If you have a tree that is covered in Spanish moss or ball moss, you might be wondering if it can kill your tree. Not a bad question, but to answer it, you first need to know what ball moss is before determining whether ball moss is bad or not. What is Ball Moss? Ball moss is gray-green and commonly found on tree branches and telephone wires. It grows in small clumps about 6-10 inches (15-25 cm.) across. The tiny seeds are blown on the wind until they land on a tree branch or other suitable area. They stick to the area and develop pseudo-roots that attach to the bark of the tree. Additional Ball Moss Information Ball moss is often mistaken for Spanish moss. While it is not Spanish moss, both are epiphytes. Epiphytes are plants that attach themselves to trees, power lines, fences and other structures with pseudo-roots.
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Recycling doesn’t always mean tossing paper products, like toilet paper rolls, into the big bin. You can have more fun if you use toilet paper rolls as pest control in the garden. How to stop pests with toilet paper rolls? It’s ingenious but simple and fun. Read on for all you need to know about cardboard tube pest control, including protecting plants with toilet paper rolls in the veggie garden. Using Cardboard Tubes for Pests Most toilet paper and paper towels come wrapped around a cardboard tube. When you have finished a roll, you still have that tube to dispose of. You will do better tossing that cardboard tube in the recycling bin than the garbage can, but now there is another cool alternative: cardboard tube pest control in the garden. It’s not difficult to start protecting plants with toilet paper rolls and it can be effective in a variety
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Sesame in pots grown on your patio or balcony will not give you a huge harvest of seeds, but it’s still worthwhile. You can get about 70 seeds per pod and multiple pods on one small plant. And, of course, this is a pretty plant too, with luscious green foliage and delicate white flowers. Read on for more info about potted sesame plants. Can You Grow Sesame in Containers? Yes, you can absolutely grow sesame in a container or pot. It is generally grown on a bigger, agricultural scale for oil, but sesame plants will take to a container as well and can be cultivated on a much smaller scale. Sesame is native to warm climates, so start your seeds indoors and don’t move containers outside until it is well into the 70s during the day (21 degrees Celsius and up). Growing Sesame in a Container To grow potted sesame
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People can’t live very long without water, and your mature trees can’t either. Since trees can’t speak up to let you know when they are thirsty, it’s a gardener’s job to provide sufficient tree irrigation to help them thrive. How much water do trees need? Irrigating trees is not an exact science, but if you follow a few general guidelines about watering trees, you’ll do just fine. Read on for information on how to water a tree as well as basic tree irrigation guidelines. How to Water a Tree It pays to learn how to water a tree, including where to put the water, what time of day you should be irrigating trees and how much water is necessary. Although everyone knows that young, newly planted trees require regular water, it’s easy to overlook the needs of mature trees. The idea of watering trees is to get moisture into the
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