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How late can garlic be planted?

I bought garlic this fall but did not plant and already I saw some green sproutings. While they are in their package and stored in the basement, is it still possible to plant them now outside before they rot?

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Montgomery County Maryland garlic gardening vegetables horticulture over 5 years ago

What to do about a damaged bald cypress tree?

I have a 50-ft tall bald cypress tree that has a fairly large hole at the base with decayed wood and some bugs; however, at this point the rest of the tree appears very healthy. Should I clean out the dead wood and fill with concrete? Or given the size of the damage, will it just eventually kill the tree anyway? I know the root system in these trees are strong; however, I am concerned that it could topple over in a storm.

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Orange County Florida over 5 years ago

Liquid fertilization system for lawn

I have an existing zoned watering system (Hunter) and water about an acre of centipede/st.augustine mix near Conroe. I am considering adding a liquid fertilizer system to the sprinkler system. I have several questions. What kind of dose rate should I consider (I can do the calculation if you could provide me with an estimate of a target component application rate.) For instance, for a granular fertilizer I put down about 1lb N equivalence/1000ft^2 (20-0-20) last spring and the lawn did ok (dry summer so I didn't apply again but probably should have in the fall). With an injection system would I plan on applying 1-2# N/1000ft^2 over a 12 month period through the spinkler system or would you expect the requirement to be different? How 'ratable' or 'variable' would this need to be?

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Montgomery County Texas lawns and turf soil and fertility issues horticulture over 5 years ago

Silverado sweet corn seed

I have been searching for Silverado sweet corn seed without any luck. Could you tell me where I might be able to order these seeds?

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Robertson County Tennessee fruits and vegetables gardening over 5 years ago

Raccoon eating food from squirrel feeder?

My in-laws recently put up a squirrel feeder, and the feed disappeared overnight. They believe that a raccoon has gotten into the food. Do you have any suggestions for keeping away animals other than squirrels from a squirrel feeder? We want to give them more feed and more importantly a fix to their problem.

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Iowa over 5 years ago

Affordable Care Act Medicaid Eligibility

Our family is 4 people in a Medicaid expansion state - Maryland. A 54 yr old male and 53 female working but no employer offered healthcare. We have a son 25 and daughter 19. The son and daughter each make less than $15,000 per year.

If I understand this new ACA: they can apply for Medicaid and claim their household is one for each (as long as they file individual tax return for 2014) and therefore they don't include the income of 3 others in our "household". Then the 2 parents (using the Maryland Healthcare Exchange) should add only their 2 incomes -approx $50,000 total and exclude the income of the daughter and son since they file own tax returns.

Therefore the number of people in the family = the same number enrolling in the exchange = 2. Is this correct?

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Maryland insurance health insurance affordable care act medicaid over 5 years ago

Does the Maryland extension have lists of seed varieties that do well in our...

Does the Maryland extension have lists of seed varieties that do well in our Maryland climate? I live in the Silver Spring area - I think that is 6B. Thank you!

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Montgomery County Maryland over 5 years ago

Oak trees questions

At St Mary's Episcopal Church in Bridgeville, we have two large Oak/Chestnut trees in the front of the church. We believe that one of them is hallow inside the main trunk. We also would like to "shape "the trees so they last longer. We don't want them to be butchered up. I'm on the church committee, and I ask in that aspect. Alan Behr,(is there a unit at the University that would trip those trees?)

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Sussex County Delaware trees and shrubs oak trees hollow tree shape tree over 5 years ago

Save my dying digitalis!

Hi, my plants is fading fast and I don't know what to do! It's a Foxglove who isn't even a year old! The Digitalis has thrived indoors and out since last winter and is now starting to get a deep brown coloring to its dying leaves. I've noticed one or two small bugs living in its pot, but shoo them away when I water. I use Miracle Gro about once a month and transplanted it into a larger part this summer before moving it indoors mid-fall. I water about once a week. It just started wilting about a month ago. I've attached photos. Can you tell me what's wrong with my plant? Sadly, Rachel Scott

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Jackson County Missouri indoor gardening indoor plants horticulture over 5 years ago

Hi, my plants is fading fast and I don't know what to do! It's a Foxglove who...

Hi, my plants is fading fast and I don't know what to do! It's a Foxglove who isn't even a year old! The Digitalis has thrived indoors and out since last winter and is now starting to get a deep brown coloring to its dying leaves. I've noticed one or two small bugs living in its pot, but shoo them away when I water. I use Miracle Gro about once a month and transplanted it into a larger part this summer before moving it indoors mid-fall. It just started wilting about a month ago. I've attached photos. Can you tell me what's wrong with my plant? Sadly, Rachel Scott

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Jackson County Missouri indoor gardening flowers indoor plants horticulture over 5 years ago

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