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When do sweet potatoes appear?

Q:   I planted sweet potatoes in a 30-gallon pot. It is now growing over everything. When do I get sweet potatoes? A:   Sweet potatoes take four to five months from planting to harvest. Being in a pot the soil temperature may slow tuber [Read More]

August 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Questions on mums and marigolds

Q:   Some of the leaves on my mums look like they have spit on them. Is this anything to be concerned about?  A:    The mum has been visited by spittle bugs. The sticky white encasement contains eggs. Spittle bugs are not know to be harmful. [Read More]

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Tips on hummingbirds and more

Q:    How often do you need to change the solution in a hummingbird feeder? I have heard that if it spoils it can kill the hummingbirds. A:    It should be changed every couple of days and the container should be wiped out. Some of the molds [Read More]

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Keith shares thoughts on mulch

Q: My wife says I need to pull back the mulch from plants when I fertilize. Is this necessary? A:    It is not necessary to pull back mulch from plants when feeding them. The fertilizer breaks down into solution when contact with water is made, [Read More]

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Replanting lilies and hydrangea

Q:    I have three Easter lilies that are potted. They are all stem and leaves as the flowers have faded. What can I do with them? A:    You can plant them outdoors or leave them potted. In either case, the plant will die back in the fall, [Read More]

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Propagating kalanchoe plant

Q:   Can I take a cutting from my kalanchoe to get more plants? The plant is short so I do not know if this is how to propagate it. A:    I would propagate it from leaf cuttings. Go low on the plant and harvest some mature leaves. These can be [Read More]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bees are on her basil

Q:    My basil plants always have bumble bees on them. I am afraid of getting stung so I hardly ever get any use from the plants. Is there a way to get rid of the bees? A:    The easiest thing to do is to go out in the evening when the bees [Read More]

May 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rosemary makes good ground cover

Q:    I live at the beach and would like to know if there is a type of herb that I could use as a ground cover. I would prefer something that might be fragrant. Do you have any suggestions?  A:    If the area is sunny, plant rosemary. It is [Read More]

May 14, 2018 // 0 Comments