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Questions asked to this group

Treatment of white grubs Timeline

When is best time to annually treat for Grubs in the ground?
Early spring? Is first week in August too late?

Sarpy County Nebraska Posted about 1 month ago

Unable to identify a spider in Bellevue Nebraska

The outside of my house has been invaded with this spider. I have found 2 in the house so far, not in basement but living areas. I cannot figure out what it is. I captured one and took the best photos possible. At the beginning of the year, there were literally hundreds, tiny ones I believe of the same type on the front cement steps, just going in and out of the concrete. I have never seen this before either. I am in Bellevue Nebraska. I have waited for over 48 hours, I am guessing this is a wolf spider, but I have looked at every wolf spider picture and cannot find one just like it. I cant wait to find out what it is. Thanks

Sarpy County Nebraska Posted about 1 month ago

Japanese Beetles

What can I do to get rid of them now and to prevent them from coming again.

Pottawattamie County Iowa Posted 2 months ago

damage to nearly sprouted cucumbers

My newly sprouted cucumber plants (and to some extent sunflowers) have been damaged by something. I have a fence around the garden bed so I don't believe it is rabbits. Some of the plants have leaves slightly eaten, some entire leaf is cut off, and some cut off completely. I had a similar problem last year and was only successful with growing cucumbers after several re plantings. I don't see any obvious signs of insects (ie seeing them) on or near the plants. Is it possible that the damage is coming from birds? What are your suggestions to do? (In another garden bed I have newly sprouted zucchini squash that has no visible damage.)

Sarpy County Nebraska Posted 3 months ago

Pond water

Is pond water suitable for watering a vegetable garden?

Scott County Mississippi Posted 5 months ago

Re: Untreated Well Water

Knowing what health problems untreated well water may cause when consumed. What can I use to make our well water safe to use in our garden? We use it on our lawn at this time.

Midland County Texas Posted 6 months ago

Ash mite pods eaten by our dog

  • Our ash tree has mites and we now have the prickly pods all over our yard, sidewalk, and driveway. We have a dog that eats the pods. Can he get mites by eating th w pods?

Douglas County Nebraska Posted 6 months ago

Planning my vegetable garden

When and what vegetable seeds do I need to start planting? I’m not sure what zone I am in 4 or 5 I am in North Omaha I am wanting to build raised garden beds and just don’t know what to start with and when

Douglas County Nebraska Posted 7 months ago

Tomatoes, Winter Squash

Hello! I'm looking for 5-6 different types of indeterminate tomato plants to grow in my garden this year. Can you recommend any specifics that have good disease resistance and produce red, large tomatoes? Also, can you give a recommendation for a good, hearty, disease resistant spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and zucchini squash? Thank you so much! Tyler Smith

Sarpy County Nebraska vegetable gardening Posted 7 months ago

Do you have plans for green house

I would like to build a small green house next to or attached to the South side of my house to overwinter plants and start seedlings. Do you have any recommendations?

Douglas County Nebraska greenhouses Posted 9 months ago