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July 28, 2010

Check out your local nursery for good deals this time of year

Now is a great time to wander through nurseries looking for bargains. I have picked up some great deals. Hanging planters that have gone to seed can often be restored by bringing them home, cutting the spent flowers and seed pods off and giving the plant a shot of high nitrogen fertilizer to start new growth. Keep watering and keep feeding and you soon will have a flowering planter looking bright and luscious.

I was wandering around the nursery and found a cucumber plant that was about four inches high and had one small bud on it. I got it free and took it home to water and feed. I dug a hole, put in compost, and planted the little thing, hoping to have more cucumbers than the two plants that survived the striped beetles could provide.

As always when transplanting, it's a good idea to shade the plant during the hottest part of the day. I also picked off the one little flower in hopes of encouraging growth. You can see that the color of the plant is too yellow. The manure tea I gave should help.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at July 28, 2010 10:10 AM
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