I have what I think are mealybugs on my broccoli.
They are small, aphid-like bugs, but produce a dusty film. I'm
not too concerned because my broccoli is done for the year. My
question is this: If I cut down the plants and compost them, will
the bugs contaminate my compost? Or should I discard them in some
I recently received a beautiful chrysanthemum as a gift...you
know, the kind that comes from a florist. Since I don't really
know the variety, I wondered if I might have some success planting it
and having it come back next year and the year after, etc. I have
some other mums in my garden. Has anyone done this? Of
course, I know I could just try it and see what happens, but I wondered
if there was a best time to plant that might give it a better survival
potential...like before or after it's done blooming?