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Tidewater Gardening great numbers, in the spring and early summer. This swarming usually occurs at night, and the beetles are strongly attracted to porch and other outside lights. Then they crawl all over the screen doors and windows and try to get into the house. Because the swarming is a temporary occurrence, spraying for control is usually not recommended. If they get into the house, just suck them up with the vacuum cleaner. June marks the middle of the transition period from cool season crops like lettuce, broccoli, caulif lower, peas and potatoes, to warm season vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, summer and winter squash, and green beans. The ground has warmed up sufficiently to encourage good solid plant root growth. If you are looking to try out a new variety of one of your traditional warm season vegetables, you might want to look at the 2017 All American Selections (AAS) winners. In the cherry tomato varieties, there are two new ones ~ Tomato Midnight Snack F1 and Tomato Patio Choice Yellow F1. Tomato Midnight Snack is what is called an “indigo� tomato because of its distinctive black/purple coloration. The more the fruit are exposed to the sun, the blacker they become. Tomato Midnight Snack is an indeterminate tomato, which

means it will continue to grow during the summer and will need some sort of staking for support. Tomato Patio Choice Yellow is a true pure-yellow tomato. It is aptly named Patio Choice because it performs well as a container plant on the porch or patio if it gets full sun. Being a determinate tomato, it does not continue to grow after it sets fruit. According to the AAS folks, this

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