windowsill, I recently took some cuttings from her stems (ofc). But after pruning leaves to lengthen each cutting, there were a couple leaves left that were really pretty. I felt bad they'd be thrown in the trash or compost bin. So instead of tossing them, I cut each leaf's end at 45deg (ofc), just a spritz of cinammon on cut... I placed them facing each other in a typ. potting soil (added extra perlite). Much to my surprise they have grafted together to form a new Shoot! The new 'node to be' is very tiny at the moment, but if anyone wants, I'll take a pic when it's grown out more. I was stoked & thought I'd share :) Happy holidays!

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    2018/12/24
    05:20 UTC

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    Amaryllis hybernation

    Hello,

    I have an amaryllis plant ready for dormacy, but it suffers from a mild case of red blotch on the bulb and on the roots. I was wondering if i should dry it out and store it planted in a pot with soil, or should i cut off the roots abd store in a paper bag? I saw both methods used, but i dont know which is better considering its health concerns. What do you recommend, reddit? :#

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    2017/09/22
    09:52 UTC

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    My Lithops rock plant is becoming deflated (I thought I was to water it sparingly?!) and bright green growth is forming in the dirt it came in (the dirt is supposed to be extremely well-draining?!)

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    2016/12/01
    04:48 UTC

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    Beginner's Guide to Salacca Zalacca?

    Ever since I visited Bali Indonesia, Salak (Snake Fruit) has been my favorite fruit. I've always been interested in trying my hand at growing exotic fruits, especially this one. I don't live in quite a tropical region; I'm located in the South East United States. Is this palm even possible to grow here? Could it be possible with Hydroponics or some kind of artificial environment? If so, can anyone help me get started? I'm a complete beginner, but am eager to learn.

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    2016/11/25
    19:21 UTC

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    Experienced gardeners of reddit please help! Land selection.....

    Hi all. I have had a huge dream for the longest time to own my own seed company, and produce amaaazzziinng high quality multiple species of many edible plants and thus organic seeds to gift the world. For this I need to own land, somewhere probably near (think oregon or washington or possibly North Carolina / Tenessee areas.) in North America, I've been saving up cash for the longest time, but my question is this: What is ESSENTIAL for fertile soil for growing such a wide variety species of edible crops. (Think multi regional / cultural - tropicals, desert species, rainforest nut trees, winter berries - all of it.) I know the areas I want to go are heavily forested, if I clear spaces of forest with a construction crew for light, will the soil be fertile enough to grow massive fruit, nut trees, and all manner of shrubs, herbs, and table vegetables? If not, what can I do about that? I guess what I'm asking is, before I make the hugest mistake of my life and buy the WRONG land and then have an "oh shit" moment 1 year later when I find out nothing hardly grows there because Z, Y, or Z ... I'm hoping you can help me with what is best for selecting the most important piece of land in my life correctly. THANK YOU!

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    2016/07/28
    23:23 UTC

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    Not enough horticulture on here.

    This is sweet corn by the way

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    2016/06/14
    03:24 UTC

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    Which Plants for Bee Research Experiment?

    Please suggest 3-4 different species of flowering plants that can be used in a research experiment involving bumble bees and honey bees.

    Guidelines (in order of priority)

    1. Has flowers that are attractive to both honey bees and bumble bees
    2. Blooms in late summer
    3. Found in or near Vermont, USA
    4. Can either be grown from seed in a greenhouse or purchased before it blooms (to ensure the flowers are not visited by other pollinators)
    5. Are agriculturally important (such as a nitrogen fixing cover crop) or are commonly recommended as a hedgerow plant for pollinators

    Ideally, 2 of the 4 species should be simple (vs. complex). This is to increase the likelihood bees will share nectaries when foraging.

    Background: I am a graduate student studying the transmission of bee diseases through the use of shared floral resources and am planning to conduct an experiment this summer. In the experiment, I will first allow infected bees to forage on the plants. Then I will move the plants and allow only healthy bees to forage on the plants. Finally, I will test the healthy bees to see if they become infected by foraging on the shared flowers.

    Thanks in advance!

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    2016/04/27
    17:31 UTC

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