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  1. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    help improve soil texture, fertility and drainage. Alternatively, gardeners may plant peppers in ... selection may be determined by transplant or seed availability. However, peppers come in a variety of ... species may rate differently on the Scoville scale. However, some of our hottest peppers such as ...

  2. Estimating the Size of Your Solar Electric System

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/CDFS-4102

    provider as many are supportive of reducing peak electric demands of their customers. Energy audits ... for the past 12 months and assess each one. You may have a bill that has specific electric meter data ... current month. You may begin to see trends and relationships specific to your business related to your ...

  3. Canning Basics

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5338

    in direct sunlight. Under conditions such as these, food will lose quality rapidly and may spoil. ... underscores the importance of following directions carefully. How Canning Preserves Foods Invisible ... bacteria more rapidly when heated. Acidic foods may be safely canned in a boiling water canner. Low-acid ...

  4. Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-594

    AEX-594 Agriculture and Natural Resources 11/27/2017 S. Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, State ... face from a direct blast of ammonia. Never wear contact lenses when handling anhydrous ammonia, since ... hose). Tank Condition —Prevent corrosion and excessive pressure buildup from direct sunlight by keeping ...

  5. Is It Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-80

    or in groups, b) if singularly, is each needle attached directly to the branch or is each needle ... needles attach directly to branches. The base of the fir needle looks like a suction cup (inset). The ... woodiness of the scales of the cones determines how flexible the cone may be. Pine cone scales tend to be ...

  6. Making and Preserving Sauerkraut

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5364

    later in the season may also contain more sugars that will support the growth of bacteria during ... acidity in the product will increase. Once the sauerkraut is fermented, it may be canned or frozen. ... fermented in about 3 to 4 weeks. At 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit, the fermentation process may take 5 to ...

  7. Lichens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-12

    in your neighborhood is clean enough to support the dual organism.     Figure 3.  Flavoparmelia sp. ... Lichens do not cause plant damage. The lichen symbiosis is not damaging bark in any direct ways. It does ... predators through camouflage and direct cover.  Links:  Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, Lichens of North ...

  8. Correcting Irregular Spread Patterns

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-562

    direction of spinner rotation (Figure 7b).  Gradually increase the spinner speed. However, use caution ... causing heavy application. After correcting the reason for heavy deposition of product directly behind the ... spinner-disc (Figure 8a).  Move the spinner-disc blade tips in the opposite direction of spinner rotation ...

  9. Winter and Your Backyard Chickens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-66

    a large quantity of new, dry bedding for the winter. Bedding materials may include wood shavings or chips, ... may malfunction and cause a fire.  Encourage Egg Production A decline or stop in egg production is ... Lights may be left on continuously or turned off manually or automatically with a timer.  Collecting eggs ...

  10. Carpet Beetles

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2103-10

    heavy furniture or pianos and at carpet edges. Adult beetles fly readily in May and June. They are ... attracted to night-lights, and may enter through an open window or door. Some may be brought in accidentally ... feed on daisies, wild asters, etc. Adults are attracted by light, fly into homes, and may be found on ...

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