Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Problem in the garden

I joined a garden team/sharing group along with SEEDS this year. Things were going fine until this week. My beautiful healthy tomato plants and potatoes started to develop yellow leaves. Hoping to save these heirlooms. Any suggestions. Doesn't seem to be based on overwatering

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Grand Traverse County MI 6 months ago

Sick trees

I have two conifers that are clearly unhealthy and want to find out what ails them. I've sent in soil samples but do not have results back yet. Qualitatively, soil is very sandy with little organic matter. Other adjacent oaks and pines appear to be healthy.

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Grand Traverse County MI over 1 year ago

My hosta

Something is shredding the stems of my hosta in 3 different gardens. My local garden centers don’t know what it is. Can you help?

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Grand Traverse County MI over 2 years ago

Cherry willow tree

Can I cut the branches back (on my old cherry willow) so they aren’t touching the ground in the summer or so I have to wait until the tree is dormant?

Grand Traverse County MI 6 months ago

Cottage food law safety

I would like to do a cupcake that includes candied bacon. Is candied bacon considered safe under the cottage food law? Would I be able to do this and still be within the acceptable guidelines?


Grand Traverse County MI over 3 years ago

Plant identification

Hi, I quit mowing beneath a red oak and stand of white pine last year and now have many of these plants. The leaves resemble poison ivy but with a pair of leaves lower on the stem.The growth is upright and the foliage quite soft. Hoping you might be able to tell me what it is. I think it's pretty but want to make sure it's not poison or invasive. Thanks, John


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Grand Traverse County MI over 1 year ago

Specimen tree ID help

Hi there I am looking for help (again) to identify this plant. I have lots of good natives in the yard that I've uncovered, but this one is stumping me.




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Grand Traverse County MI over 7 years ago

Cedar Apple Rust

We garden in the City of Traverse City and have several fruit trees. One of our apple trees is covered in spots and the leaves are all turning yellow. The condition is spreading to younger smaller apple trees and to a dwarf cherry tree. We weren't sure if the infected tree should be removed or not before the other trees and shrubs are affected by the rust. Can you help? We garden organically and have not sprayed the trees.
Thank you.


Grand Traverse County MI 5 months ago

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