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Your garden can provide a respite from life’s complications while providing great benefit to you and to your family. Across the United States and the world, people seek enjoyment from their gardens. Florida’s subtropical location means gardening in Florida can practically be a year-round event!

This Month…

June 2012


• It's officially hurricane season. If you have not done so already, inspect your trees, palms and other plants that may need pruned. Take care of these items now instead of waiting until a storm is approaching.

June 2012

• Florida's sandy soil does not hold nutrients well. Heavy rains, while you may be able to turn off your irrigation all together, they help leech away needed nutrients. Check your plants and grass for signs of nutritional deficiencies and respond accordingly. Pay specific attention to palms and cycads as they are heavy feeders.

• Insects continue to be on the prowl. Be sure to scout for damage and signs of problems and spot-treat as necessary.

• If you are still looking to plant some veggies, try starter plants of Collards, Okra, Peanuts, Pumpkins, Spinach, Southern Peas, Squash, Sweet Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and herbs such as Basil, Chives, Dill, Ginger, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Sage & Thyme.

• June is a great time to sit back and plan garden activities and landscape additions.