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Questions asked to this group

May I Ask For Scraps?

Is it legal for me to ask a butcher for their scraps? I am mainly focusing on bone scraps, to be specific.
Or will this get them in trouble?
Would I need to wait until it is "in the trash" that way it's no problem?
Thank you for your feedback!

Summit County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

How can I obtain a list of Organic Farmers for Holmes County. What is the...

How can I obtain a list of Organic Farmers for Holmes County. What is the action I should take if I feel Organic practices are not being followed? Case in point. I am leasing (no contract) farm land to an "organic " farmer. Little did I know that he was placing containers of pesticides with a sweet liquid in the corn fields which resulted in the death of 2 family dogs. A report was filed. ODNR did an inspection finding various skeletonized and other bodies of wild life in or near the field. How can this be "organic" when these contaminated bodies are left to rot in the open and on the very soil that is producing this corn?

Holmes County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Disease On Cantaloupe leaves

Hello,
First time gardener here from NE Ohio.

I noticed my cantaloupe and even my cucumber leaves are getting a splotchy yellow and white dots on them. I will try to attach photo's in hope that an answer to what is happening to them and possible way to treat them please! I'm in love with my plants and don't want them to die or stop producing all they can! This seems to appear fast too!

Summit County Ohio Posted 3 months ago

Hello, I am helping a farmer rehabilitate a traditional 60 acre farm and...

Hello, I am helping a farmer rehabilitate a traditional 60 acre farm and convert it to a sustainable market farm and homestead. We currently have 1000 square feet of cultivated vegetable crops (not including paths... just the footage of what needs irrigation)... and soon to have another 1000 square feet. We are currently designing and building a water catchment system for the barn roof, and have secured so far 3 food grade 275 gallon IBC totes. It is our plan to collect water from the barn roof to use for irrigation. I'm doing a number of calculations for water pressure and how much water we will need. I used the inch-acre and data I found at an irrigation company and the PennState extension to calculate how many gallons per week we will need to irrigate roughly 2000 square feet per week. I'm not sure I'm correct. Basically, I'm trying to figure out how many tanks we will need per 1000 square feet of bed, expecting that sometimes, being Ohio, we may have to go about 3 weeks without rain? Is that another correct assumption? Thank you, Holly Whiteside Farm on 58 Oh the math!!!! haha. Anyway, I figured if anyone had the correct answers/formulas/recommendations, it would be Ohio State Extension. I'm looking for how many tanks I need to cover irrigation per 1000 sq feet of bed, or any other information that might help. Thank you so much.

Lorain County Ohio Posted 3 months ago

Unidentified worms in large web tent

Good or bad,
Please advise

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 3 months ago

What kind of ointment do you put on turkeys foot antibiotics for bubble foot

What kind of ointment do you put on turkeys foot antibiotics for bubble foot

Scioto County Ohio Posted about 1 year ago

Exemption

We filed paper to b cone tax exempt for sales tax on farm we had out certificate that had our info on it destroyed by water how can we get a copy of our cert

Cuyahoga County Ohio Posted about 1 year ago

Lilacs wilting

Row of lilacs. First one leaves began curling early after leafing. Worsened over summer. Branches dead by second year. Cut all the way back. Coming back looking good but all other bushes now with wilting, curling leaves.Not brown....yet

Hamilton County Ohio Posted over 1 year ago

Roots of large White Pines

I have a question regarding tree roots of White Pines. We have several large White Pines planted at the top, close to the railing, of our 10-12 foot retaining wall. They have been there about 14 years and they are about 50 feet tall. Our retaining wall is made of large cement blocks. Can the roots of the White Pines affect the integrity of our wall? We have our wall inspected every three years by an engineer and so far there hasn't been a problem. Please let me know so I can inform our condo board. Thank you.

Hamilton County Ohio Posted over 1 year ago

Colorado Blue Spruce Needles

Hello, Our 4 yr. old Colorado Blue Spruce tree looked wonderful up until 2017 then I noticed the inner limbs from trunk out 2 feet or so began to turn brown and then fell off the limbs. This occured in one side of the tree. The rest are turning brown or not turning at all. Our beloved Spruce is in our back yard. Gets great sun, water and is professionally fertilized every Feburary. Do we have a desease? Our aborbist stated it may be lacking acid. Please help up save our tree!

Cook County Illinois Posted over 1 year ago