We would recommend you wait until the fall to plant. Although the trees may survive this spring, our summers can be extremely hot and dry. They would require a lot of hand watering. Fall is an optimum time to plant them because it gives them time to establish their root systems before the winter sets in.
A: You will get some help by creating bat purple marlin homes. The attached extension link will give you more information and additional options. www.extension.purdue.edu/waterquality/resources/mosquitoes1.htm
Q: I've planted lawn grass that has a variety of seeds including Kentucky Blue grass, Perennial Rye grass and Creeping Red grass. Will these spread?
A: Out of the seeds you listed, only the Blue Grass will spread. The other grasses are bunch varieties.
Q: I have saved bean and corn seeds from last year but, when I opened the bag, they are mushy. Are these any good?
A: You should throw these seeds away. They are either diseased and/or dead.
A: Suggest you purchase a product called Perma-Till. You'll need to pull mulch away from the base of the plants you think they are eating. Best organic method is getting a cat to help control them.
A: Brussel sprouts are generally a fall garden plant. Need to space plants 12-24 inches apart. Need moist, fertile soil and never allow the plants to completely dry out. Planting beans and summer squash are good either before or after the brussel sprouts.
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