I'm trying to find out if the Extension Service still carries a publication:...
I'm trying to find out if the Extension Service still carries a publication: Extension Publication 100-1980 Edible Wild Mushrooms?
Roseau County Minnesota 36 minutes ago
Where can I get my soil tested. I want to lay new sod for my backyard in...
Where can I get my soil tested. I want to lay new sod for my backyard in Roseville. Before I do, I want to properly prep my soil for the sods best results.
Ramsey County Minnesota about 1 hour ago
Two questions based on soil test. 1. How can I increase the acidity of the...
Two questions based on soil test. 1. How can I increase the acidity of the soil. 2. Recommendation is to add nitrogen only. Where can one get a nitrogen only fertilizer.
Hennepin County Minnesota about 3 hours ago
I need an answer about how to get grass to grow on slope. I have tried...
I need an answer about how to get grass to grow on slope. I have tried multiple times, but the soil and seed wash away. This is an established lawn. I have seen people put down burlap, does that work? Other options?
Hennepin County Minnesota turf about 4 hours ago
I'd like to convert my zoysia grass lawn, which is very spotty, to a more...
I'd like to convert my zoysia grass lawn, which is very spotty, to a more suitable grass lawn for this area. Can you recommend the best way to go about this?
I would like to begin vermicomposting. Are there any locations near College...
I would like to begin vermicomposting. Are there any locations near College Park where I can buy red wigglers or will I need to order them online? Thanks,
How should I go about encouraging mycorrhiza to develop in my vegetable...
How should I go about encouraging mycorrhiza to develop in my vegetable garden? Phosphates in my area are quite high and I believe they may retard mycorrhiza activity. Please let me know if you need additional information to better answer my question. Thank you.
Hennepin County Minnesota about 5 hours ago
Last summer I had an infestation of leaf hoppers who particularly liked my Virginia Creeper, which grow along two fences enclosing my yard. They also sucked the life out of various vegetables in my garden. I tried an insecticial soap but by then their numbers were massive. I have already seen them this spring at the base of my creeper, just waiting for the green to appear. What do you suggest? Millie
El Paso County Colorado garden insects about 6 hours ago
Dwarfing Bradford Pears
Hi,We planted 10 bradford pears two years ago. They are beautiful at their current size and I do not wish for them to get much bigger. I heard someone stating we could dwarf them using dwarfing agent. Do you know if this is a viable option? Will it kill the trees? I find no information about this online on what to use. We are having our landscaper apply dwarfing agent but I wanted to get feedback on this. It would be awful if they died. I do love the trees! I just don't want them to get big. They are meant to be the same size as they are all in a row.
I am tending plants for friends and have discovered a problem with some...
I am tending plants for friends and have discovered a problem with some moldy, hair-like growth on dahlia tubers stored in spaghnum in trays on a cool basement floor. The trays had clear plastic covers on them, which I've removed. The tubers are solid, not mushy or decayed. I wonder if there is something to be done about this mold - a fungicide perhaps? My friends are returning Sunday.
What is the most effective way to get rid of aphids?
Bastrop County Texas integrated pest management about 7 hours ago
Hello, I was wondering if a Spring Snow crabapple tree is a good pollinating...
Hello, I was wondering if a Spring Snow crabapple tree is a good pollinating tree for Haralsons. If not, what would you recommend. Thank you Bill Maze
Winona County Minnesota apple trees about 15 hours ago
My many hemlocks have woolly adelgid. A horticulturalist with a tree service...
My many hemlocks have woolly adelgid. A horticulturalist with a tree service is suggesting that I have the trees sprayed with horticultural oil twice this year: once mid-May to mid-June and a second time mid-August to mid-June. I have two questions: 1. Is this pesticide agent and timing an effective treatment against woolly adelgid with minimal negative impact on native insects? 2. Is one treatment in late spring adequate or does the second treatment in late summer make enough of a difference to merit the extra expense? Thank you for your help.
Juice pulp directly into garden?
I would like to know if I can put juice pulp and shavings directly into the vegetable garden soil? Or is the preferred method to put it into the compost pile first? The material is approximately 50% carrot and the rest is made of a variety of green vegetables and fruits. Thank you.
How tall do red raspberry bushes grow? If I choose a variety that spreads by...
How tall do red raspberry bushes grow? If I choose a variety that spreads by sending up came from the roots will having a one foot path of several layers of weed cloth under 1 foot wide pavers contain them.
Ramsey County Minnesota raspberries about 18 hours ago
flower bed prep
I am converting a portion of space presently growing Bermuda grass to a flower bed. what's best practice to prep bed so the Bermuda doesn't come back?
When to plant radishes
When is the right time to plant radishes?
Jackson County Michigan fruits and vegetables about 19 hours ago
There are 5 healthy maple trees, approx. 8 years old, probably October Glory,...
There are 5 healthy maple trees, approx. 8 years old, probably October Glory, planted in a narrow median on our community parking lot. Trees are approx. 15 feet in height, trunks about 4". Trees were planted by the builder. They are surrounded by mulch volcanoes, but that's a question for another time. So far efforts to remedy that have been ignored. The question NOW: what the maximum height could be over time and if there's any way to control that growth (i.e., pruning). MY question is: can roots eventually compromise the macadam parking lot? Thank you for your consideration in this matter. It's hard to work with knuckleheads, I know!!
Arborvitae's Planted - Now Night-Time Weather Going Down - WISCONSIN
if you know anything about wisconsin, you probably know we have terrible weather here a great portion of the time.we've had several flirtations with spring, but it keeps taking one step forward & 2 steps back. it is getting really sickening since soon we won't have any time to have warm weather since it will be september, when it has the chance of getting very cold again!i bought 5 (emerald?) arborvitaes recently at home depot, 3-gal pots. i didn't plant them immediately since there was a chance of real cold weather (unseasonable), not to mention snow.i was glad i didn't plant them then, since it did snow a few inches, took days to melt, & was in the 20's at night for a short time (way past when it should have been). but all i could do was to move them into my garage for the real cold time & then try to take them outside for a few hours if the sun was shining (which it didn't do for days). my garage is unattached & it is not one bit warm - only slightly warmer than the outside temperature, if any.last weekend it was very nice out & the forecast was for no freezing nights in the future... i had the time & energy & was tired of tugging these in & out of my garage, so i planted them (along my fence, & yes they have woodchips on top). it was nice for a few days but now all of a sudden the weather is going backwards AGAIN. mostly the days are ok, some are sunny, (40's, 50's, occasional 60) but last night was 30! worse than that, they're predicting a few nights in the next week of temps around 28! (they even said there might be a couple days of daytime temps in the 30's but i'm not believing it)what should i do? should i be taking big black garbage bags & putting these over the bush/trees for those nights? i don't know how else i could protect them from the cold. it's not guaranteed that it'll be warm & sunny the following day to warm them up....(who'd think i'd have to worry about this so much when it's almost may - all google attempts have led me to nothing but answers about fall planting)
Controlling grass in flower beds
I have steel barriers in place around flower beds yet our grass has crept under into the beds. In some places, grass has runners and in other places, no runners (different grasses in different parts of the yard). We have an acre and I've been digging it out but it's taking a very long time & my understanding is that any bit of root left will sprout again. Solutions? I'm not opposed to chemical solutions....
Jefferson County Colorado flowers : annuals and herbaceous perennials about 20 hours ago
What is the best way to get rid of night crawlers in a yard. We have quite a...
What is the best way to get rid of night crawlers in a yard. We have quite a big yard.
Anoka County Minnesota about 21 hours ago
Current Master Gardeners Books
Yellow! How can I get a hold of up-to-date books, issued by OSU and referred associates, that apply to gardening?
Josephine County Oregon about 21 hours ago
A rabbit in our yard had mange (we think he might be gone). Thinking about...
A rabbit in our yard had mange (we think he might be gone). Thinking about spreading diatomaceous earth around the yard to take care of any remaining bugs because we want to get new pets (cat and dog)and don't want them to get mange. We have lots of perennials in the yard too. Is spreading DE around a good idea? Don't want anything negative to happen. What do you know about DE?
Hennepin County Minnesota gardens about 21 hours ago
revitalizing a Historical cementry
We are in great need of people who know how to revitalize this area over 165 yrs. old The First Congregational Church of Etna on High St in Etna. We need volunteers and advisors in horticulture.
Allegheny County Pennsylvania about 22 hours ago