I've noticed that current recipes for canning pie fillings call for using clear gel that, as you know, is a modified cornstarch. Is it safe to use regular cornstarch? I've always found that it works well! I understand that clear gel doesn't break down during the canning process, but is the reason for using it aesthetics only, or is there another reason?
Can I grow a rubber plant outdoors
When is the best time to prune a yew shrub? They are budding and putting on new growth now (5/21/13)
Story County Iowa almost 6 years ago
My name is Jeff Allen. I am the Operations Manager @ the Ambridge Water Authority. I have a lot at the Ambridge Reservoir in Raccoon Twp. The Authority recently removed an old house from the property and after I have the lot totally cleared I would like to have some trees planted on this lot. I was wondering if Penn State extension would like to use the lot to plant some trees possibly as a project. If so please contact me and we can discuss the details. I can be contacted via Email or on my mobile @ 724 601 4403. Thank you for your time I am looking forward to talk with you. Jeff Allen Operations Manager A.W.A.
Beaver County Pennsylvania almost 6 years ago
I built a garden salad table and I'm a little confused about the dirt I should use. I've read that it should be a soil-less media. Is that correct t?
I'm considering buying a house in Fort Collins (Timberline and Drake Road area). It has no sprinkler system and many shrubs and other plants are in very poor health. So while I have the landscaping torn up to address those issues, I would like to remove a cluster of aspens. They are not large - have perhaps been in the ground 8 years, and of course some small new trees have come up nearby and even a few suckers perhaps as much as 20 feet away.
* What steps can I take for best success in removing these trees and the roots/suckers in the vicinity?
* Is there a low toxicity product I should use in the stump area?
* How deep do the roots tend to go? Could I have deep rototilling done to address much of what has spread across the yard?
Thanks for enlightening me on this topic.
Larimer County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 6 years ago
My neighbor and I have quite a few blue spruce trees that appear to be dying. The dead branches are usually on the sunnier sides of the trees and start at the bottom of the trees and progress up the trees. There are no farm fields in the vicinity (no overspray) and neither of us use a lawn company to spray and maintain our lawns.
Monroe County Michigan almost 6 years ago
Is there someone there who can tell me what kind of snake from pictures I attach and written description, it could be a copperhead or a milk snake I am not sure.
I've had carpenter bees nesting in the patio roof for at least seven years. On-line directive is to find out which insecticide is approved for my area before starting the holes. . Please let me know what in should use.
Cuyahoga County Ohio almost 6 years ago
My husband planted a few peach tress from pits a couple of years ago. The trees blossomed beautifully this spring and then about 3 weeks ago the leaves started to curl and the flowers turned brown. We took a sample to English Gardens and they advised us it might be leaf curl and to apply some Diazinon. We did this twice, one week apart. This morning he noticed the same problem on another tree. Can you advise us how to stop the spread and how to help the trees? Thank you.