What sort of success rate would one have growing gourds by just leaving gourds outside to do what they will? [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Is it really so difficult to dig a large pond?
I received a quote for the construction of a rather large pond, (80 x 45). And, the quote seems high.
Tell me Me-Fites about your experiences constructing large ponds. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar
on Sep 24, 2012 -
What herbs can I grow to make my own tasty, medicinal, and/or magical teas? I'd love to hear your tea recipes, too.
posted by swift
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Is coarse sand a cheap alternative to perlite, coconut coir or vermiculite when you want to use it in container garden? [more inside]
posted by boby
on Aug 7, 2012 -
What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Aug 6, 2012 -
You live in the Seattle area and can recommend an awesome landscape architect or other landscaping professional who can transform a small, city front yard into something that looks awesome and requires not much maintenance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb
on Aug 3, 2012 -
Why can't I hire a landscaper? I know how to find one. I know how to show what I want done and how to ask for bids. Why can't I get one of them to accept the job? [more inside]
posted by caryatid
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Hey Dr. Hodgins
: my garden soil is pretty like a rainbow! How do I find out what's making it that way, and whether it's safe to grow veggies in? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal
on Jul 19, 2012 -
1) Big, round, colorful vegetables are starting to grow in my wife's garden.
2) She'll be gone for the next two weekends.
3) I've got a bag of 1000 googly eyes.
Question: How can I make this prank work without ruining her harvest? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jul 9, 2012 -
I have $150 to spend on my patio/deck garden in Seattle. What should I plant and how should I do it? [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Gardening Filter : My tomato plants are flowering but not yielding any fruit! Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not time yet? I have other friends who are already getting tomatoes this year. Is there anything I can do to help them out? This and other gardening queries. [more inside]
posted by Quincy
on Jun 6, 2012 -
What can I plant that's edible and low-maintenance in Seattle next week? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Jun 4, 2012 -
A question about the lifting capacity of sponges, gravity, pvc tubing and whether my lawn can be irrigated. [more inside]
posted by otto42
on May 23, 2012 -
Talk to me about building a perennial garden from the ground up. I'm a fairly new gardener, and have recently bought a number of plants online. This worked well, because we have a small but complicated garden layout (in terms of sun/shade/water) and I can figure out specifics without getting overwhelmed. I also enjoy being present in a nursery to see the plants in person, but the good places are a fairly long drive away and weekend crowds can drive me insane.
Given a list of desired plants, how do you go about buying them? What is the most cost effective way of doing this? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on May 22, 2012 -
If I like this, what else might I like? I recently discovered Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, and am particularly enamored of this
track, titled "Garden." [more inside]
posted by Gilbert
on May 12, 2012 -
I'm trying to get my five year old step son interested in gardening. We made a special flower bed for him and I to grow plants in together and he is really excited to grow "rainbow blossoms" in it. Help me make this as rewarding for him as possible! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on May 9, 2012 -
Neighbors (?) deliberately cutting down our young plants. They have been nasty to us before. Considering a "nanny cam" to train on the not-cheap plants ... would like a) advice on nanny cams to suit our purposes; b) any other avenues to consider? [more inside]
posted by Sockish American
on May 1, 2012 -
I'm looking for a place to buy flagstone or slate for my garden in North Brooklyn or Queens. [more inside]
posted by catrae
on Apr 21, 2012 -
For the first time in my life I have a garden! What books should I read to take me from gardening ignorance to green-fingered? Both the garden and I are in the UK.
posted by xchmp
on Mar 27, 2012 -
What varieties of vegetables should I plant in my tiny front yard garden in DC? I have a bunch of seed catalogues, but the 10+ pages of tomato varieties are overwhelming! What are your favorite varieties of tomato, cucumber, beans, etc. to grow? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper
on Mar 1, 2012 -
An older couple asked me to care for their condo & exotic house plants for three months while they're traveling. Two of the plants are struggling, and I don't know what to do! More info inside. [more inside]
posted by eenagy
on Feb 23, 2012 -
The community garden where I volunteer is planning their first ever seed swap and I’m the one organizing it. Help! [more inside]
posted by bCat
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Garden filter: Favorite fruits and veggies to grow in zone 5 (Denver) and best vertical trellising options you've come across. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Jan 25, 2012 -
Day of the Dead---In desperate need for front landscaping makeover but want to DIY. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Do I persevere with unexpected baby rose bushes growing out of sand which used to be the base of neglected turf? Rose experts, please advise me. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999
on Jan 7, 2012 -
I am a new homeowner and need to know how to store bags of fertilizer so they don't stink up my yard.
I know that this may seem like a silly question, but please bear with me. I am a first time home owner and for the first time in my life I have to figure these things out. My home has a big garden and lawn. I am in southern California so it is used weekly by my gardener at this time.
I have hired to previous owner's gardener since he is so familiar with the care of the many different plants in the yard. The previous owner kindly left me with big bags of fertilizer which the gardener has started to use. They are propped up against the back of the garage and after a couple of rainstorms, it has gotten REALLY STINKY. Like, I was wondering if previous owner was hiding a body in the yard before I realized it was the fertilizer! Ha! [more inside]
posted by dottiechang
on Nov 5, 2011 -
We have a new house and huge yard. We're eager to fill it with plantlife. In fact, we're a little too eager and found some good prices, so we already bought over 200 seedlings, half of which are kale and chard.
We live in Davis, CA, in the CA central valley near Sacramento, in the west region that is known for particularly clay-y soil.
Our main source of garden information is from: http://daviswiki.org/gardening
See inside for 9 questions we have as last-minute uneducated gardeners.... [more inside]
posted by oneous
on Oct 16, 2011 -