Q&A – Why are my tomatoes not doing as well as other’s?

“I planted my tomatoes two weeks before my daughter, “and they are the same variety. “My garden soil is extremely humus, “and her soil has never been tilled, “or had anything planted in it. “Her plants are short and scraggly looking, “but have lots of large tomatoes. “Some are ripe. “My plants are almost eight […]

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Types of Pesticides : What is Pre-Emergent Selective Herbicide?

This product is a pre-emergent selective herbicide. And, it’s going to control one of the toughest control lawn weeds around. Which is crabgrass? Which is actually a grass that is going to be controlled in your grass lawn? And, that’s a real trick when it comes to herbicides. It says it’s a grass stopper. It […]

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Handling Pesticides & Safety : Pesticides & Protective Equipment

Most labels will have a place for the instructions about what kind of P.P.E. that the handler or the applier needs to have. And P.P.E. is an acronym for Personal Protective Equipment. And on this particular product the label actually says that you need to be wearing a long sleeve shirt, long pants and gloves […]

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How to keep Cats out of your Raised Bed and Growing Food in the Desert

This is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com. Today I have a very special episode for you. We’re here in the Mojave Desert on the border of Arizona and Nevada, and I mean this is the desert and check out, behind me you can see the standard person’s back yard. And this is how most people deal […]

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Lawn Pesticides

See this pipe? The water coming out of it is called urban storm water runoff. As urban storm water runoff washes over lawns and gardens, it picks up pesticides along the way. The problem is when this contaminated water ends up in the Lower Chippewa River. According to the Wisconsin DNR “A pesticide is any […]

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