All posts by Monica Hughes

Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds.

In Georgia, our weeds are persistent growers year round.  When we clear our plots for the summer though, or between seasons when our veggies are not growing, weeds spread, multiply and celebrate!  That’s one of the reasons to plant a cover crop or spread some helpful mulch to the soil.  One of our farmers sent me photos of some of the rascals that are common in our gardens and need to be pulled before their  spreading roots take over.    So be vigilant, stay on top of the weeds and when you see one, pull three!

Summertime Garden Tips

Summertime tips for garden success:

Be vigilant, the army worms and other pests are about!
They can be treated with BT available at Hester and Zipperer, or Captain Jacks Bug Juice available at Herb Creek. Both need to be reapplied after rain/ watering.  Neem oil is a good organic alternative.

To those who have sweet corn, the first farmer has been robbed by the squirrels! If your corn looks ready, pick it otherwise the squirrels will!

As always, keep your garden free of weeds and diseased debris, this can be a breeding ground for pests and more disease.

Lastly, feed your plants as needed. Frequent watering causes the nutrients to leech through the soil.

Farmer Jane

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