What is the recommended method for storing Walla Walla sweet onions. I have tried pantry room temperature, about 60 deg. and refrigerator at 40 deg. and both methods resulted in onions rotting in a month or so.


OR onions horticulture about 11 hours ago

My woolens are decimated!

I have always had an occasional problem with a moth hole or two but this is over the top and happened very suddenly.Almost all of my sweaters that contain even a little wool have many holes but nothing looks as profuse as the photo on your site showing carpet beetle damage. Some of the holes are large. The damaged items have been stored in multiple locations throughout the house in drawers, closets, and what I thought were airtight tea chests from Japan. One of them was covered in webbing and I have found a few brown tiny husks of dead larva that resemble brown rice but smaller, many white pin dots scattered,not in clumps, and a few tiny white thin dark headed larvae. Have also found a few small white webby pouches.I have been bagging items and freezing them. How cold does the freezer need to be to be effective?I have also noticed some eaten away spots in a wool rug. I have always kept pherome moth traps in my house and they don't show any activity. Because I have not found any insects I can't be sure of what is causing all the damage.I really hate the idea of exterminating with something toxic. I can't afford to dry clean such a large number of items and because they are mostly wool they cannot be washed in cold water. What do you recommend? I am desperate! is there anything nontoxic that could be done by an exterminator? Thank you.


Multnomah County OR about 13 hours ago

Growing yuzu in the desert

Is it relatively easy (or doable, at all) to grow yuzu in Las Vegas? We have just begun to grow a couple different types of oranges (satsuma & dancy) but haven’t seen any result, yet. Our Myers lemons are doing well, though, so I guess we would compare the yuzu to them


Clark County NV 2 days ago

getting started in 4H

I have a 9 year old daughter I would like to get started in 4H. We live in West Linn, Clackamas County. She loves animals so I would think that would be her choice area. How do I get started? thank you Brooke Call 5038916670


Clackamas County OR 4-h 2 days ago

Small green house

What vegetables can i start in a small greenhouse in december


Hernando County FL greenhouse gardening 3 days ago

Artist Signature

Trying to identify this signature I have notbeen able to come upwith anything

Thank you


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KY 3 days ago

Tree Jacaranda

Bark is peeling around trunk. Worms are invading the gap. Large mushrooms around tree.


Santa Clara County CA trees and shrubs 3 days ago

growing walnuts - southwest Oregon

Hi, We're farming/homesteading down in Powers. Our land is mostly flat, we have 1/4 mile of river frontage, and the soil, according to the USDA's Soil Survey Map, is "Eilertsen Silt Loam." We'd love to pimp out our land with nut trees, and are curious what the experts say about growing walnuts in this soil type, and in this region. Since this is a remote area, and in a unique micro-ecosystem, we've come to believe our weather is more akin to the Eugene area/southern Willamette Valley (we don't have coast weather, but we don't have such a hot/dry summer as Roseburg). To get a better idea of our realities, we got a weather station that reports to Would growing walnuts be productive, and if so, what varieties do you suggest? Thanks so much, Eleanor


Coos County OR small farms walnut trees orchard 3 days ago

Poisonous poinsettas?

Are poinsettas poisonous to cats?


Iowa County IA 4 days ago

Amaryllis not producing any blooms

We buy amaryllis plants each in November from commercial outlets like Ace Hardware or Target. Reports from the people that we give them is that most, but not all get blooms. The plants that we've kept for ourselves have not produced any blossoms for about 3 years running. On this year's version, the plant is now about 8" tall: 3 leaves, no blossom. The plant is on a ledge on a ledge next to a window with a western exposure. This is in an apartment that is relatively new and has a good heating system. We keep the temperature at 67 at night and about 72 during the day. Where the plant is ceiling vent pushes warm air down in the direction of the plant when the blower is on. So the question that I have is the quality of these commercially bought plants variable or is the something wrong about our placement of the plant that gives us such bad results? I've attached a picture of the current plant



Olmsted County MN 4 days ago

Arborvitae dying on fence side

My arborvitae keep dying! Plant them in hopes of their growing up to help to provide privacy over my fence. As you can see, the side facing the fence (the side that gets very little sun) dies and eventually the entire plant dies. Is there a solution? It doesn’t seem to help if I shake off the dead half. If not, is here another fast growing option that doesn’t mind its backside in the shade?



Clackamas County OR trees and shrubs 4 days ago

Too cold for my yew in outdoor planter?

Hi - I've never wrapped or brought my yew indoors before, but as I've watched all the needles turn brown over the last cold weeks--in it's new and more exposed location--I'm worried. Should I worry? I think it's a non-native, and from research some time back I guessed it was a Taxus x Media ‘Hicksii’, but I will attach a photo of it (from a few months back when it looked healthy). Thanks for any advice. - Oliver in Portland, (where it's forecasted to drop to 28 degrees Fahrenheit tonight)


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Multnomah County OR trees and shrubs horticulture container gardening 4 days ago

creek flooding over banks

What deep rooted annuals, perennials,shrubs and trees should I be planting near the edge of the creek to try and hold the water back and keep the banks from eroding ? Would building up the vulnerable areas of the creek with hugelkultur mounds help ? Thank you.


Carroll County MD stormwater management soil 4 days ago

Growing belgian endive for profit

I have a small urban farm. Do you have any information about growing belgian endive ? I know it is a two step process. I have found good information about how to harvest the roots in the fall and how to force the roots But I am lacking information about starting the plants from seed in the most efficient way. I know that they can be direct seeded. Then you have to thin them out later. But can the seedlings be started indoors and then transplanted?


Ingham County MI belgian endive 4 days ago


How do I tell the age of my ball python? She a foot long



Mecklenburg County NC reptile growth 4 days ago

Spider Identification

What kind of spider is this. They just started popping up recently around my garage. They get pretty big and seem somewhat hairy. Thank you!



Butte County CA spider identification california spiders 4 days ago

well water testing

does extension service offer well water testing for contaminants other than nitrates? Thinking about pesticide residue, heavy metals, etc.


Benton County OR well water water testing 5 days ago

Moss control

Is there a good and cost effective way to remove and prevent moss growth on sidewalks and driveways (other than move to Arizona)?


Benton County OR moss removal horticulture home integrated pest management 5 days ago

English walnut still has nuts in December

Last year I noticed a few walnuts on my tree that never fell off and this year in December it still has half of them on the tree. The shells didn’t open, just blackened and stayed on the tree. Many shells didn’t produce a nut last year. Should I be concerned?


Utah County UT walnut trees 5 days ago

I live inSherwood Oregon and would like to know when and how short I should...

I live inSherwood Oregon and would like to know when and how short I should cut my marionberry bushes


Washington County OR berries 5 days ago

Is the ‘Cleveland Select’ variety of Callery pear invasive?

My community is in the process of planting street trees and they have selected flowering pear trees of the ‘Cleveland Select’ variety. I asked them to choose a different tree (preferable native) as we have several natural, wooded areas throughout the community and I would hate to see those natural areas taken over by flowering pear trees. The nursery who has sold the trees to our HOA insists that this variety is not invasive. I beg to differ, as I believe all Callery pears are invasive. Please advise. Thank you!


Montgomery County MD invasive callery pear trees 5 days ago

Trouble with my flowering trees

I have 5 flowering cherry trees that seem to be infested with bugs, worms and some sort of fungus, i think. Please help me understand what is going on with these trees, what i should be doing to care for them and how to get rid of the bugs, worms, and maybe fungus. What treatments would you recommend? Thanks


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Howard County MD abiotic issues trees flowering cherries planted too deeply 5 days ago

What kind of spider is this ?

Could you please tell me what kind of spider this is ? And any interesting facts about it . Also is it dangerous to humans in any way ?

Thank you JC



Sullivan County PA 6 days ago

Frost bitten Philodendron

I have a philodendron tree that stays outside during the summer months and is brought inside during fall/winter months. This year we were out of town when the temps dropped and the plants are damaged from the cold weather. The plants are inside the home now, but are obviously not doing well. Some of the leaves are a yellow/green color with brown areas on them. What can I do to save them? Should I buy a grown light? Prune? Repot? Fertilize? Thanks in advance for answering my question. Nicole


Pike County KY agriculture pike county kentucky tree health 6 days ago

Rye Grass

I played golf at the Rattlewood golf course recently and asked about the fairway grass because it was a nice dark green and plush. I was unable to talk to the superintendent but was told it was RYE grass. Is there of type of Perennial Rye Grass Seed that would be good for my lawn? I live in north central Howard County. Thank you.


Howard County MD lawns and turf rye grass lawn perennial rye for a lawn normal growth 6 days ago

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