My asparagus bed has been producing for a number of years and has reached the point where the divided crowns do not seem to have sufficient vigor to produce well. I would like to obtain a fresh batch of crowns, but have forgotten the variety that is good for the Houma area. Can you help me?
Our yard is being overrun by shiny geranium, which was carried in on "compost" a few years ago. We live on a wooded acre, and the low-growing bright green ground cover is beautiful, but we were notified that we must attempt to eradicate it, or face stiff fines.
We garden organically, and have well water... What is the safest herbicide for this purpose? What is the most effective?
Can I use Preem Weed Preventer on my asparagus patch.? If so when & how do I apply it?
Lee County Iowa almost 5 years ago
I was recently given some sheep, after looking gift sheep in the mouth I realized the lambs had a slight case of sore mouth. I have had them all quarantined in a pen, so as not to spread the sore mouth. My question is do the sheep continue to be contagious after the scabs are gone or are they only contagious when the infection is active?
Lane County Oregon almost 5 years ago
A resident called our Extension office and inquired about the use of Sodium Tripolyphosphate used in fish. She is concerned with health risks that may be related to the use of the chemical. Why is the chemical used and what are risks if any.
How soon can I plant eggplant plants into the garden? I would also like to know if I can grow lentils in this area. I have been unsuccessful in finding any seeds or plants.
Carroll County Maryland almost 5 years ago
I'm a veterinarian in Boerne, TX and a client has come across a large volume of food grade walnuts. They were wondering if the walnuts can be fed to ruminents- cattle and exotic hoof stock. Any contraindications?
Alison Gonsalves, DVM
Kendall County Equine
Do I need to be concerned and protected against termites feeding on the wood of my home? Or can it be just a scare tactic of our pest elimination companies? My company is advertising for $600 the Sentricon program.
Delaware County Ohio almost 5 years ago
I am having 2 huge silver maples removed from my back yard. The job of raking and shoveling up the "helicopters" every spring and the constant stick dropping is too much for me. I am having a hard time finding a good list of recommended trees for my area as replacements. I want an attractive deciduous tree that does not drop anything. My neighborhood is invested with bacterial leaf scorch on all the pin oaks. I am 65 and don't have another lifetime to wait for the new trees to look good. A specimen tree or ornamental is fine,too, as long as it's clean. Any suggestions?
I know chickens attract mice and rats. I have used bait with some good results but want to do more. What might also work in a four-season climate at 2500 ft., under my concrete-floored building?
Transylvania County North Carolina poultry almost 5 years ago
Is there a way to whiten wood French Provincial furniture that has been yellowed?
St. Charles County Missouri furniture restoration almost 5 years ago
I have an 8 x 12 shed with a loft to make into a coop for French guineas. I want to provide a door into the loft from the outside so the guineas would have to fly into it to enter the coop. I plan on making a platform for them outside the door and another inside. Will they be able to do this, or do they have to walk into the coop like chickens do? My keets are 5 days old, and I want to get the shed ready before moving them to the coop.
Transylvania County North Carolina poultry almost 5 years ago
We have just removed moss that covered one flower bed that is always in the shade. I was wondering if I could use that in my bed that I am tring to develope in my front yard for my blueberries
How come there isn't a gardening blog? I would follow and contribute. I am having the Best Garden in April that I ever have had thanks to the Cloche instructions. I am planting my greens every two weeks to keep them coming.
The pine trees in my yard are turning brown on the tips of the branches. I have been watering them over the winter so this is not normal needle droppage. My neighbor's tree started with the same browning on top and is now almost completely brown (and I noticed the pine trees behind both our houses are also starting to brown). What should I do? I think I need to contact an expert to see if there is a fungus or bug killing the trees, but I don't know who to contact. Do you have a recommendation for someone in the Erie, CO area?
I want to start my own hanging flower pots. When do I plant the seeds to get a full basket by June? Do I plant the seeds in the hanging pot itself or do I start them in little pots then transplant them when they are hardy? How long does it take for the seeds to be hardy for transplanting? Thank you, Kathy
Denver County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 5 years ago
I planted yellow squash in my garden. The plants were beautiful full of blooms and I had picked two squash when suddenly the entire plant wilted and died -- followed very shortly by my cucumber that wilted and then died. This has happened before. Is it something living in my soil? Thanks for your help.
Frederick County Maryland almost 5 years ago
Will white fir trees do well in high salt conditions (4.09ECe)? If so what does it take to keep them vigorous and growing?
Salt Lake County Utah almost 5 years ago
The shrubs are not the lush green as usual but a dull color. The leaves are turning brown. There are spots of white powdery stuff on the leaves. It is not sticky nor is the white stuff on the stems or limbs. My Skip Laurel has scale so I know what that looks like.
We are needing to identify shade trees that would survive in an environment identified by the USU analytical lab as having very high salinity (4.09 ECe) Could you please give me a couple of suggestions for decidious trees that would grow fairly upright yet maintain their vigor. Also any suggestions as to how to manage such trees in the future would be appreciated.
Salt Lake County Utah urban forestry almost 5 years ago
I have a big post oak in my yard, approximately 2' in diameter, and the bark just above the ground to just above waist height was loose and seperated from the tree. A section of the bark easily fell off and there were lots of bore holes in the tree. It appears most of the bark all the way around the tree will soon fall off. The tree is leafing out and still appears ok above but don't expect it to last with this continued infestation.
Obviously I would like to save the tree but need to know what to treat it with and wondered if wrapping after treatment would help?
Thanks in advance for your help,
I cannot identify the tree in this photo. Could you please help? I would like to know what it is, where I should plant it and care for it. Thank you!
What chemicals kill bed bugs
Ross County Ohio almost 5 years ago
There is a marshy grassy area on the property we just bought how can I make it into a hay field.
Archuleta County Colorado rangelands almost 5 years ago
Do you hold classes on canning in St. Marys County. I have searched the online listing and I did not see one. It seems odd considering our availability to free produce in St. Marys County. Some of the other courses are late in the year after I have already finished canning. I also want to know if there is an extension officer I can talk to/converse with (via email) about modifying a tested recipe for salsa. i want to incorporate fresh mango and reduce the vinegar for a fresher taste. The tested recipes I have tried have too strong a vinegar taste and no fruit in them. I do not want to make substitutions on my own of this magnitude without ensuring that it is safe. Thanks
St. Mary's County Maryland home food preservation almost 5 years ago
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