Garden Tips For August 2019:
1). Begin digging potatoes as soon as the leaves and stems die back.
2). Check for hidden nests of wasps and hornets before trimming hedges and shrubs.
3). Split tomatoes should be harvested and used immediately. Split tomatoes left on the
plant are prone to disease.
4). Powdery mildew on bee balm can be a result of too much shade or overcrowding.
5). Plant peas for a fall harvest.
6). Late summer is a good time to control poison ivy.
7). Use B.T. dunks to control mosquitoes from breeding in rain barrels, ponds and birdbaths.