alero & Sons Inc. V Garden Center 60 Old South Rd        Nantucket, Massachusetts         02554 Tel. 508-228-2397       Fax  508-228-5042


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Now a good time to divide and transplant  iris

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Water deeply, but less often, to encourage healthy root growth

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Some weed seeds can remain viable in the soil for decades

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Harvest vegetables daily... do not let them over-ripen

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Keep weeding. Do not allow weeds to go to seed

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There are over 200 native bee species in New Englnd

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Continue to monitor regularly for insect  and disease problems

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Harvest onions when tops turn yellow and fall over

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Cure onions in a warm dry, well  ventilated area

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Tomatoes have best flavor when the color is fully developed

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Late summer is the best time to spray poison ivy with glyphosate herbicide

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Remember to keep the compost pile moist

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Dig potatoes after the tops have died back

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Make sure potatoes are cured before storage

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Order spring flowering bulbs for fall planting


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Continue to water plants if soil moisture is low