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]
Any help identifying this plant? It's a shrub about 10' high and the photo shows what it looks like in October in New England. Bonus points if you can provide a reference about whether it's poisonous or not.
What's wrong with the tomatoes in our garden? [more inside]
My backyard stinks like a stable. Not all the time, but when we have dry, hot weather (as we do this week). What to do? [more inside]
Any recommendations about the use of Bacillus thuringiensis? I've got some nasturtiums that are being devoured by caterpillars, and I'd like an option that's a little simpler than "pick them off by hand".
Any idea why my wooden rain barrel won't swell when filled with water like it did last year? [more inside]
GardenFilter: Help! Our tomato plants are 6 feet tall and thriving in our NYC garden, but we can't get them to produce a single fruit. [more inside]
I need some help constructing a shadecloth/tarp type thing for the backyard. [more inside]
Help me identify this plant. [more inside]
Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
How do I get started in constructing ferrocement sculptures? [more inside]
Part of my garden has been growing wild for some time: I've decided it is time to reclaim it. But my current tools aren't up to the job. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Gardenfilter: I'm starting my garden this weekend and never had a real vegetable/herb garden. I'd like to grow some unusual/heirloom varieties of vegetables but wasn't together enough to order seeds, etc. Any Mass/Southern NH Mefites know of a garden nursery or greenhouse that has LOTS of variety for veggies for plants??
The previous owner of my house left bags of gypsum pellets behind. [more inside]
My wife asked me to choose between 6 kinds of small trees to plant in the 4 foot x 15 foot strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk in my (Missouri) front yard. I know nothing of the pros and cons of any of these choices. Is there an obvious best one? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a reel mower. What features should I be looking for? Any recommendations on models? [more inside]