Schuyler County, New York

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pear disease

please id this pear disease, and methods of control that meet organic standards


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Schuyler County New York over 6 years ago

Arborvitae help

We purchased several arborvitae from local Mennonite’s. The trees are 15 yrs old and about 15 feet tall. They re turning brown. From what I read it’s not unusual. What are your thoughts? Also the trees are very tall and thin. Is there a way to make the trees fuller.


Schuyler County New York 12 months ago

Fruit/veggie identification

Can you please tell me what this is and how to prepare it? I was told its a lemon cucumber. The inside looks like cucumber flesh and seeds. Definitely smells like cucumber. Just wanting to make sure! Any ideas for prep would be appreciated! Thank you!


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Schuyler County New York about 5 years ago

Should I be rototilling?

I have a 40 foot by 40 foot vegetable garden with raised beds. Every year in the spring I put a layer of manure and compost on top and till it into the soil before planting. In the fall I do the same for my garlic planting and in the summer after harvesting the garlic beds I do it in those beds before planting other crops. I usually have earthworms but this year I have especially many of them, particularly in beds that I had covered with hay mulch. Now I am wondering if rototilling is causing more harm than good, killing the earthworms. Looking at various sites I see that some say one should never till, others say not too often or deeply. I have a small tiller (Mantis) and do not till more frequently than mentioned above. Should I continue doing this or stop or reduce? If I stop, how do I mix the manure and compost into the soil, or does that even need to be done? I have been doing this more or less continuously since 1985, and think that my soil is very good. But I don't like to kill worms if there is any workable alternative.


Schuyler County New York about 1 year ago

Rose of Sharron died after serval good years

We had two Rose of Sharron bushes in north east Schuyler county. They were about 7 feet tall after a half dozen year or so one of them died, and the other 2 years later. Our neighbors across the road had a couple about the same age, and lost theirs in the same time frame. This occurred between 2017 & 2019. Do they have a short life spand?


Schuyler County New York 3 months ago

Dead Indian pipes or fungus?

Are these dead Indian pipes or some type of fungus?


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Schuyler County New York about 5 years ago

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