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Plant identification: eat it, nurture it, or kill it with fire?

Please help me identify the plants - flowers, weeds, veggies, herbs - in the garden of the house we just bought. There are several plants that I don't recognize, so I'd really appreciate any clues you might have! [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Aug 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Attack of the Killer(?) Tomatoes!

I'm growing several containers of tomatoes on my deck, and also... something else. Blue tomatoes!? Can anyone tell me what these are? (A few other photos: 1, 2, 3)
posted by graventy on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me determine if this is edible in some way other than giving it to Ralph Wiggum to taste.

What kind of fruit or vegetable is this? And more important, can I eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 20, 2010 - 29 answers

Cat-friendly Low-light Houseplant Recommendations

Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Plant ID help please

Plant ID filter: Can you help me ID these two plants located in central Texas? [more inside]
posted by GlowWyrm on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

How to determine if water from rain barrel is safe in garden

I'm looking for information regarding the safety of using water from a rain barrel in a vegetable garden. Has anyone seen any studies that test water from a rain barrel to determine its quality? How would I go about getting water tested to make sure it's safe?
posted by GernBlandston on Jul 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me with the proper pruning of a neglected baby pear tree.

I planted a young pear tree about 2 years ago, and neglected to prune it over-winter when you're supposed to. It now looks a bit like a backwards "r" (photographic evidence). Should I prune it now? Or should I wait till winter? And how should I go about pruning it? It seems to have one long central (very bent) trunk and not many side branches at the moment.
posted by handee on Jul 13, 2010 - 2 answers

My yellow pear has gone pear shaped.

MeFi gardeners - need help troubleshooting a non-fruiting yellow pear tomato plant. [more inside]
posted by arachnid on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Compost or cleanse it with fire?

Oh god what is this? [more inside]
posted by saturnine on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Help get rid of flies off shrub

How do I get rid of an infestation of flies from my euonymus (kiautschovicus/manhattan?) shrub? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Narrow indoor window sill shelving needed

I need some sort of interior window sill shelving for the winter as my succulent collection has grown a bit out of control. I've googled and I can find next to nothing perhaps because I can find the right terminology. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How do we reap when our beds are turning?

Questions about soil preparation and space planning for garden beds [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Jun 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Tomato growing advice

Hey tomato gardeners! I have some questions. Do you use blossom set spray on your tomatoes? Would you recommend it? Do you pinch off suckers? Do you remove some blossoms in pursuit of fuller fruit? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jun 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Container Gardening Advice

Container gardening: looking for your wisdom, tips & tricks... [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jun 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me water my square foot garden!

I've built my first square foot garden, and I'm looking for tips on how I can automate (or at least make easier) the watering process. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Name That Plant!

What fungus/mushroom/something is growing in this mulch? (link inside) [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 25, 2010 - 6 answers

leave my leaves alone.

What are these strange, meandering white lines on leaves in my garden? [more inside]
posted by dozo on May 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Not another year of no tomatoes!

[Tomato Help] Baby tomato plants are turning bronze or yellow on the leaves. What is it? Pest or disease? Visual here. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on May 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Park in Boston or take the train?

Heading down to Boston Monday night to see Pearl Jam at the Garden. Don't want to take the train (from Portland, ME) since the last one will likely leave before the show ends. What is my best parking option for like a 7 hour stretch (6p-1a)? [more inside]
posted by speeb on May 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Solar path lights

Do they actually make and sell solar garden/path lights that aren't total crap? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on May 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)?

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Is all sage edible?

Is all sage edible? [more inside]
posted by molasses on Apr 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I invite Mulder & Scully to my garden?

[GardenFilter] What is this alien-looking thing growing in my garden? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Apr 24, 2010 - 9 answers

I want windowboxes without water damage

Is there a way to attach window boxes to a third story condo without creating a vector for water to get under the siding? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Apr 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Protogreen thumbee needs help

I just moved into a new place. I want to start a garden on my balcony. [more inside]
posted by ysabet on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

paraSolve my problem ?

MushroomFilter: Where to find Lepiota lutea, aka. yellow parasol mushrooms in the Vancouver B.C. area ? [more inside]
posted by pickingoutathermos on Apr 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Canopy or awning?

Pop-up canopy/gazebo or crank- out awning (like Sunsetter)? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

What water feature?

Help me make a "water feature" - for visual/aural esthetics, as well as attractive to birds and other wild life. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Planning an all-herb garden

Need help planning out an all-herb garden. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Apr 3, 2010 - 31 answers

Gardening in advance

What can I do now if I won't have access to a real garden until August? [more inside]
posted by kro on Apr 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I get garden supplies in the city?

Where do I get cheap supplies (soil, rocks, hay) for a backyard garden in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by johnnybeggs on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me figure out how to plant my windowbox!

Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

How to Stop My Garden Hose From Being Stolen

My garden hose was recently stolen from the side of the house and I really need to have a hose there. I've looked on the internet for some sort of hose protector and can't find anything. Can you guys think of any sort of way to protect a garden hose from being stolen?
posted by flarbuse on Apr 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Ingardenous Basterds.

Please help me diagnose this annoying plant killing problem in my garden! [more inside]
posted by dozo on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

What is wrong with my pepper plant?

What is killing my habanero pepper plant, and how do I save it? [more inside]
posted by Adridne on Mar 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Tuber or not tuber?

What potato varieties are suitable for growing in potato towers? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Mar 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Amateur gardener with limited time needs help with the front garden.

Calling the green-thumbed: My front garden is a mess, and I suck at making things grow. Plz halp. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Sand Gardening For Dummies

I am trying to create a garden on an extremely sandy soil. I am going to bring a foot worth of quality soil from outside. What would be my best bet? Raised beds? Wide Rows? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

dreaming of spring

Looking for a Massachusetts (or NH) garden supply for plants [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Feb 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?

Where is the best place to buy seeds online? Your favorite shops or retailers appreciated! Amazon has been not too helpful and a bit overwhelming. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Feb 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Apartment Therapy-like website for backyard inspiration?

Spring is right around the corner, and we're starting to plan our Backyard Projectâ„¢. Is there an Apartment Therapy-like website for backyard inspiration? Looking for lots of photos and write-ups about things like brick patios, decks, gardens, water features, etc.
posted by wordsmith on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me design the ideal mini-farm!

It's time to begin my dream garden - help me design it! I've always dreamt of being self-sufficient enough to virtually take my family off the food grid. Last year we moved to a house with an acre of land, all woods, and as soon as this latest snow dump disappears the contractors will arrive and clear approximately 5,000 sf of it (out-of-scale pictures here). I'm poised on the brink of drawing up plans and am eager for some input; I've got the wee beginnings of an orchard coming in March, plus the beds will be built of harvested timbers and thus fairly permanent, so I want to get the design right the first time. [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Feb 7, 2010 - 55 answers

What are the best gardening blogs?

Recommend me the best gardening blogs! [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Jan 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Wanted: bounty of vegetables

What are your favorite tasty, high-yield garden vegetables? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 14, 2010 - 30 answers

How much should I charge for my fruit tree planting service?

I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Does Shakeaway cat repellent also repel dogs?

Will Shakeaway cat repellent have the unwanted effect of repelling my dog, too? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Dec 5, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I keep strawberries alive over the winter?

I unexpectedly received several rare strawberry plants. Currently living in USDA Zone 6 -- what can I do to ensure they survive such late planting & a potentially hard winter? [more inside]
posted by muirne81 on Nov 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Concrete mulch.

Is using a concrete slab with holes for plantings the best weed prevention in my backyard garden? [more inside]
posted by boby on Oct 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Name this plant/suggest similar ones

What kind of tree/plant is this? [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

What to do with a giant back yard?

What should I do with a (relatively) giant back yard? [more inside]
posted by zompus on Oct 13, 2009 - 21 answers

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