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Early blight?

3/6 San Marzano like this. No other varieties. It has been very cool and wet.

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Hancock County ME over 3 years ago

Thanks for the tips !

Replies to questions about fallen spruce tips were helpful. This winter in Portland Maine, we had two firsts in our neighborhood: 1) red squirrels, 2) carpets of spruce tips on the ground, many, but not all, with tip buds neatly removed. 2+2 = ....

Cumberland County ME over 1 year ago

Tomatoes not growing well

My plants are not full and bushy like usual, and have very few tomatoes. I fertilize, have had a soil test(good) and we have had enough rain.


Franklin County ME over 5 years ago

Prairie Petite Lilac

I have a Prairie Petite Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). It is supposed to be 3 to 4 feet tall. The first year after I planted it it grew about an inch and had a few flowers. Since then it has grown over a foot each year, straight up and does not flower. it is now 6 feet tall. It gets about 6 hours of sun from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Other than being 6 feet tall and not getting flowers it is a healthy beautiful plant. It is too tall now for the space it is in. What should I do? Should I cut it back? Move it? Feed it? Thanks for your help.


Cumberland County ME about 4 years ago

What is this?

I was given this bush? I cut off a broken branch and it sent a very foul smell?


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Kennebec County ME over 1 year ago

Toba Hawthorn does not bloom

Hello, I have two Toba Hawthorns, now about 10 years old. They have never bloomed. Last fall I gave them some super phosphate and again this spring. They leaf out beautifully, but no flowers. It is a bit early this year, (I live in Knox County, Maine), but I keep checking everyday. Where do the flowers arise on the stem? Thank you.
Margaret Oliver
South Thomaston, Maine


Knox County ME over 4 years ago

Cross Pollinating Rainier and Bing Cherry Trees

I had planted one of each of these trees (for pollination) and when they had been in the ground 2 months a neighbor's huge tree fell across them. One survived and the other broke off at the ground. Unfortunately I did not mark which tree was which so now am wondering which tree I need to replace. How do I make the distinction? Thank you for any help.


Kennebec County ME over 4 years ago

alderman plumb

planted alderman and toka plum trees 6yrs. ago. Toka will bloom,alderman will show blooms but will not flower out. Toka blooms before alderman. no fruit either tree???


Somerset County ME over 4 years ago

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