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Ciscoe’s Tips of the Week: Make room for veggies


Ciscoe’s Tips of the Week:

Harvest remaining peas, and remove over the hill plants to make room for hot season vegetables.

Prune back late summer blooming perennials such as aster, phlox, and lobelia by about 2/3rds to make them bushier and to delay bloom.

If your Sedum spectabilis (Autumn Joy type) tend to flop, cut them back 2/3rds now. They’ll grow back as a dome, won’t flop and will be covered with flowers in fall.

Ciscoe’s Tips of the Month for June

Keep roses blooming by feeding a mix of organic rose food and alfalfa meal. Remove spent flowers.

Remove aphids by blasting them off with a powerful spray of water, or use a natural insecticidal soap.

Apply 1 inch of water weekly to lawns, and mow every five to seven days.

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Gardening with Ciscoe can be heard on KIRO Radio on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Available anytime ON DEMAND at

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