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Jeff Rugg / Gardening

Mixing Fertilizer

Question: I have two types of fertilizer that don't have any kind of pesticide mixed in. One is for lawns and the other is for tomatoes. The lawn fertilizer is a 32-10-20 and the tomato fertilizer is 15-30-15. Can I combine them to apply in my ...

The Greener View: Dead Buds, Leaves and Stems

Q: We didn't have a real bad winter like a lot of people, but there were the usual cold spells and snow. As plants have started growing, I have noticed that some plants, like the early forsythias, are only blooming at the bottom of the plant. Is ...

The Greener View: Reading Garden Seed Packages

At first glance, the information on a vegetable seed package can be confusing. In reality, by reading the package, you will become an expert on that plant. The first thing you will notice is the picture. If it is a food, then the edible part is ...

The Greener View: Apple Scab Disease

Q: I have an arborist that I consulted about my crabapple tree last year. The problem, which he said is common, must be prevented in the spring. My problem is that he wants to do three treatments, which total over $400! Do you think I have to have...

The Greener View: Diagnosing Plant Problems

When diagnosing a plant problem, you must sometimes be part doctor, part coroner, part private detective and part historian. Each of these professions asks questions to help them come up with the correct answer to a problem.

In medical terms ...