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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

Idiot-proof gardening

Idiot-proof gardening: I have containers on my patio. I live in Los Angeles. I want to grow things I can eat. I want it to be very very easy. What should I plant? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jul 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Growing Plants In Heat & Wind

What can I plant on a hot, windy roof garden? My New York City apartment boasts a private roof deck. The problem: It gets constant sun all day long, and is the tallest building around, so it can get quite windy. Nearly everything I've planted has shriveled and died. What will work? [more inside]
posted by eduke on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

The plants, they don't water themselves. Until now!

Please tell me everything you know about drip irrigation. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me find a plant stand

Where can I find an inexpensive, simple indoor plant stand/flower pot holder? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 answers

What low maintenance plants to plant on steep sunny hillside to enhance home’s curb appeal?

What low maintenance plants to plant on steep sunny hillside to enhance home’s curb appeal? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 29, 2010 - 9 answers

The word for my garden is forest

I'm the recent proprietor of a small plot of land, and would like to grow something there. That concludes what I know of gardening. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jun 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Reviving a dead garden?

I moved into a house with a large, dead backyard garden. The garden's soil is hard as rock, and there are no weeds. Bad, right? I'd like to plant herbs and vegetables, but I don't know how to start. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Jun 25, 2010 - 25 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

Vintage seed bombing

Seed-bombing filter: Are latex balloons OK to throw into vacant lots? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Jun 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me figure out how to actually reap the strawberries I've sown.

I've got a strawberry patch in my backyard, but I've yet to actually get a strawberry from it. The raccoons and other varmints eat them all. What, other than sitting on the garden bench with a shotgun 24/7, is the most effective way to protect my strawberries?
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Container Gardening Advice

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

Is a compost pile ever "done?"

Newbie composting question: How is your compost ever "done" if you keep adding new kitchen scraps and material to it? [more inside]
posted by mamessner on May 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Green apps

App Filter: I'm looking for a plant identification/database app for the ipod touch. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on May 30, 2010 - 2 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

How do I grow a giant cabbage?

I should have paid more attention at 4-H camp. I want to grow a giant cabbage and a giant pumpkin. How do I help them get huge? [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley on May 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Fly poop --> compost?

Compost question: can I turn this gloopy wet black soldier fly manure into usable compost? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Help my mom select low-hassle, shady plants?

What are the best shade-tolerant, ultra-low-maintenance plants for my mom's terraced flowerbed? [more inside]
posted by oblique red on May 14, 2010 - 15 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

How to say "Cheap compost here" in Spanish?

Can you help me convey a gardening-related message to my Spanish-speaking downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Can this yard be saved?

How do I transform my patchy, lumpy and weedy Texas yard into a more pleasant space that requires little maintenance and not too much water? [more inside]
posted by theexpgen on May 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Best way to haul water to a nearby vegetable garden

I have a community garden plot and it's around the corner from my house! Yay! Apart from a shared rain barrel, there's no water available AT the garden site! Booo! What's the best/easiest/cheapest way for me to get water from my apartment to my plants? [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Apr 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Lazy gardening isn't cutting it

Cheap / free options for garden record-keeping? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Is it a bush? A tree? A whazzit?

Yet another plant identification question! [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 20, 2010 - 9 answers

The Clay Beneath My Feet...

Why would new, store-bought soil turn to clay in just over a year? [more inside]
posted by destro on Apr 17, 2010 - 15 answers

The oil field

Will my parents be able to get any compensation due to a neighbour's oil leak? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Apr 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Stand up, damn you, stand up!

Help me, GardeningMeFi - is something wrong with my newly-germinated baby vegetables? Why are they so spindly but still healthy? [more inside]
posted by cromagnon on Apr 11, 2010 - 12 answers

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box?

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box? Extra points for vegetable-growing friendliness. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 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

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

Seeds aren't sprouting.

I-suck-at-gardening-filter: none of my seeds have sprouted. It's been two weeks. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 24, 2010 - 15 answers

What can I grow indoors in 4-inch clay pots?

What can I grow indoors in 4-inch clay pots? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 answers

trashy lot to tiny park

Advise for renovating/landscaping the trashed up corner lot out my window. [more inside]
posted by LZel on Mar 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Isn't it the same as fertilizer by that point?

Septic system question! How important is the last eighteen inches of pipe to the system's continued functioning? And can I grow crops there? [more inside]
posted by librarina on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 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

Below bird feeder gardening

What should I plant beneath my bird feeders? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Mar 10, 2010 - 16 answers

its different but the same

Help me explain the difference between dirt and soil to my 4 year old son.
posted by ducktape on Mar 4, 2010 - 29 answers

Do I need to add supplemental lighting to my new indoor greenhouse?

I've got a 4-shelf indoor greenhouse. Questions about lighting inside. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Mar 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me identify this plant

Can you help me identify these plants that I rescued? I want to learn what will make them happier. (pics inside). Feel free to name them as well! [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Feb 26, 2010 - 19 answers

Good books for gardening?

What are some good introductory gardening, botany/plant biology, herb/herbal medicine, or nutrition books? [more inside]
posted by hannahelastic on Feb 24, 2010 - 11 answers

AeroGarden v. Power Plant Pro

Help me choose between AeroGarden and Power Plant Pro? Please? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 19, 2010 - 7 answers

What kind of tree can I plant that won't give my landlord headaches?

What kind of tree can I plant in southern California that will provide shade (please!) and not annoy my landlord? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Feb 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Don't Know Much About Botony

I've moved into a house. It has a lawn, a yard with some trees and bushes, and some rosebushes as well. Problem: I don't know the first thing about gardening/lawn maintenance. Where to begin so I don't murder all my plants? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Feb 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Orchid Filter - we bought plugs! Now what??

Orchid Filter - we bought plugs! Now what?? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 answers

What is the best most thorough method of testing one's water?

I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 answers

A tree by any other name

Plantfilter: Can anyone identify the species of tree in this image? [more inside]
posted by CardinalRichelieuHandPuppet on Jan 24, 2010 - 18 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

Differential diagnosis for a dying plant, people.

PlantFilter: My plant is dying. Or diseased. What kind of plant is it and how can I save it? [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Jan 12, 2010 - 12 answers

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