If the Southern California Gardens are at least ready for Instagram closure, it’s summer. At one time, green and healthy plants were not the only ones to be washed in towels at three-degree temperatures, and brown and clear — and old-fashioned.
“Plants are getting tired,” says Tomtomania, a giant tomato salesman. But more than that, I think gardeners are tired.
This is the time of year when many gardeners have had enough. After more than six months of intensive care for tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, corn, and other plants, people need rest. They want to turn their attention to other things, and they want to get out of the heat. The gardens look worse as a result. It just happens.
But there are ways in which gardeners can help gardeners regain their joy and make the most of the summer. Some ways to restore your garden bowl include tearing what looks bad. Reviving plants that still have a chance to fight; And planning for the colder months on the horizon.
1. Renew things
Don’t be afraid to take what Digger calls “hard editing” to your garden.
Eliminate what has happened, because that will rejuvenate the garden right there, because he added that all the brown tomatoes, corn stems that have already lost their ears, and squash plants that are overgrown and overgrown are the main ones. Removal candidates.
Another way to make your garden beautiful again? Compost. Digre recommends a new layer of fertilizer because it will not only help the plants in your garden now but also the plants next season.
He said there are many options for buying grocery stores, urban fertilizer preparations or making your own. He said gardeners who are now starting to fertilize can be prepared for next spring planting.
2. Take a little off the top
Some plants may need some pruning.
At this time, he said, it is not a bad idea to prune trees that may be very tall.
If you have a plant, such as a tomato, that has a new growth, prune anything that looks bad and look for leftovers. If the plant does not look very rough after the haircut, it may be helpful to wait a little longer.
For tomatoes, Digre proposes to switch to the higher nitrogen fertilizer he used at the time to promote new green growth. Once the plant begins to flower again, it is high in phosphorus to convert it into fertilizer to encourage fruiting.
“If there is new growth, if you can encourage that, it will be very fast,” he said. And that’s what you want.
Of course, if you still have lush and green and beautiful plants at this stage in the summer, leave them in the ground and let them do their thing.
3. Go to the market
Gardeners who cleaned up what they looked like now have room for new plants. And the good news is that the tomato season should not end because the fall is near the corner.
Justin McKaver, a plant specialist at the H&H nursery in Lakewood, can take 80-100 days to produce plants such as tomatoes and peppers, and many parts of southern California have their last harvest until November.
Some of the safest downloads are winter tomatoes, which determine the variety of hybrids in cold climates. In a short period of time, they are used to produce a single instant tomato blast. Some of the examples of special child care shelves this year include Oregon Spring, Ice Island, and Siberia.
According to McKaver, although tomatoes are colder, those areas are still hot, but tomatoes are heat-resistant but cold-resistant.
“When the nights start to cool down, you can still produce fruit and you won’t have problems with flowers and things like that,” he said.
Pepper, which is good for growing in late summer, includes many traditional varieties, such as jalapeሶos, anahemum pepper, and bell pepper.
4. Break down the oysters, pumpkin spice latte and some cold weather plants
“Now is the time for gardeners to plant some leaves and root crops and take care of their gardens in the fall,” Degre said.
He said the fields and spinach can withstand the heat of September and October and can now be planted. People who are worried that their leaves will be too sunny can protect them in the east of the tomato plant, Dagre said.
According to Dagre, cattle seeds, as well as radish (the latter are fast growing), can be planted.
Uncertain about whether they will have enough sun, gardeners who are unsure about the fall will try to cover certain crops, such as peas, beans, and nitrogen in the soil. There are many different cover crops for different nitrogen-fixing plants in one packet.
And looking forward to the future can be one of the best things to do, especially when it comes to harming plants and gardeners, ”said Degre.
He said, “Do you know? Let’s give ourselves a break.”