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Healthy Home Gardening

Healthy Home Gardening
Most Viewed Pages on Healthy Home Gardening

Most popular Gardening Articles, Techniques, Blogs, Gardening Pests, Plant Diseases, Fungus Identification.

The Top 100 most hit pages on Healthy Home Gardening, ordered by most popular to least.
Healthy Home Gardening
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Differences between bulb, corm, rhizome,  root, and tuber
  Differences between bulb, corm, rhizome, root, and tuber June 26, 2010 58030
Tubers, rhizomes, corms, and bulbs actually all serve the same purpose, just differently. They are each a storage unit for nutrients that give the plant the energy it needs to grow, bloom, and complete its lifecycle. The energy is created and stored by the photosynthesis of the leaves. It's importan Differences between bulb, corm, rhizome,  root, and tuber
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gardengeek
Cody Lundin's Self-Sustaining Home
  Cody Lundin's Self-Sustaining Home October 25, 2009 55068
Cody Lundin, the survival master known as "Abodude" has created his own self sufficient home in Arizona.
Cody is known for his aboriginal lifestyle that includes walking without shoes for the past 20 years,creating fire with a hand drill (which is quite a bit more difficult than a bow-d
Cody Lundin's Self-Sustaining Home
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Leaves
  Leaves July 06, 2010 51097
Leaves are the above ground organ specialized for photosynthesis. Leaves are made to catch light and have openings to allow water and air to come and go. The outer surface of the leaf has a waxy coating called a cuticle, which protects the leaf. Veins carry water and nutrients within the leaf.
Leaves
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gardengeek
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
  Tobacco Mosaic Virus March 26, 2009 41257
When Tobacco Mosaic Virus infects a tobacco plant, the virus enters mechanically (For example through a ruptured plant cell wall) and replicates. After its multiplication, it enters the neighboring cells through plasmodesmata. For its smooth entry, Tobacco Mosaic Virus produces a 30,000 dalton prote Tobacco Mosaic Virus
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gardengeek
Edible Weeds and Native Plants
  Edible Weeds and Native Plants December 03, 2009 32567
There are many plants that we've grown accustomed to pulling out of our gardens because they are too strong and take out too many nutrients. Many of these plants are actually edible and highly nutritious. You probably have many of these growing in your yard.

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Edible Weeds and Native Plants
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Top Vines - Perennial Climbing Vines
  Top Vines - Perennial Climbing Vines June 18, 2010 22157
Perennial Climbing Vines
Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) - Also called love-in-a-puff; full sun; average garden soil; up to 10 feet; tendrils; tiny white flowers followed by balloon-like seedpods; seeds have a white, heart-shaped mark; three-part leaves (Perennial)
Bamboo Vine (Smilax
Top Vines - Perennial Climbing Vines
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heidbenati
heidbenati
Powdery mildew
  Powdery mildew April 23, 2009 20198
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants. Powdery mildew diseases are caused by many different species of fungi in the order Erysiphales. It is one of the easier diseases to spot, as its symptoms are quite distinctive. Infected plants display white powder-like spots on Powdery mildew
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heidbenati
Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot
  Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot October 25, 2009 18883
Hydrangea macrophylla Plant infected with Cercospora Leaf Spot.

Cercospora Leaf Spot is a common disease in landscaping planting of Hydrangea. It is usually seen in low-maintenance landscaping.
It will unlikely kill the plant but will show many spots and leafs will shed prematu
Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot
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Marina
Bulding Trellises for Peas and Beans
  Bulding Trellises for Peas and Beans May 21, 2009 18362
Some plants needs an extra support to grow tall. Peas and Beans are an example of these kind of plants. Trellis structures can be as simple as a wooden stakes or as intricate as interwoven lattice. Plants are trained on a trellis to conserve space, increase light penetration into the plant, display Bulding Trellises for Peas and Beans
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Poisons and Treatments
  Poisons and Treatments July 24, 2010 17168
Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, once wrote: "Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison."

Plants have different types of toxins; each acts differently, with diverse symptoms, and treatments. Here is a small look into those tox
Poisons and Treatments
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The Baneful Herbs
  The Baneful Herbs June 15, 2010 16398
The Baneful herbs are those that are poisonous. Any herbs can be baneful herbs if used incorrectly. But the term was applied in medieval times to represent a certain group of herbs. Some of which were used in the Flying Ointments (flying referred to Astral Projection not broom riding). These are ver The Baneful Herbs
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JulieDannenberg
JulieDannenberg
Cottony cushion scale
  Cottony cushion scale March 06, 2011 16301
-lives on citrus plants or on woody part of vine in my case
-looks like barnacles (peach or light orange colored)
-5mm to 8mm long
-ooses bright orange liquid when removed from plant (that's the egg sac that bursts)
-white hairs or "cotton-like" fibers that attach to plant are
Cottony cushion scale
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Bird's Nest Fungus
  Bird's Nest Fungus June 30, 2009 15884
Strange, Tiny, Bowl-Like Fungus Pores.

Often found in sawdust, woodchips, manure, or well enriched soil. Cup is striated. They are saprophytes (decomposers of organic material).

The seeds are small capsules known as peridioles which contain the spores.
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Bird's Nest Fungus
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Snail Mating and Reproduction
  Snail Mating and Reproduction May 06, 2009 15428
Reproduction in snails is quite different than in mammals.

The land snail is a hermaphrodite, it has both reproductive organs. It can't create babies by itself however, it needs a partner.
The snails 'hook up' on the right sides of their heads, this can last for up to 12 hours. Both inje
Snail Mating and Reproduction
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heidbenati
Red and White Tree Lichen
  Red and White Tree Lichen July 23, 2009 13834
Red and White Tree Lichen Spots Red and White Tree Lichen
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gardengeek
Red Blister Leaf Disease
  Red Blister Leaf Disease May 15, 2009 13679
Maybe Plum leaf blister (Polystigma rubrum) - Red leaf spots Red Blister Leaf Disease
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gardengeek
Bee Hives and Beekeeping
  Bee Hives and Beekeeping April 19, 2009 12722
As I learn about Beekeeping, I'll post it here.
Link to a page on harvesting honey:
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Blog.php?pid=67[[]]
Bee Hives and Beekeeping
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Top Vines - Annual Climbing Vines
  Top Vines - Annual Climbing Vines June 18, 2010 12681
Annual Climbing Vines
Cardinal Vine, Climber (Ipomoea sloteri) - Full sun; porous, fertile to sandy soil; up to 10 feet; small, bright red flowers attract hummingbirds; fern-like leaves Another fast-growing climber, cardinal vine produces colorful blooms in shades of red, pink, or white. It also
Top Vines - Annual Climbing Vines
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Ocimum Tenuiflorum- Sweet Holy Basil/Tulsi - White discoloration
  Ocimum Tenuiflorum- Sweet Holy Basil/Tulsi - White discoloration July 22, 2010 12608
It may be a product of over watering. I can produce closeups if necessary. Please help me save my baby! Ocimum Tenuiflorum- Sweet Holy Basil/Tulsi - White discoloration
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gardengeek
Orange Birch Bolete
  Orange Birch Bolete September 29, 2010 12480
This is a delicious edible mushroom.

Fry it up in thin slices with some butter, salt and garlic, it tastes like meat.
Spore print is light brown.
Orange Birch Bolete
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gardengeek
Red Fungus Disease
  Red Fungus Disease June 30, 2010 11926
Red Fungus Disease
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Leaf Miner Larvae
  Leaf Miner Larvae June 30, 2010 11735
Leaf Miner Larvae
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heidbenati
heidbenati
White rot root disease - Honey fungus or Armillaria
  White rot root disease - Honey fungus or Armillaria April 23, 2009 11643
Honey fungus or Armillaria is a genus of parasitic fungi that live on trees and woody shrubs. It includes about 10 species formerly lumped together as A. mellea.

Armillaria is long lived and form some of the largest living organisms in the world. The largest single organism (of the species A
White rot root disease - Honey fungus or Armillaria
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gardengeek
Strange Brazilian Insects
  Strange Brazilian Insects January 05, 2010 11515
These creatures looked like grasshoppers or cicadas. If you know what they are leave a message below.
Here are some other Brazilian Insects and Spiders:

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Strange Brazilian Insects
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raspirate
Spotted, Yellow Iris Leaves
  Spotted, Yellow Iris Leaves May 25, 2010 11112
Spotted, Yellow Iris Leaves
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8 Families – 16 Names
  8 Families – 16 Names May 30, 2010 11081
Family names are capitalized and end in “aceae” except for eight families that were grandfathered in with older names. For those eight families, there are two accepted, correct names! You can use either one.
Palm family - Palmae or Arecaceae
Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmacea
8 Families – 16 Names
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Yellow Slime Mold
  Yellow Slime Mold June 30, 2010 11079
Many-Headed Slime
This is not a fungus, it's an ameoba, which is in it's own Kingdom now (Amoebozoa).
The Amoebozoa are a major group of amoeboid protozoa, including the majority that move by means of internal cytoplasmic flow. Their pseudopodia are characteristically blunt and finger-like, ca
Yellow Slime Mold
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Edible Weeds - Amaranth
  Edible Weeds - Amaranth May 01, 2009 11029
Learn from Green Deane about Amaranth, a long-cultivated but also wild food, vegetable and grain.
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Vegetable Amaranth 1-2 feet high
Grain Amaranth - much taller
Leaves dark on top, silvery on bottom. Leaves alternate up the stem. Cou
Edible Weeds - Amaranth
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gardengeek
Red Spot Rust
  Red Spot Rust June 14, 2010 10665
Red Spot Rust
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Fusarium Wilt
  Fusarium Wilt June 26, 2010 10415
Disease fungi (Fusarium oxysporum) enter through the roots and interfere with the water conducting vessels of the plant. As the infection spreads up into the stems and leaves it restricts water flow, causing the foliage to wilt and turn yellow. Symptoms often appear later in the growing season and a Fusarium Wilt
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Leslie
 How to prepare soil for new grass sods
  How to prepare soil for new grass sods March 22, 2009 10174
If your putting new grass sods yourself you might want to plan ahead and consider following some steps:
1. Kill all existing lawn/weed using Roundup to neutralize the soil
2. Use yard roller to smooth-out the soil
3. Use rotor tiller and till the ground
4. Water the grou
 How to prepare soil for new grass sods
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rb21654
Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids
  Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids January 16, 2011 9936
Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants in the world with over 25,000 species of orchids and more than 100,000 hybrids.

The number of orchid types equals more than twice the number of bird species, an
Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids
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Early blight
  Early blight April 24, 2009 9299
Alternaria solani is a fungal pathogen, producing a disease in tomato and potato plants called early blight.

It produces small, darkened lesions on the plants, that spread into growing black spots of dead tissue, often killing most of the plant in the long run. Seeds infected with the diseas
Early blight
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Entheogenic, Hallucinogenic and Psychedelic Plants
  Entheogenic, Hallucinogenic and Psychedelic Plants June 11, 2010 9204
Plants listed here are are not recreational drugs (except for Cannabis). These plants have ancient historical, cultural and religious uses. Our ancestors used these plants medicinally. Almost all of these plants can be poisonous if taken incorrectly.
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Search.php
Entheogenic, Hallucinogenic and Psychedelic Plants
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gardengeek
Red Blister Plant Disease
  Red Blister Plant Disease May 15, 2009 9103
Cedar Apple Rust - Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae Red Blister Plant Disease
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Turning snails into escargot
  Turning snails into escargot May 03, 2009 8916
Snails are mature when a lip forms at the opening of their shell. Before they mature, their shells are more easily broken, making them undesirable. For H. aspersa, commercial weight is 8 grams or larger.

The nutrient composition of raw snails (per 100 grams of edible portion), according to i
Turning snails into escargot
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Honeybee Swarm Removal
  Honeybee Swarm Removal May 04, 2012 8881
Bee swarms can be kind of scary. If you see a swarm, don't worry.

The swarm is mostly harmless and is unlikely to attack unless they feel under attack, this can happen with a lawn mower or other power equipment. Never attempt to kill the bees in a swarm, Honey bees are very helpful to the env
Honeybee Swarm Removal
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Farming snails
  Farming snails May 03, 2009 8849

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Equipment:
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Successful snail culture requires the correct equipment and supplies, including: snail pens or enclosures; devices for measuring humidity (hygrometer), temperature (thermometer), soil moisture, and light (in foot candles); a weigh
Farming snails
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heidbenati
Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant
  Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant October 25, 2009 8844
Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant
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Top Vine - Tropical Climbing Vines
  Top Vine - Tropical Climbing Vines June 18, 2010 8803
Mandevilla (Mandevilla splendens) - Part shade, evenly moist soil; up to 10 feet; twines; clusters of pink, trumpet-shaped flowers; glossy leaves; overwinter inside by cutting back stems and watering only enough to prevent drying out. A tropical vine with delicate flowers are held in upright cluster Top Vine - Tropical Climbing Vines
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gardengeek
Big Brown Mushroom
  Big Brown Mushroom April 28, 2009 8416
Big Brown Mushroom
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heidbenati
False Turkey Tail + Dark Yellow/Red Mushroom
  False Turkey Tail + Dark Yellow/Red Mushroom July 22, 2009 8386
2 different types of mushrooms cluster together on a tree trunk:

Dark yellow mushroom with dark red edges around it + False Turkey Tail
False Turkey Tail + Dark Yellow/Red Mushroom
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tobolonoble
tobolonoble
Plant beans to enrich soil with nitrogen
  Plant beans to enrich soil with nitrogen May 22, 2009 8364
Beans & legumes have nodules on their rootlets that will pump nitrogen from the environment into your soil -- making a more nitrogen-rich soil.
Would be great to plant these either near heavy nitrogen feeders like: tomatos, corn & cruciferous vegetables. Or to rotate your crops and pl
Plant beans to enrich soil with nitrogen
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gardengeek
Puff Ball Fungus
  Puff Ball Fungus September 21, 2009 8202
Puff Ball Fungus
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gardengeek
Artist's Conk Fungus
  Artist's Conk Fungus January 05, 2010 8176
Ganoderma applanatum

AKA:Artist's Bracket, Artist's Conk, or Flacher Lackporling; syn. Boletus applanatus, Fomes applanatus, Fomes vegetus, Ganoderme aplani, Ganoderma lipsiense, Polyporus applanatus, and Polyporus vegetus

Bracket fungus with a worldwide distribution.

The Artist
Artist's Conk Fungus
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Parasitic Worm Galls
  Parasitic Worm Galls July 09, 2012 7850
Parasitic Worm Galls
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Fireblight
  Fireblight March 18, 2009 7828
Fireblight is a destructive, highly infectious and widespread disease caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora.The disease affects plants in the Rosaceae family: Malus (apple and crabapple), Cotoneaster (cotoneaster), Prunus (flowering almond, plum and cherry), Chaenomeles (flowering quince), Crata Fireblight
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper
  Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper June 25, 2010 7821
I'm not sure if this is some part of the plant, a virus, bacteria, or fungus. Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Making Bent Wood Trellis
  Making Bent Wood Trellis August 12, 2009 7802
Video: Making Bent Wood Trellis
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Whenever I'm designing elements for my garden, I always keep in mind, that the more natural they are the better they seem to fit in and that's exactly what I did when I created this rustic trellis. But others have taken thi
Making Bent Wood Trellis
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gardengeek
Mycena
  Mycena December 29, 2009 7749


Mycena cyanorrhiza stains blue and contains the hallucinogen psilocybin
Mycena pura contains hallucinogen muscarine.
Thirty-three known species are bioluminescent, called foxfire.
Mycena
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gardengeek
Nipple Galls
  Nipple Galls June 30, 2010 7598
Nipple Galls
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muffincricket
Unknown Plant Disease
  Unknown Plant Disease May 23, 2010 7476
Unknown Plant Disease
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gardengeek
Cracked Cap Mushroom
  Cracked Cap Mushroom October 02, 2013 7382
Agaric Mushroom, with a cracked-cap.
Comes out smooth, white-brown, then changes to the cracked texture as it dries.
Cracked Cap Mushroom
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UForage - Plant Identification Club
  UForage - Plant Identification Club June 10, 2012 7369
UForage is a plant identification club that emphasizes learning plant families. We don't only focus on edible plants, but all plants found in Utah.
We meet once a week in Salt Lake City, Utah. We meet at a different place each time. We learn to identify the plants and other creatures around our n
UForage - Plant Identification Club
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gardengeek
Red Mushrooms
  Red Mushrooms January 05, 2010 7257
Red Mushrooms
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Studio39East
Destroying Angel?????
  Destroying Angel????? August 02, 2010 7120
Started with one last year. Neighbor warned it could be an Amanita (Destroying Angel). This year in early July, 3-4 popped up (Picture of opened mushrooom and mushroom with hand to show size. Now (August 1) nine more have popped up. (some hiding in Hosta). Does this look like an Amanita or does anyo Destroying Angel?????
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gardengeek
Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
  Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert July 19, 2010 7104
Here are a few plants and animals found near Delta, Utah. This area is the most remote area in the United States. Also one of the most desolate. These creatures are highly adapted to extreme drought, heat, and even freezing temperatures.
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Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
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JGLASS
JGLASS
round orange/not sure if its a fungus
  round orange/not sure if its a fungus May 17, 2010 7080
its orange in color and is round in shape, came up after some heavy rains, rubbery to the touch and when the pod/fungus is popped it has thick orange liquid inside,. round orange/not sure if its a fungus
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tobolonoble
Easy Soil Prep for planting seeds and seedlings
  Easy Soil Prep for planting seeds and seedlings April 21, 2009 6904
It is a lot easier than you think to prepare a ground for planting seeds and seedlings.
You will want to consider the quality of the soil before you begin a plot of land to prepare for seeds & seedlings.
Many spaces I have found in Salt Lake Valley, are worthy of a bit of turn
Easy Soil Prep for planting seeds and seedlings
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gardengeek
Unknown Plant Disease
  Unknown Plant Disease May 03, 2009 6892
http://www.forestryimages.org/search/action.cfm?q=symptoms&Start=1&results=4440 Unknown Plant Disease
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gardengeek
Oak Blister
  Oak Blister September 24, 2009 6843
Oak Blister
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DRaley
DRaley
  June 04, 2010 6831
My yellow straight neck squash plant has been healthy and producing. Today when I examined my garden this plant was wilted and curled with these huge ugly fungus growths all over the base of the plant. I do not know what this is or where it came from, I planted this garden 8 weeks ago and have had n
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Roberta
Roberta
A-Z list of warm climate and tropical vegetables
  A-Z list of warm climate and tropical vegetables March 29, 2009 6819
* Amaranth (use leaf amaranth like spinach)

* Arugula (rocket)

* Asian Greens

* Beans (try snake beans and winged beans in the tropics)

* Bell Peppers

* Cabbage

* Capsicum (that's the Australian name for peppers)
A-Z list of warm climate and tropical vegetables
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gardengeek
Video: Jumping Spider
  Video: Jumping Spider April 21, 2009 6789
Video of a little jumping spider doing what he does best, jumping. Video: Jumping Spider
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fadinha_green
Orange Chicken of the Woods
  Orange Chicken of the Woods July 20, 2009 6768
Orange Chicken of the Woods Mushroom with white pigments

Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicke
Orange Chicken of the Woods
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fadinha
Garden Brown Mushroom
  Garden Brown Mushroom April 30, 2009 6764
Garden Brown Mushroom
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gardengeek
Chaga Mushroom
  Chaga Mushroom October 28, 2009 6764
AKA cinder conk

The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. The fertile fruitbody can be found very rarely as a resupinate (crustose) fungus on or near the clinker, usually appearing after the host tree is completely dead.

Herbalist David Winston
Chaga Mushroom
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federallightning
possibly some type of funnel??
  possibly some type of funnel?? August 09, 2010 6754
caps start as penis looking then as mushroom gets bigger cap becomes flat. has no spore print. possibly some type of funnel??
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Blossom End Rot
  Blossom End Rot August 06, 2010 6734
On tomato and eggplant, blossom-end rot usually begins as a small water-soaked area at the blossom end of the fruit (Figure 1). This may appear while the fruit is green or during ripening. As the lesion develops, it enlarges, becomes sunken and turns black and leathery. In severe cases, it may compl Blossom End Rot
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Plants that Clean the Air
  Plants that Clean the Air June 02, 2010 6652
Our space program has led the way to a fascinating and important discovery about the role of houseplants indoors. NASA has been researching methods of cleansing the atmosphere in future space stations to keep them fit for human habitation over extended periods of time. They've found that many common Plants that Clean the Air
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Richelle
Richelle
Giant Puffball Mushrooms
  Giant Puffball Mushrooms September 10, 2009 6601
Large, white, round, styrofoam like mushroom. When the mushroom begins to crack is when it is edible. Texture when fried is like a marshmallow. Giant Puffball Mushrooms
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Camellia Leaf Gall
  Camellia Leaf Gall March 18, 2009 6583
The disease is caused by the fungus Exobasidium camelliae.
The severity of the disease varies according to the weather conditions when leaf expansion begins in the spring. Cool, moist weather favors disease development. Frequently overhead sprinkler irrigation provides the moisture necessary
Camellia Leaf Gall
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Tree Puff Ball Fungus
  Tree Puff Ball Fungus August 25, 2009 6497
Tree Puff Ball Fungus
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Disease of Coneflower
  Disease of Coneflower March 17, 2009 6444
Coneflowers may get Pseudomanas or Xanthomonas leaf spot. Powdery mildew will also occur under the right weather conditions. Botrytis may also occur. May get brown dead areas as well as distorted leaves. These plants now get aster yellows.
Disease of Coneflower
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Jenny_Smith
Common Vegetable Diseases
  Common Vegetable Diseases May 03, 2009 6433

* Angular Leaf Spot of Cucumber
* Anthracnose on Snap Beans
* Bacterial Spot of Pepper
* Blossom End Rot of Tomato
* Buckeye Rot of Tomato
* Clubroot of Crucifers
* Corn Smut
* Downy Mildew of C
Common Vegetable Diseases
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lindazac
Fungus:  red stem, orange/pink gilled top
  Fungus: red stem, orange/pink gilled top April 28, 2012 6430
Found April 2012, brilliant red, with a gill-like (?) top. Please identify. Fungus:  red stem, orange/pink gilled top
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Eating Garden Snails
  Eating Garden Snails May 02, 2009 6414
Helix aspersa, the common western garden snail, is a close relative of the commercial French food snail, Helix pomatia.
The practice of rearing snails for food is known as heliciculture.

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To Eat the Garden Snail:
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Eating Garden Snails
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Herbal Anti-virals
  Herbal Anti-virals July 28, 2010 6411
Anti-virals, like antibiotics, are intended to attack one class of infectious diseases, the viruses. And like antibiotics…. with less and less of the prescription ones seeming to work well.

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa ) - Although virtually unheard of in the United States until recently, th
Herbal Anti-virals
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Backyard Medicine/Pantry
  Backyard Medicine/Pantry June 13, 2010 6333
The concept that the dreaded weed is really beneficial may be surprising for some, but there is an old adage that goes….’A weed is only a plant we do not yet know the uses and benefits of yet’.

This is so true. Dandelion and Chicory are diuretics, making elimination of excess fluids in the bo
Backyard Medicine/Pantry
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gardengeek
Purple Leaf Blister - Plant Disease
  Purple Leaf Blister - Plant Disease May 18, 2009 6302
Purple Leaf Blister - Plant Disease
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gardengeek
Little Psylocybe Mushrooms
  Little Psylocybe Mushrooms January 06, 2010 6273
Little Psylocybe Mushrooms
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rb21654
Orchid Problems and Causes
  Orchid Problems and Causes January 26, 2011 6247
No matter what type of plant you grow you eventually are going to have problems. You will sooner or later have orchid problems if you grow orchids also.

Orchids can live for a very long time, and for this to happen the right conditions must exist and when problems do occur they must be dealt
Orchid Problems and Causes
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Orange Peel Fungus
  Orange Peel Fungus June 01, 2011 6198
Ascocarp

Elf Cup Fungus
Orange Peel Fungus
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Thunder
Thunder
Three Sisters Gardening
  Three Sisters Gardening May 29, 2010 6145
In late spring, we plant the corn and beans and squash. They're not just plants- we call them the three sisters. We plant them together, three kinds of seeds in one hole. They want to be together with each other, just as we Indians want to be together with each other. So long as the three sisters ar Three Sisters Gardening
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orchidman
orchidman
Orchid Information
  Orchid Information April 06, 2009 6117
Plant Description:

• The Orchid is bilaterally symmetric (zygomorphic).
• Many resupinate.
• One petal (labellum) is always highly modified.
• Stamens and carpels are fused.
• Seeds are extremely small.
• Like most monocots, orchids have big grass-like lea
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Cinnabar-red Polypore
  Cinnabar-red Polypore January 05, 2010 6095
Red Shelf Mushroom
Eats dead wood.

P. sanguineus, looks like Pycnoporus cinnabarinus but is thinner.

found to possess antibacterial properties

inhibited the growth of Sarcoma 180 and Ehrlich solid cancers by 90% (Ohtsuka et al., 1973).
Cinnabar-red Polypore
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dsfree0827
dsfree0827
Help With Tomato Plants
  Help With Tomato Plants May 28, 2012 6071
I am trying to find out want to do about the brownish dry spots appearing on my tomato plant leaves. I've attached a picture of one of the leaves. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Help With Tomato Plants
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genny_happy
genny_happy
Fly agaric or fly Amanita
  Fly agaric or fly Amanita April 11, 2009 6053
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly Amanita, is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many count Fly agaric or fly Amanita
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forager
forager
Slime Mold
  Slime Mold July 21, 2012 6010
Slime Mold
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Arizona Wild Flowers and Native Plants
  Arizona Wild Flowers and Native Plants June 16, 2010 5995
Here are a few common plants found in Northern Arizona, many of these should be found in Southern Utah as well.
Prickly Pear Cactus Rose
Cactaceae Opuntia engelmannii
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2060[[]]

Blackberry
Rosacea Rubus fruticosus

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Arizona Wild Flowers and Native Plants
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Corn smut
  Corn smut May 03, 2009 5988
Corn smut is a disease of maize caused by the pathogenic plant fungus Ustilago maydis.
In Mexico corn smut is called huitlacoche, sometimes spelled cuitlacoche), a Nahuatl word reportedly meaning raven's excrement. It is considered a delicacy, even being preserved and sold for a highe
Corn smut
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chipmunkridge
chipmunkridge
Elegant Stinkhorn
  Elegant Stinkhorn July 23, 2011 5941
Elegant Stinkhorn
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Thunder
Thunder
Purple-spored puffball
  Purple-spored puffball June 01, 2010 5896
This got rather large. When my dog got ahold of it it was dark, almost black inside.

Description: Fruiting Body: 5-20 cm high and/or broad; round or flattened when young; becoming pear-shaped or round with a flattened top and narrowed base; white, tan or pinkish gray to light brown; smooth, t
Purple-spored puffball
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Portabello Mushroom
  Portabello Mushroom July 09, 2009 5834
White Puffball Mushroom Portabello Mushroom
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cmgfour
cmgfour
  June 19, 2012 5811
This fungus was found on my French Hollyhock and grape leaves. Under the microscope it looks raised with hundreds of white fungus tentacles coming fromt he center outward.
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Thunder
Thunder
Natural or Organic Aphid Control
  Natural or Organic Aphid Control June 16, 2010 5667
Frequent Inspection. Catch them early. One “colonizer” can produce up to 80 offspring in as little as a week and is capable of doing so several times. Slowly walk through your garden several times a week paying close attention to the underside of leaves. Also check for aphids on newly purchased plan Natural or Organic Aphid Control
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Foraging Wild Edibles
  Foraging Wild Edibles March 20, 2011 5649
Foraging is one of the most empowering skills a person can have. Not only does it connect you to your environment, it enables you to utilize what is already around you, for free. Along with learning what to eat and how to eat it, one also learns how to use the plant for other things. It is also inte Foraging Wild Edibles
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bhoffman6
bhoffman6
Hemlock Reishi Mushroom
  Hemlock Reishi Mushroom August 01, 2010 5643
According to what I have read this is commonly called the Hemlock Varnish Mushroom. It is of the Reishi family and evidently has medicinal qualities. http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomreishi.html Hemlock Reishi Mushroom
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Thunder
Thunder
Everything you ever wanted to know about Leaf Miners!
  Everything you ever wanted to know about Leaf Miners! June 09, 2010 5602
Leaf miner is a term used to describe the larvae of many different species of insect which live in and eat the leaf tissue of plants. The vast majority of leaf-mining insects are moths (Lepidoptera), sawflies (Symphyta) and flies (Diptera), though some beetles and wasps also exhibit this behavior. Everything you ever wanted to know about Leaf Miners!
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guinevere
guinevere
Dark purple mushroom?
  Dark purple mushroom? September 07, 2011 5563
I found this strange/awesome mushroom under my house 6 years ago. I don't know how long it was there before i moved in. Sadly it got knocked over recently. Its a foot long, the cap is 5-6 inchs, its dark purple, and its hard/firm. The surface is smooth. I thought it might be Ganoderma lucidum becaus Dark purple mushroom?
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