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Growing avocado from seed

Avocado    South Carolina

Has anybody ever managed to successfully grow an avocado tree from the seed of a store bought one. I have a seed that I have saved from an avocado I had last week. If I plant it...

Asked by: Simon (2 points)   Posted:February 3, 2013

2 answers    7209 views

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Pruning crab apple trees

Apple    York, UK

My wife and I have inherited two apple trees in our new garden. They are growing next to the house and we know NOTHING about gardening. They are at least 10ft tall. A friend of...

Asked by: Johnboy (2 points)   Posted:February 3, 2013

1 answer    2101 views

What is this stuff?
White growth on ceramic pots

General    MI

This white stuff is growing all over my indoor ceramic pots which have my pepper plants growing in them. Is this a fungus or something? Could it be related to the death of my...

Asked by: Abby (7 points)   Posted:February 2, 2013

2 answers    6704 views

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Is there a specific feature that you would like to see on PlantVillage?

PlantVillage    Lausanne, Switzerland

When we started developing PlantVillage, we had a lot of ideas what we wanted it to be. Over time, we let some of them go, refined others, and came up with completely new ones....

Asked by: Marcel Salathé (25 points)   Posted:February 2, 2013

4 answers    3232 views

My cayenne pepper
Pepper plant died

Pepper, bell    MI

Does anybody know what might have happened to my Cayenne pepper plant? It was doing ok indoors over winter and started looking sickly this week. I think it has died. Any ideas?

Asked by: Abby (7 points)   Posted:February 2, 2013

3 answers    3380 views

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Pickling cucumbers

Cucumber    NY

I would love to grow some varieties of cucumber to pickle this year. Can anybody recommend a tasty variety to grow and perhaps share your pickling recipe?

Asked by: Cat Sullivan (2 points)   Posted:February 1, 2013

2 answers    1955 views

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When to move tomatoes to the garden

Tomato   

When should I move my tomato plants into the garden? I started from seeds and all my plants are quite tall now but I’m not sure when to plant. I’m in Southern California.

Asked by: Fred Johnson (3 points)   Posted:February 1, 2013

4 answers    4383 views

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Timing of planting potted raspberries

Raspberry   

I just acquired a few raspberry canes from a friend who had them potted and I’m not too sure what to do with them at this time of year. Should I plant them now? I believe that...

Asked by: Steve (1 point)   Posted:February 1, 2013

1 answer    1905 views

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What to plant next to sunflower

Sunflower    SA

I have some sunflower plants growing in my garden and I have a bit of space left I would like to plant on. Can anybody recommend something I can plant beside them? I'm in Cape...

Asked by: Susan D (4 points)   Posted:February 1, 2013

1 answer    1953 views

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Plant new tomato seeds?

Tomato    None Given

Just wondering if anybody has any advice on whether I should pull up the tomato plants which survived over winter or will they produce a decent crop again? I have some...

Asked by: Tucker123 (1 point)   Posted:February 1, 2013

2 answers    1480 views

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Aphids on plants

Basil   

I am growing some basil and other herbs on my balcony and I just cant get rid of the aphids. I try to remove them all only for them to reappear!!! What can I do to get rid of...

Asked by: Em (2 points)   Posted:February 1, 2013

3 answers    3605 views

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Onion seedlings

Onion   

I started planting my new onion seeds a couple of weeks ago and all was going well but over the last day or two they have started to shrivel up and die. I used a seedling...

Asked by: Red (1 point)   Posted:January 31, 2013

1 answer    2229 views

Squash plant with mottled leaves

Squash    USA

My squash plants have developed this strange mottling on the leaves. Any ideas what this is? Thanks

Asked by: Maggie Muffins (8 points)   Posted:January 31, 2013

2 answers    4334 views

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Brown spots on tomato

Tomato    FL, United States

I just picked my first two ripe tomatoes of the year! Think I got lucky - first tomato plants I've ever grown. I keep the plants in containers on the deck out back and I noticed...

Asked by: Lauren S. (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2013

2 answers    2125 views

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Asparagus seeds

Asparagus    KS USA

Hi. I’m growing asparagus for the first time this year. I planted my seeds about 8 days and so far they haven’t sprouted, I’m starting to get worried. What could I be doing...

Asked by: Mike T. (3 points)   Posted:January 30, 2013

3 answers    2787 views

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Why are my pumpkin plants wilting and dying?

Pumpkin    Florianópolis, Brazil

I have a small garden at my house and I grew pumpkins in my garden for several years without problems, but this year the plant are wilting and not happy. I have have been...

Asked by: Teresa (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2013

2 answers    18817 views