Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fertilizing Continues

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Good afternoon, Growers!

This is a critical time for giant growers to continue their fertilizing schedules. I use Neptune's Harvest Organic Fish and Seaweed Blend fertilizer in a soil drench, 1 ounce per gallon, usually 4 gallons of applied, every 5-7 days. In addition, I incorporated Dr. Earth's Fruit and Vegetable fertilizer into my mound for a longer-term, time-released effect. That said, the best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

It looks like we're having a slight cooling trend over the next few days, so monitor your watering. The hot weather of the past few weeks seems to have also kept the powdery mildew at bay so far this season in Huntington Beach.

Have a great afternoon!