what spray can be used to control cheat grass without killing lawn grass?
I have one of the short Presto pressure canners from Walmart. I know I can use it for water bath canning if I leave the lid off, but it isn't tall enough to cover quarts. Is there any reason I can't just use the pressure canning method for water bath canning recipes? If so, should I use the same time as in the water bath recipe or is there some standard conversion. If not, then would it be possible to use a tall stock pot as a water bath canner? Thanks!
raised beds for vegetables
Linn County Oregon horticulture about 6 years ago
I have a food container that a small piece broke out of the top. What glue can I safely use to glue the piece back on?
Kalamazoo County Michigan food safety about 6 years ago
How do I propagate/germination a white pine tree?
Summit County Ohio about 6 years ago
Customers has a wood box of boxes that her father collecting in South American. They are mounted in cotton batting from the 1920's. A year ago the box was fine, then customer opened box but now the butterfly wings have been eaten and she thinks some of the bugs are salvageable. Is there anywhere she can take this box for repair, or kill whatever is destroying these bugs.
Macomb County Michigan about 6 years ago
I am the clerk for Scott Twsp. in Madison County and need to obtain forms FV1,2,3,4 & 5. Where can I get these forms?
Madison County Iowa about 6 years ago
We re-did the back yard. We put down sod. It died over the winter. I re sodded, same thing happened. I asked why. They told me to bring in top soil and root till it for a better base. Again, most of the new sod died. We over seeded and the grass came in great but died off to nothing during the winter. We can NOT keep grass growing in our back yard!!! Please help.
I would like to grow a vine along the side of my house. I have been reading that even when using a trellice vines can get under the siding and cause damage. I was originally considering a wisteria but it sounds as though it is quite aggressive. It there any type of a vine that would be safe to grow but still provide coverage along a wall?
Hi! I'm looking for a enchilada sauce recipe that is safe for pressure canning. Is there such a thing? I'm looking for both a red tomato based sauce and a green tomatillo based sauce. Any information on this would be helpful.
El Paso County Colorado food safety about 6 years ago
My fir trees have developed a disease one by one. I think it may be from an insect. It usually starts at the base of the tree and travels to the top of the tree. The result is that the trees start producing a tremendous amount of sap. Can you help me solve this problem?
Lane County Oregon about 6 years ago
Will a soapy water spray get rid or kill bag worms
Ohio about 6 years ago
When should pre-emergent and crab grass preventer be applied to lawns in Palisade, Co?
Hello. We recently bought a new house and would like to do some landscaping work to our yard. There are some trees we need to remove (multiple above ground roots/roots up to the foundation). I believe they are some type of Aspen. The trees are at least 13 years old, and I would like to find out if there are city programs or other organizations that would want to take the trees and transplant them elsewhere. I don't want to just chop them down.
El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs about 6 years ago
I have a few beetle infected lodgepole pines. I want to cut them down before warm weather and peel them to prevent pine beetle spread. I'm guessing the best time to cut for ease of peeling is just after sap starts flowing. Here in Evergreen at 8000' that is probably the end of March. So, when is the best time to cut for easy peeling? If I don't peel, when is the best time to cut not to attract bugs?
I recently had three decades-old Arizona cypress trees removed. Their stumps still exist. In the same area in which these trees once stood, I now would like to plant peach and cherry trees. My questions are: Do I have to remove the stumps before planting the fruit trees? Are there other issues that I need to consider before planting the new trees?
My rubber plant is losing bottom leaves at an alarming rate. It sits near a window in a large pot and the soil is kept moist. What could be happening?
I have a 16 year old lawn that seems to get more lifeless as the years go by. I've included a picture of it taken last week (2/28/13). It seems like there is a threadbare area with different, lighter grass, and then a richer area. Can I put down some nutrients and spruce this lawn up or should I just tear it out and resod? If nutrients/reseed, please advise what products to use. Thank you and go Beavs!
Washington County Oregon lawns and turf about 6 years ago
Hello, I live in Central Oregon and have a green gage plum and a bosc pear that I planted in 2001. I had planted an anjou pear as well but it has died. When do I prune the fruit trees and how? I know the plum tree is self fertile but do I need another pear tree to get pear? Thanks!
Deschutes County Oregon horticulture about 6 years ago
When is best time to prune blueberries in Trumbull county
Trumbull County Ohio about 6 years ago
I anxiously await the delivery of a 2-yr old dwarf "Improved Meyer Lemon" tree. I will be planting the tree in a pot (16" diameter plastic with several drainage holes, as sold in garden centers for small trees). Could you give me information about the type of potting soil to use, more specific than: "sandy slightly acid, all-purpose mix, which you can get by using a peat-moss based growing mix" or "a lightweight soil mix". Should I simply use an all-purpose mix or blend my own using ??????. Would also appreciate any tips to assure my lemon tree thrives as this is my first time growing a tree in a container. We live in Bridge, east of Myrtle Point. I plan to situate the tree on a sheltered patio with SW exposure, bringing it onto a W facing covered porch for protection when nights cool and into a potting shed (heat available) with S facing window during freezing weather. I considered bringing the plant in the house during the coldest months (we have large windows, facing west in our dining room, but no direct light), but also have wood heat, which I fear would not be good for the tree? BTW: There is a Meyer Lemon planted in the ground and thriving just east of Bridge (Remote). Is it possible to keep it outside year-round if it is sheltered and covered during freezing weather? Since it is a dwarf variety, I would still keep it in a pot so it could be moved, as needed. Thank you for your help. Susan A. Huff
I am trying to decide which Alyssum stays the most compact plus produces the most flowers. I what to use them this year as a border in Centennial garden. I have been disappointed in the past with varieties that either lack blooms and/or become leggy.
Any advice will be appreciated.
Arapahoe County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials about 6 years ago
I am looking for a shrub that will fit the following needs:
Must take full summer sun.
Can plant in a container/pot (16 inch, or not much bigger).
Evergreen and perennial, but not poisonous to my curious dog.
Flowers (If possible, flowers for a majority of months/year).
Grow to at least 4' or taller.
After some research, I have narrowed it down to the following:
*Marmalade bush (streposolen jamesonii)--I do not know if this plant will tolerate full Tucson sun, but was wondering if you have any info on it. Seems to be a good choice for hotter climes, but not enough info to know how it would do here.
Others I think would work:
Arizona Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans v angustata)
Orange Bells (Tecoma alata)
Torch Glow Bougainvillea
'Green Cloud' (Leucophyllum frutescens)
Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis)
Baja Fairy Duster.
I would appreciate any info you can give me to help narrow it down! Thank you
What kind of fertilizer does boysenberries, blueberries, tomatoes,onions, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, brocolii
Multnomah County Oregon horticulture about 6 years ago
good evenin' :) I have a large aspen tree in my back yard. I did not plant it. I noticed the black oozing and wasps feeding and learned the poor tree has borers. It was too late last year to treat it so here we are coming into spring and I'm wondering a good product to treat the tree with. I have dogs who love sitting under the tree and I want to be an non toxic as possible.
thank you so much
Wasatch County Utah urban forestry about 6 years ago
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