The heat is here. Keeping gardens watered, mulched and fed can be a full time job, and then there are the bugs.
Flies are a real nuisance sometimes. I've found that they go in phases, one year it will be wasps, the next horn or face flies, then mosquitoes. For the face flies, here's my go to;
Tomato plants have certain requirements. Heat? Check. Prewarmed (tempered) water? Check. Nutrients and the right pH? Check.
Apple and pear trees need pruning first thing in the spring before the leaves emerge, but plum, apricot and peach trees should be left until the sap is not so high, in the later summer months. Like now.
Got backyard chickens? Some of them might show the broody gene, which if left unchecked can result in some chicks. Why not add some other birds to the mix by grafting some exotic birds to a broody hen?
I hope you've enjoyed this issue of Out in the O-Garden Newsletter. Stay tuned for more as the seasons change. See you then!