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6 Gardening Tips for Summer (Slideshow)

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2. Choose perennials, heat resistant crops or plants with an extensive root system.

Many annuals have shallow root systems that dry out easily in the heat of summer. By choosing plants with a hardier root system (biennials that produce for two years, perennials, heat resistant crops, etc.) you’ll start your summer garden off on the right foot.

Pros of heat resistance crops: Less watering = less money spent on water and less work during the heat.

Pros of planting perennials or biennials: You will be investing in the future of your garden instead of planting for one growing season at a time.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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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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