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by alfarnhamjr
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Topic: Honeycrisp appletrees
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Honeycrisp appletrees

The Honeycrisp apple trees I planted last spring look dead in their tops. But they have green leaves sprouting along the trunks on their lower halfs. Will they live? Or should I plant new ones?
by alfarnhamjr
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Shrubs including Evergreens
Topic: When can I plant Beautyberries?
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

When can I plant Beautyberries?

They already have purple berries.
by alfarnhamjr
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: gensing
Replies: 1
Views: 664


How can I grow & sell gensing? I own a large, hilly, forested area in central Va. where I would like to try growing it for sale.
by alfarnhamjr
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Lawn Seeding & Renovation
Topic: centipede lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

centipede lawn

When can I seed & start a centipede lawn. Why is it so hard in my area to find this seed? (Richmond)
by alfarnhamjr
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Insecticides
Topic: diatomaceous earth
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

diatomaceous earth

I want to put this around the outside of my house to discourage termites, ants, and spiders. I don't want to harm earthworms in the flowers and lawn. Does this stuff harm worms?
by alfarnhamjr
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Lawn Insects & Diseases
Topic: improper watering?
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

improper watering?

Last Spring I planted Pennington K-31 in a new lawn. I set the sprinklers to water every day from 5 am to 7 am. I got all long stalks (like a wheatfield), and it all died off. Did I cause this?
by alfarnhamjr
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Tree Culture including growing and fertilizing
Topic: apple trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

apple trees

I have a red delicious & a yellow delicious from a major mail-order company. They have been in the ground 7 years now, and neither ever has any flowers--so no fruit. They are somewhat shaded by oaks, but get about 6 hrs of direct sunlite daily. I don't fertilize at all. Do they have to have direct s...
by alfarnhamjr
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Lawn Weeds
Topic: millet
Replies: 1
Views: 731


I want to plant millet for erosion control on a newly landscaped hillside, to control erosion until I plant fescue this Fall. Do I have to rake it in or cover it up; or will it sprout anyway. I can sprinkle every day, if needed.
by alfarnhamjr
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Lawn Weeds
Topic: tiny clovers
Replies: 1
Views: 737

tiny clovers

I have tiny clovers in my fescue lawn. Are they weeds & do I kill them?
by alfarnhamjr
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Vegetable Gardening
Topic: asparagas
Replies: 1
Views: 605


I want to dedicate a corner of my garden to an asparagas patch. How do I establish this patch so it comes back every year?

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