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July 2014 Around The Garden



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Here are the list of things you should be aware of that need to be tended to in your garden area.

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Grow Blueberries NOW:  One of the simple joys of summer, potted blueberries are an excellent fruit for new gardeners.  Northern high bush blueberries are best for the upper and middle south.  Try selections such as Patriot and Liberty.  Rabbiteye blueberries are best in the lower and coast south.  Use climax or premier.  They all prefer slightly moist, well draining potting soil.  Place the planter in a sunny spot and rotate the pot for best coverage.  It's important to plant at least 2 or more varieties so you will have lots of fruit.  Buy the starters at your local nursery or order online.  Make sure you pick a planter that is large enough so you don't crowd the plants root system.

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Fertilize:  Feed potted veggies such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash and tomatillos.  Looking for some organic options?  Miracle Grow Organic Choice is available in granular or liquid form.  Dynamite Organic All Purpose or composted manure for easy feeding.  Just follow package directions and keep those veggies healthy all season long.

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Fragrance:  Add some sweet scents to your potted garden this season.  The blooms of gardenias, ginger and lilies.  Honeybells, hostas, and tuberoses will all add a welcome perfume to this summers garden and planters.  Enjoy their fragrance inside by cutting a few stems for casual bouquets.

Herbs:  Cut potted basil, thyme and rosemary frequently to keep these plants in full production.  Keep a pot of your favorite herbs near your grill for a reminder to flavor your summer meals.
 
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