For gardeners, a picture may be worth 1,000 words

Gardeners experiencing problems or pests can now upload photographs of the issue when submitting questions to University of Maine Cooperative Extension experts.

The photo upload option is expected to increase usage of the “Ask Our Experts” site, help provide essential details and improve expert response time.

“Ask Our Experts” is one of UMaine Extension’s most popular sources of information. Since its inception in 2012, people have viewed the page nearly 17,750 times. In 2015, gardeners submitted more than 100 garden-related questions and thus far in 2016, people have had 60 queries.

To ask a question, visit the website. More information on home horticulture is available online and by calling 581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine).