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By Walter Reeves

The when-to and how-to time table for starting to be, taking good care of, and protecting your Peach country garden!

Never backyard on my own! The Month-By-Month Gardening sequence is the best significant other to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this ebook, you are going to understand what to do every month to have gardening good fortune all yr, from January to December. it really is choked with the when-to and how-tos of gardening in addition to richly illustrated step by step directions, so that you can backyard with confidence.

Reap some great benefits of the gardening "mistakes" and successes of co-authors Walter Reeves and Erica Glasener, who've over thirty-five years of gardening adventure among them!

With a clean glance and up to date info, Georgia Month-by-Month Gardening comprises the entire when-to and how-to info that has made those books so well known through the years, offered in a brand new, easier-to-use structure with extra full-color images and the most up-tp-date info on hand. entire with particular suggestion on becoming plant life (both annuals and perennials), bulbs, grasses (both garden and ornamental), roses, groundcovers, shrubs, timber, and vines, this publication is one no backyard lover probably want to leave out! within the iciness, yes projects are had to plan for and increase the subsequent becoming season. And as soon as issues particularly commence starting to be within the spring and summer time, you will find suggestion at the top method to get the main attractive vegetation, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest timber. From planting to watering and fertilizing, and upkeep to challenge fixing, Georgia Month-by-Month Gardening exhibits all degrees of gardeners the simplest practices to develop pleasing and lucrative results.

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If your tomato or okra roots are infested, it’s a good time to remove them. indd 44 11/5/14 2:34 PM Job:10-42096 Title:CSP - Georgia Month by Month Gardening Dtp:LY Page:44 dening age:44 February A Recipe for Amending Clay Soil ⅓ coarse sand (builders’ sand, not play sand— almost like a very small gravel) ⅓ organic material (compost, soil conditioner, or other bagged products) ⅓ existing topsoil (some clay is beneficial but if you have 100 percent clay, remove it and replace it with a quality topsoil) It the soil is dry enough, this is a good time to work in soil amendments.

Caterpillar-feeding plants include parsley, dill, fennel, milkweed, clover, aster, snapdragon, and sunflower. Butterfly-attracting plants include lantana, butterfly weed, pentas, impatiens, cosmos, salvia, petunia, coreopsis, snapdragon, marigold, Mexican sunflower, aster, and black-eyed Susan. Another ingredient for attracting butterflies is a source of water. Butterflies will not drink from large, open water areas. Wet sand or mud provides excellent watering holes. A saucer that is designed to fit under a clay or plastic pot makes a good watering hole for butterflies.

As the organic material continues to break down, it will be a good source of food for your plants when the roots begin to grow in spring. Be sure you don’t pile it up around the stems or trunks of plants. Apply a 2-inch layer of mulch around new plantings. Use pine straw, bark nuggets, shredded bark, leaves, peanut hulls, or cocoa shells. Problem-Solve Annuals Visit your flowerbeds each week to look for weeds such as chickweed, bittercress, and henbit. Pull weeds by hand, put them into a container, and remove them from the garden.

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