Can I get vegetable garden soil testing through the Montgomery County Extension office? How much? What does it test for?
Hi, We rec'd 4-5 filbert "starts" from neighbors (don't know the variety) whose trees seem fairly productive in general. They are now getting large (8-9 ft tall), but only one of them has produced nuts, and not too many at that. Most are not in the sunniest location; but it's certainly not full shade. Nearby Santiams produce well. They seem healthy and vigorous. What could be going on and what could we try to improve production? Thank you. (I could get photos if need be).
I am trying to identify a ground cover so I can put it in our garden club plant sale. It has heart shaped leaves, color of leaf is green turning to red on the edge. grows to about 6 inches high
I have a spot in my yard that has stumped my for years. The spot is located on the north side of my house and is FULL shade. The spot is located between a 6ft fence(north) and my patio(which has a lattice barrier and is to the south). The area is basically a 4ft x 11ft rectangle with no room to go but up. My goal for this area is to find something that will add additional privacy to our patio...whether it be a vine, shrub or trees. Our neighbors house is very close to ours and we both use our patios a lot. So it would have to be something that is tall, narrow and easily maintained because the spot would be hard to access one it fill in...HELP!
Arapahoe County Colorado sustainable gardening and landscaping over 4 years ago
Your directions for preserving seeds is to dry them and store on a shelf. It's difficult to control temperature and humidity. Can they be kept in a refrigerator?
What is the best long term solution to trellising boysenberries? Yes we have to protect them from the deer also!
Raising and training a livestock-guarding dog. Extens. Circ. 1238. Oregon State Extension Service. I live in the state of Washington and would greatly appreciate receiving your info on this subject. I have 2 almost year old guard dogs to protect my Boer meat goats. They have a tendency to sometimes chase the goats around in the barn. Thanks so much for your help!! Hannah
Stevens County Washington over 4 years ago
I am a professional scientist and a faculty member in the medical school of a state supported university. Therefore, I am concerned about the accuracy of scientific statements. Therefore, I am concerned about your statement on steam canners. (http://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation/issues/general-canning/not-recommended) It begins by saying that steam canners "...have been determined to be unsafe...". It goes on to say "Studies have concluded that: Atmospheric steam canners result in significantly lower product temperatures at the beginning and end of the scheduled process when compared to water-bath canning. Use of steam canners as instructed by the manufacturer would result in under processing and considerable economic spoilage." I would like to know the references of the studies to which your refer. I should also note that your statement differs from the USDA statement, which simply says that steam canners have not be sufficiently tested and therefore cannot be recommended. It does not say that they are known to under-process food or that they are known to be unsafe. It only says that steam canners have not been sufficiently investigated. By the way, I have no ax to grind. I am not associated with any company making or selling steam canners. I am not saying that steam canners are suitable for canning without spoilage, nor am I saying anything about whether they are safe. I am only concerned about scientific accuracy of your statement on steam canners.
Salt Lake County Utah home food preservation over 4 years ago
I have just located a colony of snakes unlike those I have seen before. Clearly a water-loving snake. Viper-like head? They retreat rather than stand their ground. Have not seen an open mouth. Can supply other pictures.
Can you help me identify this spider? It was in our house last night. Yucky!
Polk County Oregon insect issues over 4 years ago
what is responsible for the damage to this Japanese maple? The damage occurred between June 12th and July 19th.
Baltimore County Maryland pest control over 4 years ago
2 of my 35 laying hens (chickens) have had chronic very watery stool all summer.
Does the Extension Office in Trinidad or elsewhere do chicken stool testing for this symptom?
May I send the sample by mail? (Trinidad is a 2.5 hr round trip for me.)
Can the test results include which wormer/antibacterial is recommended?
Thank you for being there.
Las Animas County Colorado over 4 years ago
i have a weed growing in my garden that smells of juicy fruit. it is tall and kind of lacey leaves. smells delicious. wondering if it is edible. i attached a picture
St. Mary's County Maryland over 4 years ago
What type of insect (spider?) creates a web, approximately 12 inches long at the end of a tree branch. The web is pretty much opaque. The leaves withing the web are now brown which, I suppose means, that the web is somewhat airtight.
Hi, Please see photos of entire weed (about 2' diameter) and close up of its tendrils. It appeared about a week ago - two weeks at the most - and is growing quickly, wrapping around itself on top of some bindweed and thistle, and looking for all the world like a tangle of fishing line. It's quite alive however. It's the only clump within view and the first time I've seen such a thing in 7 summers of gardening in CO.
Larimer County Colorado over 4 years ago
I have been told you can make an organic spray to treat for aphids that uses vinegar, cayenne pepper, dish soap and water but I do not know the amounts to use. Can anyone help with that or do you have another recipe that may work? I have caught them pretty early but they are on purple eggplant and white and my plants are loaded with eggplants and I don't want to lose them. Appreciate any suggestions.
Charlotte in Spring, TX
i need some help on how to treat crazy ants infestation
Harris County Texas crazy ants over 4 years ago
I threw wildflower seeds and I have lots of green but no flowers. Can you tell me if these pictures are flowers?
my orchid cactus has what I thought were brown spots from overwatering, or scale. After repotting, I began to see the brown spot again. The spots were flat, after pinching and probing them I was unable to determine what these were, I examined
them under a 10X magnifier and saw nothing, I began to remove the affected blades. Please help as I do not know what to do, I did repots the 15 year old plant into 3 pots and am now at wits end. thank you
I have standing water two eeks in April in a high acid soil (Hemlock)balck soil with sand at 10". Wondering if Blueberry production would work in this area. MDEQ is giving me permit for improving property.
I have this weed or spore growing in my yard and I hope you can tell me what it is and how to get rid of it if its unhealthy. I am sending you pictures. Just touching it with a stick to move it will cause it to break. The stem is a pastel orange and the tip is brown and looks like a small bowel movement but doesn't have an odor. By the end of the day it dries up. It is growing in or around mulch near a tree and mulch over tulip bulbs. Thank you hor your help, Mrs. Maria Littles
Camden County New Jersey mulch over 4 years ago
Our neighbors have cut down at least 40 native trees :( We are left very sad and with a horrible view of their yard which looks like a salvage yard. A local landscape company is recommending we plant crepe myrtles. We don't feel that this would be helpful as they are not native. We need expert help
Calvert County Maryland native plants over 4 years ago
I found this on the deck early this morning and I want to know where it came from. The picture may not show it but it looks like gold slime. It only goes across one board. We live in a suburban community but have a unique ecosystem here with dogs, chickens, and a koi fish pond, so we tend to attract different creatures. This happened some time during the night after the chickens went to roost.
Virginia over 4 years ago
The squirrels are destroying my garden. They pulled up 3 plantings of corn, pole bean, and cucumber seedlings this year and they take every green tomato. I want to build a wire enclosure around the entire garden. My question is "What size enclosure mesh wire fencing will keep the gray squirrels out yet allow the bee pollinators in"?
Charles County Maryland pest control over 4 years ago
I am highly allergic to poison ivy since 2010. It keeps growing back in my yard. How can I get rid of it, or better yet, hire someone to do it?
Wayne County Michigan over 4 years ago
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