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Garden Help Desk: When can I harvest my squash?

<strong>Question</strong>: When can I harvest my banana squash?Answer: For banana squash, you’ll be looking for the same characteristics that other winter squash and pumpkins have when they are mature and ready to harvest.For the longest storage life, all winter ...

Garden Help Desk: Why do my Sycamore trees look bad?

<strong>Question</strong>: I have two big sycamore trees and they look terrible this year. The leaves are drying out and already dropping. When I looked at some of the leaves, they had lots of little dark spots on them. Is this some kind of disease? Will it kill my ...

Pins on Pinterest: Emergency preparedness on the mind

Living on the east bench of Santaquin, emergency preparedness and evacuation plans have been at the top of my mind over the last few days as we’ve all witnessed and even been directly impacted by the recent evacuation areas of Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills.With flames licking the top of Dry ...

Garden Help Desk: Why isn’t my basil plant producing?

<strong>Q</strong><strong>uestion</strong>: My basil has nearly stopped growing. I’ve harvested leaves several times this summer, but now the basil is mostly stems and flowers. Can I make it grow again? Should I do something special for ...

Garden Help Desk: What’s happening to my rose bush?

<strong>Question</strong>: My roses have looked terrible the last few weeks. The flowers don’t open all the way and the petals have dry, brown edges. I haven’t changed anything about the way I take care of them. What’s ...

Garden Help Desk: Why are my tomatoes’ leaves curling?

<strong>Question</strong>: The leaves on my tomato plants started out looking good and then they sort of rolled into tubes. The new leaves always look fine, and the plants keep growing, but after a while, the leaves roll together. What should I ...

Garden Help Desk: How can I eliminate earwigs?

<strong>Question</strong>: There are lots of earwigs in my garden this year. I’ve even found some in my peach tree and in my potted plants. How can I get rid of them?<strong>Answer</strong>: Late summer is the time of year when you’re ...

Garden Help Desk: Why are my tomatoes still green?

<span class="print_trim">Garden Help Desk – USU Extension – August 19, 2018</span><strong>Question:</strong> When is the best time to pick my pears?Answer: The right time to pick your pears will depend on what variety of pears you are ...

Garden Help Desk: How do I keep fruit flies away?

Question: The leaves on my Japanese maple are turning brown and crispy around the edges and at the tips. What can I do to stop this?Answer: This sounds like summer leaf scorch. It’s a common summer problem for many trees in our area, especially trees that aren’t well-suited to our ...

Garden Help Desk: What’s wrong with my tomatoes?

<strong>Q</strong><strong>uestion</strong>: Is there some way that I can send you some pictures of a problem in my garden? I’d rather not drive all the way to Provo with my sick plants if showing you pictures would do the ...