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Hello: Our condo complex has raised garden beds upon a membrane, meaning that...

Hello: Our condo complex has raised garden beds upon a membrane, meaning that a(nything in the water stays within the beds. My garden bed, which is about 20 feet long and 5 feet wide, and 2 feet deep, was poisoned last summer when a resident dumped cleaning water repeatedly through an outlet in the balcony and onto the bed. Plants directly below the balcony died, in an area about 3 feet around. Being an old lady without the ability to dig out the whole bed, I need some magic before I replant the bed. Would you suggest fighting fire with fire, by using something like OxyClean to mitigate the ammonia/soap mix? How about a mulch barrier with new soil above? Would pulse crops be good, to pull the poison from the soil?

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Hennepin County MN almost 4 years ago

How do I plant the 90 Darwin tulip bulbs that didn't get planted last fall?...

How do I plant the 90 Darwin tulip bulbs that didn't get planted last fall? They are still in the bag firm with some green shoots. The easiest method preferred. Thanks.

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Baltimore County MD flower tulip bulbs unplanted almost 4 years ago

Flower or seeds?

I don't know the name of this plant but it has been popping out buds or flowers and I would like to know if they can be used as seeds?

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Dona Ana County NM houseplants plant identification horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 4 years ago

Got compost?

Hello! I'm looking for local sources of compost. I need 5 different kinds and can only find 2 in the Lowes and Home Depot. I am trying to make Mel's mix from the square foot gardening method. Any help you can provide will be wonderful. I will set up my own compost pile soon but will not have the needed volume at season start. Thanks! Charlene

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Montgomery County VA almost 4 years ago

Got compost?

Hello! I am trying to find local sources of compost to fill up several new garden raised beds. I am starting a compost heal of my own but will not have the needed amount quick enough. I am trying to make what is called Mel's mix from the aware foot gardening method and need 5 different kinds of compost.

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Montgomery County VA almost 4 years ago

I live in Edina and my yard abuts a pond (basically a swamp). Along the edge...

I live in Edina and my yard abuts a pond (basically a swamp). Along the edge of the pond the bank is overgrown with buckthorn, burdock, thistle, various vines etc... I have been pulling these plants up by hand and digging up the roots as much as possible, but to no avail. What do you recommend doing to eliminate these plants? It is a losing battle. Also, what do you recommend planting along the bank? I am hoping for something low maintenance that wont interfere with my lawn. The area is about 100 feet long and anywhere from 15-20 deep. Thanks for your help.

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Hennepin County MN almost 4 years ago

Pond muck

We recently dredged out the edge of our pond and saved 2 dump truck loads of muck. Is this muck full of nutrients for garden use, and if so, can it be used directly in garden or does it need to set awhile or be mixed in?

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Nelson County VA almost 4 years ago

selling chicken eggs

I would like to sell my chicken eggs. What are the regulations for this.

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Clackamas County OR commercial poultry almost 4 years ago

What to do with Oak leaves

Leaves as mulch?

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Williamson County TX trees and shrubs horticulture almost 4 years ago

Grass for shaded area

Need advice on grass I can grow in shaded to filtered light area. Gainesville Tx.
Not sure soil ph and have many oaks so I suspect ph is high. Would prefer seeds not plugs. Thanks for all that you guys and gals do.

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Cooke County TX lawns and turf landscape design soil and fertility issues horticulture almost 4 years ago

spring garden trimming

we purchased a townhome last fall. The previous owners installed a front garden with roses, ice plant, and some other vegetation. How can I identify the plants so that I can find out how to trim them for the spring?

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Arapahoe County CO sustainable gardening and landscaping almost 4 years ago

We lost all of our otto luyken late last summer in addition to numerous other...

We lost all of our otto luyken late last summer in addition to numerous other shrubs---over the course of one-two weeks. The ones that survived are growing poorly. The site faces north and our yard has a high water table. I suspect root rot, but can't imagine that they all died that quickly. We are planning to re-plant the bed this spring, but want to avoid this situation again. Do you have suggestions on how to continue amending the soil or choosing an alternate plant? The bed runs along the entire front of our rancher, so the shrubs have some room to spread out and we need them for decorative purposes. We need something that is deer resistant. Thanks!

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Baltimore County MD shrubs shrubs for wet site almost 4 years ago

oyster shell scale

What is the best product to eradicate this scale? I have this on my aspen trees.

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Sweetwater County WY almost 4 years ago

Can you trim a hibiscus plant?If so,what time of the year?Thanks.

Can you trim a hibiscus plant?If so,what time of the year?Thanks.

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McLeod County MN hibiscus almost 4 years ago

Onions

I left onions in the ground over winter and now, where I pull them up, there are clumps of 3-4 tiny new onions. Can I break these onions apart and replant them?

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Roanoke County VA almost 4 years ago

When should we plant grass seed?

Hi, We have a few bare spots in our lawn. When should we plant the seed here in Chester County? Also, we would like to avoid using seed which is combined with fertilizer often found in Home Depot, Lowes, etc. I've read that first putting down alfalfa pellets is a good natural fertilizer. Whee can I purchase seeds that are just seeds and not mixed with fertilizer? Thank you for your help.

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Philadelphia County PA lawns and turf planting almost 4 years ago

What garden vegetables/herbs would be best, done in window boxes, that are...

What garden vegetables/herbs would be best, done in window boxes, that are about 2ft long, 7inches wide and 6/8inches deep? And what kind of dirt/fertilizer should be used? These boxes are on a raised deck (our deck is off a dining area that is on a second level of a "walkout" style home) that is facing the south/west. We are in a wooded area, the deck gets shade until mid to late morning. Then it is in full sun pretty much until early evening. I have done tomatoes plants and peppers in large deck pots that have been successful. But instead of planting flowers this year around the deck, I would like to try vegetables/herbs. Our outside living area is pretty much wooded, with lots of deer and other outside critters. Although I do have a perrenial garden area, with hardy plants, have not been able to do vegetables successfully. I love listening to your gardening progam on Saturday morning, on WCCO. And finally decided to use this means of communication, for my questions. Thank you so much, for your "pending" help. Sincerely, Marcia Quale Spicer, MN.

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Kandiyohi County MN almost 4 years ago

We are finding multiple little dark stripped beattles near windows in our...

We are finding multiple little dark stripped beattles near windows in our townhouse....most all are dead......don't find any in cupboards near food...some are 1/4 inch long but don't appear to have wings...haven't seen them until this year..not as big as boxelders, narrower than lady bugs.

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Hennepin County MN almost 4 years ago

yellowing and oranging Leyland Cypress Trees

I live in Harford county MD. We had a lot of snow that remained for too long this winter. Now Leylands are turning yellow and orange , any advice? I am hoping not to lose them all (20) .Thank You

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Harford County MD trees and shrubs leyland cypress leyland cypress dieback almost 4 years ago

Get rid of ants

We have tiny black ants in the house that we cannot get rid of using indoor/outdoor treatments from local hardware. Any suggestions?

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Monmouth County NJ urban integrated pest management almost 4 years ago

Land Planarians

Hello, I found some land planarians in our backyard under some brick stones next to our raised garden beds. I read a post that they are not that common in Oregon and the information known about them is not extensive. I'm not sure if that information is accurate, but if you want/need some, let me know and I can put them into a small habitat for you to take if you want to observe them or I can take some pictures of them. I'm not sure if that is of interest to you, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. Have a good day.

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Marion County OR human-wildlife issues almost 4 years ago

cradgrass

When can I apply Scots crabgrass killer this year in Levittown pa. Please thank u DJP

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Bucks County PA lawns and turf grass almost 4 years ago

I'm looking for a rabbit to buy for my daughter's 4H project. Can you...

I'm looking for a rabbit to buy for my daughter's 4H project. Can you recommend some breeders in Maryland? Any breed is ok, but if possible, looking for a mini lop or a tan v(any type)

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Montgomery County MD youth 4-h rabbits almost 4 years ago

Kiwi in Houston

I want to start establishing some fruit trees in my garden. I am very interested in trying some kiwi. I do not see it listed on the fruit and nut list. What is a good one to try and grow? Can you give me some ideas on other fruits to try in an urban garden? Thanks for your help.

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Harris County TX trees and shrubs fruits and vegetables horticulture almost 4 years ago

A couple of years ago I purchased a real nice 8x 8 greenhouse and several...

A couple of years ago I purchased a real nice 8x 8 greenhouse and several germination heat pad to start my seeds. The first couple of years I started and raised some really nice plants, tomatoes peppers etc. but in the last couple of years my seeds germinate and then never get strong and healthy then finally die. I started some tomato plants almost a month ago and the plants are only about two inches tall with the main stems little more than .005" in size. What am I doing wrong? I have spent a considerable amount fo money getting into this hobby and it has really turned into a flop. HELP Don N Grantsville, Utah

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Tooele County UT gardening greenhouse horticulture almost 4 years ago

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