Yes, the water is alkaline. Those in the greenhouse are being watered with runoff, those in the house are using culinary water. Out of 8 bottles in the house, only one is having this problem. However, the others are a different variety.
Tereza Okava wrote:i see in your signature you say alkaline soil, utah, can there be alkali in the water?
D Nikolls wrote:But, lots of sources say that garlic will stunt beans...
How close is too close?
What is the mechanism responsible for the stunting?
Has anyone experienced stunted beans that they would blame on garlic, or grown them close with no issue?
Those are some good ideas. City codes say that anything less than 30 feet from the corner needs to be 4 feet or less (which is why we ended up with a 4 foot chainlink fence instead of a 6 foot sight barrier), so I'm rather restricted in that sense. The area farthest from the corner is under almost constant shade during the summer, but an arch over the sidewalk...hm. I'll have to think about that one.
George Yacus wrote:Consider planting a few *Hardy Kiwis* along your chain-link fenceline, and the plants could use them as a trellis while visually softening the metal texture of the fence. Hardy Kiwis can survive frigid temperatures and a variety of conditions. They require both male and female plants for good production.
I'm a sucker for *archways and trellises* -- perhaps a series of archways over the sidewalk could connect another perennial vining crop from the street side of the sidewalk. (Of course, one may need to be mindful of any height restrictions for traffic visibility if planting near the driveway or traffic corners.)
*Thornless blackberries* could be enjoyed as people walk under such archways.
You could train your annual vining crops up them, too.
Hunter Ardrey wrote:
Lauren Ritz wrote:Does anyone know how to identify whether a seedling is apple or pear? I've been planting apple seeds and pear seeds for years without much success, then all of a sudden these popped up this spring. I know they're either apple or pear, probably pear, but I can't really tell the difference.
Apple and pear trees have an alternate branching pattern. Your seedlings appear to have opposite branching. Also, the woody stem appears to be winged, which leads me to think these are wined euonymus seedlings. I hope I am wrong, but if you find them to be winged euonymus I would remove them, as they are invasive.