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soil testing

can I bring garden soils to you for testing?

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Jessamine County Kentucky soil testing garden soil jessamine county kentucky about 11 hours ago

I just installed two large (one 4 foot and one 5 foot) white, durable plastic...

I just installed two large (one 4 foot and one 5 foot) white, durable plastic window boxes. These face south/south west. What type of flowers/plants would you suggest I use? I need all the help I can get. Thanks so much. Laurie

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Ramsey County Minnesota about 12 hours ago

Hi my name is Brian and I planted some pyramidal trees, 5 footers last fall....

Hi my name is Brian and I planted some pyramidal trees, 5 footers last fall. I am needing them for a privacy fence and needing to know the best fertilizer and what times to fertilize to get the best results. I am in central mn. I would like them to grow as fast as possible without damaging the tree. Thank You for taking the time to answer my question.

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Stearns County Minnesota about 13 hours ago

one pine tree losing needles and entire branches are bare, seems to be...

one pine tree losing needles and entire branches are bare, seems to be working up the tree,mostly one side..i'm concerned..

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Goodhue County Minnesota about 13 hours ago

Two small apple trees planted last year, Honey Crisp and Snowsweet. I placed...

Two small apple trees planted last year, Honey Crisp and Snowsweet. I placed a twisty, hard plastic tape around the trunks of each for rodent protection. Should that be taken off? It seems to be made to expand with the growth of the tree.

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Todd County Minnesota about 14 hours ago

Are there any Master Preserving classes available?

Are there any Master Preserving classes available?

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Summit County Ohio food safety canning home preservation about 15 hours ago

planting potatoes?

What to use to prevent pests from borrowing into potatoes?

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Lane County Oregon insect issues about 15 hours ago

varied carpet beetle invasion

Last year we sent you pictures from our ipad of Varied Carpet Beetles. You said we should find the source and freeze it for two days then discard it. Well, we haven't found the source. This spring we have them almost in every room in the house. So, we now have a more urgent need to get your help. Help. What can we do to fight them?

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Multnomah County Oregon insect issues about 15 hours ago

Rust fungus?

We just moved on to some acreage with fruit trees. All the fruit trees have this rust costing on them. Can you help iD and suggest a remedy?

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Deschutes County Oregon plant disease about 16 hours ago

The Right Male Kiwi?

I just planted two female Hayward Kiwi plants, but had some difficulty locating a male to go with. I eventually obtained one, but am now concerned that it was mislabeled... The growth form is (to me) significantly different from the two female plants. First, the females are putting out vining leaders and already starting to climb. The male plant is just putting out leaves and short leaders, more like you'd see in a shrub. Second, the leaves are somewhat diferent... the females have larger leaves, while the male has leaves with a more "wrinkled" appearance. Also, the male has leaves with more of a slight yellow-bronze tinge to them (they look healthy, but not as "green" as the females). Is there any way to verify, beyond waiting until flowers appear, that I have the appropriate male plant for my female kiwis? I can upload photos if necessary, but that might take a day or so.

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Washington County Oregon kiwi about 16 hours ago

Butterfly Bush

I would like to know how butterfly bush grows in my area. I live in North Portland, very close to the Columbia Slough by I-5. I have read that the butterfly bush will die back each year or turn into a hardy bush with a woody trunk/ semi-evergreen depending on where you live but nothing I found really tells me what it will do where I live. Basically everything I have read seems contradictory. I want to know what to expect so I can figure out where I should plant mine (as in close to my house or not, will it look nice in the winter, etc).

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Multnomah County Oregon horticulture trees and shrubs about 16 hours ago

tree winter damage

Sunburst Honey Locust mature tree all of a sudden is split in (3) right down middle I'm guessing from this winter freezing & thawing? Great tree & hate to lose it. Was wondering if it is possible to save it. Have good pictures I could send. Thinking of using cable to keep it from splitting but wondering if it would possibly grow back together over time?

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Dubuque County Iowa about 16 hours ago

primroses

What is eating the leafs of my primroses

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Multnomah County Oregon horticulture flowers : annuals and herbaceous perennials insect issues about 16 hours ago

gmo's

I've saved bell peppers seeds from peppers I bought from the supermarket.{green,orange,red and yellow} I've started them for this years garden. I'm hearing more and more about gmo's . would these peppers I have sprouting be from gmo peppers? One of my reasons for gardening is to have safe food! I appreciate your help!

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Washington County Pennsylvania gmo about 17 hours ago

Reliable source for bareroot trees

I am planning to plant a Chanticleer Pear and a Sargeant Crabapple this spring. Can I plant bareroot plants and if so, what supplier would you recommend?

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Larimer County Colorado horticulture trees and shrubs about 17 hours ago

Hello, what is the recommended wound dressing to use on oak trees to protect...

Hello, what is the recommended wound dressing to use on oak trees to protect against oak wilt?

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Chisago County Minnesota about 17 hours ago

Is it too early to uncover plants in St Cloud area?

Is it too early to uncover plants in St Cloud area?

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Stearns County Minnesota about 18 hours ago

possible emerald ash borer

I have a mature ash tree in my yard near Ellicott City that I suspect is infected with the emerald ash borer. The tree lost most of its leaves last year in late summer. It looks like birds have stripped off the bark on many branches, especially on the top surface of many of the horizontal branches. I was planning to have the tree treated to try to save it, but now I think is may be too late. Do you have any advice? Let me know if you want to inspect it, or need the address for a census of infected trees.

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Howard County Maryland insect management trees about 18 hours ago

When is the best time to prune a Northern Catalpa?

When is the best time to prune a Northern Catalpa?

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Stearns County Minnesota about 19 hours ago

Weeping Tollason tree

Hello-
We moved into our home one year ago and since the fall, our Weeping Tollason tree has turned from green to gray to brown with only a few branches that are green at this time. Our arborist thinks the tree will "green up" and be fine. However, I think it is dead. Our arborist did take a speciman and it was analyzed by Texas A&M and was found to have no disease. Before we pull this tree out and replant, we want to be sure it is not coming back. From my own research, I understand that this tree is an evergreen and I feel it is dead or close to it at this point. Can you please advise? Thank you- Margie Dess, Allen, TX

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Collin County Texas about 19 hours ago

Ground Cover

I'm looking for a ground cover that isn't invasive. Is that an oxymoron? I'm in zone 5a. Emmet County on Walloon Lake. I'd like to cover a steep side of a berm. This has lots of sun.

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Emmet County Michigan about 20 hours ago

Definition and how to prove I am a "farmer"

I am setting up a small market garden this year. I plan to sell vegetables at a stand along the edge of the road that passes my property. What do i need to prove that I am a farmer?

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Chester County Pennsylvania about 20 hours ago

What is the best kind of grass seed to use In this area?

What is the best kind of grass seed to use In this area?

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Cecil County Maryland lawns and turf lawn turfgrass cultivars about 20 hours ago

I planted morning glory seeds indoors about a week ago. plastic container...

I planted morning glory seeds indoors about a week ago. plastic container with soil for starting seeds. My plants are now getting long and spindly with leaves on top. Do I transplant or what to do? Please help me as this is new to me and want a good outcome. Thanks, Marge

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Douglas County Minnesota about 20 hours ago

Hello and thanks for this service: 20 some year old black (thorned) locust...

Hello and thanks for this service: 20 some year old black (thorned) locust tree was cut down over a year ago and keeps sprouting new trees/growth at stump and along all roots. Have tried cutting off new growth and lots of roundup on stump and the new growth to no avail. Have resorted to digging up roots but each root has three under it that are bigger. Is this new growth spurt a one-time thing or will it continue? The roots seems to keep growing even when cut off from the trunk- devil tree. What is best way to get rid of it completely? THX.

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Montgomery County Maryland tree locust sprouts about 21 hours ago

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