How did it get to be June already?! I have no idea where the first five months of this year went – especially the last 31 days. In April, when we were getting temps in the 70’s and 80’s, I thought I would have my entire garden planted by mid-May. Then May came along, and we had temperatures more like early April, along with what seemed like endless rain, that it was impossible to get anything done in the garden. So now, I’m behind – I haven’t gotten my tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant transplanted into the garden, nor have I planted any beans yet. That will change this weekend – regardless of what Mother Nature has in mind. If I have to be out planting in thunderstorms, I will!
In this issue:
Vegetables & Herbs
- Get your warm-weather herbs and vegetables in ASAP, only about 4 months remain for growing.
- Stake or cage your plants when you are putting them in, to avoid damaging the roots doing it later.
- How to correctly use fungicide.
- Plant your bush bean seeds and pole beans now!
- You can plant beets, carrots, dill, parsley, and cilantro through the end of July.
- Cabbage and broccoli can be started at the end of the month or early July for fall harvest.
- Keep your gardens weeded.
- If you haven’t gotten those seeds or plants in the ground yet, don’t wait much longer.
- Don’t forget to mulch around plants– it helps keep moisture in, maintains moderate soil temperatures, and keeps weeds down.
- Keep soil properly hydrated.
- Make sure you use fertilizer correctly on potted plants.
- Indoor plants can benefit from spending the summer outdoors.
Trees & Shrubs
- June can be a good month to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials.
- Why to choose native plants for your garden.
- Yard upkeep statistics.
- Some birds are arriving late this year due to storms.
- Keep your feeders clean and full.
- Clean water is a necessity for drinking and bathing, if you don’t already have one, consider putting out a birdbath.
- It’s baby bird season! What to do if you find a baby bird.
Store News & Specials
- Exclusive savings on vegetable and herb seedlings.
- $10 off $50 coupon.
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