I want to make the jalapeño jelly recipe as given in the Ball canning book. I would like to make a hotter version and am wondering how I might go about doing that safely. Would I leave in the seed and membranes of the jalapeños or would I use a spice bag with the seeds to add heat then remove it before canning? I have seen recipes calling for each way. Also, if I don't have cheesecloth for a spice bag, can I use a coffee filter? Please advise. Thank you!
tomatoes were covered with sticky sap from the leaves of a black walnut tree. Heavy rain washed the sticky stuff off, are the tomatoes going to be safe to eat when ripe. Also is this sap going to contaminate the soil for growing next year,they are in containers. Is there anywhere I can take the tomatoes to see if they are contaminated with this juglone (the sap from the tree), if you can not tell me if they are safe?
Am very concerned about oak wilt on my property and my neighbors. Please advise. Two trees on his property and one on mine have died. Please help. Have taken pictures, and will be attending the seminar at Bunker Hills, Wednesday pm. Thank you, Vicki A. Churches. 651.462.1487.
Anoka County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
Can you help me identify this broadleaf weed? I did not see it in your list, although garlic mustard looked closest. I do not know much about the flowering, as I have not observed it flowering. It seems to have popped up where I planted new grass seed using compost from the county site, and in a single year it is taking over my back yard. Last year it was tiny, this year it seems larger and more numerous, growing in clusters/patches. Height is at or below grass level. Thanks, Chris
Ramsey County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
I live on 10 acres just outside of Parker CO. We have about a hundred native Douglas Fir. This year, I have notice two trees that have experienced browning of a branch about midway up the tree, and then within a month the whole tree dies. These are mature, older trees in an undisturbed pasture area. It does not appear like beetle kill with the typical top down browning. On the first tree noticed, the branch was on one of three main trunks. Within weeks, all of the branches on that trunk were dead. The rest of the tree still appears alive. The second tree you can see from the photo, has just started to die. This tree appears to have some trunk damage, but not the first tree.
Douglas County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 4 years ago
Here are two pictures of my wonderful cactus. A former neighbor of mine gave me a slip several years ago saying that she received it from her sister in California. I have been keeping it indoors during the winter. Do you have any idea what it is? Thank you for your help.
I live in Sherman, Texas and my son in Portland, Oregon asked me to ship him some okra from my garden. Are there any legal restrictions on this?
Grayson County Texas interstate plant shipment almost 4 years ago
I would like to make a jar or two of fruit based pepper jelly but I don't want to go through the whole jelly making process. Can I melt a jar of store bought apple, crabapple, quince, or cranberry jelly and simmer it with fresh hot peppers or dried red pepper flakes to make pepper jelly? I would strain out the solids before putting it back in the jar. Would it set again? How long should I simmer it? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I have made jelly numerous times with success. I'm looking for a quick alternative.
Butler County Pennsylvania almost 4 years ago
Hello I also have a young under 10 yr old sugar maple with many white splotches. I am concerned when looking at it the leaves near the top are a yellow color and some have completly died. My property soil is moist. I have lost two other young trees this year. A purple leaf plum and an ornamental cherry. My criimson maple seems fine. Any idea what might be causing the distress on this sugar maple? I should further note I have a large amount of circadas and also circada killing hornets.
I accessed this site via aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu and would like help identifying a plant. Please see the attached photos. It looks like a native shrub, tolerates drought, is in direct sun, and has thorns. I have never seen it bloom, so I do not know the color of the bloom. Most of the plant was cut down approximately five years ago, and it has since grown leggy. I want to know when is the best time to prune it to a smaller size. Thank you.
I am growing either a lemon or etrog plant, not sure which it is, in a pot from seed. it is doing quite well outside this summer, about a foot high and lots of leaves on top but the bottom leaves have yellowed and I have taken them off. should i cut off the top and re-root it and if so how, or how can i support new growth on the bottom? i will be taking it inside again so it will not get the sun like it does now and i want this to grow as much as is possible till next spring when it can return outdoors.
Can you tell me what this weed/p k ant is called and is it native to central Oregon?
We have had lightning hit our yard 3 times in the past 20 years (twice in the last 3 years). Twice it hit trees in our yard, and the other time it created a hole between our house and our neighbor's house. Besides marking the trees, it also did some damage to electronics in our house, damaging our refrigerator all 3 times. Can you tell me why this is happening?
Greetings: I have 2 large catalpa trees in my front yard. The smaller of the two has a honey bee hive & comb in the hollow of the trunk. This is the second summer for them in this tree. I'm concerned not only for the safety of the bees but also for the safety of the tree itself. Besides the bees taking up residence, the tree seems to be doing fine; it is well established. This is unfamiliar territory for me. Any advice is appreciated. Please help!
What can I do to protect my Ponderosa Pines from the current infestation that is killing the trees?
One of our clients brought in a sample from her Yukon Gold potato plant that has "thick, odd growth on stems." The plant, which is growing in a new, raised bed, has started to die back. It has been fertilized with composted horse manure. She has been watering the plant for 1-1/2 hrs. 3 to 4 days a week. Can you identify these growths?
I have asked many times...why don't my endless summer hydrangeas bloom? I know they need sun to bloom. But why all the green leaves and no blooms?
Olmsted County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
Hello, my family recently adopted a pet rabbit and I am wondering if I can till his droppings into my vegetable garden? I do not have a compost pile, so I won't be able to compost or age the manure first. I would have to apply the droppings directly from the hutch to the soil.
I appreciate any thoughts or advice.
Weld County Colorado fruits and vegetables almost 4 years ago
Is there a list available of recommended small shrubs (3-31/2 feet tall, and wide) for Colorado (Denver metro Area) with full sun? Thanks.
Jefferson County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 4 years ago
This morning I noticed a tickle on my arm, and looked and there was the tiniest green bug crawling along. I smooshed him. Later in another chair in the same room, another one was on me. One bug, well, things get inside, but 2 bugs in the same room indicates that I need to freak out. And do something.
It was transparent and light green and no bigger than a flea. Not a flea. I have houseplants in the room (which I removed).... could it be an aphid? Do they get on people? What are they and how to get rid of them?
I have treated my azaleas with a systemic insecticide today and my landscape service will do it again in the spring....will the plants survive?
Henrico County Virginia almost 4 years ago
Is my tamarack dying? I have three tamaracks in the yard. One has turned brown and lost its needles like in the fall. The other two seem to be OK. Is it dead or just going though the natural fall changes early? If dead, what are the possible causes? Are the other two trees in danger?
For the better part of this summer I have been killing tall fescue in my lawn at home and at the nursing home where I work. I bought a commercial grade grass seed to plant in the bare spots. Before I started seeding I checked the label and just about fell over when I read that the seed was for four different varieties of TALL FESCUE! The varieties are: Tarheel II, Coyote II, Innovator, and Dynamic II. My question is, am I making a mistake or am I going to be pleased with these grass varieties? Are these varieties of tall fescue different from the clumpy, invasive patches of ugly grass that I have been trying so hard to kill?
i live in scott Co. and have got back into beekeeping after losses several years ago. was wandering if any beekeeping clubs were located in scott co, i heard there were one in Robbins TN but cannot get a phone number, i also have another beekeeper who wants to join that club also if it exists still
Scott County Tennessee almost 4 years ago
IS THERE A WAY TO CAN POBLANO PEPPERS? also, IS THERE A WAY TO CAN CHILI RELLENOS?
Genesee County Michigan home food preservation almost 4 years ago
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