Category Archives: Midwest U.S. Gardeners

Gardening questions from ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, & MI

Fruit Tree Pollination

Q. In one of your answers: Shinseiki Asian pear is “considered nearly completely self pollinated” Does it mean there is no need another pollinator? Lisa- from New York A.  A little background – most fruit trees have a built in … Continue reading

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Yellow Cucumbers

Q. Why won’t my cucumbers turn green. I have huge yellow cucumbers. Are they edible? thank you, Kathy M. , Illinois  A.  There are two possibilities here.   If they start out green and then turn yellow you waited too long to harvest … Continue reading

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Coffee Grounds and Azalea

Q. I tested the soil @ my Azalea: pH-7.0  Nitrogen- Low, no # given  Phos- High, no #  Pot- Medium, no # Coffee  Grounds suggested for pH and Nitro. correction. What who you suggest to correct ALL issues or where … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Blooms Blasted

Q. I have a Hydrangea that was bought as a gift from a floral shop. I transplanted it outside 3 years ago and I have never been able to get it to bloom. I can see the blooms and they … Continue reading

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Seed regulations

Question: I’d like to ask you a question. Recently I ordered garden seeds from a licensed nursery in another state. These seeds came shipped in clear cellophane with no directions or instructions of any kind such as sun, shade, when … Continue reading

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