Marianne’s Responses

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

Marianne’s Responses

Fertilizer for Tomatoes in ProMix

Posted by Derek Woolard | October 8, 2018

I want to grow tomatoes to yield in pots filled with ProMix BX peat based media and want some recommendations for how to fertilize with Osmocote. I do not plan to add any soluble fertilizer, only Osmocote. I tried some soluble fertilizers and ended up with blossom end rot even though there was plenty of Calcium in the soil and ...

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succulents

Posted by Miriam Henley | October 8, 2018

Can I bring them in the house in pots to overwinter???

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Squash season

Posted by Ronsung | October 8, 2018

I have a couple of butternuts and acorn squashes that have been on their vines since late spring. They appear to be quite ripe. Should I pick them now or wait until later when the vines have completely withered? I'm a bit paranoid because last year I had a beauty that I left on the vine too long and the ...

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Bugs

Posted by Debbie Owens | October 1, 2018

What are these bugs and are they bad? We have lots of them right now. Something is chewing on my potatoe vines and other perennials , thought maybe it might be them. Or are they stink bugs? Thank you!

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Ants

Posted by Kathy Rose | October 1, 2018

A quick safe way to kill ants?

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Plant Name

Posted by TomandLinda | October 1, 2018

Could you know the name of this plant which we saw in Maine

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digging up my dahlias

Posted by Sheila Riffe | September 26, 2018

Hi, I always read your column when it's in the Daily O and was wondering if you could answer a question for me. I planted about 100 dahlias this year in a new dahlia garden my husband made for me and they were gorgeous. The bulbs were from friends who raised dahlias for many years. I will be leaving the ...

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When apply Osmocote in my area?

Posted by Cynthia Lanman | September 26, 2018

Instructions on the package say to apply every 6 months so the next application would be now. Should I apply it now & in the same dosage as I would in the spring even though the growing/blooming season is nearing it's end? Thank you.

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Fall planting

Posted by Kay Remillard | September 26, 2018

I think I read in a recent column of yours that there are seeds I can plant for more crops, even this late. Am I right?

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What is this plant

Posted by Robert Hassan | September 21, 2018

Can you help me identify this plant?

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