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Joined: 2009-08-17

Evening all,
Larry.. I hope you are safe from the snow storm.

OK I bought this BEAUTIFUL LAvender Hybrid Tea Rose. PLant now or wait?
ALSO...when I plant my veggies... Can I sue BAGGED Dehydrated Manure/Humus PLUS Good potting soil? or would the dehydrated manure be too much?

Joined: 2009-08-07
Snow storms all over, melting good too!

The bag should have instructions on how much you can add to your soil.

Joined: 2010-08-11

usually 1 or 2 40lbs. bags will condition 10/15 square feet of your soil down 4 inches deep... if your husband has a rear tiller for his tractor ,spread it out and work into the soil , if not a regular tiller will do (just more work) :) it has a fert rating of 1-1-1..mostly used as a conditioner , when you plant side dress with some plant food of your choice..

Joined: 2009-08-17
THanks Bumps!!!! :-) deb

THanks Bumps!!!! :-)


Joined: 2011-02-25
English Peas

How high should your english pea vines be before you start the vines to running on a fence?

Joined: 2009-08-07
Dear Lady..

Hi there dear old Debs. That seems a lot of work to plant one rose. Last week I moved 5 established roses. Dug 5 holes, put one rose in each hole and filled the hole with the soil from the hole plus a couple of handfuls of hoof and horn. It has always worked in the past. I'm gardening on Sussex clay which roses love it would seem.
Please what is an English Pea. Is it an eating pea like sugar peas or a sweet pea that will flower it's heart out for you.

Joined: 2011-02-19
I always put crushed well

I always put crushed well washed eggshells and coffee grounds as I plant my roses. Every time they have bloomed huge the first year. Grandmother taught me that trick I know the coffee is for nitrogen but does anyone have a clue what the eggshells contribute?

Joined: 2009-08-07
Egg Shells

I think it's likely to be calcium. I used to add bone meal powder to my plants as well as charcoal bits for bottom-watering pots to filter the tap water and the plants grew really well.

Joined: 2011-05-17

keep it cold and keep the roots moist. Roses are NOT house plants.

Joined: 2009-08-07

I have an invasion of Alstroemeria. It is all over my garden. I know I can dig it but does anyone have any other suggestions? the tubers are very deep in the soil! So numerous!

Joined: 2009-08-07
Crape Myrtle

When I moved here last year there was an overgrown Crape Myrtle in the yard. I trimmed out a bunch of dead branches and a few that were crossed and rubbing. This year none of the standing branches even leaved to say nothing of blooming. It has a lot of suckers coming up, so I know the plant is not dead. What did I do wrong and how can I "fix" it?

Joined: 2011-03-16

Something is eating holes in my beautiful cabbage and I really don't want to use something on them that could possibly change the taste. Any ideas???????????

Joined: 2009-08-07
Probably cabbage worms or

Probably cabbage worms or tobacco worms. You can pick them off, they are usually on the bottom side of the leaf. We have tried several things and only ever managed to get a slight reprieve. We try not to use any chemicals in the garden, but this is the one plant that we have had no luck in doing that. 7-dust works really well.

Joined: 2011-06-21
Angel Trumpet Vines and Hibiscus

I have some white angel trumpet vine seeds as well as some, I think, Lord Baltimore Hibiscus seeds. I have never grown either from seed and would appreciate any tips. I have done a lot of gardening and planting with a large variety of things, so I am not a total novice. I do not have a yard, at least not right now really, mostly on a deck for now as we live above our business and one raised bed that is already full. LOL

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