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

Marianne’s Responses

Too late for planting bulbs?

Posted by needshelp | November 29, 2018

A few weeks ago I planted the iris bulbs I had ordered on-line. Now I have received the daffodils I also ordered (on a different site) but I wonder if it is too late to plant. They may be too fragil, since they are not the common varieties. If they are put in big pots would they be OK when ...

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thanks for your 11/25 TNT article

Posted by gil price | November 29, 2018

I thank you and my hardy fuchsias thank you for your article saving the fuchsias from an early snipping. Also thanks for the head up on fall planting of hardy annuals. My question is what color plants will survive in my hanging pots and pots on the ground.

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Container gardening

Posted by Debra Kraft | November 19, 2018

Can I grow broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts in containers and what size should I use.

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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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