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Garden Times for July

What to Plant:

Vegetables & Fruits:

Okra, Cucumber, Peppers, Tomato, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Southern Peas, Squash, Sweet Potato, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Radish. Any and all Citrus and Tropical Fruit, Black berries, Raspberries, Blueberries Grapes and Bananas-Ask us we'll let you know!!

Flowers:

Blue Daze, Cat Whiskers, Celosia, Coleus, Coreopsis, Crossandra, Diamond Frost, Blue Wonder, Dianthus, Ice Plants, Gingers, Marigold, Penta, Porterweed, Purslane, Salvia, Sunflower, Vinca and more.

Herbs:

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

Trees:

Royal Poinciana, Cassia, Palms, Tibouchina, Shade Trees and any other you have your heart set on!

What to Do:

Houseplants:

  • Remove yellowing foliage and re pot as needed
  • Wash away dust and bugs
  • Trim overgrown stems
  • Transplant root-bound to larger containers or root prune
  • Continue to fertilize with Busy Bee Blast and Jack's Classic
  • VitaMix all for boost of vitality
  • Turn windowsill plants one-quarter weekly
  • Move light starved plants outside into a shady place in your yard
  • Check for pest and treat appropriately (Systemic Insect Granules)

The Landscape:

  • Remove weak/diseased & damaged limbs and foliage
  • Complete pruning of overgrown plants treat with Pruning Sealer
  • Replace any plants not recovered from the cold damage
  • Trim seed heads from spring flowering perennial flower beds
  • Remove 4-6" of new growth from Poinsettias
  • Follow all planting instruction guidelines per Busy Bee recommendations!
  • Prune & fertilize azaleas & control insect problems
  • Roses-Trim and control black spot & mites
  • Check gardens for signs of insect invasions
  • Feed Outdoor Container Gardens with Busy Bee's Formula "B" and Busy Bee's VitaMix
  • Reshape Formal Hedges
  • Check Tree staking after storms(MUST be secure for proper rooting)

The Lawn:

  • Fertilize with 16-0-8
  • Apply bait for Mole Crickets
  • Seed, plug or sod new lawns & fill in bare areas
  • Treat Chinch Bugs & Sod Web Worms if needed
  • Spot apply Kilz-All on "hard to get rid of" weeds
  • Apply Milorganite to stressed laws for quick greening

The Green House:

  • Cover with shade cloth to protect from the sun
  • Root Poinsettia and Chrysanthemum cuttings
  • Divide Orchids & Bromeliads
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and apply Busy Bee's VitaMix
  • Clean and sterilize benches and tools

Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Feed vegetables with Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and Garden Tone
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to boost vitality
  • Harvest & Replant for second crops
  • OR COVER Garden Bed with black plastic for 8 weeks to sterilize the soil and kill Nematodes
  • Citrus- treat Leaf Miner, Scale and Mites (Check often for signs of damage!
  • Monitor and control pests and fungus consult a Busy Bee Associate for appropriate treatment plan.
  • Cut back Berry bushes and fertilize
  • Prune Fruit Trees lightly to promote and direct trunk growth
  • Turn compost piles every two weeks
  • Feed Bananas & Papayas monthly with Citrus Tone, Black Kow and apply Busy Bee's VitaMix.

 

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