Veggie Garden Tasks

The warming weather is ideal for planting warm-season crops: beans, corn, cucumbers, gourds, melons, squash, eggplant, peanuts, peppers, sunflowers and tomatoes. Also plant pumpkin seeds early this month for Halloween pumpkins. Herbs that like the heat, including basil, catnip and lemongrass, also can be planted now. Feed vegetable plants regularly with a nitrogen fertilizer and check daily for pests. Watch for powdery mildew on susceptible plants and treat with Serenade Garden when it first appears.

 

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