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Good solution for insect bites

Q:   The insects have been vicious thus year. What is a homemade solution that is applied to insect bites? A:  Make a paste of baking soda or meat tenderizer and water. Apply this paste to the insect bites. Q:  Are the ladybugs sold at [Read More]

February 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about apple trees

Q:    My Anna apple tree has been in the ground for about two years and it bloomed this year. No fruit set. Do I need another Anna as a pollinator and, if there is a difference, how do I tell if the tree is a male or a female?  A:  Anna apple [Read More]

January 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

How to grow blueberries

Q:  I want to grow some blueberries. What do they need to grow well?  A:    Blueberries need an acidic soil. Unless the pH of your soil is naturally 5.5 or less, do not expect the plants to bloom well. They need moist but not wet soil and need [Read More]

January 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about grapefruit trees

Q: I have a grapefruit tree that has not set fruit for the last two years. What can I do for it? A: Look for blooms in March or April. If flowers are produced but no fruit sets, it is usually a question of a late freeze or that bees did not [Read More]

January 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about oka pods

Q:  How is manure tea made? I want to use it in my organic vegetable garden.  A:  Fill a croaker or cotton sack with manure. Place it in a large container of water. Leave it for several days. The nutrients will leach from the manure and this [Read More]

December 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Need ripe gourdes for luffa creation

Q:  I grew some luffa gourds this year. How do I make them into luffa sponges? A:    Harvest the fully ripe gourds and wipe them with a 1 to 10 bleach to water solution. Dry the gourds for a few days in a well-ventilated place. Then peel off the [Read More]

December 2, 2019 // 0 Comments