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I have been harvesting and eating stinging nettle. While browsing information...

I have been harvesting and eating stinging nettle. While browsing information online, I came across a reference to nettle that indicated consuming nettle after it begins to flower may damage the kidneys. With further study, I found Paul Pritchford in his book "Healing with Whole Foods" referring to the kidney tonic effects of nettle. So now I am confused - can flowering nettle damage the kidneys or not? Would you have a source that can answer this question? I really appreciate your help with this. Julia Cubit

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Frederick County Maryland herbs almost 7 years ago

We have a 13+ year old ornimental plum tree (deep purple leaves/pink flowers...

We have a 13+ year old ornimental plum tree (deep purple leaves/pink flowers in spring). I noticed today that the leaves on it (and 4 others on the street) are turning brown and the branches are thinning. This appears to be in patches in the foliage. This is the first year I have noticed this for our tree or the other on the street. Our tree is the last in the line on the street, and not as bad as the others. We have full sun and fertilized lawn. The property is generally windy. Soil drainage is generally poor. We have not applied any pesticides or fungicides. What can be done to curb this problem?

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Howard County Maryland trees and shrubs ornamental plum tree plum tree with brown rot almost 7 years ago

please ID the type of pine tree this is. It grows wild in the forest.

please ID the type of pine tree this is. It grows wild in the forest.

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Prince George's County Maryland trees and shrubs plant identification almost 7 years ago

Please identify these purple flowers.

Please identify these purple flowers.

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Prince George's County Maryland plant identification flower identification purple flower almost 7 years ago

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Pls pass this along to "the boss."

1. after several questions and a few posted comments (as an MG), I received an email from "sohel karim of socient associates" asking me to click on links to provide feedback on this site. I have no reason to believe this is a reputable link, so either 1) you have been hacked and put your subscribers at risk, or 2) should have implemented some method to advise us that the contact is legitimate.

2. I sent a post with 2 questions, recvd response to one and a "get back to you" on the other, which think will be buried in some pile. maybe you should have a procedure for this - or instruction to onlt ask one at a time.

3. New to the site, I've read a number of answers that are accurate but quite terse; additional info would be helpful to the client. However you have set up your system appears to credit responders on a per response vs. per word basis.
Pls find a way to credit those who take time to flesh out more issues/facts.

4. I've never seen a comment to any question (besides mine!) which could be a function of others not being aware/contributing to your site, or that such effort is a waste of time. Before I continue spending my time commenting, pls advise if your software advises the client who wrote the question that additional info has been added, as it does when the initial response is prepared. Also, is the orig responder to the question also advised on the subsequent input?

5. this is also a test to determine how well you deal with multiple questions!!!!!

Tnx. Hope you want to make this tool be as benefical as I do.






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Anne Arundel County Maryland almost 7 years ago

How do I control flies (not house flies, but like fruit flies) in my compost...

How do I control flies (not house flies, but like fruit flies) in my compost bin. They swarm when I open it to add material.

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Carroll County Maryland flies pest control flies in compost almost 7 years ago

What do you do with grape hyacinths after they flower? After I take off the...

What do you do with grape hyacinths after they flower? After I take off the dead blooms, the grass like leaves don't seem to die back and just lie around looking messy. Can I just cut them back?

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Baltimore Maryland flower grape hyacinth almost 7 years ago

I have some carpenter bees in my deck. Should I get rid of them? What is the...

I have some carpenter bees in my deck. Should I get rid of them? What is the best method of getting rid of these bees?

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Montgomery County Maryland pest control carpenter bees almost 7 years ago

What is Damaging the Leaves of my Chard and Beets?

I'd like your help in identifying what is damaging the leaves of my Fordhook chard and Shiraz Tall Top Beet tops. The damage appeared recently, and is progressing rapidly. The plants are grown in a raised 3' x 7' container filled with Leaf gro, planting mix, homemade compost, blood meal, and desiccated cow manure. Nothing has been done to the plants, except bi-weekly application of Neptune's Harvest. They are in full sun from 9am- 4pm. Thank you!

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Montgomery County Maryland vegetables beets swiss chard almost 7 years ago

Scarring on Tomato Plant

These scars recently appeared on my tomato plant. I had the same scarring in previous years on some of my tomato plants. The photo is of an heirloom tomato growing in rather cramped conditions in a raised container. It receives full sun from 9am - 4pm. It has not been treated with any spray. The only fertilizing it receives is bi-weekly applications of Neptune's Harvest. Soil test indicated extremely high levels across the board, except low level of lead. I raised it from seed sowed indoors in early February, planted out early April under row covers. Soil is a mix of Leaf Gro, planting mix, homemade compost, and desiccated cow manure. I appreciate your help!

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Montgomery County Maryland vegetables almost 7 years ago

Flower Identification Needed

Greetings, Can you please identify this flower, from the attached photo? Thank you!

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Frederick County Maryland plant id almost 7 years ago

Ant Hill

I have noticed what looks to be an ant hill in my front yard. I want to know what type of insect it is. Should I be concerned? Attached is a photograph.

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Montgomery County Maryland insect identification lawn insect ant hills almost 7 years ago

Hi. I recently bought a gojiberry plant from my local nursery. Since...

Hi. I recently bought a gojiberry plant from my local nursery. Since planting, it has developed strange raised whitish bumps on the leaves. I t has been growing well, but I don't know what the bumps are and how I should respond. Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful. Thanks, Carin

Baltimore Maryland almost 7 years ago

Can I Plant Knock Out Roses in the Same Spot where a Former Rose Bush had Black Spot

I have 2 rose bushes that have black spot and would like to dig them up and get rid of them. Can I plant knock out roses in their spot without the knock outs getting diseased? Or would it be better to plant something else there?

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Queen Anne's County Maryland shrubs roses black spot almost 7 years ago

Tomato Damage Days after Transplanting

I planted 14 heirloom tomatoes that I raised from seed on Tuesday night. They were 8" to 14" tall and had been treated with fungicide and dust containing Pyrethrins while in greenhouse. When I planted them they were liberally covered with dust. The very next night we check them and all were eaten leaving very few leaves and the stems. Corn, peas, potatoes growing next to tomatoes were untouched. No animal tracks, no hornworms, and no bugs or except a couple of small black flies on what was left of plants. Stems there so I guess no cutworms, afraid to plant any more there until we can figure out what wiped them out in less that 24 hours.

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Somerset County Maryland fruits and vegetables tomatoes horticulture almost 7 years ago

Hi...I have 5 (sour) cherry trees in my yard (actually most on HOA...

Hi...I have 5 (sour) cherry trees in my yard (actually most on HOA property)....All are oozing sticky stuff from bumps on the branches. We noticed because it started oozing on the car in the driveway. The trees have never done this before. Do you know what that is? And what should I do???? If we lose all those trees, we would really take a beating from the sun. : (

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Howard County Maryland trees and shrubs scale insects almost 7 years ago

Burford Holly with Black Spots on the Leaves

Hi Expert, I'm attaching images of a Burford Holly that was planted about 6 weeks ago in a bed on the north side of the house. There are black spots on the tops and bottoms of some of the leaves. Is this an infestation of some sort? I appreciate your advice as always. Thanks, Barbara

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Charles County Maryland shrubs leaf spot holly almost 7 years ago

Source of Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs

I was going to convert one of my flower beds to milkweed for Monarchs - what is the best native species for mid-Atlantic? I was going to buy seed online, but please let me know if you know of any place I can get for free?

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Howard County Maryland wildflowers and native plants flower butterflies almost 7 years ago

Leaf Problems on Various Vegetable Plants

I sent a question yesterday which you answered, but I didn't have a picture. Here are a couple of questions with pictures attached. I'm wondering what is causing these issues.... 1. holes in the bean plant leaves 2. holes and "rust" looking chewing on the lima bean leaves 3. shredding the leaves of brussels sprouts and broccoli 4. white substance on zucchini plant leaves. I appreciate your advice. (This is in the Sheridan St community garden supported by UMD Darrell Parsons)

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Prince George's County Maryland vegetables almost 7 years ago

Chestnut Oak Trees with Leaves that are Turning Black and Falling off

Hi - I have two massive chestnut oak trees that don't look at all well this spring. Their leaves are turning black and falling off! Who can you recommend I call to come take a look at them? Thanks.

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Baltimore County Maryland trees and shrubs tree health anthracnose chestnut oak almost 7 years ago

can i sell my home canning jams/in yard sales,farmers market booth,any local...

can i sell my home canning jams/in yard sales,farmers market booth,any local functions? what are the rules on this, and if so ,may i price them as i choose?

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Anne Arundel County Maryland almost 7 years ago

I'm running an urban farm in my 1/16th acre Brooklyn Park row home lot. We...

I'm running an urban farm in my 1/16th acre Brooklyn Park row home lot. We have a front and back yard. Out back, nothing eats our fruitful kitchen gardens, but out front, something nibbles my sunflower seedlings and broccoli stalks. The SF shoots are only an inch with a stem left behind, and the broccoli was at least five inches tall when it was lobbed off. No evidence of rats, but maybe squirrels or birds are the culprits. Help! We are dedicated to 100% organic here. What could it be? How could I stop this? Cages and trapping are the only thing I could imagine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland vegetables vegetable gardening vegetable pests almost 7 years ago

Fruit Tree Pruning Difficulties

My 85 year old father is having difficulty pruning his fruit trees. any ideas?

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Calvert County Maryland almost 7 years ago

Fast Growing Vines Growing on Trees in My Yard

Can you help me identify these two vines that are twirling around trees and plants in my yard? Can you also advise on the best way to control their spread - they really move fast!

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Baltimore County Maryland plant id almost 7 years ago

Many if not all of the sycamore trees in my town (University Park) and nearby...

Many if not all of the sycamore trees in my town (University Park) and nearby towns seem to be really struggling (the leaves are mostly brown and much smaller than they usually are). Is there some sort of blight or is it just a result of the strange spring weather? Is there anything that can be done to help them?

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Prince George's County Maryland trees and shrubs sycamore anthracnose almost 7 years ago

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