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GARDEN CARE / MAINTENANCE PROGRAM (Page 2)

TOO MUCH LIGHT
Foliage pales May appear seared
TOO LITTLE LIGHT
Growth becomes leggy Spindly Plants reach for light




PLANT NUTRIENTS
Nitrogen - needed for vegetable growth
Phosphorus - needed for root development and ripening of fruits and seeds.
Potassium - need for root development and disease resistance.


pH SCALE
The pH scale ranges from Alkaline to Acidic. The scale ranges from 14 - 0. The higher the number the more Alkaline and lower the number the more Acidic. Most garden plants will thrive in the neutral range of 6 - 7.
WATERING RECOMMENDATIONS

General water requirements for plant material is highly variable according to the type plant being grown along with the soil composition. These recommendations are typical for prepared planting beds. Monitoring the soil moisture level will be the key to a healthy planting. A good way to monitor watering needs is to dig under the top mulch to inspect the soil. Moist soil within the top 1 to 2 inches indicates that the beds do not need watering. Spot check several locations or problem areas as both rainfall and watering systems vary in coverage. All watering should be done such that the ground is saturated to the root zone of the plant being watered. Frequent light watering will result in a shallow root system and can lead to many diseases. Watering can be done at any time of the day, but early in the morning or late in the evening is preferable. During winter months, plant material will have a better chance of survival during a frost or freeze if fully (Next Page)
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