Hi there. I planted this creeper last year and was doing great until a bought of severe frost a few months back. It has started to sprout again for the new season but how much should i cut it back to allow it to flourish for the season? Thanks
I would cut this back to the top of the stake, and any other dead growth. This will help it to regenerate faster.
Can I remove half the soil in a bed that had a nightshade crop last year and add new soil, compost and manure to plant nightshades again in that bed? Just learned about the rotation of these plants.
Sure! If you are changing out the nutrients, then you will be replenishing what is lost. The only reason that you would not want to plant other solanaceous crops behind it would be the risk of developing a Mosaic Virus. Usually, the plants have to be infected, first.
Since you will be changing the top soil, you will not have a worry.
This article will give you information on things that you can add to your soil to help it perform its best: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm
Hello! I'm not sure that here is the right place for such plant, but perhaps you know and could help me, thank you! Photos are attached. Best regards, Kirill
It resembles on of the many nightshades. The Solanum family is broad. This article will help:
Hello, I have just moved into a new house and they have what looks like jasmine nightshade along one fence. I have two young children and have read that this plan is toxic. I just wanted to check how toxic this is? If they did (fingers crossed they don’t) get hold of one of the berries and eat it, I assume one is not enough to do any major harm ? I assume it is not fatal like the deadly nightshade?
There are many in the genus, Solanum. Unfortunately, many of them look so similar that they are hard to tell apart. It could be that, or another close relative, most of which are toxic or deadly.
I would not risk letting anyone consume the plant. Education on the dangers of the genus are usually enough to deter one from consuming them, though.
Will a potato vine plant that’s been outdoors all summer survive indoors?
Yes, with some care. Here are some articles that will help you to do so:
I have an interest in nightshades and was curious which ones have the best traits. I'm not specifically looking for an edible (like tomato) or poisonous variety, I just would like to try my hand experimenting with ones possessing specific traits: fastest growing, most cold resistant, heat resistant, pest resistant, drought resistant, soil ph acceptability, etc. P.S. what zone they normally grow in is not a problem.
Nightshades are a diverse group of plants with various traits. For fastest growing, consider the tomato plant, which can grow rapidly under optimal conditions. For cold resistance, the hardy eggplant is a good choice. Heat resistance is a trait found in peppers, particularly chili peppers. To combat pests, the tobacco plant contains natural insecticides. Drought resistance can be found in the potato plant, which can tolerate dry conditions. Nightshades generally prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. Overall, these traits can be found in different nightshade varieties, allowing for experimentation and exploration.
This link will take you to an article that will help you select a cultivar that will suit you, complete with more links to more choices: