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I found this growing in my garden and I'm not sure what it is. My girlfriend said it looks Sinister! Can you tell me what this is? My best guess is maybe something to do with dill because I had some dill plants there, but they kind of look like mushrooms or alien eggs. There were also some...

The straw mulch I used at the end of summer to suppress the weeds doesn't seem to be working. Should I till it and cover with plastic? black or clear? Is there something better. Or should I add more straw. I could probably bring some cardboard home from work. Is this a healthy option?

We would like to understand why the Asian Carp is a invasive species. Does the Asian Carp otherwise known as the Silver Carp cause native Oregon species to be placed on the close to extinct list? What would be Oregon's worst catastrophe of having the Asian Carp in our waterways?

I realize ivy is considered an invasive plant, however, we like it and are using it for erosion control. We recently planted cuttings with the help of root hormone powder. My question: is this an okay time to have planted this so that it can thrive?

I'm interested in purchasing some of your cheese. I'd like to know if your dairy cows are treated with antibiotics or hormones and if your dairy is certified humane.

After pulling out plants from summer garden what procedure is necessary for prepping them for my compost pile. Also can I use stems and limbs in the pile. I do not have a shredder yet. Not sure I need to buy one.

How to winter over blueberries and black raspberries? Pruning etc. Once heard to bury the blueberries, is that true?

When is the best time to roast filberts, raw or dried? Everything I've found on the internet says to roast after drying. I have already cracked a bunch of undried filberts. Do I just roast as if dried? Do you have receipes for flavored roasted nuts?

We have already made 14 pints of red salsa & are now looking at using our green tomatoes in salsa verde. I was reading a recipe on line which said you cannot use fresh lemon or lime juice for canning. That's all we used in our red version. (1/2 cup per 7 pints) I'd hate to think we'd...

If I unhook my garden hoses from the faucet, can I leave them outside? I always turn off the outside water for the winter. But will it damage a hose to leave it outside ?