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Week of August 24, 2020

Discontinue watering potatoes as their leaves begin to die.  This will help harden tubers in preparation for harvesting and storing.Discontinue watering potatoes as their leaves begin to die.  This will help harden tubers in preparation for harvesting and storing.

Cantaloupe is ripe when the fruit separates from the vine with gentle thumb pressure.

Make notes on yields of this year’s vegetable varieties. 

When planting grasses select species and varieties well-suited to the site and use. 

Lawns will benefit from a deep watering at this time of year. This will help them to maintain their vigor and give them a good start going into the fall which is a prime growing season.

Peonies resent transplanting and do not need dividing. Resist digging up established plants unless you must.

To keep Japanese beetles under control, continue with hand picking. 


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