I just bought a piece of land in Virginia for organic vegetable farming. It is a two acre rectangle (150 x 600 feet) oriented with the long side running from NNW to SSE (315 to 135). I have been told in the past that vegetable rows and beds (as well as green houses) should be oriented east/west so that each row gets uniform sun. What impact would orienting the rows and my planned greenhouse along either the aforementioned 315/135 orientation (or conversely NNE/SSW - 045/225) have versus a traditional E/W orientation?
Virginia small farm issues over 4 years ago
Please help: I have hundreds and hundreds of cicada killer wasp swarming around. Last year we could not even sit out side they were so bad . We have tried everything to get rid of them nothing works. I have to get rid of the bees can you help. My number is
All of the charts have Grazon listed as so much per acre. How do I convert from amount of grazon hl per acre to amount to add to a 500 gallon spray rig?
Runnels County Texas over 4 years ago
We had a large limb break off our maple tree during a recent storm. It came from near the center of the tree. We have lived here since 1977 and the tree was here before that. We are wondering about the health of the tree since such a large limb blew down and the tree is near parked cars and the neighbor's yard. Can you tell anything by the photos below?
Sir/Madam: Are the Petunias in the photo the proper size ? Leaves have not grown for the last few days and seem to be small, is this normal for Petunias at this stage of growth ? Name: “Easy Wave Beachcomber Mix – F1 Pelleted” - #1843P Purchased from: “Johnny’s Seeds” Seeds were planted on: 03/09/2015 Approximate Cell size: 1” x 1” Light source is 250 watt Metal Halide light that is approximately 24” from the plants. Light is on 16 hrs a day and off 8 hrs a day. When light is on temperature at plant level is approximately 72 degrees. When light is off temperature at plant level is approximately 65 degrees I am concerned that they will be mature to plant outside the last week of May. Thank you for your time, Gregg
I am looking at creating raised garden beds for vegetables - I know the newer treated lumber does not contain arsenic - but is the newer lumber treated with AC2 safe to use for this purpose? I've read conflicting reports. Thank you
Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago
Thank you for your response. I was concerned that the timeline for pruning had been moved up, since we had a solid week of temperatures in the 60's? If we trim this week should we seal the wound, or leave open? Thank you
Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago
Hello Can you tell me why all the buds of my narcissus died? On Jan-8 I bought 2 narcissus buds (I believe they were imported from China) and plant them in a pot with water. (See Photo 1). They grew very fast and lots of buds (Photo 2). By the end of February the outer skin of the buds started to become brown in color. (Photo 3) Eventually they all died. I'm in Toronto, Canada. The outdoor temperature in the last 2 months was very cold, from -10C to -20C (5F to -5F), but the indoor temperature is usually 18C (65F). During the day I place the pot in the kitchen to catch the afternoon sun. In the evening I moved it to the center of the house (away from the windows) to keep it warm. I used stones to support the plant and changed the water every other day. Any idea why did all the buds died. Really appreciate your help.
Outside United States flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago
Planted hinoki false cypress early to mid October. Noticed in January that when the branches were disturbed they would sometimes emit a dust. Now needle tips are turning brownish red and when shaken, the red tips will start to fall off. This seems to have started at the top of the tree, so may spread by debris falling to the lower branches and via wind. Damage is through entire tree, but mostly top and back. It is planted about 4 feet away from the house, outside of the roof overhang, NW corner of the home. It is also planted on a slope in soil where a camellia once stood. The roots of the camellia were ground when it was removed a couple of years ago, and we had several inches of garden mulch laid prior to that, so the soil is not as dense as our standard clay soil.
Can I remove the surface roots from my weeping willow trees? they are making it hard for us to mow around or near. Thank you!
Anoka County Minnesota over 4 years ago