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What to do with old tomato vines?


October 20, 2018, 9:57 am

Plow them under or toss in the trash bin? Read more »

minerals?


October 12, 2018, 8:33 pm

Hi All, I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the soil if the mineral is there to start with. My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks. Not all that useful to th... Read more »

Scallions (green onions) question


October 12, 2018, 8:29 pm

Hi All, I am putting together my layout for next year's garden. I am thinking of growing Scallions (green onions) with the intent of harvesting off the greens for salads. Can I just harvest the t... Read more »

hard freeze Thurs


October 9, 2018, 8:28 am

Hard freeze predicted for Thursday night (30F). So everything gets picked Wednesday. The zukes have already started to give it up about two weeks ago, so this will put them out for good. The yel... Read more »

Pork roast


October 5, 2018, 11:07 am

What about removing fat from pork roast and giving a burst in microwave to remove moisture then replacing on roast before slow cooking? Read more »

Pretty Picture


September 24, 2018, 10:19 am

Hi All, This is an Anaheim Pepper. I waited three weeks to get this picture. I call the picture Fire and Ice: https://ibb.co/eDvr2U -T Yes, they were very yummy! Yes, I cheated and miste... Read more »

Identifying a Dead Conifer to Replace


September 23, 2018, 10:08 pm

Hi, I have been asked to replace a dead conifer as photographed. Problem is I am not completely sure what the dead one is. I think it's possibly Thuja Orientalis or Chamaecyparis Lawsonia but not su... Read more »

Sevin


September 19, 2018, 7:59 pm

This is time of year I spray my chestnuts to protect them from the chestnut weevil. Carbaryl is the only recommended pesticide for this weevil. Now I find that Sevin has been reformulated and d... Read more »

zukes, old growth question?


September 7, 2018, 11:39 pm

Hi All, The old growth on my zukes are dying off. Should I cut them off or just let nature take its course? Will the open tubes open the plant to infection/bugs? Many thanks, -T Tony Ewell, B... Read more »

A couple of pretty pictures


September 5, 2018, 5:42 pm

Zuke Flower: https://ibb.co/ioP7Hz Cherry Tomato and Light: https://ibb.co/f1MUxz Read more »

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Tomato pesticides, anything better than Malathion?

rating: 5

Hi, I'm growing tomatoes on my apartment porch, got maybe a dozen plants going not too bad. Got a severe problem with bugs and bacteria pest because I recirculate excess water. Yup, the plant's sau... Read more »

When is Delicata squash ripe?

rating: 5

The Subject says it all. We just picked an unripe one and would like to do better than trial-and-error. Thanks, Bob Read more »

green spots in apples

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I have an apple tree that produces tart green (some blush) 2-4 inch apples. The tree is loaded and apples are falling. When I started picking I noticed that there are green spots embedded in the fl... Read more »

burning junk mail for ash

rating: 5

Hi, I've been looking around the web for information of whether junk mail burnt is safe or advisable to use as a source of ash in the garden or compost pile. But I haven't found anything useful yet. ... Read more »

protein in cow manure

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does anyone have an idea of how much protein is typically found in cow manure? -- Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras lobortis volutpat commodo. Morbi lobortis, massa frin... Read more »

Roots in Raised Bed

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I've been doing SFG in raised beds for a couple of years now, and there is now an accumulation of left over roots in the beds from past plantings. I imagine they compost at some time, but do they co... Read more »

Squirrels or birds? What's digging up my pumpkin seeds?

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I planted my kabocha pumpkin seeds a few days ago about an inch deep in very damp soil and again, something has been digging them up and eating the seeds, leaving the husks on the ground. Is it more ... Read more »

expanded shale for clay soil

rating: 5

Has anyone used expanded sale to improve clay soil? I read of a study by Texas A&M which indicated it is a permanent solution to improving the air and drainage properties for gardening. Has anyone... Read more »

How safe is copper-oil-fungicide?

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I have a dwarf peach tree that's had perrenial peach leaf curl. More than 20 years ago I bought a plastic 1 pint bottle of Chacon Bordoil Copper-Oil-Fungicide, but have never even opened the bottle. ... Read more »

Asian pear tree --- fire bright?

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