June: And Don’t Forget To…
And don’t forget to …
Dislodge aphids with a strong blast of water.
Monitor tomato plants for hungry striped horn worms and remove by hand or spray with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
Attend the Succulent Celebration, June 7-8, at Waterwise Botanicals in Escondido. Festivities include garden tours, potting demos, expert talks and a plant sale. To RSVP, call 760-728-2641.
Remove dried foliage from spent spring bulbs. If desired, divide clumps of watsonia, babiana and narcissus now.
Visit the Master Gardener booth at San Diego County Fair for expert horticultural advice and free take-home information on pest control and plant care.
Add summer color by planting six-pack seedlings of zinnias, cosmos, Mexican hats (Ratibida), Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia), marigolds, black-eyed Susans and coreopsis.
Keep flowering and fruiting plants producing by deadheading spent blooms and harvesting fruits and veggies regularly.
Frolic with youngsters at area fairy festivals on June 1 at Summers Past Farms in Flinn Springs and June 23 at San Diego Botanic Garden. Details are on each organization’s website.
Increase time and length of irrigation cycles as temperatures rise.
Move potted succulents sensitive to searing summer sun into areas with dappled afternoon shade.