June Gardening - Top Ten Growing Tips
Gardening Tip #1: There's two tricks to growing a successful crop
of blueberries. First, the soil needs to be acidic. Secondly, you need to
keep the birds away from the maturing fruit. Unprotected, they will beat
you to the harvest every time.
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Gardening Tip #2: Those fertilizers that boldly claim to promote big
blooms on your flowers and vegetables, are high in Phosphorous, and low in
nitrogen. If you want big, bright blooms focus on the phosphorous levels
n the fertilizer you
on Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium.......
Gardening Tip #3: Chives are one of the earliest herbs. If you want
to prolong the harvest, they need to be cut back, to continue to produce.
It is time to do so, as the flowerheads, with thick, woody shoots, begin
to appear. Cut them back to just an inch from the level of the soil. They
will soon regrow new, tender shoots.
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Gardening Tip #4: If your Lilac bush is in need of a trim, do so within
a couple of weeks after this years blooms. Next year's blooms form very quickly.
You don't want to risk removing next year's
on Pruning Lilacs....
Gardening Tip #5: So, you think you don't have any space to grow flowers,
veggetables, or herbs? Are you out of space in your garden, yet have plants
leftover? Look up...look down.... and try Vertical Gardening!
Gardening Tip #6: Strawberries develop seeds on the outside of the
fruit. These tiny seeds can be a challenge to grow. It's far easier to take
a baby plant that forms at the end of a runner stem off of the Mother plant.
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Gardening Tip #7: A big reason why we grow our own vegetables,
is to do to provide healthier food for our families. Home gardeners are always
seeking ways to grow a little more organically. Some plants provide insect
and pest protection to other plants. Some plants provide nutrients. Companion
plants allow you to use less pesticides and fewer chemical fertilizers.
on Companion Plants........
Gardening Tip # 8: Kids and adults are fascinated by pumpkins. Growing
pumpkins is a lot of fun. Do you want to grow the biggest pumpkin in the
'Hood? How to grow big,
Gardening Tip #9: You absolutely admire your friends favorite rose
bush. Don't you wish you could get an exact duplicate for your rose garden?
Ask for a cutting.
Learn how to grow
roses from cuttings..........
Gardening Tip #10: This easy to grow flower gets its name, as the
flower blooms in mid afternoon. It attracts Hummingbirds. It is a prolific
reseeder. This cherished flower, is also called the "Marvel of Peru".
June Gardening Holidays :
June 6 -
Gardening Exercise Day - a healthy day for you and your plants.
June 12 -
June 16 -
Veggies Day - fresh from your garden.
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