Spring is busting out all over!
April is a really neat month as the flowers, trees, and nature
burst with color. Depending on what zone you are in, and what you
need to know, plantings can begin.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the best time to plant
flowers and vegetables that bear crops above ground is during the
light of the moon: that is, from the day the Moon is new to the
day it is full. Flowering bulbs and vegetables that bear crops
below ground should be planted during the dark of the moon; that
is, from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again.
Be sure to know your last frost date in your zone.
Cucumber and corn like each other. Potato and beans go well. Sprinkle
a cup full, of Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn & Garden™
3-1-5, about 1/2 lb., over a 20 ft. furrow when planting beans
or other row crops. Double that amount for corn.
Question: How can I get rid of dandelions in
Answer: Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn
Corn Gluten 9-0-0 has been used as pre-emergent herbicide as well
as a good time-release fertilizer. Bradfield Organics® produces
very high quality gluten that is granulated for easier spreading,
non-burning, slow releasing and produces a lush, green lawn. People
and pets may use the lawn immediately after application. It will
not leach into the water.
Question: When and how should I fertilize my
Bermuda grass lawn
Answer: Ideally, fertilizer and lime recommendations
should be based on a soil test, however, Bradfield Organics® Luscious
Lawn & Garden™ 3-1-5 can be applied anytime at the rate of
either ten or twenty pounds per thousand. As your grass thickens
use less. At these rates you will want to make three or four applications
per year. Again, there will be no burning, leaching, and pets,
and children can use the lawn immediately.
Question: Last year my tomato plants had beautiful
and lush foliage but no blossoms. What went wrong?
Answer: Maybe you have too much nitrogen and
not enough phosphate. The Bradfield Organics® Tasty Tomato™
fertilizer is a good all-around tomato fertilizer and if you follow
on the bag, you should have greater success.
Question: How do I get rid of the tomato blight?
Answer: The blight is usually caused from a lack
of calcium. If you have had it for several years get a soil test.
If you follow the instructions on the back of the Bradfield Organics® Tasty
Tomato™ bag you should eliminate most of it. Put an additional
lb. of good lime in the bottom of the hole and see what happens.
For more information on organic fertilizing techniques, visit www.safelawns.org.
Early Spring, 2007