I made Dilled Carrots from the Ball Complete Guide to Home Preserving book. But...... I did not hot pack them this time. It is so much easier to pack jars nicely when it is not hot. Then I poured the boiling liquid over them and put them in the water bath canner for 15 minutes (higher elevation I added 5 minutes).
Then I started questioning myself, but I do think they should be okay. The liquid had boiled and the carrots were in the water bath sufficient time. Was this okay? If not I need to throw out 5 beautiful jars. Barb
Pueblo County CO 3 days ago
I love aspens. If it was acceptable in my neighborhood, I would have a whole grove of them in my backyard. My neighbor currently has an aspen established near our property line. This year we've started to see many little root sprouts start to pop up in our yard, a few of the sprouts are in desirable locations.
Is there anything wrong with letting a couple of them grow?
What kind of spacing should we aim for between the aspen sprouts and existing trees and shrubs?
For your information, we're located in Firestone Colorado.
Weld County CO trees and shrubs 3 days ago
We canned some tuna and two jars did not Seal. They went through the process and are fully cooked. Is this safe to consume? Can we freeze it and eat it later? Thanks gorgeous your help
Good day I need some help with the following. List ten safety practices a child day care centre will need to adhere to. Divide these into indoor and outdoor applications
OUTSIDEUS 3 days ago
I planted crowns in my greenhouse this spring. I currently have an asparagus fern forest growing. I would like to free up this greenhouse space for fall greens. Can i transplant the asparagus outside this fall? I was going to dig and remove the crown and as much of the associated soil. If not, can I remove and store the crowns and not lose a year of growing? Thanks Jim
Clark County WA 3 days ago
What kind of tree is in the attached
Does anyone know what type of grass is in the photo? It has thick stems, purple veins
Nobles County MN 3 days ago
Our Jack Frost Brunnera have developed black dry spots all over the leaves. The spots seem to be bordered by leaf veins. They have looked fine until late in the summer. Is there anything we can do to heal these plants? Thank you
Hennepin County MN 3 days ago
I would like to plant trees in my yard to provide food and habitat for insects, birds and other wildlife as well as to add fall color. Which oak trees do best in acidic, clay soil in the Piedmont region? I would like to grow trees that will be able to handle climate change and are not currently having a major problem with insects. I was thinking of Scarlet, Red, White and Willow oaks. Are these wise choices or should I consider Burr oaks or something else? I am planning on planting other trees as well.
Please tell me what kind of tree this is and how long of life does it typically have. The tree is approximately 17 years old and seems to be about 15 to 17 inches in diameter. We are looking to transplant this tree since it was a tree dedicated to student that passed away in 1999. Is there normally good success in transplanting at tree this large and this old? Thanks for you help. .
Charles County MD 3 days ago
I understand the Ball book is not considered up to date. Are we ok processing roma tomatoes in a water bath if we add lemon juice or vinegar?
Cowlitz County WA 3 days ago
Where can I find peach tress in Maryland?
I have 3 ft. raised beds that have been filled yearly with garden soil mix from Lane Forest. It fails to product large tomatoes or potatoes. I use fertilizer as label calls for. What else can I add to it or do to help?
I had a windbreak consisting of pine trees. Several trees were damaged and cut down. I would like to plant maple trees in place on the end of the windbreak. Will the maple trees grow on land that has had pine trees growing for the last 30 years?
Murray County MN 3 days ago
Douglas County OR small farm issues 3 days ago
Will green tomatoes ripen once it starts raining? Should we pick them and ripen them inside? Suggestions?
My dahlias have been blooming profusely all summer. They still have a lot of blossoms, but in the last few weeks the blossoms are rotting on the stem and not opening. Also the leaves have a whitish film and are somewhat shriveled. These are in pots that I over wintered in the basement. What might be causing these problems?
We had two 8 foot arborvitae trees planted a few months ago. two questions: - when to fertilize them and what to use - one developed brown tips on branches about two square feet in area on one side about half way up the tree. I could send a photo if desired. Should we do anything about it? hanks, David
Hello, Could you help me identify the problem my indoor potted jade is having? This plant is about 3 years old and 18 inches tall. For the last couple of months, the lower leaves have been getting scaly/scabby, turning yellow, and getting limp. I thought they might be overwatered, so I stopped watering about 3 weeks ago, but the process has slowly been rising upwards into the plant, with the younger leaves starting to show the same symptoms. Last night I unpotted the plant (following suggestions from this page: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/cure-root-rot-jade-39826.html), but I didn't find wet soil or fungus. What do you suppose is going on with my jade, and how might I resolve it? Thanks!
I am looking for a guide to native plants that are compatible with Oregon White Oak. We have a large oak in our back yard and would like to be mindful of what we plant.
Hello. I have one section on my property where a fungus appears at the end of the season. I have lived in Bowie, MD for 3 years. The black spots appear on the leaves of Lilly of the Valley every year since I moved to Bowie. For the first time this year, black spots are on the hydrangeas, which are planted next to the Lilly of the Valley. My question is. If I transplant the hydrangeas to another part of my yard, which is fungus free, am I spreading the fungus to that part of the yard? In the spring of 2018, I hope to spray a fungicide in this area when the Lilly of the Valley start to sprout. Thank you.
We have a bug problem and I was wondering if someone there could help us identify it, I have several samples. Please call me as soon as you can, the sooner we treat the better. But I have been told you have to find out what your dealing with first. Appreciate any help you can offer Julie Simondet cell-612-201-2355 ok to LM but I should pick up thank you so much!!
Hennepin County MN 3 days ago
Can you tell me what to do about russet mites? I have used nukeum and think we need to use something else as well. We have been using organic and natural products and hopefully will continue with organic products. This seems to be a great problem in this area this year. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you we are desperate to get rid of them. Rita Eastman Eugene oregon
I read an article that said to contact extension office if you have this pest. I believe it has spread from a crapemyrtle to other shrubs and has killed three miniature crapemyrtle. How do I get this under control? Thank you
KY crape myrtles 3 days ago
Hello, We live in Rochester, MN. Our house is new constructed - 3 years old. Last year, we started noticing tiny bugs in the bathroom and sent a question to Ask an Expert. The bugs were identified as Grain Beetle's and was told that is fairly common in new construction homes. For some reason, this year we see tons of them - not just in the bathroom floors but on walls, living room floor and sinks. They are very tiny ( one or two were really big like 2 -3 times size average beetle). When I crush them, there is no liquid or blood but is more woody. My question is - Should I be worried about an infestation? If yes, what should i do. If this is common in new homes, how many more years can we expect this to last? We have two small kids and quite worried about this. Many thanks!
Olmsted County MN 3 days ago
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