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(most gopher baits are strychnine, which is particularly nasty for dogs as well, causing unending seizures) I tried many different trap types that you hide in the holes, and tried flooding them out with hoses, but nothing seemed to help.
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
I am betting that you have new growth on your Clivia by now. I expect that Clivia, especially a ten to fifteen year old mature plant, can regrow after suffering a freeze. The larvae are drawn to it and you can easily toss them.If you have to, repot some...
California
El Segundo
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However I can clarify the instructions for your impatiens seeds, which have two main parts. Covering the seeds with 1/8-1/4" of soil keeps the light out and lets the germination process continue as it should.
California
El Segundo
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A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another. The healthiest and largest plants will be found in the optimum ‘middle conditions' of climate and PH.answers: By...
California
El Segundo
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Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, which has the magnesium that may be lacking and the sulfur lowers the pH. If there is an iron problem, iron sulfate can be added. Lengthen your fall growing season by adding frost protection.
California
El Segundo
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Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing. A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another.
California
El Segundo
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Gardening is both art and science, with some luck and skill thrown in for good measure. Several studies indicate drought brings on early fall color, but I'm not able to determine if experts suggest excess moisture does as well.
California
El Segundo
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Carrie's suggestion of a trial bed is a good one and selecting your plants when they are in bloom is also foolproof if you are lucky to stumble across something in your travels.answers: Many California native plants become especially abundant after fires,...
California
El Segundo
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I have some scarlet milkweed that I'm going to try and over-winter in the ground, so we're in the same boat. Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing.
California
El Segundo
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If you'll clean the hip material off of your seeds, you should be fine. Do not let the containers dry out and when the little shoots start to appear, gradually move them to a sunny area.
California
El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing. Our writers and admins will handpick a few of your questions and answer them in an upcoming Ask-a-Gardener, one of our Saturday morning features.
California
El Segundo
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Some experts recommend adding some coating or sticking agents to the sprays to keep them adhering to the leaves longer, so the flies will die off if they come right back. Simply spraying a plant down with you favorite bug juice will not work, usually,...
California
El Segundo
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Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so your fellow members can help you.Thanks to Joan for the Lilac image and palmbob for the palm image. Are grow lights the same thing as any other lights?
California
El Segundo
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An unpollinated squash will grow to about the size you indicate and then simply dry up and drop off. If you like to personally hunt your enemy, a flashlight and salt shaker are your best weapons.
California
El Segundo
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Your soil should feel slightly damp, never soggy. Causes are crowded seedlings, cool conditions and improper watering techniques.When this happens, your best bet is to simply start over, as the plants will always appear sickly.
California
El Segundo
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So much of plant health depends on individual situations, and individual gardeners' methods (and madnesses: some love to water, others neglect for weeks.) Not knowing whether you are looking for a potted plant for indoors, or a garden plant, I'll give...
California
El Segundo
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It can't take up water until it grows new roots, and meanwhile extra humidity around it will keep it from wilting. Remove at least a couple rows of leaves (fewer leaves on a cutting means less water loss or wilting while new roots are forming), and try...
California
El Segundo
What Is An Instant Garden: Tips For Making A Garden Overnight
So what is an instant garden? I chose to place annuals, like, per square foot, focusing on pink, blue and purple colors. Many gardeners believe this rest period is important to allow the soil micro-organisms to get settled and all the ingredients in the...
Ohio
Willoughby
How To Start Your Flower Garden
A flower garden overflows with opportunities for the creative spirit to come alive. Michelangelo only had so much ceiling to paint in the Sistine Chapel, after all.There are two ways to go about actually getting the flowers for your garden, and they don't...
Ohio
Willoughby
How To Build A Flower Bed – Starting A Flower Bed From Scratch
While starting a flower bed requires some planning and forethought beforehand, it's not as difficult as one might think to build a flower bed from scratch. There are several ways to accomplish this – dig it out, apply herbicide or smother it with cardboard...
Ohio
Willoughby
Garden Shape Design: Tips For Shaping The Garden
Does the exterior of your home seem boring and uninviting? For instance, a garden that is dominated by nothing but lawn can look bleak, empty, and uninteresting. Pull them away from the house and add graceful curves to soften the edges.
Ohio
Willoughby
Cinder Block Gardening Ideas – Tips On Using Cinder Blocks For Garden Beds
Cinder blocks haven't been mass produced with fly ash in the U.S. for 50 years, though. This way you can fill the holes with soil and expand your growing space.To make the bed even stronger, push a length of rebar down through the holes on each corner.
Ohio
Willoughby
Ask A Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
When they start to show some growth, pinch each of the growing tips to encourage branching. I've never tried it personally. They recommend a high percentage of potassium and phosphorus fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10, 10-20-20, or 0-20-20.
California
El Segundo
Ask A Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Once I found a dead vole outside the exit hole(where the water came out) after doing that, but on other occassions they might just die inside the tunnels...or not! But I can tell you that my plants don't die, meaning the voles don't eat the roots or bulbs,...
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Without photos of the problem, or more information, it's hard to imagine what would cause their sudden decline.answers: Plant the ones that seem healthy. In my country the fruits are picked up after the first frost, which doesn't damage them; moreover,...
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
If they are in bloom, 30's won't faze them but teens might cause some damage. You may have some blooms frozen, but the plant will survive. Whether you use traditional or organic fertilizer, these numbers will be somewhere on the package, so if you've...
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing. Remember, if you have a gardening question that you would like to suggest for this feature, post itOur writers and admins will handpick a few of your questions...
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
You can plant your peony in May if you wish. They usually advice you to use the bottle lid to measure how much fertilizer you can add in a specific amount of water. Since you are planning on using these plants as part of a shade garden, chances are, they'll...
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
My advice is to get them out of the garden now and keep them in a garage, then transplant them in spring. A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another.
California
El Segundo