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Can I eat the mushrooms growing in my backyard? 

Hi, At our new house, our backyard has a beautiful, huge tree - and ivy has had its way with it for a few decades. How can we tell if the tree is still structurally sound (or healthy enough) to remove the huge ivy branches wrapped around it? 

I am a childcare provider in Benton County. This summer a friend came over to visit and informed me I had poison hemlock growing in my garden. I had no idea!! In addition to daycare children I also have two little boys of my own and my heart almost stopped when...

I have recently acquired 3 meat rabbits (American Chinchillas- 2 does and 1 buck) and live within the Hillsboro city limits. I anticipate that more rabbits will be produced than my partner and I can consume on our own. I have a few questions in relation to the rabbits. 1) Can I legally...

I'd like to mix more sand into my soil to help break up the clay. If I collect sand from an ocean beach, should I be worried about too much salt in the sand and it impacting my soil? If I were to use the beach sand for another project like a base for setting paving stones, would I be...

Is it possible to process food, e.g. using a pressure canner, using a 2 quart jar?

I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do ok together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

We have a maple tree on our rental property, about 4" from the fence. The neighbor considers the tree to be a nuisance since it drops leaves and debris on his side. He called me the other day to say that he pruned all the branches back on his side and we should remove the tree this week....

What is wrong with my red potatoes? The Yukon Golds from the same soil were perfect.