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Question about grape vines and keeping stray animals away

Electric fences are great for discouraging animals of any size up to (and including) bears. Even the smallest energizer is big enough for any home garden. I have one for my apiary, but I ran an ...
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Will leveling uneven lawns with extra sand kill future lawns?

No. Depending where you live, sandy soil can benefit some grasses. Sand helps in lawns mainly to deter compaction; allocates better drainage. Silts/Clays are worse for lawns because they compact in ...
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Question about grape vines and keeping stray animals away

Yes, the grapes will be edible, but to keep cats off in the meantime, insert 'pea' sticks quite closely together to make a kind of obstacle course - pea sticks are quite thin, usually green and around ...
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Question about grape vines and keeping stray animals away

The grapes will still be edible but the vine may not like being dosed with such high amounts of concentrated nutrients in the form of cat waste. As I understand it, there are sprays and other products ...
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Can I grow wisteria on sand?

I would replace the sand with good potting soil, as the sand lacks organic matter and will not hold water very well.
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Can I grow wisteria on sand?

Wisteria is part of the Legume family, meaning it can produce nitrates VIA the Atmosphere, thus can grow quickly in poor quality soils but still needs a Phosphate/potassium rich fertilizer. With two ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

Change Where You Plant: Each year, switch where you plant your veggies. This messes up bugs' plans because they're used to finding their favorite snacks in the same spot. Buddy Up Plants: Some plants ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

diatomaceous earth, found at many retail stores is safe and is used to rid insects with exoskeletons by scratching and drying the insect's body. It can even be used in the feed of some animals, it is ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

It depends on what types of bugs you want to kill, but beer works well for some bug species. You can place the beer in shallow containers, preferably glass. Shot glasses work well, especially if you ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

Apparently high-grade nuclear waste won't do it. https://www.sciencealert.com/tiny-worms-living-near-chernobyl-have-evolved-a-remarkable-new-talent & https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

You never, ever, want to kill your soil. This is basic Soil Management 101. If you want to keep your growing medium arthropod- and annelid-free, then build planters or raised beds that do not have ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

With some exceptions (cicadas - but these live off plants already in the soil) you likely don't want to get rid of bugs or insects in the soil before planting. When you study horticulture one of the ...
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