Caldwell County, North Carolina

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Lima Bean seeds shriveling

I have been growing an heirloom butterbean for a few years, and this year I've had poor seed development inside the pods. I've had a bit of an issue with this variety before, but this year I'd say about half of the seeds in the pods are affected by brown, sometimes sunken, spots. I'm mildly suspicious of the onslaught of all kinds of stinkbugs being the culprit. The leaves look healthy and green, it's just that the seeds are often damaged. I grew these before in Jackson County, and they fared much better there, so it could have something to do with hotter weather and perhaps the soil lacking something where I am gardening now. The variety is originally from just down the road in Valdese, so I would have assumed it would have fared well. Thanks! You can see attached photo of a pod with a healthy seed, one with a little damage, and a shrunken one.

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Caldwell County NC 6 months ago

What is this fruit . . . ?

I bought a fruit at the local Food Lion. It is the size of a large, egg-shaped plum. It is green and red mottled with a very smooth skin. It is very firm with no "navel" at either end. It has been in my refrigerator for several weeks and hasn't changed color, or anything. Can you help?



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Caldwell County NC 5 months ago

Is this a brown recipe

Is this as brown recluse found her this morning beside my microwave with a bunch of hatched babies



Caldwell County NC 7 months ago

Re Moth Question

I am Ricky Bolick and I sent the question about two moths from the same cocoon. I took a couple pictures of the two moths holding onto the cocoon. Its on a regular camera but if your more interested in seeing them I will get them developed and sent to too you. I also have the cocoon they came from if you want too inspect it for evidence. If it would help prove something interesting for science I would be willing to meet with the scientist from Gastonia. That's about a 1 hour drive from my home. Thanks.


Caldwell County NC over 3 years ago

Baby brown recluse

I live in North Carolina about 45 minutes from Appalachian State University. I recently bought a house and I'm seeing these spiders everywhere. Always underneath blankets,clothes, etc. that are in the floor. Is this a baby brown recluse spider? I do know that we do have them around here. Please help! I have small children and I'm very worried! Thank you very much, look forward to a response from someone! God Bless


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Caldwell County NC about 4 years ago

Plant Identification

Hi, there are a few of these trees growing around my yard and I was wondering what type it was. The tree itself is about 15 feet tall and is covered in small reddish berries that have rough, yellow/tan spots. The fruit is pitted, very juicy, and smells similar to a plum when crushed. Any help identifying the plant would be appreciated.


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Caldwell County NC over 4 years ago

Main stem of concord grape turning brown

The main stem of my two year old concord grapes is turning red brown color not sure what is going on with them. Looking for answer so i can correct it if i can. I was green and growing last we and now is turning brown.


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Caldwell County NC over 4 years ago

Possible causes for woodpecker problems

I was told that my woodpecker problem could be caused due to a termite or carpenter fly problem & should have exterminator check that first! Is this a major problem or should I try to deter it first after plugging hole?


Caldwell County NC almost 4 years ago

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