The bright days are here. It is time to enlarge the garden and given a makeover to its plants. Need some inspiration?
Produce its own strawberries
You love strawberries, June is the perfect month to plan new homemade strawberry. Your strawberries are installed and produce nice runners. If you want to multiply the most beautiful plants, it’s time. To do this, find the strawberries that produced the largest number of runners. Keep in 4-5 foot by choosing the most vigorous. Divide the runners around the feet by spreading strawberry. Then dig a hole in each end of stolon and lay out a 10 cm pot filled with clay to three quarts of soil. The edge of the hole should be flush with the ground. Place the runner above the center of the pot and secure it with a jumper or a piece of galvanized wire. Cut the stolon after the young seedlings but keep the link between the future and the strawberry-foot mother. Water well.
Foot-strawberry will need 4-5 weeks to be properly rooted. At this time, remove the feet of mothers with a clean knife. Lift the pots that you can then wait until the autumn in a shady corner of the garden. You might also consider replanting now the new strawberry plants. Put them in a flowerbed well smoke and clean. Water well and wait for next year a new crop.
Who wants beautiful tomatoes?
Even a balcony can create a mini garden of tomatoes. On a balcony to grow tomatoes, install a wide and deep pot containing a soil well enriched. Choose varieties suited for balconies: cherry tomatoes or tomato cluster that do not need to be staked. Now install the tomato plants, water well and watch the appearance of flowers and fruits. Water every two to three days and plan to remove the excess fruit that will have little chance to mature before the fall. Place your pots in course and reap the full sun.
Among the best varieties of Balcony:
– Cherry Tomatoes say red orange or yellow also called Mirabelle. Do not cut and leave the form of pretty bushes.
– Currant tomatoes, very small, it is delicious as an aperitif. To let it grow in bushes or on poles.
– Gardener’s Delight: grape tomatoes, sweet and very easy to grow. One foot is enough for a family.
– Green Zebra: With its green flesh, it is very decorative and very sweet. Delicious in salads or canned
– Marianne: very disease resistant and vigorous, but it must be staked.
– Honey from Mexico: a variety with small fruit very soft and can produce fruit until fall.
– Yellow Pear: for form, color and slightly tart taste. It does not size but can be Palisser on arches.
– Finally, Red Alert, to form beautiful bushes with red tomatoes very sweet and full of juice. Ideal for tomatoes in the oven
It is time to install the eggplant seedlings wherever the temperature does not fall below 8 to 10 ° at night. You have sown the seeds in February eggplant or faster, you just buy seedlings in trays. Note that these seedlings growing in greenhouses are still fragile and will need to be gradually acclimated to the outdoors. Start preparing the ground who will welcome them. Eggplants are very hungry plants nutrients and water.
Dig the ground well and add a basal application if you have not already done by tilling the vegetable garden at the end of winter. To 6 feet eggplant, count a good wheelbarrow of manure decomposed. Before transplanting your seedlings, make them spend a few nights out under the chassis, leaving the walls outward. Then plant the eggplant in rows respecting a space of 60 cm between each plant. Push each seedling a few inches and fit out a saucer. Water thoroughly without breaking the roots.
Let the eggplant a week and cover with a veil if you are afraid of forcing a few more cool nights. Then proceed with preventive treatments against mildew and mulch feet to limit evaporation. Water twice a week consistently, rather than every day a little. When plants have four rows of leaves, you can pinch them to force them to branch. Feel free to remove the flowers lying on top of each plant as they rarely have time to bear fruit before the autumn. Among the strongest varieties, choose the purple long hasty resistant to cold, or hybrid Baluroi very resistant to disease.
Layering a glycine
To multiply a glycine which is easier than the layering. If you want to install a wisteria tree in your garden, why not layering your front glycine. To do this, get yourself garden compost, a grafting knife or a sharp and two jumpers in galvanized metal. In the absence of bent wire will do.
Enjoy the lower branches of the wisteria. Choose a low branch has not flowered, lower to the ground. After about thirty inches from the end, strip the branch by removing a portion of the cortex of 5 to 10 cm. Attach the arm to the ground with a jumper wire and make sure that the part is in contact with bare earth. Temporarily remove the branch and dig a hole a few inches of compost as you fill in plantings. Place the branch again and crank it up. The upper part will be staked.
Cover the bare compost, water and surrounded by a chicken wire to prevent dogs, cats or rabbits are attacking your layering. On average it takes 1 year to this type of multiplication to resume. Next summer will free land for the presence of roots. If layering has succeeded, then cut the link that connects it to the mother plant, remove the new glycine with a large clod of earth at its new location.
Wisteria flower need to be pruned. To promote a harmonious growth, the grooming places. Whether or trellised tree against a wall, glycine needs to be pruned to bloom profusely. Otherwise, it will tend to push them in sheets at the expense of its long clusters so pleasant fragrance. Proceed to this from the defilement and fold one third of all flowering shoots of the year. Do not touch the twigs bearing only leaves unless they are misplaced or sickly.
If however your wisteria has not bloomed at all, fold all the branches by half and especially identify the roots of the plant by cutting the roots with a spade about 30 cm from the trunk. This should give a boost to your wisteria. On Wisteria pruned tree, do not hesitate to fall back branches that go up to encourage side branches that will fall until it forms a sort of table, very elegant.
Favorite varieties, for perfume: Wisteria ‘Jacko’ white. For the length of bunches of flowers: Glycine from Japan macrobotrys purple
Trees and shrubs are starting cuttings
You can now start the cuttings in summer. The branches still supple and full of sap, rooting you can quickly and easily install new protected areas in the garden. Proceed one day not too hot and rather in the morning to take cuttings of fresh dew of the night. Prepare individual pots filled with a lightweight potting soil. Make holes with a big pencil so easily have your cuttings in pots. Dilute the secondary branches not bearing flowers. Use pruning shears or a sharp knife and very clean. Dress cuttings bearing two to three leaves and cutting them in half.
Have a little rooting hormone and place in a saucer twigs one by one in the saucer so that the hormone cover the heel of the cutting. Tap to remove excess. Arrange the branches in their pot. Water gently and cover the pots with a plastic bag or a plastic bottle cut in half. Place the pots in light shade and frequent watering and humidity control. These cuttings can be replanted in the fall or next spring.
The varieties preferred early season: hydrangea, oleander, lavender, Caryopteris, Lavatera shrub, boxwood, weigela, buddleia