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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

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 existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

Should my garlic be growing?

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

By Anna Ashby | Featured Question

I have droopy asparagus, what can I do?

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?

By Steve Renquist | Featured Question

Why are my mashed potatoes like glue?

I'm a certified, occupational chef, been making mashed potatoes for 30 yrs. I've noticed in the last couple of years, that red or golden Yukon, also boiler potatoes, are turning to glue, while whipping! Potatoes are being made the same way, no changes. What's up? By the way, I am not using russet or...

By Sagar Sathuvalli | Featured Question

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

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 the fall/spring, and then I'll have a mess in my back yard. Is there any way...

By Kristena LaMar | Featured Question

Should I tame my asparagus or let it run wild?

My asparagus is now at the end of the second year. I picked a few and it has been going wild ever since. My question is what do i do with it? Just let it die back on its own, or do I cut at ground level for winter? I am on the southern coast in Langlois. 

By Scott Thiemann | Featured Question

I have some rogue veggies from my compost, should I eat the rascals?

I maintain a fairly productive compost pile that I use to replenish my raised beds each year. This year, I have a large number of plants (mainly squash and tomatoes) that have come up in beds where this compost was used. Someone told me that it might be dangerous to eat veggies from these seeds that...

By Linda Brewer | Featured Question

Must I be bitter about my cucumbers? Can you help me out of this pickle?

Why are some of our cucumbers bitter? We have to peel quite a bit off to get to the sweet meat and even after doing that they are still sometimes bitter.

By Jean R. Natter | Featured Question

Yikes, I have too much yacon. Any ideas on how to use it?

We've been growing yacon for several years and having good results. Problem is this year we've got a lot of yacon. Does anyone have any ideas on ways to use the root? We dice it up with our breakfast (along with other veggies and then break an egg on top). But we need more ways to eat it since we...

By Nellie Oehler | Featured Question

Does sweet corn reproduction need a helping hand?

I have sweet corn, and the tassels are out, and I see silk down below. So, do I really need to pollinate sweet corn by hand, or should it just be "given its privacy"?

By Chip Bubl | Featured Question