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before plants break dormancy and push out new growth. Late January through February is the best time to fertilize woody ornamentals, in my opinion. This is still a busy time in the vegetable and herb garden. Now is a good time to propagate herbs from stem cuttings, if you want to bring some of the plants inside for winter. Check to make sure that the cuttings are insect and disease free before cutting and propagating. Herb leaves are most intensely flavored right before the plant blooms. Snip foliage in the morning after the dew has dried and prune out the flowering parts so the nutrients going to the reproductive part of the plant can be used by the leaves. Pick herbs for drying or freezing now while they are at their peak of flavor. September is a great time to plant garlic in the vegetable garden. Plant garlic cloves in a welldrained soil, rich in organic matter, and in full sun. The cloves should be planted with the pointed side up and set at 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart. Fall-planted garlic may not emerge until spring. If it does emerge in fall, and a heavy frost is expected, mulch tender greens for protection. It is important that you purchase garlic cloves that are fresh

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September 2013 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times September 2013

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