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Spotting on malabar spinach after house was tented

Could this damage be from fumigation? How should I proceed- cut the plant back? It is in a stand alone pot 6 feet from the house.

Pinellas County FL plant disease horticulture Posted about 3 years ago

squash to early

I planted a small variety of squash around late june early july as seeds once they germinated and reached about 4" tall I transplanted them to my garden mixed some garden soil and let them run they look great now with big male blooms and small females with starting fruits though recently some of the females and fruits have withered yellowed and fallen off is it to early for them to be properly pollinated that is my actual question .thank you for your time and response

Sumter County FL Posted about 3 years ago

I have a huge cherry laurel tree in my backyard that has dropped a gazillion...

I have a huge cherry laurel tree in my backyard that has dropped a gazillion cherries on the ground. The grass in my backyard appears more thin and brown than ever and upon inspections, the ground is covered with dried cherries. Are the cherries having any effect on my grass? Do they keep the grass from growing in any way? I will probably have the tree cut down but wanted to know if I should rule out the cherries as the cause of the decline. My backyard has a lot of shade and but it has never looked this bad. Thanks for your help

Orange County FL lawns and turf Posted about 3 years ago

Where would I purchase apple trees for growing in Florida, such as: Anna,...

Where would I purchase apple trees for growing in Florida, such as: Anna, Tropic Sweet? I live in Pinellas .

Pinellas County FL apples fruit trees horticulture Posted about 3 years ago

Planting native milkweed from seed.

I have had little success in planting native milkweed from seed. Perhaps I should try moist paper towels to start the sprouts, then plant?

Lee County FL Posted over 3 years ago

plant now

Hi, new to gardening. Just getting started and downloaded app for Florida fresh. I noticed there are a lot of what I understood to be cool weather crops like cabbage, Brussels etc...under plant now. I am uncertain given the heat of summer in swfl if things won't get scorched. Any guidance is appreciated.

Hendry County Florida vegetables horticulture Posted over 3 years ago

Elephant ear in shock

Hi! I planted my elephant ear we purchased at Homedepot 8 days ago and it is still in transplanting shock. I was told that it would be in shock a few days but now it's 8 and im getting nervous. What can I do to get these beauties to perk up again? They are droopy and the leaves are starting to brown some. We have been watering everyday and planted with cow minore and watered with miracle grow... help me revive them please!

Broward County Florida sustainable gardening and landscaping transplanting landscaping horticulture Posted over 3 years ago

my tomatoes develop a 'soft;' spot that enlarges within a few days completely...

my tomatoes develop a 'soft;' spot that enlarges within a few days completely destroyes muy harvest whether I pick them early &/or wait for ripening?...any ideas to prevent/diagnose...thanks

Alachua County Florida disease issues Posted over 3 years ago

What type of tree is this?

This is some sort of tree growing on our property. At first I believed it to be some sort of fruit tree. However it hasn't bore any fruit. Please help. Thank you.

Marion County Florida trees and shrubs plant identification Posted over 3 years ago

Planting

Using the app I'm given many options for planting now. Your external website seems to contradict this information.

Orange County Florida Posted over 3 years ago