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Safe lining for planting box for growing vegetables

Greetings! We wish to expand our gardening space, and plan to re-purpose pallets to create planting boxes. I am wondering what would be a safe lining to use for this. For our prototype, we used some leftover pond liner (Firestone Pondgard); however, I would like to be sure we're on the right track with this before continuing. What do you recommend?

Also, would you validate this information about the safety of using pallets without a lining? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-determine-if-a-wood-pallet-is-safe-for-use/

Thanks,
Connie Carter

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Boulder County CO fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

Smythe Test # 6633D8

OK...got my soil test back and I am trying to figure out what to use and how much!! HELP! I need to fertilize 16,180 sq feet that is ALL in deep shade under multiple maples.Then I need to seed with the correct seed that will grow in shade.
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Houghton County MI over 4 years ago

hollyhocks changing color

My hollyhocks are about 3 years old and were a very deep purple, almost black, this year they have all bloomed pink!! How do I get that dark, dark color back? Thanks!! I have had other perennial flowers turn pink, which is not my favorite flower color!!

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Marion County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

Getting rid of anthills

We have several anthills near the house, some in flower beds where there are perennials I don't want to kill (e.g. with boiling water). There are tiny black ants, small black ants,(which bite) and large "carpenter" ants... those 3 kinds come into the kitchen.. What's effective for getting rid of them? Digging the whole hill out and pouring boiling water and vinegar on them didn't work -- they industriously rebuilt, and bit me the whole time I worked.

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Erie County OH entomology ants over 4 years ago

How do I get rid of crown rot on my hosta?

How do I get rid of crown rot on my hosta. I dug them up. Is there a chemical that works on the soil?

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Identify weed and control??

Weed is in all of client's yard only. Does not seem to be in neighbor's yard. Identify and give options for control.

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Alpena County MI weed issues over 4 years ago

Hello, Two questions about fruit trees: 1) What is the best non-toxic...

Hello, Two questions about fruit trees: 1) What is the best non-toxic treatment for cedar apple rust? The tree is a Sweet 16 if that info is needed. 2) We planted a Reliance peach tree last spring. It looked to be thriving (full leaves, growth) last fall. This spring, it produced a couple of small green leaves that fell off in short order. It now is bare and appears dead. There is a small tree growing about 3" from the trunk. I am guessing it is a sucker. is there any possibilities to help that grow and also removing the dead tree (or at least sawing to a small stump)?

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

Lake Michigan plants

What types of flowers/shrubs would thrive in manistee Michigan in very sandy soil in the dunes?

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Manistee County MI over 4 years ago

We have 5 apple trees which produced apples last year but have none on them...

We have 5 apple trees which produced apples last year but have none on them this year.

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Mille Lacs County MN over 4 years ago

We have 5 apple trees which produced apples last year but we do not have any...

We have 5 apple trees which produced apples last year but we do not have any apples showing up this year.

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Mille Lacs County MN over 4 years ago

Kelly said: HI, It appears that one of my unripe tomatoes is developing...

Kelly said: HI, It appears that one of my unripe tomatoes is developing blossom rot. I have a plot in a community garden. The soil is clay, but i planted my seedlings in an organic soil mix along with the clay. I have also tried to throw some crushed eggshells into the mix. Do you think the blossom rot is due to all of the rain? Last week we got four inches in one day and my garden was mud. Do I remove the tomato? Is there an organic product I can use to save my plant(s)? Thanks, Kelly

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

Astro Bermuda Grass

Does Astro Bermuda grass do well in North Texas. This is a link to a site that sells it. http://www.eastonsod.com/oklahoma-city-tulsa-sod-astro-bermudagrass/

Thanks, k

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Dallas County TX lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Infested cherry trees

This is our first season at our new home and we were delighted to see an abundant crop of cherries on the three trees in our yard. After a mention from a neighbor about the probability of maggots, I sampled the fruit from all of the trees and found 100% were infested. I'm not interested in consuming the wormy fruit, so what should I do with this summer's crop? What is your advice to avoid the nasty things in the future. An online search leads me to believe this is some sort of fly larvae ...

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WI horticulture over 4 years ago

leather leaf viburnum allergy symptoms

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to leather leaf viburnum? If so, please provide any information available regarding symptoms and any treatments that should be used. Thanks!

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Lancaster County PA viburnum alergic reactions over 4 years ago

Hay storage charges

We run a horse boarding facility in Marion Twp., Beaver Co. Our neighbor has purchased 300 bales of hay from us and asked if we could store his hay in our barn. We have no idea what to charge him. Any thoughts?

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Beaver County PA pastures and forages hay over 4 years ago

I have a row of cedars badly damaged by heavy snow - breakages and large gaps...

I have a row of cedars badly damaged by heavy snow - breakages and large gaps within. what can I do? Should I trim the hedge down? Or what?I

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OUTSIDEUS forestry tree health arboriculture conifers evergreen hedge privacy and windbreak over 4 years ago

parsley seems to be turning brown and dying

parsley seems to be turning brown and dying

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Suffolk County NY herbs flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

hi- which variety of Siberian Iris do you suggest for a place with 5 hours of...

hi- which variety of Siberian Iris do you suggest for a place with 5 hours of sun. thanks SArah

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Deer Repelents

Need info on availability and price of individual cap nets [to be used on western cedar trees for small tree farm] also length of effectiveness.

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Kitsap County WA integrated pest management over 4 years ago

I have 3 Bradford Pear trees that appear to be dying. Leaves are turning dark...

I have 3 Bradford Pear trees that appear to be dying. Leaves are turning dark (almost black) and dropping off. The bark has many holes on various parts of the trunk about 3/8 inch in diameter. The trees are approximately 7 to 9 years old and have never until this year shown any signs of disease or sickness.

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St. Mary's County MD over 4 years ago

Can you give me a list of some of the beneficial insects in Minnesota and how...

Can you give me a list of some of the beneficial insects in Minnesota and how to attract them?

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MN over 4 years ago

Azalea pruning

How to prune and when

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Washtenaw County MI flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

Trying to find the name of this flower

Hello,
I've been trying like crazy to find a name for this type of wildflower that I found in Granby, CO. I found a link for exactly what I'm looking for. http://carrielt.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/granby_0148.jpg Is there any kind of help you can provide?
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Troy Rankin



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Grand County CO over 4 years ago

Good Morning - I know you are supposed to pinch back petunias - does that...

Good Morning - I know you are supposed to pinch back petunias - does that mean you remove the spent flower or also the green part just below the flower? I cannot find this answer anywhere on the internet! Thank you so much for your help!!

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

I have a tomato wilt problem. The plants are tall and started out fine, but...

I have a tomato wilt problem. The plants are tall and started out fine, but now are drooping with wilt. They are not dry, but that's the way they look. Can anything be done to save them?

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MD vegetables tomato wilt over 4 years ago

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