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Marianne’s Responses

Alternative to Roundup

Posted by Beverly Roder | April 24, 2019

We have sparingly used Roundup once or TT wi even a year in some problem spots in our yard. I would like to use something different (safer). I have used vinegar, but it seems to work best in warmer weather. What do you recommend as an alternative to Roundup. Thanks, Bev

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Osmocote Samples

Posted by Jane Mullins | April 24, 2019

Hello, I am a member of the District 10 Daylily Society ( KY-TN). We are having a convention in our area at the end of June. We are expecting 100 guests and would love to get 100. Sample packages of Osmocote to place in our goody bags we give when members arrive. I would be happy to pay for the ...

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Vegtetable garden soil

Posted by Karoline Szatek | April 24, 2019

Which brand of gardening soil for raised beds is not course, but rather fine?

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Should I cut off the runners from indoor started strawberry seedlings before transplanting them outdoors

Posted by James Galusha | April 24, 2019

Hello 🙂 I have searched, and can't seem to find any specific info on the following: I started strawberries from seeds indoors this year. They are the "temptation" ever bearing variety. They are starting to put out runners (they are still indoors under the grow lights, and it will still be at least three weeks before I can begin hardening ...

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Raising PH

Posted by Jaime Burbano | April 24, 2019

How can I raise the PH level of the water in my hidroponic system?

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aerating

Posted by dmhutchens | April 20, 2019

Attended your Class at N. Tapps last night - Can you recommend a company to Aerate in the Auburn area. Also if I already put Turf Builder and Soil Sweet down - should I also put down the fertilizer you recommended - slow release 28-0-3??

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Application Rates

Posted by Carolyn Lugo | April 20, 2019

Hello Marianne, Please tell me the application rate when using the Flower and Vegetable Plant Food for established perennials. The container only gives rates for 4" transplants and a broadcast rate. How would I use it for individual established perennials and also for things such as peonies and clematis vines. Thank you. Carolyn

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Feeding a Nepenthes

Posted by Barbara phillips | April 20, 2019

Recently bought a tropical pitcher plant. Garden cente recommended using osmocote when there is no bugs. How many pellets do I feed it and do I put it right in the pitcher? Thanks

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Rose of Sharon

Posted by Mary Wrede | April 17, 2019

Hello! My shrub was planted last fall, and the care card indicates that I need to use slow release fertilizer on it. Not really sure if I can dig up the soil around it without hurting it, Can I sprinkle the granules around it and then apply some fresh soil and the water? Thx!!

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Lawn seed

Posted by Shirley Maskule | April 17, 2019

Hi Marianne, I was reading your TNTribune yesterday, and am interested in the right kind of lawn seed for re seeding, can you give me some names of seed mix or names of brands /seedmix? Thank you so much, and I so enjoy reading your on gardening, Shirley Maskule

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