I an relatively new to composting and find that there is a lot of information and advice out there to sort through. I am trying, though.
My issue is that I want to compost all of my compostable material (as much as I can, anyway) for the environmental benefits. I also want to have good compost for my garden. I have read that I should not include onions, garlic and citrus in the compost, if I am using it for my garden.
New York composting Posted about 1 month ago
Hello, this random little guy showed up in our Manhattan apartment & I wanted to know what species of frog he was :)
New York County New York frogs Posted about 1 month ago
So this year was my first year that I had planted raspberries. They where planted in the spring and grew nicely throughout the summer. In the fall they had put out a lot of raspberries but it was late and only one ripened the others died from the cold. What could have happened? Is it normal for the first year because they aren’t adjusted to the climate? They are crimson night raspberries.
Westchester County New York Posted about 1 month ago
My gardenia indoor tree has been loosing brown leave for a while. This morning I noticed brown bumps on the stems they seem to be hard. I don’t think their bugs what can I do. I notice that a few stems are brittle. Plus the pot thst it’s in might be to small. I’ve had the tree at least 15 years always in the same spot in a Florida room.
Hi! For the past couple of weeks, I have once or twice a day spotted tiny dark brown/black bugs moseying around my apartment, mostly in my combo living room/dining room, also in the kitchen. They do not appear to fly. They are roughly the size of an ant and I am able to squish them with the tip of my finger. They feel 'flat' and not as if they have a hard exoskeleton. They do not appear to be anywhere other than on the floor nor have a particular type of space they prefer. They may be attracted to light though I'm not 100% sure about that. They move fairly slowly and do not seem to jump either. I do not own any plants and am on a raised 1st floor with a basement below (boilers located in part of it) and 2 more floors above me. I do occasionally have large roaches/'waterbugs' (3"-4") that visit, but these are definitely not like them.
Many thanks in advance!
Queens County New York sawtooth grain beetle Posted about 1 month ago
If I see a goose all alone by a pond where usually there is a big flock of geese, should I be worried there is something wrong with it?
Genesee County New York wildlife Posted about 1 month ago
Do you know why this black cherry tree is oozing sap? Is it still good for lumber?
Herkimer County New York Posted about 1 month ago
I live in Stormville, NY, which is in southern Dutchess County. I have a 35 year old pine tree that has recently developed a fungus on the branches (especially the lower branches), and the main tree trunk seems to be excreting some sort of sap. The tree also seems to be dropping a lot of pine needles and becoming sparse. I hope the attached pictures will clearly show the problem. Can this problem be stopped? Is the tree salvageable? Please advise....... Thanks!
Dutchess County New York Posted about 1 month ago
This was gifted to me by my mother. I am a newbie at caring for it. I’m not off to a good start? What is happening on the stem? I’ve tried to repot once to a bigger pot. The root is very tight. Tight ball of roots. Any ideas ?
Steuben County New York christmas cactus Posted about 1 month ago
Can you tell me what kind of bug this is. They are on my front steps white vinyl hand rail