• My orchid leaves are drooping !

    Oh my goodness ! What a pleasure to be able to call, and ask a question about my indoor garden! My problem is that all the leaves on my orchids are limp and drooping. I keep them in pots that ...

  • Can you help us with our science project?

      We are doing a science project to see what effect worms have on a pea seedling growing in a pot. Can you tell us:                     What size pot we should use? ...

  • Oil in soil: contamination risk

    Recently, a car crashed into our front garden and spilled its motor oil in the flower bed. The soil is frozen now, but I'm concerned about the oil seeping into the soil during spring thaw and the effects this will ...

  • Potting soil mix

    Hello, I am taking my first stab at the world of starting most of my plants from seed this year. I have purchased a soil block maker and am hoping to make myself a nice seedling soil mix to use for ...

  • Fertilizing Tree Peonies

      When should I fertilize my peonies? They are like shrubs, so are probably tree peonies.      

  • Pesticides, Pruning, Fertilizers

    Hello, please do help. Thank you for your time. 1. About Pesticide use in garden: - Is 2,4-D used to kill aphids? - Black spot on rose leaves: should it be cut out with scissors? - Can hard scale on euonymus can be controlled ...

  • Ugly brown spots on oak leaves, I think it is galls of some kind

    I would like to chop up some oak leaves and use as mulch in the Rhodo... acidic bed, but with lots of the leaves covered with brown spots, will I be spreading a disease?

  • Applying manure to garden

    When is the best time to put manure on my garden in the Fall. Should I wait for frost?    

  • Why vegetables are not growing well in raised beds?

    I have been growing vegetables in large corrugated metal containers for three years. This year I added a bag of worm castings to the soil in each of the five containers. However, several of the leafy vegetables seem to have ...

  • “thing” growing in my lawn!

             Hello, something popped up in my lawn overnight and I would like to know how to deal with it.  Last night I noticed a spot in my lawn (about 10 ...

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