Potter County, Texas

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WHEN DO I HAVE TO MOW MY NATIVE BUFFALOGRASS

I HAVE HEARD PRO AND CON AS TO MOWING MY NATIVE BUFFALOGRASS DURING THE SUMMER. I HAVE READ TO MOW THE DORMANT GRASS BEFORE THE SPRING GROWING SEASON BEGINS. I HAVE THE VARIETY THAT HAS THE MALE AND FEMALE PODS.

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Potter County TX almost 3 years ago

Peach Issues

As a county agent in an urban county, I get several "backyard peach" questions

The most recent has stumped me somewhat

A gentlemen brought in several peaches from a "seasoned" tree (8-10 yrs old) that has always been very productive. This year in the panhandle has been an odd year due to low temperature and high levels of moisture.

These peaches are oozing a sap like substance all over. When opened, it appears that the pit area is molded throughout the area. Would this be something that originated in the bud and grew with the peach?

Any help would be appreciated (IMAGE ATTACHED)

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Potter County TX horticulture over 3 years ago

Help with snowcone syrups

I just bought a snowcone stand, and I'm blinded. Made the simple syrup and added my flavor concentrate to each one. Tried to look online for help but found nothing. In order to preserve my flavors from going bad how much citric acid and preservative do I add to each 32 oz of flavors? Also how long do the flavors last without the preservation items? All help or links are very appreciated. Thanks ;)

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Potter County TX food safety home food preservation almost 4 years ago

Bush thing

We moved into a house and this was growing out front. It's about 3 ft tall now. The leaves are about 4 inches and they're green on the bottom of the plant and towards the too it starts turning yellow. I don't know if it's a bush or a tree.

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Potter County TX over 2 years ago

grazing concerns for subirrigation drip systems

We had a new well and drip system installed for double-cropping wheat and cotton. Our first cotton harvest this past December definitely had a yield increase. As a partnership, one member wants us to consider having a fence built to surround this field to protect it from damage by cows or deer. I question if this is a common practice. I believe the tubing is 8-9 inches below the surface, so I am not convinced that the expense of a total fence is needed. Also, is the average "life" of the tubing only 5 years? Our location is near Crosbyton, Texas.

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Potter County TX irrigation and water management drip irrigation over 4 years ago

Plant with pods

I bought this plant and don't know what it is. Some kind of ivy i believe. It has purple green leaves and has purple pods that look like green beans, but purple.i think it's sick cause I don't know how much sun or water it needs.

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Potter County TX over 2 years ago

What kind of tree is this?

I like the contrast between the dark leaves and the light bark. What kind of tree is this? Does the bark stay this color, or does it darken with age?

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Potter County TX almost 3 years ago

My asparagus roots are enormous and not producing!!

I planted Mary Washington roots about 4-5 years ago. They produced too much for a couple of years, but the last 2 years hardly anything. I've read on your site about soil being part sand,soil and moss, so I was considering digging them up and moving them into a new, better location. I tried to dig one up and the root system was easily 24" across and had dug in deep. It took a hour just to get one out of the ground and I left many root pieces still stuck in the earth. Also the roots themselves are bigger than my pinkie finger in diameter. Is is possible to move these roots more easily or would I just damage them more? Also, a couple of years ago when I watered these plants, they'd grow 12+ inches in a day - very difficult to keep up with. Any advice? We've had a ton of rain for the last two years, but no asparagus growth - only a few pieces and ferns straight out of the ground, which I'm now leaving after reading the info on your site.

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Potter County TX fruits and vegetables horticulture almost 4 years ago

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