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Pat Patterson

Program Assistant in Horticulture (Retired)

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I am bamboozled, help!

Q: Greetings - any tips or resources on helping rid, or at least control creeping bamboo? Digging up is partially helpful here, but a water pipe located below the main plant makes it problematic. Mainly want to control the ...

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When should I burn poison oak?

Q: We have several acres of land out near Elmira, Oregon and within that area there was a substantial amount of established poison oak when we purchased the property. I have been digging it out, including the roots, as much ...

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Are there male and female peppers?

Q: Is this true or is it a myth? Male peppers have 3 bumps and female peppers have 4 bumps. Female peppers are full of seeds but are sweeter and better for eating raw. Males are better for cooking?

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How and when can I get my rutabagas?

Q: What is the best way to harvest and store rutabaga? Is it better to leave them until after the first light (like around 25-32°F) frost?

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