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Questions asked to this group

Help with Rabbit Brush

I planted several plants two years ago. A couple of them have grown so much that the trunk cannot support the top. Should I cut the upper portion and let it regrow from the root? The plants are lovely and colorful, yet unattractive laying over. We are located in Wichita, Kansas and no one here knows anything about them.
Thank you for your input, I do appreciate it!
Van Buchanan

Sedgwick County KS Posted about 1 month ago

trees planted next to a fence with a fence screen

Should I remove a fence screen that is on a fence next to a row of trees I planted?

Johnson County KS Posted 3 months ago

Johnson County KS Posted 4 months ago

Caterpillar ID

Can you tell me what this will become? They are defoliating small transplanted Catalpa trees.

Rush County KS Posted 5 months ago

canary melon

This is my first time growing a canary melon,I grew it from seed,There supposed to take 80 to 90 days,It has turned yellow and has been for a week to 9 days,Some say to squeeze the blossom end and there will be some give,Well sorry but my question was how can i tell when it's ripe and ready to pick.The vine only produced 2 melons,But both have some good size the big one is about the size of a football.Thank you.

Wyandotte County KS Posted 5 months ago

Lettuce green worms

My crop of lettuce in my raised lettuce table has been destroyed by worms. I have removed all the plants and sifted through the dirt. I want to plant a second crop for the fall. Do I need to totally replace the dirt or can I just add some new dirt to my lettuce table and they plant the new crop? Do you have any other suggestions to prevent these worms in my new crop?

Leavenworth County Kansas Posted 6 months ago

Red hot poker plant

I bought 7 red hot poker plants in Boulder Colorado on July 1st. I planted them in Wichita KS on July 6th. The foliage is doing well but the buds keep dying. Do I cut off the dying buds and focus on the plant/roots? Or leave them alone?

Sedgwick County Kansas Posted 6 months ago

Best practices for using Hydrogen peroxide to clean drip irrigation

Hello my question is in regard to using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to remove iron and sulfur reducing bacteria from drip irrigation lines. I done some research of my own on this topic, but have not found much helpful information. Most of it was not specific enough to answer my questions such as if different dosing is required based on bacteria CFU/ml or mineral ppm in the water or even type of bacteria. Was hoping that someone in this network has had more experience with this than I myself have had or could point out some good extension articles on the subject.

Kansas Posted 6 months ago

What causes tomatoes to have variegated leaves? Is there something that the plants need?

What causes tomatoes to have variegated leaves? Is there something I need to do?

Reno County Kansas Posted 7 months ago

Clematis stops growing

My clematis gets about 2 ft tall then just stops!! I planted a day Lilly near it to shade the roots, it is in lots of sun. Beautiful blooms and leaves, but just won’t get any taller. Help please

Saline County Kansas Posted 7 months ago