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    Tree Philodendron Rescue Help

    The old pot was way too large for the roots it had. This is a significantly smaller pot, and shorter, the roots are much more contained now. It does have drainage holes. I will drench it but it still gets too cold at night here (low 50's) to leave it outside and I won't remember to take it in...
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    A selection of my indoor and outdoor plants

    Here are some photos of some of my indoor and outdoor plants from the last couple weeks. I have a north facing unit, so I can only have pretty shade tolerant outdoor plants. I had to move my peperomia outside during the warm summer as even being in a bright windowsill she was not happy.
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    Tree Philodendron Rescue Help

    Hello, about two months ago I was given a tree philo that was in poor shape. It consistently lost all of its leaves down to two from over watering and lack of light. It was kept in a dark place and watered where the soiled stayed soggy for long periods. When I brought it home, after about three...
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    Muscari and Mini Daffodils did not re-bloom this year

    They were in a huge pot, and the plants are very small. Would splitting them help them flower?
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    Muscari and Mini Daffodils did not re-bloom this year

    Hello, I am in Puget Sound, WA, zone 8b I believe. Last year I bought an assortment of flowers, which all died back in the winter. I completely forgot about the bulbs until this spring in late February I saw new foliage from the pots. I repotted the bulbs, fertilized, and mostly let them be...
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    Black Rose Seeds

    Thank you for your reply. I would love to get a cutting rather than seeds, but seeing as this is such a rare color I don't know what my chances are of that! I did't see any black roses on that site but I will send them an email to see if they would be able to special order them...
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    Black Rose Seeds

    Hello, I want to try my hand at growing black roses, and am having a hard time finding a reputable dealer. Amazon, Etsy, and Ebay get very mixed reviews and they are sold from out of the USA leading me to believe they are not fresh seeds. Does anyone know of a online retailer or store in...
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    Why are my zucchini leaves not opening to their fullest?

    The larger of the two have silvery leaves that are typical for certain zucchini plants, I found. The smaller who has no disease problems so far and I fertilized heavily is still not really opening up...
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    Butternut squash and seedless watermelon production questions

    Update; one of the plants that had the smaller squash starting developed a black rot on the fruit and it died. This is the fifth or sixth time that a second smaller squash has started very well, then rotted and died. I am confused as the two larger squash seem to be doing just fine...
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    Heirloom tomatoes not sprouting

    Well that is interesting to hear. I will report back in a few weeks with the last try of Cherokee Purple seeds and my new Tie Dye seeds! The one tomato we did get from the brandy wine tasted amazing. Not worth it for me to get only one fruit though.
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    Best facing home for a garden?

    So we will be moving out in a year to an apartment with a patio/balcony. I want to be on the third floor (or highest) for many reasons, but sun mostly! It gets very hot where we will move (just like where we are now in CA) but I would rather have a small container garden and pay more for AC than...
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    Heirloom tomatoes not sprouting

    We have another type of purple heirloom tomato plant that a friend gave me. It is staying pretty small and bushy compared to the super sweet 100, pear, and early girl tomatoes. It also has started to attract aphids. Last year I started a brandy wine heirloom that got HUGE, well over 7 feet and...
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    Butternut squash and seedless watermelon production questions

    Hello, I have two butternut squash plants that have one large squash on each plant. The bigger of the two plants has a much smaller fruit that has begun to grow as well. I read that these plants typically only produce 2-3 fruit per plant. Should I be pinching off any extra flowers and fruit to...
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    Heirloom tomatoes not sprouting

    That sounds like a good plan, I will try that with these new tomatoes and let you know!
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    Heirloom tomatoes not sprouting

    I was told sprouting is when the seed produces a stem with leaves, the first thing you see when it emerges from soil. Germinating is when a seed produces roots first, as can be observed from a paper towel. Why? Because I was instructed to by seed packets, online research, and other gardeners...
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