What can I say... I love growing things!
March 17, 2009 8:57 AM Subscribe
Spring time gardening care filter. Need a little advice.
posted by Mastercheddaar to home & garden (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
With warming weather coming I thought it would be a good idea to prepare everything now. I have a green thumb and I pretty much can grow anything so general maintenance is a snap. The only problem is I need some help with the more complicated stuff.
I have planted the following: a Victory Garden! (many years running), Raspberry bushes (1 year old), Blueberry bushes(1 year old), 2 peach trees (2 years old), a nectarine tree( 3 years old), 2 cherry trees(2 years old), a buckeye tree(1 year old), a dogwood tree(1 year old), and lastly a fig tree(1 year old).
For the bushes: I have read on several different sites plenty of different pruning methods (cut the cranes, don't cut the canes, let them grow out, give them something to grow on, etc.) Which ones work? Which ones don't?
For the peach/nectarine: I had peach scab on them bad last year. What can I spray them with to prevent that this year?
For the Cherries: Japanese beetles nearly killed one of them last year. Any hints on how to prevent that from happening again? I heard an herb "Rue" helps keep them away. Anyone ever hear of that?
For the victory garden: I have done this for a while and have the regular veggies down pat. Any unique ones anyone can think of? I got a small patch of about 10-15 feet square I can use.
AND lastly I order some hop rhizomes to plant along my fence. Anyone have any hints for those as well?
Sorry for the huge question but any suggestions are welcome.