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Veggie garden tips

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Gary: Hey are you looking for a good crop in your garden? John says a couple of tips will help you do just that. What do we have here, John?

John: Don't forget, fertilizer!  If you don't start with that you don't have anything. So this is the 5-20-20 I always talk about.  Great product. If you have cucumbers in your garden, you can throw it in the cucumbers, don't worry about burning them.  You still want to water it in and get it off of the leaves, but it doesn't have a lot of nitrogen. It does have a lot of food for the fruit and the flowers, so that's what you want to use. 

Sometimes at this time of the year you may have a problem with certain types of diseases.  I do have this Agri-Fos which is good for vegetables and ornamentals and all that but use it as a drench. It gets rid of a lot of root diseases.  You can spray it for different mildews and stuff you may get on cabbage or whatever.

Don't forget again. Ants at this time of the year – I know it's not old yet, and when it is they got down, but before that – they're all over the place and they're actually almost worse than they are in the spring. 

We have a great selection of tomatoes right now, for the people that want to take a chance, but for cabbage the best one I recommend is the Rio Verde. It makes a beautiful, round, tight cabbage.  About a 7 to 8 pound cabbage.  So that is a good sized one.  Broccoli, cauliflower, all that, you can still plant shallots and onions, we'll have the onion sets coming in.  Things like that.

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