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Things to do in the garden this week

Things to do in the garden this week

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• Keep your hoe sharp and don’t allow weeds to get an early start in your garden.

Seed ticks are active now. Be sure to apply repellent when walking or working in the woods.

• Birds eat many insect pests. Provide a varied mix of trees and shrubs to attract them to your garden.

• Nectar feeders hung now may attract migrating ruby-throated hummingbirds to visit your garden.

• Sow seeds of luffa and hard-shell gourds indoors in peat pots. Soak seeds overnight to improve germination. Plant outdoors next month.

• Plant raspberries and blackberries for low-maintenance, high-yielding fruit crops.

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