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My uncle put packets of fertilizer at my sofa..?

My uncle put packets of fertilizer at my sofa.... now m worried .is my sofa harmful now? How to remove it now?

Outside United States 22 days ago

Safer method of leading a horse Not a question but a view from the experts, please

I have noted many people lead a horse on a halter only, recently I noted a handler trying to lunge a horse on a halter. Leading a horse on a halter outside of confined yard is fraught with danger.
If the animal takes fright and then decides flight you have no hope at all of controlling that horse.
I have seen this happen and I have had it happen to myself. It can and often does lead to injury to the handler.
A halter should only be used when leading in a confined space i.e yard to yard. A halter should also be used to tether a horse on its own or in conjunction with a bridle to avoid damage to the bridle. When I lead a horse in an open area I always use a bridle with a double clip lead. If I have a halter over the top of the bridle, I use two methods. A single clip lead, I thread the lead through the bridle mouthpiece D Ring or the egg yoke ring, then clip on to the halter. If I use a double clip lead, I clip one latch onto the ring of the bridle mouth piece, the second latch is clipped onto the halter. Both methods give far more control over the head. Always, always use gloves when leading a horse, when a horse starts to get away on you and the lead rips through your hand, nasty rope burns can happen. When that happens, goodness knows were the horse will career of to?

Outside United States about 1 month ago

Silver flecks in rock.

I found this rock at the beach in Torbay. It is black and white tiger strips but is covered in silver flecks. I think it is stunning.

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Outside United States 7 months ago

What kind of spider is this

Good afternoon We just popped to our local Sainsbury’s store. As it’s a Sunday and living in Britain it’s of course Sunday dinner time. However we opened up the rosmary to find a spider with its nest in the leafs. The nest opened up a little spiders crawled out! The rosmary was from Italy!

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Outside United States about 1 year ago

Can you identify this spider for me?

A friend found this spider on his home in Manitoba Canada. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the species but I just can't with this one. Thanks!


Outside United States about 1 year ago

Pumpkin nutrition

Good Morning, I worh for a parge pumpkin grower in the UK. We know that excess nitrogen can damage the storage potential of the crop, but, has anyone looked at the benefits of organic matter in the soil on storability & quality, or even using humic acid or other soil enhancers to improve pumkin storage potential, I wonder? I would welcome your views on best timing of fertilier application & what rates to use, based on work in your area, please? I can be reached at paul@pwhort.com, or 00447470452007. Thank you for reading my question.

Outside United States organic fertilizer growing pumpkins pumpkins about 1 year ago

Hello, I am a new gardener growing table (seedless and seeded) and wine...

Hello, I am a new gardener growing table (seedless and seeded) and wine grapes of different varieties. we are growing around 28000 vines. I just received the soil test of one of the plots that we are planting along with the water test ( attached files ) . Our farm is on drip irrigation and the spacing between the vines and the rows is ( 3 meters * 3 meters ) the climate is dry and hot, and the vines are head trained and a horizontal wire construction is used to support the canopy. the soil sample was taken a meter and a half away from the trunk. After doing the necessary calculations (CEC,ESP,SAR) I found out that the soil is saline sodic and that the water may be the cause for this salt problem (water test in attached file). the soil is in good structure , and their are no visual signs of high salts. The only sign there is is the low yield. I read many articles about the problem and they all discussed the same points ( leaching, drainage, lime , elemental sulfur, water table .... ) we are willing to add fertilizers for the next season crop production. we are thinking of the following options( Urea, potassium sulfate, 20-20-20, 17-17-17 , and high phosphorous fertilizer, micro nutrients with foliage sprays)along with composted sheep manure.
Our goal is to get high yield, high qualuty fruits for both table and wine grapes with taking care of the soil health. It is a challenge to take the right decisions. I have few questions :
can we add fertilizers to the soil or will it make the situation worse?
should the soil sample be taken closer to the trunk because the farm is drip irrigated? and there would be variation in the soil around the vine? ( before the fertilizers were always added half a meter away from the trunk)
what is the best way to assess the situation, work on the solution, and what should we avoid doing?

Thank you very much.

Youssef Ghadban

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Outside United States almost 2 years ago

Oyster shell scale in Edmonton alberta

What products are available in our area to control Oyster Shell scale?

Outside United States over 2 years ago

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