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Ambrosia Beetles Are Behind Those Tubes

Q: These things like spaghetti pasta were sticking out of our tree that suddenly died. They crumbled when I touched them. Did they attack the tree and kill it? A: These are sawdust tubes pushed out by ambrosia beetles as they bore…

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Q&A: Try these groundcovers that will keep deer away

Q: What groundcovers can you recommend for shade? I’ve removed all the English ivy and need something before erosion starts. I like evergreen ones, and I also have deer problems. A: Many of the following are deer resistant, if not…

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Clementine box for lettuce

   I teach several Grow It Eat It classes throughout the year.  This year, I wanted to create a portable “lettuce box” that I could take with me to my GIEI classes.  I wanted my box to be easy to…

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