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Vegetable Gardening Hints, Issue #01 -- Things to do in June.
June 06, 2009

June is weeding month! It is important to stay on top of those weeds or they can easily take over your garden.


  • Weeding
    For most gardeners weeding is often one of the least favorite parts of being in your garden, however it is very important to keep the weeds under control.
    • Weeds use up nutrients from the soil depriving your veggies of the much needed food they need to grow and produce for you.
    • Weeds can harbor pests and disease.
    • Weeds can block out sunlight to your veggie plants.
    • Weeds can create a messy looking garden.
    • Flowering weeds can send out hundreds of seeds that will grow later in the year or next season - they do multiply!

    Learn more about how to weed your garden.

  • Transplant heat loving veggies
    Early June is still a great time to continue to transplant more heat loving veggies. The soil and air temperature is warm enough in pretty much all climates. Learn more about growing tomatoes , squash, peppers, and, eggplants.

  • Fertilier tea
    To save money on fertilizers make your own organic compost or manure teas. Adding some of these teas around the base of your veggie plants every few weeks will give them the boost they need to produce great fruits, pods and seeds for you to harvest. Dilute some of this tea with water and spray the plant leaves to deter or get rid of pests like aphids, white fly and flea beetles. Learn how to make fertilizer teas.

  • " My 2009 Vegetable Garden Journal "gives you the best days to plant each month. It is a simple to follow book that will help you stay organized and give you all the information you need to have a successful vegetable garden.

    In the book you will find:

    • When the best time is to fertilize 25 common vegetables.
    • A monthly calender with the best dates to plant by the moon cycles.
    • Month at a glance to do list to guide you.
    • Easy to follow planting, growing and harvesting information for 25 common vegetables.
    • Tips on watering, fertilizeing, mulching and pest management.

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  • Need help with your garden layout?
    It is never to early to start planning for the fall or next season Now you know what you would like to grow, where and how are you going to make it happen? The most common ways of planting vegetables are in row, raised beds or in containers. Order one of my vegetable garden plans books for great planning ideas for your own garden.

  • June to do list:
    • Keep you garden weeded.
    • Watch for signs of pests and disease.
    • Stake your tomatoes and nip out the side shoots.
    • Fertilize your vegetable plants.
    • Make sure your vegetable plants are getting sufficient water.



    Here are my tips for growing great Cucumbers:

    • Add a handful of compost to the hole when transplanting out.
    • Cucumbers need lots of water so water regularly.
    • Cucumbers need support so put up a trellis when seeding or setting out your transplants.
    • Most varieties are monoecious and produce both male and female flowers on the same plant. The gynoecious types bear only female flowers, so a few male-flowering pollinators are in the seed packet (you will need to plant all the seeds in order to get fruits). Both need bees to pollinate.
    • Harvest every few days so more fruit will form.

    For more information on check out Cucumbers .

    Now is the time to start planning your vegetable garden for this coming season. I have several helpful ebooks that will provide you with easy to follow tips to having a fabulous vegetable garden. Check them out.

    Please contact me with your comments and suggestions.

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    Welcome to the world of vegetable gardening!


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