What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
Anyone have a good recommendation for a manufacturer of screen doors? [more inside]
My females are lonely. Help me find a male kiwi plant. [more inside]
Help me construct a 3' tall raised herb garden in my backyard. Materials? Subtrate Levels? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend interesting and useful podcasts about gardening and garden design? [more inside]
How do I get started with germinating cactus seeds? [more inside]
Childhood obesity prevention programs that incorporate (or center around) community vegetable gardens. Know any? [more inside]
How can I get my hands on higher-concentration vinegar / acetic acid? [more inside]
Help me with my (potential) indoor apartment garden. [more inside]
I've been looking around (books, Google), trying to find a plant which can compete successfully against poison ivy for land/space. So far no luck so giving AskMeFi a try. I live in New England and want to eliminate this pest from wooded areas of my lot in an environmentally friendly manner.
Our shed roof is falling apart - the underlying wood seems fine, but the waterproof layer (felt?) has in part blown off in a recent gale. I plan to buy a roll of something on the internet, strip off the remaining waterproofing, and then attach the new stuff. So my questions are: What do I need to buy to put on the roof, and how do I attach it?
Does there exist a database for plants grown in the US similar to the USDA's nutrition database? If yes, can I download it? [more inside]
Where should I put my garden? [more inside]
I'd love to grow some vegetables this year. However, I don't have much in the way of outdoor space OR sunlight. What are my best bets? [more inside]
I want to make pizza from scratch. I mean From Scratch. Just how far can I go? [more inside]
What happened to my little herb garden? They were growing really well     (just-watered), and then they've sort of died off    . I've been growing them under my oven light. Can you help me figure out what went wrong and if I can save my herbies?
I need some ideas to build 5 outdoor steps leading up to a door. Must be steps that can be built in the most quickest, cheapest and easiest of ways. I'm open to any unconventional plans - and of course would appreciate photos of the ideas. Right now I have at my disposal cement mix and tons of building rubble made from concrete. Wondering if the rubble can be recycled to build with. Any ideas - much appreciated!
Please help me locate some rubber shoes. I want them to be completely rubber, so I can just rinse them clean under running water. They're not for what you think... ;) [more inside]
How to buy a tree, raise it inside, and plant it with my grandmother in the springtime in memory of my grandfather? [more inside]
We just bought a house on 2 acres of wooded land. I need help with leaf management (fall is coming soon!) and path/trail maintenance. More specifically, I think I want suggestions for leaf blowers and string trimmers/brushcutters. [more inside]
We've got a garden. We don't have a car. Soon, the garden is going to change and produce a lot of waste vegetation (that hedge has to go, etc. etc.). So I'm looking at purchasing a garden shredder, and I realise I know nothing about this sort of thing. Is a petrol powered shredder that much better than a good electric one? Is there anything else I should know about these machines? [more inside]
I'd like to grow some vegetables, but I live in an apartment. [more inside]
My garden has been overtaken by weeds and ribbon grass, how can I start over? [more inside]
Looking for a good nursery in the Austin, TX area. [more inside]
Can you help me grow garlic? [more inside]
Strange swelling on the back of a friend's hand after gardening, with no puncture marks - what could it be? [more inside]
So my tomato plants look a bit sick (yellow -> brown leaves on the bottom). If it has fusarium wilt, must I destroy it? [more inside]
I have a lemon verbena plant that's getting nice and bushy. Any recipe ideas?
What are the ownership boundaries of plants in a rented/shared household? [more inside]
Where on my new/proposed property is there sunlight throughout the day? [more inside]
What are some good resources for a planning rock garden? [more inside]
Gnats are attacking me while I'm in my garden and making it miserable to do anything! help! There must be a solution I can make to lure them away while I'm around. [more inside]
Where can I find classical-type female statuary in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
I am constructing a large backyard chessboard, but can't decide from what to create the pieces. Ideas? [more inside]
I put cow manure in my garden. Now our backyard smells like crap. Is it going to smell like this all summer? Is there anything I can do to make the smell go away faster? [more inside]
Fireplace Filter: I am looking for outdoor fireplace ideas. I like the old 60's metal "cone" type fireplace (in orange!), but i can't find a good way to search for those; I'm not sure what they are called and my google skillz aren't helping. Could I make one myself? [more inside]
Should I purchase some "beneficial insects" for my yard? [more inside]
Dogs, a cat and potentially unsafe plants - how paranoid (or not) should I be? [more inside]
Water engineering question: help me save lots of winter rainwater and use it in the summer! [more inside]
Shade-tolerant plants! I have a small raised bed outside my door which is in deep shade, under a large white pine tree. I'm in coastal New Hampshire, Zone 5, somewhat moderated by the ocean effect. The soil is on the acidic side but is easily augmented. It's quite moist. I don't need veggies because I grow them in a community garden, but herbs would be nice, or just ornamental things. Any ideas as to what might grow?
My house is getting crazy with the dogs, yet I want a backyard I can enjoy. Can you help? [more inside]
Please guide me toward restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn with gardens and/or great outdoor areas. [more inside]
how do I irrigate a new lawn subterraneanly? [more inside]
Does the type of Japanese structure seen in this photo have a name? [more inside]
“Everyone who enjoys thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed. Herein lies the difference between them that create and them that enjoy.”
Where can I buy pounds of Indian mustard seed (Brassica juncea)? We need it for a phytoremediation project in New Orleans and all of the seed suppliers in our area (NC) don't carry it. Any ideas? [more inside]
i've just moved into an apartment with a large tree right next to the balcony--i could touch the branches. what are good ways to keep the bugs away? i was thinking about a bird feeder...
Solar-powered and/or hydroponic apartment gardening: have you done it or something like it? Do you like or dislike any commercial solar kits or hydroponics kits, or suppliers of seeds & equipment for container gardening? [more inside]