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Thursdays Top 10 Tryouts (Or Show us Yer Tips)!! 3

1. Now is the time of year to mulch & feed your fruit trees/bushes to promote healthy growth.

2.  If you have any plants suffering from Downy Mildew try the following remedy - mix 1 part milk with 9 parts water and spray the stems and tops of leaves with the solution. Reapply after rain. 

3. Although Tomatoes will flourish in most soil types, they will fare better in soil which has had well decomposed organic material added to it. Also add Tomato feed during the growing season.

4. When Planting Beans DO NOT plant close to any of the following, as they may have adverse growing effects: Chives, Fennel, Garlic, Leeks.

5. Got the space, but don't want the extra work, try planting a few perennials such as: Globe Artichokes, Asparagus, Jerusalem Artichokes, Welsh Onions, Radicchio (Biennial).

6.  When planting out your Brassicas add a small cube cut from a Rhubarb stalk to the bottom of the planting hole, this is said to protect against club root.

7.  If your Brassicas are being attacked by Caterpillars sprinkle flour over them, leave it overnight and rinse the flour & dead Caterpillars off, the following day.

8.  If the soil around your plants is dry to your touch, 3 to 4 inches below its surface, then generally speaking your plants need watering.

9.  Plant Basil close to your Tomatoes to protect them from, Whitefly, Aphids & Mites.

10.  Click HERE to get yourself a free gardening journal. Its a PDF file in a blank monthly calendar format, to print off, with monthly tips. I like this one because of its simplicity. It may be too simple if your an expert gardener.



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