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Marianne’s Responses 2017-10-25T05:32:02+00:00

Marianne’s Responses

Fig fertilizer

Posted by Ronsung | November 11, 2018

How and when should I fertilize a fig tree to maximize yield?

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Help identifying this Tree?

Posted by Robert Hassan | November 3, 2018

Not sure if this was something planted on property or a volunteer as it comes up in middle of a shrub matching others in area. Hope you can help.

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Butternut squash

Posted by Ronsung | October 30, 2018

I have a couple of butternut squashes that are almost ripe. Should I leave them on their rapidly withering vines to ripen, or get them out of the rain? Will they ripen further after I pick them? Thanks for the help.

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Leaf Mold Directions

Posted by Dawn Weber | October 30, 2018

Hi, I read your article in the Tacoma News Tribune a couple of weeks ago about how to make leaf mold in garbage sacks. I set the article aside, but my husband recycled it! Can you please send me the instructions for how to make leaf mold again? My brother just gave me his old black barrel compost maker. Would ...

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Tree roots in my raised bed

Posted by woltzen | October 30, 2018

Hi, I have a row of emerald green arborvitae on my lot line. I put a 4x8 raised vegetable bed about three feet from it several years ago. I discovered my raised bed is almost completely full of arborvitae roots. I guess I should move the raised bed ( my vegetable garden did poorly as you can imagine) but I ...

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Easter Lilly

Posted by woltzen | October 25, 2018

Hi, I have three Easter lilies from last spring 2018. They have been in their original pots and outside in the sun all summer and fall. They have all rebloomed and are still in bloom. I would like to plant them into the ground. When and how do I plant them? Do I plant them while they are still blooming? ...

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Bulb eating squirrels

Posted by Mary Norris | October 22, 2018

How do I keep squirrels from digging up my bulbs?

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Moving a just-planted shrub

Posted by | October 18, 2018

This week some helpers planted for me. My Rose of Sharon was planted too close to a walkway. I need it to be about a foot away from where it is. Is it OK to move it now or should I let it rest over winter and move it in the spring? It had been in a good sized pot.

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OSMOCOTE

Posted by Lloyd SCHULTENOVER | October 17, 2018

Is OSMOCOTE A GOOD CHOICE FOR USE ON CROTONS?, OR IS THERE A BETTERT CHOICE.

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Osmocote shells

Posted by Dennis Doncaster | October 15, 2018

The statement on the web site is that the empty shells from Osmocote degrade into the soil. What is the mechanism of this degradation. Does the resin biologically degrade or is it a physical degradation only? If it is physical only, does Osmocote contribute to microplastic pollution?

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