Reviving Your Garden
3) Many of our fruit trees are dropping fruit because of moisture stress. Some apples are even scalding or burning. A deep watering around the drip line is very important. Small fruits, like currants and gooseberries, and especially blueberries, need immediate watering and monitoring.
6) So many of our early ripening tomatoes are going black on the ends. This problem is called ‘blossom end rot’, and it is caused by a calcium deficiency. The easiest solution is an application of lime (approximately a handful) around the perimeter of each plant.
8) The cute little white cabbage moth flitting about, particularly around your brassicas, will be laying eggs and subsequently their larvae will be devouring the leaves. Try the organic B.T.K. as a weekly spray, and it will keep all your cabbages and cauliflowers clean.
10) We’re still in time for replanting food and flowering plants. All mid-season vegetables can be planted now as well as all lettuces, spinach and beets, etc. Starter plants are best, but some can still be planted from seed. Winter veggies can be seeded a little later this month and into August, so hold off on planting those guys for just a touch longer!