Chisago County, Minnesota

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How to apply side dressing in a garden with straw mulch

i am wanting to apply a side dressing to my tomato, pepper and squash plants within the next two weeks. It is a controlled release nitrogen product 12-6-6 . It recommends 2 tablespoons per square foot of soil I know i am supposed to keep it six inches from the plant. Do i rake back the mulch or apply it over the top of the mulch. the plants are watered using a drip irrigation system. Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated



Chisago County MN over 1 year ago

Peppers and tomatoes in containers

Hi! I am out of space in my garden to rotate my plants. So, I need to do a year in containers. What is the best soil mix for growing a healthy crop of peppers and tomatoes? I am going to do it all organically. Reid Anderson


Chisago County MN tomato container tomatoes container soil mix 10 months ago

Buckthorn treatment

I am using a product named ERASER, by Martins. The active ingredient is Glyphosate,N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, 41%. This product has worked well using it full strength on buckthorn stumps. My question is this, with this product can I treat the stumps year around? My main concern is getting the chemical into the root system. When should I stop treating and when can I restart treatment if year around treatment is not recommended. Thanks for your help. RON


Chisago County MN almost 3 years ago

Insect control

We have an insect or bug that is eating the leaves of our beans, raspberries, sweet potato vines, rose bush and ferns. What can we do to get rid of them? I will attach a picture of on of them. Thank you, Doris Bennett 651-462-4741



Chisago County MN over 1 year ago

The roots on one side of the tree were severed when we dug the foundation for...

The roots on one side of the tree were severed when we dug the foundation for the cabin. I can not get my arms around the tree. I do not know what kind of tree it is. The foundation was dug on Sept 2. The soil will be replaced by the end of this week. Will the roots regenerate? The roots are not very thick. Some are shallow, most of them are uniform in thickness. Do I need to be concerned about the roots getting into the drainage tile? I have not counted all the roots. There a lots of them. Thank you


Chisago County MN over 5 years ago

My neighbor gave me a bag of hydragnea roots. Do I need to put them in the...

My neighbor gave me a bag of hydragnea roots. Do I need to put them in the ground now temporarily (I'm not sure where I them permanently ) or can I store them in the bag and wait until spring to plant them?


Chisago County MN about 5 years ago

Planting native grass seed

I have "harvested" grass seed from some of my native plantings. How can I tell if the seed is mature? What would be the best time and way to plant it to accomplish maximum germination and growth? Now or wait for spring? Directly where I want it to grow? Or in a seed-sprouting medium? In the house or outside? I have mixed about 3 varieties together, is that a problem? I have prairie dropseed, and two other varieties whose names I can't remember.


Chisago County MN over 1 year ago

Browning of elm leaves

The leaves on my elm trees are browning It starts as a small area and then spreads to the entire leaf It seems to impact the entire canopy, but only elm trees What do you think is the cause? And the solution? Thank you. Patsy



Chisago County MN elm leaves turning brown over 3 years ago

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