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Feb
5
revised Is there any merit to my wacky idea to grow a Purslane lawn?
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Feb
4
answered Will green, algae-like blooms in the side of a clear pot cause any damage to the plant and its roots, and if so, how can I get rid of these?
Feb
4
comment What does Mesquite Tree sap have that possibly makes it a good fertilizer for dragon fruit?
yeah there could be some more nitrogen... good point, the nitrogen that is fixed in the root nodules could be available to other plants that are in the same root space...
Feb
4
answered Is there any merit to my wacky idea to grow a Purslane lawn?
Feb
4
comment What is this weed with tiny yellow flowers found in eastern Australia?
I can't tell, are the stems square?
Feb
3
answered Can dragon fruit get scale?
Feb
3
answered How should I deal with carpenter ant damage on my old almond tree?
Feb
3
answered What does Mesquite Tree sap have that possibly makes it a good fertilizer for dragon fruit?
Jan
8
comment Can bent grass be controlled without toxic chemicals?
with perennial grass on grass violence you generally only have manual removal... or killing the whole area (roundup or covering)... if it were an annual grass you could use a germination inhibitor (but that is still another chemical)... so shovel... or resod ... or skip to the final stage of grieving ...
Oct
11
comment Flesh of Kishu is dry
it seems possible, but I don't specifically have a lot of citrus experience...
Oct
10
comment What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?
the flower structurally looks ok, but all of the examples I am seeing are pendulous... rather than an erect panicle.
Oct
10
answered What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?
Oct
10
comment Flesh of Kishu is dry
there is also citrus greening, which will make the fruit never change from green to ripe color... not sure if that species gets it, or if it has made it to Arizona.
Aug
20
comment Is there an almond that grows inside a peach?
@J.Musser he was a great horticulturist... and a glorious blowhard... much the way that PT Barnum was... if he was just a horticulturist then nobody would remember him...
Aug
15
revised How to get rid of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) once and for all?
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Aug
8
comment How do I keep red wiggler worms alive overwinter in the Northeastern USA?
Revisiting this I actually didn't have to buy new worms, I think that many of the adults died, but there must have been some eggs left, because the bin rebounded when I restarted it with the contents that I dug from the ground.
Jul
23
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
@TeresaMcgH oh my god, those look horrible, combining a weedy grass with a goat head would be enough to send me indoors for good... although I really doubt that they can be "as painful" bet even 70% as painful would be enough
Jul
20
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
yes absolutely hoeing is effective... the garden torch is effective... they aren't hard to kill, but they grow fast and if you let them go to seed then your property is like a mine field... there is no pain like stepping on one of these, they will puncture bike tires, they will imbed themselves in rubber soled shoes and then spread inside your house... sorry for the rant, I just hate these things..
Jul
19
comment How can I ensure a crop of potato seeds?
the female (they have perfect flowers, but the one acting as the female) needs to be of a variety that is capable of producing viable fruit... but since you have gotten as far as you have, you should be able to just let those ripen and harvest seed from them. Who knows maybe you will be lucky, and invent a more pest resistant replacement for the good ole Russet (just like Luther)
Jul
19
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
ha, I am a selective reader apparently. In zone 7 they are an annual... I don't know what zone you are, but they are an annual here.