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Do not stress the tomato!

Q: I have a tomato in a small container. It has fruit on it. I want to move it to a larger pot. If I do this, will it upset production?  A: As long as you do not stress the plant production will continue. Keep the plant well-watered after [Read More]

September 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

When is watermelon ripe?

 Q:  How can I tell when a watermelon is ready to be picked?  A:  Look where the stem attaches to the top of the melon. Look for the tendril on the vine closest to the watermelon. When this tendril is not green and is declining [Read More]

September 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Seeds from pot to garden

Q: I want to start my vegetables from seed indoors. Are there any vegetables that do not transplant well from pots to the garden?  A: Basically, vegetables with large seeds do best when planted where they are to grow. Examples are beans, [Read More]

September 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Pruning your gardenias

Q: I do not want to interfere with the flowering of my gardenia. When do I prune it?  A: It flowers on new spring growth so prune it after it flowers in spring or in late winter before growth begins.  Q: What is a variety of gardenia [Read More]

August 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brown spots on holly fern

Q: My bed of holly fern seems to have a problem. The leaves are green and healthy. The back side of the leaves have a lot of brown spots. They look like a fuzzy scale. Should I treat for it?  A: Your holly fern is having sex so leave it alone. [Read More]

August 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Let the birds eat the fruit

Q.  There are a lot of birds that keep visiting my eleagnus hedge. I see that it produces a small fruit. I assume that the birds are eating them. Can people eat the fruit?  A. Eleagnus does produce an edible fruit. The fruit is quite [Read More]

August 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dogwood has dieback problem

Q.  Last summer I planted a dogwood and it did fine. Now it has no buds and its twigs have turned black. What is the problem? A.  It sounds like your dogwood has dieback or twig borer damage. Dieback are several diseases that cause [Read More]

August 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Growing avocados

Q.  I have three avocado pits which have sprouted. They are all in the same pot. The largest is about two feet tall. What should I do with them? How do I get them to fill out? A.  Put each one in a separate pot. A seedling gets height [Read More]

July 27, 2020 // 0 Comments