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Posted: Sep/13/2007 1:57 PM PST
I can't remember where I saw it, but I saw a program (or calendar) regarding when to plant what and how.
I was wondering if anyone knew about this and where it would be. I was CERTAIN it was here, but I can't find it.
Location: Central North NJ
Posted: Sep/14/2007 3:26 PM PST
Is this what your looking for. I only have it for October and July. Missed the the other months. July will be in the next post.
This is for Zone 6.
5 Bring houseplants indoors. Check carefully for disease and bugs. Spray if necessary.
6 Night of the Harvest Moon. (when the information was puplished)
7 Pick tender crops (peppers^ tomatoes). Leave hardy crops (kale, Brussels sprouts); lightj frost improves^ their flavor.
8 Continue to plant deciduous shrubs and I trees. Keep i watering them until ground freezes.
9 Gather annual seeds for planting next year. Good candidates are cleome, cosmos, columbines and
10 Average first frost date in northwest Highlands (northern NJ)
11 Plant garlic for harvest next. July. Bulbs from nurseries or catalogs do better than those from the supermarket. (Health food stores garlic shallots and potatoes usually do not get foods that are nuked, to prevent sprouting. Check with the manager. I get my from a local health food store and plant them a lot cheaper than catalogs)
11 Cut back perennials, but" leave those with winter interest (ornamental grasses, sedums) or seeds for birds (coneflowers, coreopsis).
11 Plant spring bulbs now through mid-November. Lace plantings with crushed oyster shells to deter rodents.
Plan a fall foliage tour. Check Sunday's Travel section or www. ifoliagenetwork. com for the latest reports.
16 Plant and transplant peonies. Discard dying foliage to prevent over wintering of bud blight fungus.
19 Place netting over small ponds and water features to keep them free of falling leaves.
20 Average first frost date in central regions (NJ).
21Dig up dahlias,, cannas and gladioluses after frost. Remove foliage, air dry and label before storing.
22 Continue to mow lawns as long as grass is growing. Fertilize now and spread lime if a pH test
shows it is needed.
23 Empty planters; wash in a mild bleach solution and store in a frost-free place.
24 Protect young trees from rodents and winter sun scald by wrapping trunks.
25 Plant cold-hardy, pansies or ornamental cabbage for garden color through December
26 Order a cord of wood for cheery winter fires.
27 Gather leaves and run them over with the lawn mower to chop coarsely. Add to gardens, shrub beds and compost heaps.
28 Carve jack-o-lantern= Protect from freezing and coat cut surfaces with Vaseline to prevent rot.
29 Winterize irrigation systems. Drain and store hoses.
30 Gather, clean and store garden tools. Sharpen blades with a file and coat lightly with oil.
31 Halloween. Make sure that you display your pumpkins and gourds that you’ve grown in your garden
Location: Central North NJ
Posted: Sep/14/2007 3:27 PM PST
July Garden Guide (Zone 6)
The following guide is from my local paper (add notes)
July 1-3: Spruce up the garden for company
July 4: Fire up the grills. (Too bad that hot dogs don’t grow on trees.)
July 5: Watch for the arrival of Japanese beetles. Don't hang traps near valued plants; hand-pick or spray bugs.
July 6: Foliage of spring bulbs may now be removed. Order bulbs when catalogs arrive for best price and selection.
July 7: Cut spent roses back to a healthy leaf. Remove suckers that sprout below the swollen graft of grafted hybrids.
July 8: Don't plant bare root or balled-and-burlapped trees and shrubs during summer's heat -wait until early fall.
July 9: Be vigilant about mosquito control. Empty containers that hold water. Put "dunks" in ponds and water barrels.
July 10: Mow lawns no lower than three inches during hot weather. Leave the clippings to fertilize sod.
(Best not to have a lawn and the clipping go into the compost bin for the garden)
July 11: Pinch back chrysanthemums and asters for the final time to keep them compact and boost flowering.
July 12: Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizer on vegetables like beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. It pushes leaf growth and reduces harvests.
July 13: Dig, divide and replant bearded irises. Cut leaves back to six inches and plant with the top of rhizomes exposed.
July 14: (Start that new trellis or make another garden workbench.)
July 15: Deadhead annuals and fertilize weekly to keep them blooming. Water carefully to soak soil and roots.
July 16: Harvest raspberries and blackberries when fully colored. After harvest, cut fruit-bearing canes to the ground.
July 17: Don't leave for vacation without arranging for gardens and containers to be watered.
July 18: Free day
July 19: Blossoms may drop from tomatoes, beans and peppers when temperatures' soar. They recover in cooler weather.
July 20: Condition cut flowers by removing lower leaves, placing in warm water and leaving overnight in cool place.
July 21: Don't spread fertilizer or insecticide on lawns in torrid summer temperatures. Wait until it cools to apply.
July 22: Hand-watering is only adequate for containers. For beds and borders, use soaker hoses and timers.
July 23: During wet spells, watch for damage from slugs or snails. Use non-toxic bait like Sluggo or Escar-Go or beer.
July 24: Train climbers as they grow, tying in those that don't cling to supports. Prune wisteria.
July 25: Sow seeds of broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots and beets for a fall harvest.
July 26: Place 5 mint leaves from the garden, 1-teaspoon sugar and a splash of water into a mortar and pestle bowl and lightly crush. Then transfer into a 12-ounce glass. Fill the glass with shaved ice, add 2-½ oz of bourbon, and stir until combined. Garnish with a lemon or orange slice, a cherry, and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Sit in your favorite garden chair while sipping the brew; enjoy the fruits of your labor.
July 27: Keep spring-planted trees and shrubs well watered through their first season. Feed and prune established shrubs.
July 28: Attack poison ivy on hot sunny days for a quicker kill. Wearing gloves cut stems and paint stump with brush killer. (If you get poison ivy on you, rinse off the area with bleach, and then rinse with water or rub the area with the inside of a banana peal and rinse away)
July 29: Stake tall perennials like lilies before they bloom. Support sprawling perennials with stakes or twiggy, branches.
July 30: Propagate houseplants like coleus, begonia and geraniums by rooting stem cuttings for indoor winter color.
July 31: Oriental poppies should be moved only during summer dormancy. Cut roots into 2" lengths and replant.
Posted: Sep/15/2007 7:35 AM PST
I'll be digging and dividing a hosta today. I've read September is the best month for that.
Posted: Sep/17/2007 12:47 PM PST
I'm not sure how this is going to look. Our Garden Club prints a 'Gardening Calendar' each month in its Newsletter. This is the one for the upcoming Oct. issue.
Posted: Sep/17/2007 1:26 PM PST
You can do RamblingNana's trick to enlarge the print--hold down the control key and roll the wheel on your mouse forward.
Posted: Sep/17/2007 11:36 PM PST
Originally posted by sweetlebeeYou can do RamblingNana's trick to enlarge the print--hold down the control key and roll the wheel on your mouse forward.
It does not work on my computer.
Posted: Sep/18/2007 7:33 AM PST
Do you have a button on the left side of your mouse? It's a cool magnifying feature. A window pops up and you can scroll around and enlarge things. It's just a tad bit blurry.
Posted: Sep/18/2007 1:29 PM PST
Originally posted by sweetlebeeDo you have a button on the left side of your mouse? It's a cool magnifying feature. A window pops up and you can scroll around and enlarge things. It's just a tad bit blurry.
I do not have a button on my mouse. But there is a program in XP called Magnifer. (Programs/Accessories/Accessibility/Magnifer) It's kind of clumsy and like you said the type is a bit blurry.
Location: fort worth,tx
Posted: Sep/19/2007 5:54 AM PST
any planting guides for ft worth texas?when can i plant poppies seeds?