I've recently re-potted two tomato plants that are now about 2'6" high each. I'm using potting soil that is about 60% organic compost. One of the plants is doing just fine. He went a little droopy for a day, but now he stands tall like before. The other one went limp and is still very limp. It has been two days since I've repotted (Father's Day), but she hasn't recovered. Can you assist? Thank you!
Arapahoe County CO fruits and vegetables almost 6 years ago
Many years ago we unknowingly built a play area incorporating 2 large silver maples. The trees have a "container" box built around them about 2-3 feet high and filled with dirt. We are currently redoing the yard and have torn down the play area and started to remove the boxes around the 2 trees. We noticed a root growing above ground in the container box dirt. We have stopped removing the boxes because we do not want to harm our trees, do not know if other roots are showing. My question, is it okay to go ahead and remove the boxes and dirt from around the trees without harming them? We would like to have a flat area around the trees and put mulch to protect the roots. My trees are approximately 40-50 years old and very large. Thank you.
Adams County CO trees and shrubs almost 6 years ago
My balled and burlapped gingko, has not thrived, after three years in the ground. Leaves are curled, half normal size, with no tip growth in three years. I am an expert tree planter. I removed the B and B when planted, water moderately, even saturated the roots with 0-10-10 fish fertilizer this spring. Do they take a long time to establish, or...?
Benton County OR horticulture almost 6 years ago
I have tiny red & black bugs that have destroyed by herbs.....they are quite abundant and leave the leaves a dotted black when they are done.....What are they and how to treat?
We are planning our pollinator garden - it is small space so is it better to have a wide variety of plants to support a wider pollinator selection or better to concentrate on a species provider plant system to support 1 or 2 pollinator species throughout its life cycle? These are children working to design the area and will also maintain it.
Elmore County AL almost 6 years ago
I bought a Peach Garnet Beauty tree at the wallmart nursery and on one tag it said dwarf, but the planting guide tag said 25' high and 25' wide. Is that possible? and do you know any thing about this variety of fruit for canning, eating? also some of the leaves are turning yellow and falling off like it was autumn already. could it be a disease?
I want to give some of my native sword fern plants to a friend. What is the best way to transplant them? I have ALL sizes on my property in ZigZag-elevation 1600' and mostly shade ( we are surrounded by huge cedar, fir, and large leaf maple trees.
Clackamas County OR almost 6 years ago
Can you identify this insect for me?
We have some mites or something outside and I'm wondering who to contact to identify what they are. They appear late in the day and I only see them on flagstone around our outdoor kitchen/fireplace and the pool. They are yellowish-orange in color and move around very quickly. They are very tiny and are hard to see with the naked eye.
I have some video of them on YouTube although it's hard to see them since they move so fast. If you make the video full screen and make sure it's set to HD it's easier to see them.
If I need to try to capture some and send them somewhere I can try to do that. I live in Flower Mound, TX.
I have been told spider mites or chiggers but I read spider mites move fairly slow and that chiggers wouldn't be on warm/hot rocks in the afternoon.
Any help would be appreciated.
Denton County TX insect identification almost 6 years ago
Please identify these two lawn weeds and how to control or get rid of them