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Questions asked to this group

When can the "soil be worked"?

I am in zone 5b. I am wondering what month people are able to work their soil in my area. Also what exactly does it mean, when the soil is able to be worked? Does this just mean you can dig your shovel down into the soil?

Brown County Kansas Posted 9 days ago

Information on how to take and use soil samples from your garden

How do I take soil samples and where do I have it checked?

Johnson County Kansas Posted 17 days ago


For the last several years we have had an influx of this time of bug on and around our sunburst locust. Do you know what bug this is and is it part of the reason our branches keep dying off and dropping from out locust?

Johnson County Kansas Posted 23 days ago

What plant is this

Photos taken October 15. Plant is about 3’ tall

Wyandotte County Kansas plant identification horticulture Posted 3 months ago

What variety of pears do I have?

And do they need to be chilled after picking? Thank you!

Douglas County Kansas Posted 7 months ago


I have a Cockatiel named Coty
He has been scratching for couple of months. I looked online for Home Remedies and pet bird mites.

Found This:
Make bath water:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Soak bird for several minutes.
Then Towel dry.
Put Olive Oil in a Spray bottle & spray bird.
Return bird to his cage.
I did all this.

Woke up this morning and Coty is on cage floor tucked in a corner
He won't talk, sing whistle, play with his toys/bells and he won't eat.


PS: Today I bathed him again twice with plain warm water, placed him in cage and covered him with blanket and have him in warm room.


Harris County Texas birds pets Posted 7 months ago

mystery plant

I found this on a mesa top in La Madera, NM. Any thoughts?

PS - I put MY location into your form - now that I see the information as a caption to the picture I think you want: Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Well it was ambiguous.

Johnson County Kansas Posted 7 months ago

Castor Bean

Something is eating the leaves by my castor bean plant, I have sprayed with Seven and it is not helping. I can't see any kind of bug anywhere.

Ellis County Kansas Posted 8 months ago

Looking to identify before it is removed from my yard.

Looking to identify before it is removed from my yard.

Reno County Kansas Posted 9 months ago

Companion planting

Can I plant my okra in my Asiatic Lily Garden? I haven't had time to prepare a vegetable garden this year and so I am looking to plant a few vegetables in my flower gardens. My Lily Garden has the most room but I'm pretty sure they are poisonous so I need to know if they will in any way affect the okra that we will eat.

Cowley County Kansas Posted 10 months ago