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Help with container gardening

Hi, With everything that's going on right now, I'd like to grow some vegetables in containers in my backyard, but don't know how to get started. Here is what I'd like to grow:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers
  • Radishes
  • Bush beans
  • Herbs (cilantro, basil, rosemary, oregano, etc.)
I would appreciate any help you can give, or anything you can send me. And if you have any suggestions for other edible things I could grow, please send those, too.

I am located in Las Vegas, NV and my backyard faces north.


Clark County Nevada Posted 5 days ago

Cherry Trees

Do you have a list of cherry tree varieties appropriate for our area?

I would like to do a specific search online for nurseries which sell them. Currently, I am resorting to a general search and then contacting them for chill hour information. It is a tedious process.

Thank you.

Washoe County Nevada Posted 7 days ago

neutralizing triple mix garden soil

What is the best organic products to neutralize high alkaline garden soil? I purchased triple mix soil from local distributor last spring. Was suppose to be plant ready. Grew vegetables with minimal success. Soil tested very high alkaline soil. Would very much appreciate your expertise advise and guidance. Kathleen Pettit

Washoe County Nevada Posted 8 days ago

major onion failure

I planted seeds in potting soil in egg cartons, they grew to about 2 inches, very spindly, tops turned brown. cut tops off and moved closer to grow light. Now all but a few are totally dead. Varied heighth and length of light, let plants dry from possibly too much water. Haven't added any fertilizer yet; if you think this will help, what do you recommend? Other seedlings, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, seem to be doing OK, but I don't believe as well as they should for 5 weeks. Watermelon cantaloupe, pumpkin, going gangbusters, in fact, pumpkin needed to moved out to garden. Paul

Nye County Nevada Posted 13 days ago

Stead NV area

Is there a publication to advise what natural plants to use in re-landscaping my back yard? I've wasted a lot of money in my past approach. I need low maintenance ground cover and easy care bush type for fencing/barriers. I'm trying to rid my yard of cheat grass and weeds. I like sage brush, but may be allergic to some types. I may need to plan additions over several years.

Washoe County Nevada Posted 19 days ago

Choosing fruit trees and berry bushes for Northern Nevada

I am in Humboldt County and am wondering where to find good guidance on specific varieties of fruit trees and berries that do well in my climate? We don’t really have “experts” at out small grocery store or ranch store nurseries and I have found their advice to be poor at times. I don’t want to invest in plants that won’t produce well. Any guidance or resources or lists would be much appreciated. Thank you, Heather

Humboldt County Nevada Posted 19 days ago

Humboldt County Nevada Posted 19 days ago


What kind of critter is this

Washoe County Nevada Posted 24 days ago

Fertilizing Ponderosa Pines

Jimmy needs to know what kind of fertilizer is recommended for Ponderosa Pines (12' tall, 3 years old); and watering plan at this time of year?

Humboldt County Nevada Posted 25 days ago

Do you know what this insect is?

I found these on a rose plant. They are about the size of the little white seeds you find in a watermelon. They are hard bodied not soft bodied. I’ve never seen them before!

Douglas County Nevada Posted about 1 month ago