Fertilizing Asparagus

I recently had a soil test done by your department. Test #BB2LD5. I have one year old asparagus crowns that I anticipate putting in next week. I have a PH of 6.3 with a lime index of 69. How would you recommend I ammend the soils (and with what) to make it successful?


Antrim County MI over 5 years ago

winter tomatoes

Are there any variaties of tomato plants that grow well in cold weather?


Jefferson County TX fruits and vegetables horticulture over 5 years ago

Magnolia Tree Issue

I have a Southern Magnolia tree which is 6-7 years old but is starting to look sickly. Most of the leaves have a yellowish tent instead of being deep green and there are alot of black spots. Can you provide some recommended actions to address this situation?


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Denton County TX trees and shrubs magnolia over 5 years ago

Asparagus for South Louisiana

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?


Terrebonne Parish LA asparagus horticulture over 5 years ago

shiny geranium

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?
- Jas


Clark County WA weed issues horticulture over 5 years ago

Growing Asparagus

Can I use Preem Weed Preventer on my asparagus patch.? If so when & how do I apply it?


Lee County IA over 5 years ago

Are sheep contagious for sore mouth after the scabs are gone?

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 OR over 5 years ago

Sodium Tripolyphosphate Used in Fish

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.


Ottawa County MI freshwater aquaculture fish health over 5 years ago

How soon can I plant eggplant plants into the garden? I would also like to...

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 MD over 5 years ago

Walnuts as a food source?

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
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Kendall County TX animal nutrition ruminant livestock nutrition over 5 years ago

Do I need to be concerned and protected against termites feeding on the wood...

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 OH over 5 years ago

I am having 2 huge silver maples removed from my back yard. The job of raking...

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?


Harford County MD clean trees tree recommendations over 5 years ago

Chicken-House Problem

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 NC poultry over 5 years ago

Furniture Restoration

Is there a way to whiten wood French Provincial furniture that has been yellowed?


St. Charles County MO furniture restoration over 5 years ago

Guinea coop

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 NC poultry over 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


Clackamas County OR mulch soil amendments flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 5 years ago

How come there isn't a gardening blog?

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.


Yamhill County OR gardening horticulture over 5 years ago

My pine trees are turning brown

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?


Boulder County CO trees and shrubs horticulture over 5 years ago

Start Hanging flower pots

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 CO flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 5 years ago

I planted yellow squash in my garden. The plants were beautiful full of...

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 MD over 5 years ago

White Fir salt tolerance

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 UT over 5 years ago

My saracococa has white powdery stuff on the leaves.

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.


Fairfax VA shrubs ornamental horticulture over 5 years ago

High salinity tolerant trees

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 UT urban forestry over 5 years ago

post oak bores

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,



Callahan County TX trees and shrubs borers live oak trees over 5 years ago

Can you identify this tree?

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!



Baltimore County MD identify plant identify shrub identify my plant over 5 years ago

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