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Summer Solstice in Sight

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Summer Solstice in Sight

End of spring Gardening Bonanza: all vegetable plants 50% off; 20L bags EarthMix® Garden™ 30% off!


The approach of summer makes many new changes apparent. It seems there is a never-ending stream of newborn creatures around us. We have a bluebird box set up next-door, and just last week we discovered two eggs in it. It is always good to see bluebirds nesting. They do such a wonderful job of eating mosquitoes and the like.  Mother nature thinks of everything.  However, there are things we need to keep in mind as well.


First: Water.  It is easy to become lulled into a sense of security when rainfall is plentiful and regular.  Be mindful of new plantings, as it gets hotter and drier. Make special preparations for plant care while you’re on vacation.  Consider asking a neighbor who has similar watering needs.  Perhaps you could water their plants while they’re away, and they reciprocate during your absence.


Second: Fertilizer. Many folks have made the transition to organic fertilizer.  That is good.  The singular downside is the release time. Some chemical fertilizers may last many months or an entire year.  Organics need monthly re-application.  Mark your calendar.


Third: Pests.  If you are a conifer lover, this is the time to check/treat for bagworms and spider mites. This should be done immediately.  Juvenile bagworms are now on the move; spider mites are building population numbers. They are both easier and more effectively treated now. I recommend choosing products that contain Permethrin.  Permethrin has a broad spectrum of effective coverage. 


Although it is certain that spring is swiftly slipping away, it’s not over…yet.  We want to provide an opportunity to expand your vegetable gardening horizons.  While supplies last, 4" vegetable plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, squash, corn, okra, eggplant, beans… all vegetable plants are now 50% off, they’re worth a grow!  Additionally, to make sure of your success, we will offer 20L bags of EarthMix® Garden™ at 30% off!


Tune in Saturday, 8am to, “The At Home Show”; we’ll discuss these seasonal topics and much more.  Watch on-demand anytime.


David Bates


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