Monthly Archives: November 2005

Helping Spindly Petunias

Q. My wife and I have 20 hanging baskets on our deck.  This year we used trailing petunias.  They started out very nice but as the summer went along, they got really spindly and didn’t produce any blooms to speak … Continue reading

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Covering Lawn With Mulch

Q. I would like to cover lawn with mulch. I have heard to lay newspaper down and then place the mulch on top. How much newspaper and how much mulch works? I am thinking about using wood chips for mulch. … Continue reading

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Tiny Bugs on Basil

Q. I have basil growing in a window pot that I grew from seed. It has been healthy all summer until the last several weeks. It has tiny bugs (I guess) all over it, tan in color. They look like … Continue reading

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Squirrels Eating My Filberts

Q. About 4 years ago I planted 13 filbert trees in my yard.  This year there looked to be a fair amount of nuts when I left for vacation in mid August.    By the time I returned, squirrels had gotten … Continue reading

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Overwintering Pepper Plants

Q. Hi Peter, I had some great peppers this year (no brag, just fact)- jalapenos, serranos, poblanos, czech black, and Blushing Beauties. I really hated to till them under this fall. I understand peppers are perennials back in their own … Continue reading

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