I'm growing a butternut squash plant for the first time. The plant has gotten rather huge and I need to knock it back a bit or give it somewhere else to grow, but I'm not sure how. The most I've raised before is tomatoes or peppers. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Jul 3, 2008 -
I am going on holiday for 14 days, leaving behind several plants on the window seals in a small flat. There is no neighbor / friend to look after them in our absence. How can I make sure that the plants will not die? I have 2 tomato plants in pots, climbing tomatoes in a hanging basket and few pots with chillies. [more inside]
posted by slimeline
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I would like to plant some native plants/shrubs to adorn the front of our Chicago Bungalow. Problem is I don't know which plants are native to the area and i dont knwo where to get them. [more inside]
posted by blackjack514
on Apr 25, 2008 -
What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
posted by peep
on Apr 4, 2008 -
Basil, parsley, mint, sage, rosemary: which combinations will work best when potted together in a balcony herb garden? [more inside]
posted by holgate
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Old sneakers as planters. Has anyone done this? I'd like some advice on what kinds of plants work best. Other than one article stating to use hearty plants, the tubes have not provuded much. I'm going to talk to the the person at the garden shop as well but figured I'd try here first. Oh, and I live in Centralish Florida, if that helps narrow the choices. Thank you!
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron
on Mar 29, 2008 -
I'd like to grow bamboo in a container indoors (I have a sunny south-facing window that it can live in front of). Any advice about the best varieties, how to get it to grow tall, and where to get a plant (I'm in NYC) would be much appreciated. (NB: I am NOT looking for info on "lucky bamboo" plants, I want the real thing)
posted by agent99
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Last summer, I was walking through Boy's Town here in Chicago when some guys handed me a mint plant to advertise some new plant delivery service in the area, focusing on plants for cooking. I did not want to raise fresh herbs last summer, but now I do and, although the mint is thriving in my mom's garden, I have lost the business card that came with it! My websearch skills are not helping me find them; anyone know the company? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Where can I buy carnivorous plants in/near Vancouver, BC? Google has failed me.
posted by imaswinger
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Fake and edible indoor plants? For my Kittys...
Does anyone even make such a thing? If not, what could I make it out of??
Or if anyone knows of any tough non-toxic indoor plants that will cope with feasting, possibly air con and shitty light but definitely the feasting! What would you recommend?
(A roster/tag team basis would be perfectly understandable and acceptable...)
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har
on Nov 12, 2007 -
I have dirt in my front yard! Rather not grow (Kentucky blue) grass lawn this far north in Montreal. What's a native hearty plant that will serve a soft green bed? [more inside]
posted by Mozai
on Aug 14, 2007 -
What the heck kind of plant did my son get into? While on vacation in Quebec, my son started complaining that his hand was hurting. He had brushed it against some sort of plant. Within ten minutes he was screaming in pain. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jul 30, 2007 -
What is that white foamy stuff I saw dripping off all the leaves in a forest in Northern California and then again on some of the plants around Whistler, Canada? My first thought was bird droppings, but it seems a little too insubstantial for that. A few people thought maybe it was sap or pollen. Does anybody know for sure?
posted by willnot
on Jul 12, 2007 -
It's July, I'm in central North Carolina (Zone 7 or 8 depending who you ask), and I have an unused, mostly shaded 3' x 6' dirt plot at the side of our front lawn that I'd love to put some color in to brighten the neighborhood. What can I plant there now that'll give me the most color through the fall? Annual or perennial, bonus points for drought-tolerant but that's not essential).
posted by mediareport
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Curtain-like, wall hanging, transparent plastic, self watering planter I can no longer find on the internet. [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Jun 21, 2007 -
PlantFilter: Can someone suggest a way for me to keep the surface under my house plants dry? [more inside]
posted by zackola
on Jun 20, 2007 -
would my window sill plants benefit from enclosing them and ramping up co2 levels? [more inside]
posted by nihlton
on Jun 17, 2007 -
After years of renting apartments, I have moved up in the world: I am now renting a house. Strangely, the house comes with small organic green things projecting from the ground. Having never been responsible for a lawn before, I don't really know what to do with it. I also have two, I don't know, shrubs (I think). One is low growing, thick, with branches that kind of double as rhizomes, and one might be a juniper. As you can see, I'm pretty clueless. What do I need to know/what must I do/what must I buy to take good care of my lawn and it's various planty inhabitants? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Mar 31, 2007 -
I recently purchased a three- to four-foot Dracaena Massangea, or corn plant. I have a moisture meter gauge that I use to determine whether my plants need to be watered or not (it has two metal prongs that you put into the soil, and a red, yellow or green light goes on to signal whether the soil is moist or not.) The gauge works great with all my other plants, but with the corn plant, the gauge never indicates that the soil is dry. I have now gone weeks without watering the corn plant, and the gauge still says the soil is sufficiently moist near the roots. The plant looks fine, but what gives? How often should a corn plant of this size be watered?
posted by zembla3
on Mar 9, 2007 -
Could you water plants with heavy water? What would be the effect? Would they survive/thrive?
posted by barrakuda
on Feb 22, 2007 -