Bines per hop plant?

We are planting new hops plants. I see some plants with a single bine, some with two bines. Is it possible to have 4 bines from a single crown? Or is this asking too much of a single root system? We do plan to run water to each plant with fertilizer within the watering system. Thanks for your advice ~


Berrien County MI almost 6 years ago

adding dirt to perennial garden

I have a perennial "garden" area that is up against a retaining wall of railroad ties. It seems with all the flooding we've had,(i live at Lake Delhi) some of the soil has either been washed away or maybe "seeped" out from below.Can I just had soil on top of everything and expect that the hostas, ect will grow out above it? or do I need to dig all of it up add the soil and then replant :( ???


Delaware County IA almost 6 years ago

grassy weed preemergent

Is it too late to put out preemergent for grassy weeds (especially grassburs) in Dallas, TX?

When to fertilize bermuda, st augustine, and mix of the two (I have a half acre lawn with all three)?


Dallas County TX lawns and turf soil and fertility issues horticulture almost 6 years ago

soil amendment for ornamental landscapes?

Can you amend a compacted clay subsoil to be a good planting medium for large scale landscapes (ex. campuses, parks, appt. complexes). During construction, it is very costly to haul off soil and replace with new topsoil. What can be done "in-place" and how effective is it in the long term.


Clackamas County OR gardening soil amendments horticulture almost 6 years ago

Getting rid of grass

I need to know if there is a way to keep grass from coming back. I just dug up about 6" of grass and dirt so that I could plant a vegetable garden there. I just want to make sure that the grass does not come back and take over the vegetable garden. is there something that I can spray or put down before I add new soil to this area that would stop the remaining grass roots from growing?


Travis County TX horticulture almost 6 years ago

Killing bulb Plants

I have some bulb flowers that are yellow and they kinda look like sunflowers. They were here when I moved in and they have taken over the corner of my yard. How is the best way to get rid of this plant? Thanks for the help.


Mesa County CO flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 6 years ago

Getting Rid of Grass

I wanted to increase the size of my garden area so I removed about 6" of grass and dirt. I am sure that there is still grass roots there and I want to make sure that they die before I start adding my new layer of dirt. What should I do to prevent the grass from coming back? I appreciate the help.


Mesa County CO lawns and turf horticulture almost 6 years ago

I cant find all the quality assurance dates? could you help me figure them out?

I cant find all the quality assurance dates? could you help me figure them out?


Greene County OH almost 6 years ago

Identification help please

Hello all...

So I saw this insect swimming along and was wondering what type this is? I am having difficulty identifying. Any and all help is appreciated if you can help please contact me at my email! I took a picture and its attached.




Camden County NJ natural resources science education insect identification aquatic insect almost 6 years ago

Why are the barrel racers in 4H in Cuyahoga county still not wearing helmets...

Why are the barrel racers in 4H in Cuyahoga county still not wearing helmets when the 2009 law requires them to do so?


Cuyahoga County OH almost 6 years ago

Composting Pine Needles

Does anyone know about how well it works to chip or shred pine needles to promote composting? I dont want to buy a chipper/shredder for this purpose and then find out it doesnt work.


Deschutes County OR almost 6 years ago

Serious prob. with spruce

March 24, 2013
About three months ago I noticed the two spruce on the end of our row of trees were turning red. Now there are two more that have the problem. It looks like they will die. I would like to know what it is and is there anything we can do so we don't lose the whole row? (I didn't walk out there to see if it was some bug but if it would help identify the problem I will.) Thank you for any help. Phyllis Lincoln


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Cass County ND trees and shrubs horticulture almost 6 years ago


I want to give composting a try. My concern is that our home is in Wheat Ridge, backing up to open space (the Clear Creek Greenbelt), and we see a lot of foxes and raccoons. Will the yummy smells of composting invite them into my yard and into my compost bin?


Jefferson County CO wildlife damage management compost almost 6 years ago

Hi, I've had this infestation of this grass for some years now and it is out...

Hi, I've had this infestation of this grass for some years now and it is out of hand. I would like to selectively remove it from my lawn and gardens with some sort of herbicide, but I can't seem to get an exact identification and then determine the proper treatment. If you could please I.D. this grass and offer (if possible) a remedy to kill it, it would be most appreciated. I have loaded some images on my website: ( If they are not adequate for identification, I can make better and more detailed images at your request. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Rick Hartigan



Hamilton County OH weed management grass lawn management almost 6 years ago

Mason Bee

I live in South Houston pretty close to galveston bay and Im wondering what kind of solitary bees we have here in Harris/Galveston County. Im really interested in Mason Bees. I recently ordered some Hornfaced Mason Bees and a few have started making nests in my Bee Condo. Ive seen bumble bees, carpenter bees and of course honey bees. I would like to attract local mason bees if there actually any here locally. If so, what kind are they? Blue Orchard Mason Bees maybe?


Galveston County TX integrated pest management almost 6 years ago

Federal tax return

Hello: I filed my federal taxes with turbo tax and recently I was filing my state return with onepricetaxes. While doing so I had to input credit information about my college education which I don't remember doing so in turbo tax. This information boosted my federal refund amount to $1,470 meanwhile with turbotax I only received a $600 refund which has already been deposited into my bank account. Can I file my federal taxes again in order to receive the remaining difference? Please help, and thank you.


Story County IA almost 6 years ago

Problem with young tom

I have a male tom who is 8 months old. He is quite smart and a family pet. Three weeks ago, my boyfriend noticed him on his back out in his pen. I tried to right him on his feet. I brought him into my garage where it's warmer, and he has a place to eat and stay warm while I treat him. He looks like he might have blackhead. I am treating him by putting an antibiotic for poultry and turkeys in his water. He is eating and drinking fine but seems unable to get up on his feet. He has no sores or lesions. His feet are warm, so it's not frostbite. Any clue as to what is going on? I have been feeding him layer crumbles (although he is not kept with the chickens because of the problems chicken can spread). Is there a chance I am missing something here? Do turkeys recover from blackhead? I don't know what else he could have because he is alert and friendly. He is losing weight, but his stool doesn't look any different from his normal stool. I would hate to have to put him down.


Macomb County MI poultry turkeys almost 6 years ago

drone maturation for instrumental insemination

Is it necessary for instrumental insemination drones to fly to develop thoracic muscles in order to develop enough internal pressure for total evertion when popped for semen collection. If so how can a flight cage be arranged to prevent contamination of the selected drones by drifting.


OUTSIDEUS bee health bees drones bee reproduction almost 6 years ago

Juniper trees

If these trees are cut off will they die? We live in eastern Oregon and I am thinking of cutting some and replacing them with another more drought tolerant tree. Any suggestions?


Deschutes County OR forestry almost 6 years ago

time of lawn aeration

Should lawn be aerated once a year or both fall and spring?


Denver County CO lawns and turf almost 6 years ago

Are there any clinics or classes for hearding dogs within about 30 mins or so...

Are there any clinics or classes for hearding dogs within about 30 mins or so from Brown county? I spoke with an advisor at the dog show last year at the fair and she said they have clinics to take your dogs to over the summer. I did not get her contact info so i dont know who to ask.


Brown County OH almost 6 years ago

Cool weather seedlings

Hi, I am in SW Medford in Jackson County. I have raised beds & garden using the square foot gardening method. Given our climate, when is the best time to transplant seedlings such as lettuce, kale & peas? I do not have the experience nor the time to attempt planting these crops by seed. I do, however, plant radishes & carrots by seed because they are easy & predictable. :) Thanks for your advice & direction on this. Alicia


Jackson County OR gardening raised bed gardening planting dates almost 6 years ago

Overwintered Hanging Plants

Hi, I am in SW Medford in Jackson County. I over wintered a hanging strawberry basket and a hanging fuschia basket in my garage. Both plants appeared to survive the winter & are doing well. When is the best time to put them outside for next growing season? Today is March 24, 2013. Thanks for the advice with this.


Jackson County OR almost 6 years ago

Master Gardener documents

What is the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Agreement and why after over ten years of service does CCE need SS numbers.


Saratoga County NY master gardener program almost 6 years ago


Skye[gelding] is with other horses , about 15 of them.There are continuos attacks on Skye , and over the last 8 months , 9 big scars is evident all over his body. Can this relate to loss of weight and condition ? Urgent please , and thankyou !


OUTSIDEUS almost 6 years ago

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