Union County, Ohio
I have recently moved to Union County, NW of Marysville. My husband and I have a 10 acre lot, 3 acres grass/pasture/pond. How would I request an agricultural specialist to come to my place and give me advice on soil, placement of a chicken coop, garden suggestions? I called the Union county local office and they are hiring somebody in March, but that will be too busy of a time. I would like to get someone to come in January, February. Is there a fee for such a request? I need expert advice. Thank you kindly. I love to grow plants!
Union County Ohio about 5 years ago
I live in an apartment and I have strawberries in a 1 gallon container. How do I take care of them in the winter? I still have berries growing in them.
Union County Ohio overwintering strawberries in containers over 4 years ago
How do I control blight in my apple trees? Like what kind of spray will work and where can I get some?
Union County Ohio fire blight almost 5 years ago
I believe our peach tree has gummosis.....I am not sure of the cause. My 1st guess is possible environmental stress by lack of water. The tree is about 5 years old (from when we planted it)...it has plentiful green leaves but a large canker with amber sap. There are other fruit trees in the yard including apples and pears both in the back yard - blueberry and cherry bushes in the front yard (other side of fence and house). No other pitted fruits. Last year there weren't any fruit. I cannot remember if it had blossoms or not. I have yet to see any blossoms this year but have lots of green leaves. I have uploaded a picture. Please advise if we adjust and add watering by drip irrigation or a sprinkler will help the tree to heal and if it may bloom and fruit in the future. Thanks!
Union County Ohio almost 5 years ago
Hi I have a couple grape vines for kitchen use and one of them I'm having problems with. I have pics of some of the infected leaves. last year I lost all my grapes. this year so far I have a lot of buds but the leaves are browning and curling. It seems to start at the edges and on the new growth. I would like to take care of it if I can. I think it's a concord variety grape if that helps. I would appreciate any help you can give me!
Very fast growing , shallow roots, popping up along fences.
Union County Ohio tree id over 3 years ago
I have a nest of bumblebees near the entrance to my building. I have read so many warnings about the declining honybee population due to the use of glyphosates and neonicotinoids ( sp ? ), so I am reluctant to simply exterminate them. However, there are many of them, and I am concerned about somebody getting stung if I don't do something. Do you have any suggestions how to handle them? Relocation ? I presume bumblebees perform a similar function to honeybees; is this a valid assumption?
Union County Ohio almost 4 years ago
Hello, I have a question in regard to canning jam: I prefer to use less sugar and have used the low sugar pectin but would still like to use less sugar. What is the rule for peservation and sugar? Most of what I've read states to follow the recipe but I'm unsure if this is for taste/texture purposes or food safety. Can you help? Thanks!