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What to do when your seedlings grow too big

Thanks to the University of Maryland/Maryland Grows this informative article on what to do when your seedlings grow too big

I started my peppers too early.

Every year I warn fellow gardeners not to rush on getting seeds into pots for warm-weather vegetables. Tomatoes, in particular, outgrow their indoor space under lights much faster than you’d think. However, you can make this mistake with many plants that shouldn’t go outdoors until the chance of frost is past and the soil temperature is at least 60 degrees F. There’s often a several-week gap between the average-last-frost day that you used to count back from when calculating start dates and the actual day that it’s safe to put the plants in the garden. That can go either way, of course...

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June Gardening Tips and Tasks

Thanks to University of Maryland College of Agricultural and Natural Resources for sharing this informative article about gardening.

Gardening tips for Maryland in June

Outdoor Yard and Gardening Tips

  • Cut iris flower stalks down to the crown when they are finished blooming. Leave the foliage alone. If your iris are over-crowded after flowering lift and divide them. Check rhizomes for iris borer. 

  • Practice IPM(Integrated Pest Management)in your landscape. Do not spray your trees and shrubs preventively. This kills the predators and parasitoids that are helping to keep destructive pests under control.

  • Water newly planted trees and shrubs until they become established (for about 2 years), especially in the summer and fall...
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