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Pressure canner safety

I bought and used a pressure canner last year. All the sources that I have read say to get it inspected every year at the home extension office. Do you do that? Cost? Best times for you? Thanks! Joe.

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Washtenaw County Michigan over 4 years ago

I have creeping Charlie in one if my shade gardens. What would be the best...

I have creeping Charlie in one if my shade gardens. What would be the best way to get rid of it? It is mixed in with hostas, ferns, lily of the valley, Would killing everything in the garden be the best way to go? If this is what needs to be done what should I use?

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Washington County Wisconsin horticulture over 4 years ago

Moles and voles invading! Help!

Our house and 3 neighbors are surrounded my these varmints. We all did the grub killing treatment last year but did not make a dent. Under sheds, around foundations flower gardens, driveway, everywhere. We have tried all options we have read about but nothing

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Chesterfield County Virginia over 4 years ago

What to do with tomatoes that have blossom-end rot? Do I have to get rid of...

What to do with tomatoes that have blossom-end rot? Do I have to get rid of the remainder of good tomatoes on the same plant or do I have to get rid of the whole plant so this disease does not affect the other good plants?

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Outside United States fruits and vegetables horticulture over 4 years ago

hello. My strawberry plants are in their third year now and developed what...

hello. My strawberry plants are in their third year now and developed what looks like the beginning stages of leaf scorch. ( I did made the mistake and did not get rid of the old leaves last fall). They produced great this year. Can I renovate the bed and hopefully get rid of the scorch? Can I use these runners to start a new bed? Or do I have to get new plants ?

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Windham County Vermont strawberries over 4 years ago

I have an area that I would like to seed with a mix of prairie grass and...

I have an area that I would like to seed with a mix of prairie grass and flowers. I would like it to be heavier on the flower seed. The soil has been very heavily compacted since it was previous used for training horses. I've loosened the top layer of soil. Would I be better to put a cover crop on it until next spring? If so, what crop would you recommend?

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Scott County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Pecan Tree Infestation

I have worked with the Master Gardener Association for several years. I was recently asked to help with a problem on a two-year-old, Pocidnic pecan tree. I am attaching a picture of what appears to be an infestation and would appreciate any assistance.
Paul

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Johnson County Texas over 4 years ago

Raised vegetable gardens using pressure treated wood

I have used pressure treated landscaping timbers the past couple of years. Is this safe to use? Will there be any toxic chemicals that may or have leached out into the soil? I am growing cantaloupes this year. Will they be safe to eat and share with Family?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
Charlie in McKinney

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Collin County Texas over 4 years ago

I have a large beech hedge surrounding the garden and I would like to reduce...

I have a large beech hedge surrounding the garden and I would like to reduce the height by several feet so that it is more manageable. It must be at least 8feet high and 5 feet would be better. I live in the north of england

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Outside United States trees and shrubs beech horticulture over 4 years ago

We have creeping Charlie and it is extensive over our septic system we...

We have creeping Charlie and it is extensive over our septic system we installed about 4 years ago. Could it have been in the grass seed? What can we do to get rid of it?

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Stearns County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Cicada

I live in Jefferson located in Marion County. This morning I heard the deafening noise of a cicada which I had never seen in Oregon. Can you identify what type this is so I can search for more information on it?

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Marion County Oregon insects cicadas over 4 years ago

Hello. My hydrangea, which has bloomed profusely for 5 or more years, has no...

Hello. My hydrangea, which has bloomed profusely for 5 or more years, has no buds, no blooms this year. In the past, by 7/15, it was loaded with flowers. Nothing has changed in the bed. Did winter cold get it? What can I do? Thanks

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Anne Arundel County Maryland shrubs hydrangea not blooming over 4 years ago

We have black walnut trees in our grove with small worms with a white...

We have black walnut trees in our grove with small worms with a white feathery covering on them and have eaten a lot of the leaves. They are not eating the maple, oaks, basswoods or other trees. What is it?

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Douglas County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Cucumber leaves

Cucumber plant leaves are turning yellow and white. Water or bug problem?

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Weld County Colorado fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

mature spruce tree

The top four feet of a 50 ft. spruce has lost all it's needles. I have noticed several trees on Open Space with the same problem. Is there something we could do to stop the loss of needles?
Thanks

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Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Rose Creek Abelia not blooming

I've had Rose Creek Abelia bushes for 3 years and they've done beautifully so far until this summer. They look very healthy but have no blooms. I have not pruned or fertilized them at all. They are on a hill, so the soil is well drained, and they get about a half day of sun. What could be reasons for not blooming?

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McDowell County North Carolina trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

My plum tree (?) is dropping fruit

I just moved into a rental house and it has several fruit trees in the backyard. I have two stone fruit trees which I think are plums. They are covered in firm, pale green fruits. They are dropping one or two dozen fruits every day. The leaves seem a bit mottled and they look like someone took a hole punch to them. I looked at some pictures of shot hole fungus and wondered if that could be the culprit, I don't observe any grubs on the tree, or any bugs at all except spiders. I'm wondering what I should do to help it be more healthy and hopefully save some fruit until it ripens. Thanks!

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Multnomah County Oregon stone fruit fruit trees over 4 years ago

Nasturtium loving small insects

I have small black insects devouring my nasturtiums, they also like Arugula. They are hard bodied with wings, about the size of aphids but shiny black in color. I will sacrifice the nasturtiums for the sake of the other plants (I mix them in with my vegies) but am worried after they are done with the flowers they'll move on to my food crop. I've tried spraying with dishsoap solution. Did not make an impact - I'm an organic gardener and so am seeking advice that does not involve pesticides. Thanks! Jo

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Lane County Oregon insect issues horticulture over 4 years ago

Blueberry rotting on one side

This year, I have a bumper crop of blueberries. However, some berries seem to have a problem that I haven't seen before. They get soft and discolored on about half of the berry. I've had these same bushes (Berkeley) since 2006 and haven't seen this problem before. Also, some of the leaves on the bushes seem to have what appears to be rust. I would appreciate it very much if you could help me identify the problem. Thanks.

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Yamhill County Oregon fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

Increasing tomato production

I have four 24" D X20'H Containers on my payio, Each contains one Early Girl tomato plant. They each get 1/2 dauy of full sun. . Each are planted in excellent soil that drains well. he plants are now about five feet tall and are producing tomatos which should be ripe and eating size by August 1. In this environment the four plants normally reach the foof gutters. My question: Although I get a pretty good crop each year I wonder if it woukld be increased by limiting the plants' height by periodically cutting them back some. They usuall produce tomatos right up to the first killing frost. At the time I pick the the poants bare and ripen the r=green ones on the window sills. Thanks for any suggestions. Lou Bindner

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Denver County Colorado fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

Poison Ivy

I am new to the area. My yard is surrounded by woods on three sides. I love this but the poison ivy is rampant and it's spoiling our enjoying ever being in the woods. Do I let it go or is there anything to do to help keep the poison ivy at bay.

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Oakland County Michigan poison ivy over 4 years ago

lawn grass

What type of turf grass would be the best choice for my home in Atascosa co. My soil is mostly clay
thank you

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Atascosa County Texas lawns and turf sustainable gardening and landscaping landscape design horticulture over 4 years ago

The bottom of all my plants are dying. Is this because of the excess rain we...

The bottom of all my plants are dying. Is this because of the excess rain we got.

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Garden pest

What is eating my plants? First two pictures are my tomatoes.

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Wayne County Michigan fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

Sulfur smell out of clothes

We accidentally washed a load of clothes with some sulfur and now they all stink really bad. We've tried washing with baking soda and then with vinegar, left them out in the sunshine and they still smell. Any ideas on getting rid of the odor. We would very much appreciate your help in this matter.

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Dallas County Texas textile care over 4 years ago

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