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  • alligory 01 Jun 2010
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    Ground Cherry Plant not fairing so well

    So I picked up a ground (also known as husk) cherry plant at the local community farm seedling sale as I have heard delicious things about the fruit. I hadn't planned to buy it so I didn't have a pot ready. Instead I just put it in a free spot in my larger raised bed. Alas, it doesn't seem to be ...
    Overcast 25°C / 77°F
  • flowerweaver 31 May 2010
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    Pink and Lavender Borage?

    Photo-upload-129357?1333903564 In all the years I have grown this plant I have never seen anything but blue flowers. Tonight I noticed several of the plants have a mixture of blue, pink, and lavender (which looks more like a combo of the two colors) petals. An Internet search showed this strange coloration does occur, but v...
    Sunny 24°C / 75°F
  • Vladsf 24 May 2010
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    Blooming, very nice flowers: What plant is it?

    Cloudy 14°C / 57°F
  • Scorch 30 May 2010
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    How often should I water beetroot plants?
    Partly Sunny
  • WildeGardener 29 May 2010
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    beans, beans, good for your heart...

    well these burgundy beans are just puzzling me. the first round popped outta the ground with huge leaves, ready to grow like "yeah! here we come and we're gonna be AWESOME!" they've continued on to produce several sets of leaves so far, each one with different shapes and sizes. well then i pl...
    Sunny 14°C / 58°F
  • skyfiery 29 May 2010
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    White sage seeds germination problem *grumbles*

    I don't get it. Sources online say that white sage seeds are easy to germinate, (especially?) if heat-treated. Tried that. Sowed in all sorts of conditions. They ALWAYS grow fuzzy white fungus on them. Got the seeds from ebay, and the seller feedback was good. Have sprayed diluted baking soda ...
    Cloudy 31°C / 88°F
  • Raymond 28 May 2010
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    RIP Sugar Snap Peas

    They've fallen victim to powdery mildew, and I've finally accepted their fate. At least I know how to prevent it next year. Question: I cut them off at ground level (I read that you want to keep the roots for the nitrogen), but because of the powdery mildew, should I pull those out as well? ...
    Sunny 21°C / 69°F
  • Aida 27 May 2010
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    Oh deer!

    Photo-upload-128282?1333903351 As I was prepping some seeds to mail out, I heard my cat crying in the front room, which faces my front yard. Expecting one of our neighbors cats (which is what he's usually crying about), I went out and to my surprise it was not a cat but a large deer. Nibbling on one of my rose bushes. I too...
    Cloudy 11°C / 51°F
  • flowerweaver 27 May 2010
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    Uh-oh! What not to do with bees lesson #2

    Photo-upload-128245?1333903349 Tonight we did our first visit to the new beehive around 7 p.m., mainly to check to make sure the queen had been released from her cage and that she was laying eggs. This time the smoke worked like a charm and the bees were cooperative. I was able to see the tiny eggs with the help of a flash...
    26°C / 78°F
  • sreerc 28 May 2010
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    Is this a weed?

    Photo-upload-128210?1333903339 There are a bunch of them growing near a Hibiscus tree - I didn't plant any plants/seeds - but they look really beautiful - but seem invasive. Any help identifying would be greatly appreciated. Thnaks
    Rainy 14°C / 58°F

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