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Wild Plant Identification on New Property

General    None Given

We recently moved onto some acreage in northern Michigan that has many plants that are new to me. I would really like to learn about what is currently growing here, but am having a hard time identifying plants. For instance, I have two different kinds of red berrying bushes that I have had no...

Asked by: April (2 points)   Posted:July 25, 2013

1 answer    2775 views

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What to grow in California during a drought?

General    Lausanne, Switzerland

Having just moved out west to California, I'm pretty shocked about how dry it's been this winter. Given how little rain has fallen in the past few weeks, it looks like 2014 is going to be one of the driest years on record. At the moment, I have two questions that are on my mind: 1. What...

Asked by: deactivated (25 points)   Posted:February 25, 2014

4 answers    3599 views

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Do I need to add earthworms to new raised bed?

General    United Kingdom

Is it necessary to add worms to raised beds? I built the bed by layering cardboard an newspaper over a piece of lawn before I layered on the soil due to weed problems in my garden. It was a pretty thick layer which I assume will decompose given time but will worms find their way through quickly...

Asked by: Greg Coyle (3 points)   Posted:May 15, 2013

5 answers    17328 views

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Effectiveness of ladybugs at controlling pests in organic vegetable garden

General    OK Zone 7

I am curious to find out what peoples experiences are with buying ladybirds and releasing them in the vegetable garden. Do the ladybugs establish and hang around all summer or is it more short term? I'm interesting in trying them out as I had a problem with aphids and whiteflies on my plants...

Asked by: Emily Field (1 point)   Posted:March 15, 2013

4 answers    3716 views

Shall I remove pea-sized rocks and gravels from soil before planting a flowering cherry?


I plan to plant a flowering cherry (upright form) in the edge of my garden, but there are quite a lot pea-sized rocks and gravels in the soil (as shown in the pics). I wonder if I need to clean all of them before planting a young cherry? As there was a well grow Jasminum nudiflorum in there ,...

Asked by: Jimmy (2 points)   Posted:April 1, 2015

1 answer    1414 views

Syzygium jambos(rose apple)
Big tree no fruits (rose apple)

General    Tirunelveli

The plant shown above was planted 5 years ago. It is in the 6th year of its growth. But there is no flowering yet. What is the reason? What should be done to initiate flowering in Syzygium jambos.

Asked by: Bharath Krishnan (1 point)   Posted:April 25, 2017

0 answers    533 views

Cherry-like shrub in a Nook
Cherry-like shrub

General    None Given

It was a single branch growing with red berries. All The leaves were at the top, which I found pretty. But now A new branch is growing halfway up. Is is alright to prune it out?

Asked by: emilio_medina2001@yahoo.com (2 points)   Posted:March 10, 2014

2 answers    1566 views

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best depth for raised bed?

General    IL, Zone 8a

I want to install a raised bed and as well as some leafy greens, I’d like to grow some root crops later in the season like carrots and potatoes. Whats a good depth of soil which will allow me to grow these successfully?

Asked by: Sharon Conroy (1 point)   Posted:March 4, 2013

2 answers    3610 views

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Pruning plants

General    None Given

is it ok to prune a good amount of the plant ? I do get very good growth on plants as the leaves grow massivley so i do prune them for better air circulation and less disease to the plant, not sure if its ok i mean how far can i prune

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:January 21, 2015

1 answer    1090 views

White balls on plants - insects or disease?

General    None Given

I have been finding some little white spongy balls on my buckthorn leaves and my pomegranate fruits! Don't know what are they or how to get rid of them Please do help

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:May 8, 2014

2 answers    3011 views

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What are the easiest vegetables to start off with for a new gardener?

General    PA

I am totally new to vegetable gardening, never grown anything myself before but I have decided that this is the year. I would like to know what the best (easiest!) vegetables are for a beginner like me. I have a good amount of space but I don’t want to run before I can walk and end up unable to...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:March 15, 2013

4 answers    2479 views

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Plants for a rooftop garden in Zurich Switzerland

General    South Wales

My son lives in a roof top apartment with a balcony in Zurich. Can anyone recommend suitable potted plants for the summer months (from now) The areas receive full sun for most of the day.

Asked by: David Edwards (2 points)   Posted:July 6, 2014

2 answers    2307 views

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Is is it safe to plant veg close to yew trees?

General    York, UK

There is an area of our garden in the SW corner that we pinpointed over the weekend for growing some veg in but our neighbour has some conifers growing close to the fence. I asked him what kind they were and he said that they are European Yews - which I thought were poisonous? Is it alright to...

Asked by: Johnboy (2 points)   Posted:April 8, 2013

2 answers    3322 views

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What to plant between rows of tomato?

General    WI

I was thinking of squeezing some extra lettuce varieties in to my beds between the rows of tomato, that should be ok, right? I assume the lettuce will be ready to harvest before the toms get too large. Has anyone encountered any problems doing this?

Asked by: Maddy Kendall (1 point)   Posted:March 16, 2013

4 answers    3716 views

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Question on animal feed in Tanzania

General    None Given

First of all so sorry for just asking a question that doesn't involving a crop. But I used to ask from here because I know I will get some help from you. I am just looking for a computer software for formulating feeds for different animals like pigs, chickens, cattle, goats, rabbits, ducks, so...

Asked by: Ahmad Khalfan (1 point)   Posted:January 19, 2017

2 answers    613 views


General    Cassava Bacterial Blight    Morocco

Hi , I have a project school about citrus diseases , if you can help me to find image dataset about citrus diseases Thank you

Asked by: Ayoub (1 point)   Posted:May 15, 2018

1 answer    329 views

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Nuru testing

General    Uganda

I am heading a team of extension officers in Uganda working with small holder farmers growing barley, maize, sorghum and cassava. Will it be possible to get involved with the testing of the Nuru app? Regards. Theunis

Asked by: Theunis Coetzee (1 point)   Posted:May 30, 2018

1 answer    276 views

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What plants would be easiest to grow and keep in pots?

General    Pennsylvania, USA

Moving into a new home with a little patio I decided I would really like to try and grow my own veggies, fruit and herbs. I will mainly have to keep my plants in pots though. What plants would you recommend to a newby without green fingers?

Asked by: Charissa (3 points)   Posted:February 22, 2013

3 answers    3120 views

Asian long legged fly on bottle gourd leaves
Leaf miners of long legged flies

General    India

These long legged flies live only on the plants with broader leaves like beans, bottle gourd, Lab Lab, matured beet. Those leaf tissues are eaten by their larvae in a matter of hours, leaving a very visible trail on their leaves. I have a pheromone trap installed, I have applied insecticidal soap...

Asked by: Shameem Javed (1 point)   Posted:January 16, 2017

1 answer    826 views

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Pruning orchard

General    None Given

I am planning to prune my orchard, but in my place it is the end of winter and expecting rain in the coming week. Can I prune the orchard? Any suggestion will be appreciated.

Asked by: lordss (1 point)   Posted:March 5, 2017

0 answers    442 views

Overland flow following 32 mm of rainfall over ~45 min near Kisongo, Tanzania.
Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) for erosion control and other services in Tanzania

General    Luvilukuni, Tanzania

This is a followup question to one that I had posted with regard to cover crops for erosion control in Tanzania ( see an additional picture below). I have been thinking about trying Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) for some time, but do not know much about its water and nutrient requirements and am...

Asked by: Markus Walsh (4 points)   Posted:March 10, 2013

1 answer    2313 views

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The problem in Dates palm

General    None Given

That problem started after success pollination and fast time appear. I want know what is problem ?

Asked by: Ibrahim Abbas Ezzeldin (3 points)   Posted:April 12, 2016

2 answers    1215 views

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Brown or burned tips on the leaves of mulberry fruit tree

General    los Angeles country

I have this young pakistan mulberry fruit tree which was planted in the ground with 2 new bags of potting soil about three months ago. Recently has this developed brown or burned tips on the leaves and is getting worse, it has been watered twice a week and is planted in zone 10A where average...

Asked by: Michael Yeung (1 point)   Posted:July 7, 2015

1 answer    1214 views

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Adding perlite to clay soil


Hi. I have been trying to do some research on what I should/could add to my heavy clay soil to try make more permeable. The soil is completely flooded today after a heavy downpour. I have been interested by what I have been reading about perlite and thought I'd best ask some advice before I go...

Asked by: Megan Long (3 points)   Posted:August 28, 2013

4 answers    11072 views

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Plant & grow a nectarine tree from their stones

General    None Given

Can you plant & grow a nectarine tree from their stones?

Asked by: pauline (1 point)   Posted:August 19, 2013

4 answers    82164 views

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Prepping unused land in general, and for grain growing

General    Petoskey, MI

My farm partner and I are curious how others start at zero. We're moving to new land and have plowed and disced an untouched area with a Craftsman (26 horsepower) and its handy implements. We have struggled with getting them to dig deep enough. The land now is like a clumpy, dug up lawn. ...

Asked by: Jen (1 point)   Posted:June 5, 2014

1 answer    1593 views

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building the grape garden next to the river

General    Iran

Is it right to build a grape garden near water resources such as the river? In such a situation, does the risk of the disease increase? Location details: Weather: Cloudy and cool air, misty in the morning Sunlight: More than 8 hours

Asked by: lordss (1 point)   Posted:January 8, 2018

2 answers    962 views

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Will seedlings recover from accidental glyphosate (roundup) spraying?

General    None Given

I sprayed my passion fruit seedlings with a glyphosate (roundup) by mistake, will the seedlings survive? And after how long will the seedlings recover for transplanting?

Asked by: samwel (1 point)   Posted:July 3, 2013

2 answers    2271 views

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fertilizer calculation by compound method

General    None Given

DATA;;; recommended rate,, 60kg of Nitrogen/ha and 13kg of P2O5/ha fertilizer available; UREA(46%N) and DAP(18:20) area= 5mx3m Qn; determine the amount of fertilizer to be applied on each nutrients.. if possible give the answer with procedures please

Asked by: Ahmad Khalfan (1 point)   Posted:October 31, 2016

1 answer    825 views

The burnt looking pepper plant
Habenero troubles

General    None Given

Hi I have a question on my habenero pepper plants I have two images why is my on habenero pepper plant look like all the leaves a crippled and the other one of the same age growing very healthy please help

Asked by: Dakota (1 point)   Posted:August 6, 2016

1 answer    443 views