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Monday, June 5th, 2023
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Garden Times for June

What to Plant:

Vegetables & Fruits:

Okra, Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Beans, Squash, Southern Peas, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and more.


Ageratum, Blue Wonder,  Blue Daze, Coleus, Diamond Frost, Daylillies, Lantana, Marigold, Penta, Purslane, Salvia, Torenia, Vinca and more.


Basil, Chives, Dill, Oregano, Cilantro, Rosemary, Lavendar, Mints, Sweet Marjoram, Sage, Savory Thyme and other favorites.

What to Do:


  • Remove yellowing foliage and repot as needed
  • Wash away dust and bugs
  • Trim overgrown stems
  • Move weaker plants to patio or porch
  • Continue to fertilize with Busy Bee's Formula "B" and Jack's Classic
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to increase vitality
  • May move outdoors into shady areas
  • Pinch or cut back to encourage new growth
  • Turn plants inside to allow light to even out growth
  • Use Systemic Insect Granules to eliminate insect problems-MONTHLY

The Landscape:

  • Remove damaged limbs and foliage
  • Complete pruning of overgrown plants treat with Pruning Sealer
  • Transplant Palms and/or add new ones!
  • Cut back shrubs to thicken growth lower on plants
  • Follow all planting instruction guidelines per Busy Bee recommendations!
  • Prune & fertilize azaleas after flowering
  • Control black spot & mites on roses- FEED them MONTHLY
  • Check gardens for signs of insect invasions
  • Replenish mulches as needed to control weeds and help retain moisture
  • Add heat/summer tolerant color to beautify
  • Fertilize all plants/trees every three months
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to increase vitality
  • Plant a Butterfly Garden as a great summer project!

The Lawn:

  • Fertilize with 16-0-8
  • Seed, plug or sod new lawns & fill in bare areas
  • Treat chinch bugs if needed
  • Apply herbicides if needed (Image used in St. Augustine-due to HEAT)
  • Apply a fertilizer containing iron only, such as Ironite or Milorganite to green-up yellowing lawns

The Green House:

  • Replace plastic coverings with shadecloth
  • Feed container-grown plants monthly or weekly with water soluable fertilizers and Busy Bee's VitaMix
  • Prepare cuttings with Rootone Powder
  • Use Fertilome Root Stimulator to promote root growth
  • Use Systemic Insect Granules to eliminate insect problems-MONTHLY
  • Move large container grown plants outdoors 

Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Feed vegetables with Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and Garden Tone
  • Spray veggies weekly with Copper, Daconil or Dithane to control fungus problems
  • Apply Spinosad to contol Leaf Miners
  • Use Busy Bee's VitaMix to boost vitality
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors using Fertilome Root Stimulator
  • Use Southern Ag Citrus Nutrional Spray
  • Monitor and control pests and fungus (Usually there are LOTS!)
  • You may decide the summer garden just is not worth the battle-cover your beds with black plastic and "bake" until fall garden time to kill the nematodes and other pests in the soil


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