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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

Q: I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the ...

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My red potatoes are really weird, what is wrong?

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

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Can you help with less grass and more veggies?

Q: I live in DT Corvallis. Want to convert about 1,400 SF lawn into garden. Currently digging up soil to get rid of as many weeds and grass roots as feasible. Soils turns rock hard in summer. Should I mix in compost? If...

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We have been having pea shooter wars, will our ammo sprout?

Q: Long story, but we're using dried navy beans (purchased from the grocery store) as pea-shooter ammunition in the back yard. It's lots of fun (with safety goggles), but I'm afraid all these beans will germinate somewhere in ...

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Should my garlic be growing?

Q: We planted our garlic for the first time last month. Should it already be growing?

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No showers for tomatoes.

Q: I read not to spray tomatoes, only hydrate from the bottom. I've heard that spraying on a hot, sunny day can blister veggies. Today I replanted my starter plants; I'm aching to spray them with water because it is so hot today. Should I wait until dusk, spray all veggies but tomatoes?

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I have droopy asparagus, what can I do?

Q: We have had a wonderful patch of Jersey Giant asparagus for the past twenty five years. This year, we have something "infecting" a few of the clumps of our asparagus and we can't identify it. It appears to be some kind of wilt or virus?

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Should I try three sisters this summer?

Q: I have a plot in a community garden in Portland. Last year my corn only matured about 3/4's. I'd like to try planting the 3 sisters this year; corn, beans, and gourds together and I would like planting advice.

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