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Entries from June 2008

Brown leaves on Yucca

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

Question Should I remove the brown leaves on my outdoor Yucca plants? Answer With regard to your question on the yucca, the answer is yes, you can remove the brown leaves. The yucca plant tends to move the nutrients from older leaves to new growths as the plant matures. The brown leaves would naturally fall […]

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Sowing vegetable seed outside

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Question Any advice on sowing vegetable seeds outdoors. Answer Seed sowing for vegetables in open ground: traditionally seeds have always been sown in rows. This allows for the plants to be weeded manually with the use of a hoe. It also allows for thinning out of the plants as they grow. However, if you are […]

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Grape vine – soil preparation

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Question How does one prepare the soil to grow grape vines? Answer The key to preparing the soil for a grape vine is to add a lot of organic matter such as well rotted horse or cow manure. Garden compost is another good source of organic matter. It needs to be well rotted as fresh […]

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Grass snake – compost bin

June 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Question I found a snake in my garden this weekend. I opened up my compost bin yesterday and to my surprise, I found a snake lying in there. It was a brown/beige snake about 30-50cm long. How in God’s name did it get there, and what do I do with it? I left it in […]

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