Here’s our weekly garden tip from our friends at Logan Trading Co. It’s hot! And dry! This time of year it’s all about the water and making sure your plants are receiving adequate and consistent moisture. If Mother Nature isn’t providing it, then you must. If you’re watering by hand, be sure to get your hose up under the plant so that you’re watering the soil and not the leaves. Signs of inconsistent watering may include yellowing leaves, bud drop and wilting -- wilting plants can be either too dry or too wet, so check before automatically watering.
Make sure your plants are mulched well, too, which will help reduce evaporation. Decomposed leaf mulch, often available from the city, makes a great mulch for your vegetables as well as your ornamental plants.