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6 Gardening Tips for Summer (Slideshow)

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4. Use shade cloth.

Shade cloth can be essential during the summer months. You can use it to protect young fragile seedlings/starts or give larger, more established plants a break from the heat. Shade cloth is available at many garden, home and department stores. There are different grades of “shade” available, depending on the intensity of the sun you are attempting to partially block out.

At the same garden supply stores you should also be able to find metal hoops (semi circles) that can be placed over your garden beds to prevent the shade cloth from touching or damaging plants.

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Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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3:33AM PDT on May 20, 2014

Very interesting. Thanks

8:55PM PDT on May 19, 2014

Thanks, I especially liked the seed planting tip.

7:34AM PDT on May 19, 2014

Thanks! Appears I am doing
all but the last one. Summer
is also our rainy season here.

11:52AM PDT on May 18, 2014

Very Interesting Thank's for the article. Theresa Robinson.

12:16PM PDT on May 16, 2014

Moats don't work for all plants. Plus no mention of native planting that is pretty, drought and fire resistant. PLEASE GET RID OF THE LAWNS AND ALL THEIR CHEMICALS.

12:48PM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

Like the idea of 'moats' around plants

9:44PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Thanks

11:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Good tips, but does anyone know how to get rid of Japanese beetles?

5:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Interesting. Thanks.

3:30PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

thanx

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