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How to get started planting a vegetable garden in SW USA (Phx, AZ area)?

General    Peoria, Az

I want to start a raised garden (Im disabled so it has to be raised). I like broccoli; cauliflower; asparagus; tomatoes (2-3 types); kale and more. I do have access to horse manure (was told its perfect for it, but how?) I want as organic as possible. What soils do I buy? My soil doesn't look...

Asked by: Smiley Mary (2 points)   Posted:September 11, 2013

2 answers    2199 views

coconut tree

General    Andhra Pradesh,India

coconut tree roots destroyed and falling down,IAM observe around the tree but I didn't identify any insects.. what is the problem and how to control

Asked by: ramprasad (2 points)   Posted:February 25, 2020

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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    1187 views

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pragas na cultura de feijões

General    Tete,Mozambique

feijão nhemba

Asked by: Inês Sabite (1 point)   Posted:December 5, 2019

1 answer    111 views


General    Metán, Argentina

This is an aromatic plant. Can you help me? I need the KC for irrigation!

Asked by: florencia (1 point)   Posted:October 15, 2019

0 answers    115 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

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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

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The greenhouse
What can I grow in an unheated greenhouse over winter?

General    ct

I work at a Montessori School in CT and we just got a greenhouse. It will not be heated this winter but I was wondering if we'd be able to use it through the winter. I was thinking about starting carrots in five gallon buckets and nasturtium in pots. Does anyone have experience gardening in...

Asked by: Emily (4 points)   Posted:October 24, 2013

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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

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Can I add coffee grounds directly to my soil?


A friend of mine says that you can just toss coffee grounds out onto the soil as a way of composting but I am not so sure about this. I thought coffee was very acidic, will that not harm my plants? can they absorb the coffee through their roots?

Asked by: Stacey Cottrell (1 point)   Posted:February 26, 2013

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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

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Iron and Magnesium required for vegetable crop

General    Nairobi-kenya

Please provide information on what quantity of iron and magnesium required for vegetable crops from germination to harvest?

Asked by: emmanuel Luseno (2 points)   Posted:October 6, 2016

1 answer    876 views

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Animal health

General    Nigeria

Does this platform help proffering solutions to animal health too or only plant/vegetables

Asked by: Moses ANYANWU (1 point)   Posted:November 12, 2017

1 answer    561 views

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Is it worth it to pot little herb plants you can buy at the grocery store?

General    Pennsylvania, USA

This is something I am always wondering when I buy herbs at the grocery store that come in a little bit of potting soil: would it be worth it to put them in a bigger pot? Will they continue growing if I don't harvest too much leaves at once? For instance my favorite: basil. It would be would be...

Asked by: Charissa (3 points)   Posted:February 26, 2013

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The bugs
Mystery bugs eating my pepper plants

General    None Given

There are small nits ( is the only thing that comes to mind) on my Cajun bell pepper plant and mostly avoiding my hot pepper plant right next to it. I would appreciate any help with getting rid of these things before my plants are gone. We do live in an apartment and this pot is on our patio so...

Asked by: Rachael Cooke (1 point)   Posted:May 29, 2017

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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

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Insects clustered on twine in garden

General    Syracuse, NY

We found these insects clustering on a piece of twine being used to support a tomato plant, and they are about 1 - 2 ft higher than the plant itself. It seems unusual that they would be on the twine but not on the plants, and it is not a pest I recognize. What are they, and should we be...

Asked by: Matt (9 points)   Posted:June 9, 2016

2 answers    1237 views

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Leaf image dataset for Nutrient deficiency symptom

General    None Given

I am in need of Leaf image dataset for Nutrient deficiency symptom for my research work on diagnosing deficiency symptoms from plant leaf image using image processing. I will be happy if you can help me in this regard. Thanking You

Asked by: S Jeyalakshmi (1 point)   Posted:April 21, 2017

1 answer    617 views

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Earthworms in raised gardens

General    None Given

I just harvested my compost worms and buried them with the spoiled stuff around the edge of the garden. How do I keep them alive and healthy?

Asked by: Diane Ingalls (1 point)   Posted:May 20, 2017

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Ants in Lemon Tree

General    None Given

My lemon tree is being attacked by little black ants. They seem endless and I'm worried they may spread through my garden. I read about a few methods of getting rid of them: boiling water , vinegar, cornmeal, and baking soda. Which one is most effective and least harmful to my tree? It is...

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:April 13, 2014

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What type of berries are? They are deep purple in color when ripe and green while growing.
What type of berry is this?

General    None Given

What type of berries are? They are deep purple in color when ripe and green while growing. Inside there're about 50-100 brown seeds. It's odorless and kinda green inside when opened. The plant is about 1 meter tall, maybe less. Leafs are green in color, they can grow big. The stems are green,...

Asked by: Daniela Vazquez (1 point)   Posted:August 24, 2016

1 answer    969 views

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How exactly do I use chicken poop in my vegetable garden?

General    United Kingdom

So, knowing that I am keen on growing vegetables a friend who recently started keeping chickens offered me all the chicken poop I could ever want :-) I have heard of people using it in their gardens but I never have myself. How exactly do I use it to best effect? Should I just throw it on the...

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

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Reuse of compost

General    None Given

Sometimes I do have a plant that gets aphids or just dies of stress or any other reason and it has good soil? Can I reuse it specially if I kept it in the sun and sprayed it with neem oil and some baking soda for any fungus contamination ? or shall I not reuse it thanks

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:June 28, 2015

1 answer    988 views

fall armyworm insect

General    Phulambri,India

maze crop affected in army worms insect please tell me how can i control

Asked by: RAHUL RANJAN (1 point)   Posted:September 20, 2019

1 answer    119 views

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How to grow Lavender and Hops Herbs

General    None Given

Question on behalf of Donga from Kenya:Hello,I would like to ask if you may help me with information on how to grow Lavender and Hops Herbs.Thank-you.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 11, 2013

1 answer    2030 views

particular of the leaves
What kind of plant is this?

General    None Given

In my garden is born this plant but i dont know what kind of plant is this! I live in Italy, Liguria at 5 km of the sea. Someone could help me? Thanks

Asked by: Carmen Carretta (1 point)   Posted:June 6, 2016

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Could someone name this plant for us?

General    New Jersey

This flowering plant grows in our garden every year. We have no idea what's the name of this plant or how to take care of it?

Asked by: Purple Samcat (1 point)   Posted:May 25, 2014

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Muskmelon leaf symptom

General    Burma

I am facing a different muskmelon leaf symptom which is difficult to define. Please let me know what it could be and possible solution.

Asked by: Mr Ye Aung (1 point)   Posted:December 30, 2017

1 answer    1252 views

Fungi in potting soil

General    Pennsylvania, USA

I have noticed several mushrooms growing in the potting soil of my avocado seedling over the past few weeks. I have attached a couple of pictures taken this morning. One of them is taken next to a quarter for some idea of scale. The fungi always emerge close to the edge of the pot and away from...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (1 point)   Posted:June 9, 2013

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Aloe has black spots

General    None Given

What is the cause of black spots on some of my aloes.

Asked by: Belinda koedyk (1 point)   Posted:March 30, 2017

1 answer    918 views