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Garden Times for June

What to Plant:

Vegetables & Fruits:

Okra, Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Beans, Squash, Southern Peas, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and more.

Flowers:

Ageratum, Blue Wonder,  Blue Daze, Coleus, Diamond Frost, Daylillies, Lantana, Marigold, Penta, Purslane, Salvia, Torenia, Vinca and more.

Herbs:

Basil, Chives, Dill, Oregano, Cilantro, Rosemary, Lavendar, Mints, Sweet Marjoram, Sage, Savory Thyme and other favorites.

What to Do:

Houseplants:

  • Remove yellowing foliage and repot as needed
  • Wash away dust and bugs
  • Trim overgrown stems
  • Move weaker plants to patio or porch
  • Continue to fertilize with Busy Bee's Formula "B" and Jack's Classic
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to increase vitality
  • May move outdoors into shady areas
  • Pinch or cut back to encourage new growth
  • Turn plants inside to allow light to even out growth
  • Use Systemic Insect Granules to eliminate insect problems-MONTHLY

The Landscape:

  • Remove damaged limbs and foliage
  • Complete pruning of overgrown plants treat with Pruning Sealer
  • Transplant Palms and/or add new ones!
  • Cut back shrubs to thicken growth lower on plants
  • Follow all planting instruction guidelines per Busy Bee recommendations!
  • Prune & fertilize azaleas after flowering
  • Control black spot & mites on roses- FEED them MONTHLY
  • Check gardens for signs of insect invasions
  • Replenish mulches as needed to control weeds and help retain moisture
  • Add heat/summer tolerant color to beautify
  • Fertilize all plants/trees every three months
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to increase vitality
  • Plant a Butterfly Garden as a great summer project!

The Lawn:

  • Fertilize with 16-0-8
  • Seed, plug or sod new lawns & fill in bare areas
  • Treat chinch bugs if needed
  • Apply herbicides if needed (Image used in St. Augustine-due to HEAT)
  • Apply a fertilizer containing iron only, such as Ironite or Milorganite to green-up yellowing lawns

The Green House:

  • Replace plastic coverings with shadecloth
  • Feed container-grown plants monthly or weekly with water soluable fertilizers and Busy Bee's VitaMix
  • Prepare cuttings with Rootone Powder
  • Use Fertilome Root Stimulator to promote root growth
  • Use Systemic Insect Granules to eliminate insect problems-MONTHLY
  • Move large container grown plants outdoors 

Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Feed vegetables with Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and Garden Tone
  • Spray veggies weekly with Copper, Daconil or Dithane to control fungus problems
  • Apply Spinosad to contol Leaf Miners
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to boost vitality
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors using Fertilome Root Stimulator
  • Use Southern Ag Citrus Nutrional Spray
  • Monitor and control pests and fungus (Usually there are LOTS!)
  • You may decide the summer garden just is not worth the battle-cover your beds with black plastic and "bake" until fall garden time to kill the nematodes and other pests in the soil

 

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