Monthly Archives: August 2005

what might be going wrong with the blueberry plants?

Q. I planted blueberry plants in the spring, they have been doing well, up until recently. The berries that were on the plants when I purchased them ripened, there’s new growth and some of them are flowering again. Recently, however, … Continue reading

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Chewing on my dahlias

Q. What is chewing on my dahlias and leaves little black specks all over? JoAnn Bernovich – Federal Way, WA A. For those readers enjoying their Saturday morning breakfast as they read this column, I urge you to skip over … Continue reading

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Carrot sweetness

Q. Hi Peter, I usually plant a Nantes-type carrot for their wonderful snappy, fresh taste. I’ve noticed that, year to year, they have varying degrees of sweetness/bitterness to them. Mostly they are as sweet as you’d expect from a Nantes. … Continue reading

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New Mole Poison

Q. What is that new mole poison that is shaped like a worm and where can I get it? Thanks. Jerry Langston – Auburn, WA A. The product you are describing is called Talpirid. It uses the rodenticide Bromethalin (a … Continue reading

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Mock Orange slow to bloom

Q. We planted a mock orange in the south-east corner of the house three years ago. It gets sun until late afternoon. Although it has grown to over six feet and looks very healthy, it has never bloomed or shown … Continue reading

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