Apples that stay on the tree longest are the most heavily infested by codling moths. Apples harvested early are the least infested. Populations of this pest increase with each generation produced.
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Soil in the ground stays cooler than containers because extra heat is routed to the surroundings and deeper soil.
The roots of plants follow water. Where water was applied, you will find roots.
Summer is not the best time of year to plant desert spoon, but if you are going to plant them, plant them at a time during the day when it’s cooler and plant in wet soil.
Plants originally coming from a desert are watered less often than those that don’t come from deserts. This is because desert plants have methods of surviving a longer time between irrigations.
The SNWA offers a list of water-smart trees that are supposed to use less water than other types. But they still need to be managed.
Bayer Garden Products tells us, when treating for grape bunch diseases, that about half of the improvement is due to better air circulation and the other half using a copper-based fungicide.
There are two types of cracking of tomatoes, longitudinal cracks and radial cracking. Radial cracking is mostly a varietal issue.
Wet spring weather is still causing havoc on tomatoes now and will affect grapes as we enter July and August.