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QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes

QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes

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I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens...

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Help! Cucumber beetles have taken over the garden.

Help! Cucumber beetles have taken over the garden.

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I am new to this forum and would appreciate any advice on how to rid my garden of cucmber beetles. I garden in Hot North Central Texas. I have never had a problem with Cucumber beetles...

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QUESTION: Tomatoes in pots - depth

QUESTION: Tomatoes in pots - depth

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What size container is best for tomatoes?

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QUESTION: Peach Tree Woes

QUESTION: Peach Tree Woes

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Can anyone help and tell us what we can use to keep the bugs and ants off our tree. We planted a beautiful tree earlier this spring and it was growing great; it even has seven peaches on...

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QUESTION: Skunk or Squirrel?

QUESTION: Skunk or Squirrel?

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Every year without fail, my containers of herbs, flowering plants and tomatoes are "dug up" by an animal (not sure what animal it is just yet). It appears that what ever it is will dig them up at the...

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QUESTION: Getting rid of ground squirrels?

QUESTION: Getting rid of ground squirrels?

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My gardens are ruined every summer by tunnelling ground squirrels.  I am looking for an answer to getting rid of them permanently.  Any ideas?

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QUESTION: growing fruit tree organically

QUESTION: growing fruit tree organically

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Can i grow cherry and peach trees organically or not i really hope that someone can help me. Thanks.

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QUESTION: broccoli

QUESTION: broccoli

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when can I put brocolli seedlings(from the nursery) in the ground in central CT?   I've tried growing them for the past 2 years and have never gotten them to produce.  Everything else...

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QUESTION: potatoes and stink bugs

Should I be trying to eliminate two spotted stink bugs (a predator of Colorado Potato Beetle)?  Last summer we finally completed our raised bed vegetable garden.  I planted potatoes a bit...

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QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

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Has anyone had experience with this?  I have 5 parrots of varying sizes, and must change the paper in the bottoms of their cages daily.  The poop is mixed with nuts, seeds, veggies that...

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QUESTION: Problem with Tomato Seedlings

QUESTION: Problem with Tomato Seedlings

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I started tomato seedlings indoors--too early!  Now the plants are 18 to 24 inches high and seem to have developed a problem, especially one plant in particular.  The lowest branches wither...

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QUESTION: composting wood ash

QUESTION: composting wood ash

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Can i add my brush burning ash to the compost pile ?

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QUESTION: When can I start a winter garden in San Diego?

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Recently moved into a new home with small-med sized yard and will be putting in some raised beds but probably not till mid summer after we get the inside of the home finished. Will that be in time to...

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QUESTION: What do I do with an overlooked garlic bulb that is sprouting in the ground?

QUESTION: What do I do with an overlooked garlic bulb that is sprouting in the ground?

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Last year I grew garlic- great stuff, BUT I evidently missed harvesting one. This year we have warmed up all of a sudden, and I noticed this clump of foliage coming up. I thought it was green onions...

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QUESTION: Squirrels in the garden and bird feeder invaders

QUESTION: Squirrels in the garden and bird feeder invaders

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I have recently moved from a home by the ocean to one more in land and I am shocked at the large squirrels that are everywhere.  They have already eaten half of the daffodil bulbs I have planted...

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QUESTION:  Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

QUESTION: Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

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Hello fellow gardeners!  We all know how wonderful rabbit manure can be, but how about guinea pig poop?  My kids are getting a guinea pig for Christmas, and it's diet is essentially the...

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QUESTION: Onions

QUESTION: Onions

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I live in North Texas and I planted my onion sets 3 weeks ago.  Since then we have had snow and many days in a row under 18 degrees.  The weather has gone and the tops are obviously all...

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QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?

QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?

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I purchased one of those "mini greenhouses" with a watering tray below, a mat that soaks up water as they need it, and it had those little dirt growing capsules so all I did was add the seeds and...

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QUESTION: Can I start a compost pile over English Ivy?

QUESTION: Can I start a compost pile over English Ivy?

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This is my first attempt at composting. I have a large piece of property but most of it is covered in English Ivy. The best location for framing the pile is just before the ivy stops...

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QUESTION: Garlic sprouting early

QUESTION: Garlic sprouting early

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This is my first time planting garlic.  I followed the instructions on the package and got them in the ground as soon as possible before our first hard frost (I planted them 2 weeks agonbsp...

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