Should I Give My Plants Alcohol?

Should I Give My Plants Alcohol? Maybe my Christmas Cacti need a beer to get them flowering or does the rubber plant need a shot of tequila?  Seriously, I have often heard of wiping empty pots or hanging baskets with rubbing alcohol to help sterilize them before...

My Christmas Cactus is Blooming

My Christmas Cactus is Blooming! My wife is excited, but perplexed. Both her Thanksgiving cactus and her Christmas cactus have lots of buds! Actually her Christmas cactus is also a Thanksgiving cactus, as are most that I see for sale in the retail stores. I heard...

How Good Is My Feed?

How Good Is My Feed?           We have had our first snowfall and we have some cold weather in the extended forecast. Most beef cattle in the area are still grazing fall pastures, cover crops, or crop residue but it may not be long before producers start feeding hay...

Safe Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving           Mother Nature is giving us a taste of winter and a reminder that we need to prepare for our long and sometimes severe winters.           Preparing for winter driving is something that we should do for ourselves and our vehicles. Let’s...

Fall Yard Cleanup

Fall Yard Cleanup           Fall is definitely here. What needs to be done in your garden and yard? Leaves that have blown in and piled up around your buildings and fences should be removed but if they are not too thick or heavy just rake them back enough to access...

Spraying After A Frost

Spraying After A Frost           Will fall herbicide applications still provide control of perennial weeds? We had a very hard frost last week with temperatures well below the freezing point for several hours. Most of the perennial weeds I’ve looked at since having...