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Fall Garden Vegetables

The key to harvesting fall garden vegetables is preparing and planting at the right time. Most fall garden vegetables actually need to be planted in mid to late summer to be ready for harvest by fall. 

Fall garden vegetables include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, fennel, greens, kale, lettuce, radishes, scallions, and turnips. 

Challenges gardeners face during this time is the heat. Making sure you keep your seeds watered and adding…

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Posted by Larry's Garden on August 22, 2016 at 9:30am

August in the Garden

August is known for its scorching summer heat. Sometimes it is so hot that we forget to keep maintaining and harvesting our gardens. Your garden is hardier than you think and there are plenty of tasks to do that can keep it growing longer and prep for the fall season.

  • Decide which fall crops work best for your zone/climate
  • Begin planting seedlings (green onions, carrots, beets,…
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Posted by Larry's Garden on August 19, 2016 at 9:00am

Lantana

Lantana, or shrub verbena is perfect if you live in a hot climate or looking for a rewarding low maintenance flowering plant. These plants flourish in full sun with well drained, moist soil. They're easy to grow in containers or in the ground and their flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They are well known for their colorful blooms that last longer than the summer.

With over 150 varieties of Lantana, there are endless amounts of color combinations to work…

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Posted by Larry's Garden on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am

Crepe Myrtles

Crepe Myrtles are prominent in Florida. In some parts of town, you can find one on every street. This tree blooms beautifully in the summer and can maintain itself throughout the year. 

Seeing a Crepe Myrtle in its prime time can sometimes rush gardeners into purchasing one too quick. Before purchasing one, make certain the one you pick out is the size, shape, and color you prefer. This is important because Crepe Myrtles can range in size from a dwarf all the way up to 30 ft.…

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Posted by Larry's Garden on August 15, 2016 at 9:25am

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Fall Garden Vegetables

The key to harvesting fall garden vegetables is preparing and planting at the right time. Most fall garden vegetables actually need to be planted in mid to late summer to be ready for harvest by fall. Fall garden vegetables include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, fennel, greens, kale, lettuce, radishes, scallions, and turnips. Challenges gardeners face during this time is the heat. Making sure you keep your seeds watered and adding compost or mulch will help. It is so…See More
Aug 22
Larry's Garden posted a blog post

August in the Garden

August is known for its scorching summer heat. Sometimes it is so hot that we forget to keep maintaining and harvesting our gardens. Your garden is hardier than you think and there are plenty of tasks to do that can keep it growing longer and prep for the fall season.Decide which fall crops work best for your zone/climateBegin planting seedlings (green onions, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, radishes)Check mulch and add more if neededKeep new plantings wateredKeep weeds pulled before they…See More
Aug 19
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Lantana

Lantana, or shrub verbena is perfect if you live in a hot climate or looking for a rewarding low maintenance flowering plant. These plants flourish in full sun with well drained, moist soil. They're easy to grow in containers or in the ground and their flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They are well known for their colorful blooms that last longer than the summer.With over 150 varieties of Lantana, there are endless amounts of color combinations to work with. …See More
Aug 17
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Crepe Myrtles

Crepe Myrtles are prominent in Florida. In some parts of town, you can find one on every street. This tree blooms beautifully in the summer and can maintain itself throughout the year. Seeing a Crepe Myrtle in its prime time can sometimes rush gardeners into purchasing one too quick. Before purchasing one, make certain the one you pick out is the size, shape, and color you prefer. This is important because Crepe Myrtles can range in size from a dwarf all the way up to 30 ft. They can be planted…See More
Aug 15
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Hydrangeas

With large flower heads and a variety of colors, Hydrangeas are hard to not love. Depending on the pH of the soil, these flower heads can change color.  When little else is in bloom in the summer, Hydrangeas can bloom mid-summer all the way to fall with the proper care.Hydrangeas like moist rich soil. If the soil isn't rich, you could add compost to help. If the soil is already rich enough, fertilization might not be necessary.Only cut away dead material off in early spring or the fall. Due to…See More
Aug 12
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High Summer Color

Most plants struggle with maintaining their vibrant and radiant color in the strong summer heat. Luckily, there are plants that can tolerate it even towards the end of the growing season. Plants that you can count on blooming through the summer would include Penta flower, Coreopsis, Scarlet Rosemallow/Hibiscus Coccineus, Helianthus Angustifolius and Salicifolius, and Salvia Mystic Spires.             Penta Flower                                                                                   …See More
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