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July… Here’s what we build to
Nothing beats high summer in the garden… the moment we’ve planned for all year! Now’s the time to snip a flower, bend to pull a weed, admire the garden’s progress and our prowess and plot and plan on what to do next!
At home we had a sad setback in our garden when we awoke to golf ball-sized hail early last week. Luckily not all is lost; we’ve done some trimming up and replacing. Plus, here’s for a late start, my husband had just planted his melons and pumpkins so they arose from their seedy slumber late last week totally unscathed! We’re picking raspberries, broccoli, lettuce and onions but the peas are a total loss.
Here at Drummers, of course we have lots of ideas to help you out and some sales to help even more, so read on.
Speaking of needing replacements in the garden… We have really nice new shrubs in stock along with great sales on probably anything you’d want to replace or add to your garden (see right).
Beware of squash bugs and squash vine borer. Scout for these insects and act right away so you don’t lose your crop. Floating row covers over these crops work wonders.
Cover your fruit with netting to save it for you rather than losing it to the birds. Support the nets with a light frame of some sort.
Keep caterpillars that eat broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage away by dusting or spraying with natural insecticides (Dipel, Thuricide or Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew) that go after just those caterpillars but don’t harm other beneficial insects. Here’s a kitchen tip: Soak freshly picked broccoli in heavily salted water. The caterpillars will become dislodged from the broccoli in a couple of minutes.
Keep fertilizing your vegetable crops. Onions are among the heaviest feeders. Keep them weed-free too.
Seed new crops where spring crops are ending. Replace peas with green beans.
Apple growers: Remember to scout for and set out sticky traps and spray for Apple Maggot Fly now. Also thin your fruit by July 4.
Tomato & Pepper Growers: Scout for blossom end rot appearing as a black spot on the end of your fruit. Snap plans out of it with a shot of Bonide Rot Stop. - Sarah
- 4.5″ Annuals,
- 4-pack annuals,
- 10″ hanging baskets, Now $22.22
- Accent annuals,
- Annual grasses,
- Fruit Trees $5 off
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Miniature Garden Update
Try a retro look for your newest miniature garden. We now have a selection of wonderful hanging bubble glass in stock. Choose one already “planted” or design one yourself and take it home to hang in a place of honor.