Is my outdated smoked salmon safe to eat?

I have an unopened gift of smoked sockeye salmon. Stated on package is "use by 11/20/2014". Is it still safe to eat?


Lane County Oregon food safety over 4 years ago

care of pecan trees

Need info regarding fertilizer for pecan trees and water needs. trees are growing in lime stone soil, Clifton, Bosque County, Texas.


Bosque County Texas trees and shrubs soil and fertility issues pecan horticulture horticulture over 4 years ago


my tiny orchard/vineyard is on the south end of cedar creek lake north of trinidad, tx.

birds eat everything as it turns red or dark.

whats the best peaches for my sandy soil that gets the least red.

whats the best black berry like plant that will do well in partial shade.

when is the best time to cut off an ear of cactus and stick it in the ground

1. would please send me the simplest spray calendar for my orchard of fruit trees, apple, sansuma orange, lime, lemon, pawpaw, plum, mulberry, and olive.

2. another one for my pecan trees, 6 different kinds of soft shell.

4. another one for my vineyard of black spanish and blanc du bois

i know im asking a lot but i would really appreciate your assistance.

thanks dennis cooper


Henderson County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago

Rancid butter?

I made cookie dough, then realized the butter had probably been in my frig. for a year. I have put the dough in the freezer until I hear from you whether it is safe to eat! (Doesn't smell bad, as far as I can tell.) Thanks.


Washington County Oregon food safety food preparation over 4 years ago

Pre emergent in Hydroponics Greenhouse


I am reclaiming a neglected greenhouse to set up a Dutch bucket hydroponics system. There will be no crop grown in the soil or having soil contact. The amount of weed and grass seeds were evident while cleaning it out. I will put down a weed blocker but knowing the amount of weed seeds already in the soil I would like to put down a pre emergent to hope to get ahead of spring. I pulled out all the weed blocker fabric that was in the greenhouse previously. I am certainly staying away from liquid pre emergent to avoid volatility. If I incorporated a granular pre emergent such as trifluralin into the soil then overlaid it with black plastic or weed cloth would volatility be a factor?

I have also seen corn gluten mentioned as a safe pre emergent. Does corn gluten provide any real effect? If so, at what rate would be acceptable?


Hockley County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago

What is it?

I thought I had planted acorn squash in a large pot, but what came up looks closer to black nightshade, except the berries are green. I've consulted three master gardeners and the web. Can you help me identify this plant?



Fort Bend County Texas plant identification horticulture over 4 years ago

we have a new building in st. Mary's county. now they county wants plants...

we have a new building in st. Mary's county. now they county wants plants planted inside the area where rain water will drain for storm water management. help!!! what plants can we plant there? these plants are in addition to the extraordinary amount of shrubs and trees we have already added to the area. as a master gardener I cannot see how these trees will be successful growers since they are close together because of the size of the lot, but we followed the plan as required. now we are trying to follow additional requirements for the drainage area and would appreciate your help.


St. Mary's County Maryland over 4 years ago

Large cactus dying in office

We have 2 large cactus plants that appear to be dying. They are both in an office building, with lots of light, we are watering them every 2 - 3 weeks and some of the branches are bending downward. I've attached some pictures to show you. Also, the entire plant seems to be listing away from the light. Any suggestions at all would help. thank you very much.


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Denver County Colorado houseplants over 4 years ago

The Best Street Trees

Could we get recommendations and advice on street trees? A committee will meet in January to propose changes to the neighborhood's CCRs requiring Flowering Pear Trees. We would like information to aid us in selecting some other tree varieties. The City of Stayton has a list of recommended street trees, but we would like to hear from a professional about the pros and cons of some of these varieties. We will meet the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of January.


Marion County Oregon trees and shrubs urban forestry horticulture over 4 years ago

I have a white powdery substance on the dirt of my houseplants. I also have...

I have a white powdery substance on the dirt of my houseplants. I also have fungus in my body. I'm wondering if I should try to treat these plants to save them or just get rid of them?


Muskegon County Michigan over 4 years ago

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