Fruit production

What is going to produce more fruit; 2 apple trees on a m-27 rootstock or 2 columnar apple trees? Also, will a multi graft asain pear pollinate a Bartlett pear?


Multnomah County Oregon fruit trees horticulture over 4 years ago

Master Gardener program

How do I find out information about the program, either in Westmoreland or surrounding counties.....when and where.....the website was difficult to understand....Thank you


Westmoreland County Pennsylvania master gardener program master gardener training over 4 years ago

lemon and lime baby fruit disappeared off trees

Both lemon and lime trees are about 3 years old, planted a few feet apart and have lots of buds and tiny beginning fruit in May & June.
Checked on trees a week later and every new little tiny fruit had disappeared from the branches, the leaves are full and in tact. There was no fruit on the ground. Something ate all the baby fruit off the trees! Help! What to do? No produce in 3 years. I do not want to use anything harmful to the wild life, (squirrels & birds).


Marion County Florida fruit trees over 4 years ago

Dog Urine Resistant Grass Seed

I live in an apartment building for the elderly and people with disabilities and am a Resident Leader here. We have a problem with our small (about 20' x 20') lawn because there are several dogs in the building who urinate on it and, of course, it kills the grass. Last summer, we re-sodded, and it was beautiful, but soon, we ended up with the horrible brown spots all over our yard. Is there a variety of grass seed that is resistant to the affects of dog urine? We have come close to banning dogs from our courtyard, but nobody wants to take that hardline step, because we all consider the dogs to be a part of our "family".


Denver County Colorado lawns and turf over 4 years ago

I am looking for dwarf fruit trees that would grow well in a container, as I...

I am looking for dwarf fruit trees that would grow well in a container, as I am in an apartment. They would be out on a south-facing balcony. I am up in St. Cloud at USDA Zone 3, which precludes many options. Would it be possible to protect non-zone 3 trees by taking them inside in the winter to protect them from the cold, or would that mess up chill hours too much? Also, assuming I did find fruit trees hardy for zone 3, does the fact that they will always be in containers affect their ability to survive winter outside? I'm hoping to actually get fruit from them... The fruits I am considering are plum, pear, fig or possibly sour cherry, and they would have to be self-pollinating. Any suggestions for specific breeds of these fruits that would do well in my situation would be much appreciated. Thanks!


Stearns County Minnesota indoor gardening fruit trees over 4 years ago

Need help identifying type of brush and how to remove


I have some land near Winnie, TX and am wanting to clear some brush on our levees. I need some assistance identifying what type of bush this is as well as chemical applications to rid of it. Thanks.


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Jefferson County Texas rangelands plant identification herbicides over 4 years ago

Cleaning the Outside of Club Aluminum

I have a set of pink Club Aluminum that has stains on the outside of it. How can I safely remove these stains? The pots date back to the sixties.


Vanderburgh County Indiana clean-up and recovery cooking utensils household cleaning over 4 years ago

white dutch clover

I have areas of my lawn that we can never get good weed control. Other parts have nice grass coverage. Could I seed over the weedy areas with dutch clover to crowd out the weeds and then till it under and reseed the area, or will it spread to my entire lawn crowding out the existing grass? I hate that we use chemicals to control weeds and am searching for an alternative.


Adams County North Dakota lawns and turf over 4 years ago

Hogs Market Price

How do I find the current market price for hogs?


Marengo County Alabama livestock over 4 years ago

I have acquired several Nigerian Pygmy and Dwarf Nigerian Pygmy goats through...

I have acquired several Nigerian Pygmy and Dwarf Nigerian Pygmy goats through rescue and am researching the proper diet for them. I have found varying opinions regarding copper and copper toxicity for pygmy goats so am unsure as to what type of feed to use. Is the risk of copper toxicity great enough that I should use a sheep feed and provide them with a goat mineral block? Or is it safe to feed them goat feed.


Clay County Florida feeds and feeding alternative feeds pygmy goat goats over 4 years ago

Confused cherry tree

I live in Santa Cruz CA. It has been a hot winter here with no rain. I have a young cherry tree in my yard with a southern exposure. It lost about 70% of it's leaves, and now it is flowering. What will this do to the trees? Should I remove the old leaves?


Santa Cruz County California horticulture over 4 years ago

Tree or shrub to protect from afternoon sun -small root system

I recently had to remove a Bradbury pear and a live oak from west side of house/yard because their root systems were cracking our pool. Living in San Antonio, we need something that is appropriate for this climate. I'd like something that would grow to at least 15-20 feet to give us a little relief from the Western sun. Evergreen would be nice so we wouldn't have to deal with shedding or dropped leaves. Would appreciate any suggestions.


Bexar County Texas trees and shrubs landscape design horticulture over 4 years ago

Blue Berry Chilling Hours

Hello again, I have attached some figures below from a data logger. The manufacture can not help me to work out the Chilling hours between the dates on the data. I am surprised since they created the device and the soft ware. can you help me work it out please, thank you.

S/N 611356

Type TGU-4500

Description Cal Run

Property Temperature

Logging Started 12 Sep 2012 09:19:05

Logging Ended 22 Feb 2013 15:49:00

Logging Duration 163 days 6 hours 29 minutes 54 seconds
Offload Operator Laurence Tree

Trigger Start No

Start Delay 0 second

Interval 15 minutes

Stop Mode When full

Run Id 6zkr kjc1 poq1
Last Calibrated 7 Apr 2011
Calibration Agency Manufacturer
Offload Time 24 Mar 2013 15:53:04
Number of Readings 15675
Stop Reason Still Logging

Logging Mode Minutes Mode
Statistics Start Time 14 Nov 2012 20:03:11

Statistics End Time 22 Feb 2013 15:49:00

Minimum Reading -3.6 °C

Maximum Reading 28.4 °C

Average Reading 6.4 °C

Mean Kinetic Temperature 7.3 °C
Time above 1.7 °C 86 days 18 hours 48 seconds

Area above 1.7 °C 11791.2 °C hour
Time below 1.7 °C 13 days 1 hour 45 minutes
Area below 1.7 °C 537.4 °C hour

Time above 7.2 °C 45 days 15 hours 30 minutes 48 seconds
Area above 7.2 °C 2774.9 °C hour

Time below 7.2 °C 54 days 4 hours 15 minutes
Area below 7.2 °C 4697.8 °C hour


Outside United States blueberries blueberry production over 4 years ago


What is the best way to harvest and store rutabaga? Is it better to leave them until after the first light (like around 25-32 degrees F) frost?


Clackamas County Oregon fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

saving my older lilac bushes

I must move my lilac bushes .They are very old . Also it is winter here in the mountains (ca) where I live. Is there any way I can save them ? My father planted them 30 + years ago. They were my mothers favorite flower. As you can see, I am very sentijmental and would very much appreciate your suggestion.

they were my mothers favorite flower


Plumas County California trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

I have been gardening for years, and always rotate crops. I did not realize...

I have been gardening for years, and always rotate crops. I did not realize that the things I am growing are all kinda in the same family, so I am probably not really rotating! I grow potatoes, peppers, cukes, tomatoes, and musk melon. Any suggestions what would work best as far as rotating?


Fillmore County Minnesota vegetable gardening over 4 years ago

christmas trees

i live in waco, texas, and was wondering where i can buy bulk christmas tree saplings, and what varities grow best in my area?


McLennan County Texas trees and shrubs commercial horticulture horticulture over 4 years ago

I am growing geraniums from seed for my second year

Last year some of them looked like they got a fungus. I tried to cut off the leaves that were affected and throw them, most of them survived, but did not bloom until July. Do I need to use a fungicide and fertilizer for them, and if so what do you recommend? Thanks for your help!


Fillmore County Minnesota seed starting mix geraniums over 4 years ago

Use of Amaze pre emergent

I just moved into an older home and there was a long narrow flower bed bordering the sidewalk and filled with rock. We removed the rocks and planted daffodils and tulip bulbs about 2 weeks ago. Can I use Amaze pre-emergent now to keep out weeds and grass or do I need to wait until the bulbs are out of the ground and established?


Collin County Texas over 4 years ago

Will a Manchurian bush apricot zone 3-8 produce well in redwood co. Minn....

Will a Manchurian bush apricot zone 3-8 produce well in redwood co. Minn. Also is a Saskatoon blueberry a good replacement for real blueberry .I don't have any luck growing them.


Redwood County Minnesota over 4 years ago

what type of grass or cover crop

I have a large space in my back yard where we did have a garden.The soil is rich and stays moist as we are on the way to Falls lake.I have plowed up the garden and wonder what best to seed it with. Something will grow ,I think, even if i do nothing- What seed combo would be best. basically we just cut it as needed..Thanks, Lewis kaye


Wake County North Carolina lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Greenish/black patches have appeared on many of the trunks of several ash...

Greenish/black patches have appeared on many of the trunks of several ash clumps in my garden. The trunks are mature and stand about 30ft high. Looking closely the patches are made up of small black dots. Is this something I need to be wary of? and what is it?. Is it treatable?



Outside United States forestry trees and shrubs tree health plant pathology over 4 years ago

Planting a grazing pasture

I have a bout 100 acres in Buffalo, Texas .I have about a 6 acre pasture that I am wanting to plant for grazing cattle and need advice on what to plant, when to plant, how to plant, and when to fertilize. I was thinking about planting coastal.



Leon County Texas pastures and forages rangelands over 4 years ago


Can swine contract worms in the winter?


Livingston County Michigan swine over 4 years ago

planting an apple orchard

I'm planting a low density, low-input, cider-apple orchard of 550 semi-standard trees (bud.118) in the Spring of 2015 which I hope to manage organically. I've read the tree fruit production guide. I can't figure out the best way to plant the trees--or more precisely, dig the holes. I've heard that augers are not so great. Are there companies that do this kind of work? If not, what's the best practice for making the holes? Our soil is quite rocky with heavy clay. Thank you very much.


Susquehanna County Pennsylvania trees and shrubs orchard over 4 years ago

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