We're building new raised beds to add 300 sq ft of vegetable gardening and we're debating the soil composition. How important is the percent pumice for raised bed gardening? What is the recommending composition for vegetable gardening. Our beds will be ~15 deep.
Hi, Do tomatoes taste better staked or grown onto the ground on top of mulch? I have been told they taste better on the ground and as I have always staked my tomatoes this does intrique me.
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I have some just weaned piglets breath heavily (noticeable from the flanks) and die few days after that.
Please let me know what is the cause & how to treat it
Hello, I have found a blue- green mold/fungus substance on several burning bush and 1 Japanese maple in my front yard. Receive moderate sun during day. Burning bush mostly lost leaves in July/August while maple grew fine. Any thoughts on what it may be and how to get rid of it? Thank you.
We live in southeastern Montgomery County. Would you recommend growing pecan trees here? If so, what varieties? Are there other nuts (chestnuts) that could do well in a unyielding spot?
I live on a ranch that we lease to cattle. We have a guy who looks after the horses and does brushing and odd jobs in return for the use of a house on the property. In order for him to spray Roundup around the barn, the tack room, and a cottage, does he have to have a state certification? Do I?
Madera County California over 4 years ago
We have a Fuerst flexible tine harrow - we have weighted it but it still doesn't do the job….just goes over the top of horse manure clods and jambs up with debris. All very frustrating! We have about 8-10 A we'd like to "rake". What type of rake or harrow would do the job of de-thatching and breaking up clods? We have a l949 Ford 8N with 3 point & a JD radius turn mower with hitch attachment to use for this job. I have searched the web a bit - so many harrows/rakes out there all saying they are the best! :) Can you advise? Thank you.
Buena Vista County Iowa over 4 years ago
I'm setting up an aquaponics system in my home under artificial lighting (HID) and while I garden outside, I have never grown indoors with an effective year-round growing season. 1) can you recommend any resources for indoor food plant management in general (for example how long can I keep a tomato or peas producing before the plant should be replaced? Ideas for trellising long-term growers?), and also what varieties are well-suited for indoor food cultivation? Thanks and I appreciate any advice you can lend.
Boulder County Colorado houseplants over 4 years ago
When canning pickles I dip my jars and lids in boiling water. I use a hot brine and after I put the lid on it seals. Is this seal as good as a hot water bath seal? Will my pickles last for 12 months with this seal versus a hot water bath seal?
What could cause well established yuccas to suddenly die .... plant can belifted from surface. Two neighbors with same problem.
Tarrant County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago
Just got a Cuisinart with gf option. Trying to make white sandwich bread in Fort Collins. Sides of loaf seem to cave a little and bread not reaching 200°. Ideas???
Larimer County Colorado food safety over 4 years ago
I have left-over seeds from last growing season, and I'm wondering if I can use them for this year's garden. Some of my seeds I saved, but mostly I bought them from Burpee and other seed companies. The seed packages are labelled "packaged for 2013" or "for use in 2013." I just hate to waste them. I kept them in their original packages, sealed them well, and stored them in my backyard shed. My saved seeds I kept in jars and also stored in the shed. I found information about a "garden seed test" on the Farmers' Almanac website, which I suppose I could try. Thank you for your help! I apologize if this question has already been answered somewhere on the site. I looked but did not find anything relevant. Thanks, again!
Hello-- Florist in Austin looking to plant hardy roses suitable for cut flowers-ideally with a vase life of at least 3 days. Currently growing Belinda's Dream and Monsieur Tillier. Any recommendations greatly appreciated!
Do I need to use a sulphate free lawn fertilizer?
can a large pampas grass root system cause damage to my house if planted to close.I have a slab foundation in Myrtle Beach SC
What is the amount of moisture available in food for a virus to grow?
Maryland food safety over 4 years ago
We would like to provide privacy on our raised deck and were thinking of planting bamboo in planters. Is that the best plant to choose? What size planter is needed?
Multnomah County Oregon horticulture over 4 years ago
I would like to develope a more well-rounded knowledge of landscaping practices and principles. Due to recent construction of an addition to my home, I have a need/opportunity to improve appearance and rain drainage, remove standing water areas, repalant grass. Can you recommend good resources - primarily reading but also classes?
I looked under the tree wrap of our large deciduous tree & discovered numerous holes from insects.What should I apply to the tree bark to get rid of them?Do I need to wait until spring? Thanks!
Adams County Colorado trees and shrubs over 4 years ago
I would like to start a garden in a spot that has been lawn. Should I use a herbicide to kill the grass before I turn the soil?
What steps should I take to grow lavender from seed indoors?
Jefferson County Colorado lavender over 4 years ago
Someone recently told me not to cut or damage the tips of my snake plant otherwise the leaves would not continue to grow. I've never heard of this before, but I've never cut the leaves back, either. Is this true? Also, I pulled some dead leaves from this plant out of the soil today. This is the first time this has happened to this plant. I've been watering it weekly, but I think I'll cut back for fear that I'm gonna kill a beautiful plant. That being said, it looks like some of the ends are dry. How can it be both too wet and dry at the same time?
Denver County Colorado houseplants over 4 years ago
My family has 27 acres in Wash Co that has been leased to a farmer with joining property since 1991. The lease has never been updated or revised. Where/how can we get information to assess the current lease value of our property?
What pathogens and their human symptoms can be contracted from cooked chicken whether it be healthy or ill chicken? Two of us have had severe Gastritis since mid Dec 2013 with no prior history with 4 ER visits linked to eating deli chicken. We continue to pursue medical assistance.
Douglas County Colorado food safety over 4 years ago
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