Gaston County, North Carolina

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What tree is this?

Thank you!

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Gaston County North Carolina plant identification horticulture trees and shrubs almost 3 years ago

treated lumber

is it safe for me to use treated lumber for vestable garden

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Gaston County North Carolina horticulture raised beds vegetable gardening treated lumber safety over 1 year ago

Phorid flies

I have these little pests in my bathroom window and they sound like the phorid flies. I have sprayed them with bug spray and my window sill will be full of dead ones but they always seem to come back. Should I spray the outside of the window or how do I get rid of them?

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Gaston County North Carolina insect issues household pests almost 3 years ago

Is cedar wood harmful for chicks?

I have purchased some baby chicks and ducks, and we are looking into buying a coop for them. However, I have been reading different articles that say they cannot be around cedar wood. Is this a fact or fiction? We really liked one particular cedar house and know how well cedar stands up to weather, but if it will hurt them, we do not want to jeopardize their lives.

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Gaston County North Carolina poultry over 6 years ago

CREPE MYRTLE

i LIVE IN NC AND MY BROTHER IN LAW WAS HERE TO VISIT . HE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE TREE DOWN HERE AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE.. THE SCIENTIFIC NAME IS LAGERSTROEMIA. HE LIVES IN GREENSBURG PA AND I WOULD LOVE TO GET HIM EITHER THE TREE OR THE SHRUB. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS: ARE THEY AVAILABLE IN PA AND IF SO WHERE COULD I PURCHASE THIS? My email is : emaccipiter@google.com Any info you can send me would be very helpful. Evelyn

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Gaston County North Carolina horticulture trees and shrubs about 3 years ago

Can I cultivate ramps in the NC piedmont?

I live by the woods, but I don't think we don't get enough rain here in the Charlotte, NC area for ramps to occur naturally. I'm wondering if I can grow ramps in the ground if I irrigate the area all season? Trilliums and bloodroot are in these woods, but for the last years, because of summer drought, they are struggling to continue as well as they once did and most have died out.
I think part of my concern is how quickly the heat comes to this area and that might not give the ramps time to fully develop to survive the following months.

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Gaston County North Carolina forest farming edible landscapes nontimber forest products native plants over 2 years ago

Green Lacewing Pupation

I have seen what I believe to be green lacewing larvae on an oak tree in my yard. They are camouflaged with a roughly 5 mm diameter disk of lichen. If I am correct, since they are predators, I am interested in not hindering their development.

The oak tree is banded so as to catch canker worms, and all the lacewing larvae I have seen are below the banding. Where do they go to pupate? Do they go up into the branches, or down to the ground, I haven't yet seen any get stuck on the banding, but they are hanging out pretty close to it.

Thanks,

Alec Martin

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Gaston County North Carolina green lacewing pest issues over 2 years ago

Yellow Squash Not Producing

We have yellow squash plants that are growing well and look quite healthy except for yellow spots on the leaves that seem to develop into holes as in photos. The problem is that the plants set fruit, but the fruit only grow a tiny bit then begin to rot.

We've grown squash for years, and have never had this problem. Is there anything that we can do to remedy?

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Gaston County North Carolina vegetable gardening horticulture summer squash about 3 years ago

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