Q: I'm having problems with black, sooty mold appearing on some of my trees. The difference between a greenhouse and an ordinary living room is often the reason for non-blooming plants. Treat the soil with beneficial nematodes according to directions to get them in their larval stage. This helps crowd out nutgrass and keep it under control. It turned brown, and lost its leaves. Ammonia can burn you, too, so always wear gloves when you work with it, and don't get it anywhere near your eyes. The spores are not harmful to people, pets, birds, or the environment, but cause havoc to the 'hoppers. Step 4: Measure the proper amount of tonic or material, then always apply it according to the directions. Then create a buffer zone around the perimeter of the treated area with Nolo Bait™ for long-term control. Q: How do you grow rhubarb, and when is the best time to water and harvest it? For a homemade control, spray them with a mixture of 1 tbsp. To make your tree as beautiful and long-lasting as possible, when you get your tree home, cut 1 inch off the bottom of the trunk to remove the dried sap. Then repot it carefully using a new pot and fresh, sterile potting soil. Your best bet is to keep your fern in a moist, shady area that's protected from strong winds. All rights reserved. Wrap it around the stem to keep the borers from attacking. That should do it. First, mix up a batch of my All-Season Clean-Up Tonic, and douse your trees with it to the point of run-off. We found the answer with one of Jerry Baker’s famous formulas. An African violet plant food may be applied according to the label directions when buds begin to appear. Can it be saved? To prevent rust from breaking out in the future, be sure not to get the leaves wet when you water them. Egg-cellent ways to shell out the leftovers. What should I do? If you are able to, water the area thoroughly after applying compost. Q: How can I protect my geraniums from the cold winter ahead? Sold by markable and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Once the insects are gone, the sooty mold will eventually wash away. A: Avocado seeds are great fun for planting indoors. Fluoride in city tap water can also be the culprit. They can attack melons and cucumbers in addition to squash plants. A: Here's what you can do to get your Christmas cactus bloomin' again. Could you start me out with some suggestions? This plant needs a temperature range of 55-70 degrees F. Anything higher or lower, and you'll have blooming problems. Be sure to water it frequently and deeply to keep the soil from drying out. of tonic to a quart of tepid water. Let set for 2 days, then spray your plants to the point of run-off. You can manually remove moss by raking or dethatching, or you can treat the areas with a commercial moss killer. Mist the leaves often--once or twice a day. After they're eliminated, clean up any hiding/nesting areas up so they won't come back. If it doesn't, you may need to overseed. I'm a Jerry Baker tonic fan, but I wanted a complete guide to my occasional tricks. of bakers' yeast and 2 tbsp. Q: Our ficus tree seems to be going through shock ever since a recent move. Spray the plants thoroughly making sure to get the undersides of the leaves, too. A: There are many effective ways to get rid of them. Then you'll want to sterilize all of the cuts you made with a mixture of 2 tbsp. But there are things you can do to keep them from causing damage in specific areas. Jerry Baker — April 5, 2019 in Critter Control • comments off With warmer spring weather come all the things we look forward to—flourishing flowers, beautiful birds, lush lawns, green trees, and a vibrant veggie patch. How do care for this plant so I get big, beautiful flowers? Coat the foliage of evergreens to the point of run-off with an anti-transpirant. of baby shampoo, and 2 tsp. My favorite trick, though, involves my favorite garden helper: panty hose. Jerry Baker is a gardening guru who frequently uses common household ingredients to mix up concoctions for fertilizers and other useful gardening formulas. Who knew you could have a sparkling clean home using so little products? The sprayer head will siphon and mix the contents of the jar with 20 gallons of water as it is passing through the hose. A: That troublesome moss likes to grow in acidic soil, and in shady, damp areas. As soon as buds form, overspray the plants with a mixture of 1 part skim milk and 1 part anti-transpirant to 9 parts of warm water, or apply a commercial fungicide listed for use on tomatoes regularly at the recommended rate. Q: Is there a tonic I can use to speed up the decomposition process in my compost pile? of dishwashing liquid in 1 gallon of water. These pests look a whole lot like fruit flies and hang around the soil at the base of the plants. Jerry Baker’s “Garden Line Series,” which includes this short booklet, offers practical tips using homemade tonics to help vegetable gardens flourish. The adults aren't harmful, but they sure are a nuisance! I can remove it, but it keeps coming back. Jun 1, 2018 - Explore Trissa Green's board "Jerry Baker Master Gardener" on Pinterest. They hatch in the spring with an appetite that would make a hibernating bear proud! What can we do to save it? A: First and foremost, you need to eliminate their major food source--grubs--from your lawn. Their hills are everywhere! You can find lots of other tips for keepin' those roses healthy and beautiful in my Year-Round Bloomers book. If you can find their resting area, then you can use ammonia and/or bright light to drive them away. Q: My yard is swarming with mosquitoes. Q: Can I use my Miracle-Gro Sprayer with your recipes? What can I do? Step 3: Dress sensibly. When I pulled the plants up, there were small, white worms about ¼-inch long, inside the stems. Then fill up the balance of the sprayer jar with water, and you're ready to go. Never spray any tonic or material on a windy day. Q: How do I get rid of black spot on my roses? What can I do to get rid of them? During this time, it should not have more than 11 hours of light during the day. Feed it with fish emulsion every 3 weeks throughout the growing season. What's causing them? Ideally an east or south window in winter, and a west window in summer. Egg-cellent ways to shell out the leftovers. They'll wake up in the spring rarin' to grow! This can be caused by a few things, such as watering your plant from the bottom, using liquid fertilizers, or from watering with hard water. A: To get crabgrass after it's already up and growing, you need to overspray the area with 1 cup of dishwashing liquid in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, followed by a good post-emergent crabgrass control. Q: Ants! The grass should return in anywhere from 1 month to 1 year depending on how much fertilizer was used, and how well the leaching process was done. And if you don't fertilize at all, you'd better hop to it! Q: What's the difference between detergents and soaps when it comes to tonic recipes? Ships from and sold by purpleBenjy!. Do not use this in vegetable gardens or where any edibles are grown, Apply one of my homemade mole or gopher repellents. Here’s one from the book Jerry Baker’s Green Grass Magic By Jerry Baker: 3 pounds Epsom salts 1 bag 20-5-10 slow-release dry lawn food (enough for 2,500 square feet) Good Points Their presence indicates good, fertile soil. How can I keep them away from my yard? They secrete a "honeydew" substance that encourages the mold growth. Q: Should I remove the dying leaves after my daffodils and tulips fade? Step 7: When you are finished, dispose of unused tonics or other materials properly; don't just pour them down your drain. I can't grow anything because of my hard, clay soil. This helps increase humidity around the plant, and should perk your lily right up. Remember: It's Always Better To Be Safe, Than Sorry! What can I do about it? A: You're in luck! Often you'll find it where there's a problem with drainage. This site uses cookies to collect data. It's caused by a calcium deficiency, which can occur from insufficient calcium in the soil, uneven watering that makes it difficult for the plants to take up the calcium, or leaching of the calcium out of the soil by heavy rain or watering. Repotting may be necessary, but other factors should be considered. It's usually best to use the recommended 20 gallon hose-end sprayer with the recipes rather than risk damaging your sprayer. Their burrowing aerates the soil, and carries surface soil and water down to the subsoil. To kill the bugs before they hatch, you should dormant spray in late fall, as soon as the leaves of your fruit, nut, and other trees have fallen. Come spring it's always looking great again. My book, Terrific Tomatoes, Sensational Spuds, and Mouth-Watering Melons has lots more great tips like this for growing absolutely heavenly asparagus. A: Try sprinkling blood meal around the garden, or scatter dog or cat hair around the area. Another possibility is that some of the trees in the area have grown since the peonies were put in, causing them to sit in the shade all day long. Q: I recently got an amaryllis bulb as a gift. Once they pupate, they will be protected from the controls. of bleach, and 4 multivitamin tablets + iron in a bucket of very warm water. Don't wear shorts or a bathing suit when spraying! These little critters tunnel up to 200 feet per day and eat constantly. Step 2: Before applying any material with the sprayer, "test drive" it using plain water. When should I prune them so that they look just as good next year? Q: All of the leaves on my hostas are getting brown edges. Copyright © 2020 Jerry Baker. It's the amount of light that they get. Is there anything I can do? The leaves are yellowing and dropping off. of dishwashing liquid, and 1 can of beer in 2 gallons of water. A: Remember that any standing water in your yard or garden can turn into a mosquito breeding ground, so get rid of any puddles around your yard. of sugar in 1 pint of water; spread this mixture on pieces of cardboard, and place them around your yard. Mix the ingredients in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, filling the balance of the sprayer jar with warm water. Keep this up until it starts to turn color. You can also stuff dried rue leaves, mothballs, or dry borax soap placed in the toe of old nylon stockings, and hang them in various areas of your garden. If all is lost, and you can't save your plant, next time, try buying a black spot resistant rose. The "eye" of the roots shouldn't be planted any more than 1-2 inches below the soil. Wrap the trunks of all young trees with an all-weather tree wrap. All of a sudden though, it's not blooming. A: To root prune, you push a sharp, flat spade in and out of the ground all the way around the plant. A: There are many different solutions, although a good, tall fence is probably the best (and most expensive) one. ft. of garden area as soon as the temperature gets to 50ºF. The amount of light (or more specifically darkness) it gets also affects blooming. Access is available for an additional cost. A: First thing, you'll want to destroy all the infected leaves that you see. Once they come in the house, you'll have to vacuum 'em up. Do not use automatic dishwasher detergents or anything containing antibacterial agents. Thoroughly soak the area around the plants before the ground freezes. (I'll bet you didn't know that your garden has a sweet tooth, did you? The folks at your local garden center can steer you in the right direction. Just follow these simple steps: Step 1: Before using any sprayer, read all of the directions on the sprayer jar. Baker’s advice, which is based on many years of gardening experience, gives eager gardeners a storehouse of knowledge. Q: What can I do for my hoya plant that has no blooms? You can find inexpensive 20 gallon hose-end sprayers right here. This will let you see exactly how it works and what it will do. Broccoli may experience stunted head growth if it didn't get enough water, especially when it's just starting out. Taking care of the insects is the best solution. The tonics seem to address a wide variety of problems in one concoction. Mist it regularly, but make sure the plant isn't damp at night. AMMONIA is actually a readily available source of nitrogen that'll help encourage leafy plant growth. Q: There are ladybugs all over the inside of my house. A: The smaller heads on your broccoli could be caused by a number of reasons. Furious at fruit flies? GARLIC is great in the kitchen, but it's even better in your garden! If they're deeper than this, (which can happen over time) then they won't bloom. During the winter, I want you to emulsify all of your table scraps in a blender, and pour this liquid "compost" on the rhubarb. They need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. This is best used when the worms are small. It often appears after a period of rapid growth, followed by dry conditions, or in periods of heavy rain. The best time to divide perennials is when they're not actively growing. At this price, supplies are limited--so order yours now! If a dry fertilizer burned the grass, wash the area down with plenty of water for several days. Q: Mushrooms are popping up all over my lawn. She gave them a light feeding, and slowly brought them back to life. To help even out soil moisture be sure to mulch well, and water regularly. A: It sounds like you've got a problem with fungus gnats. Q: There's a crusty white substance covering the top of the soil in all of my houseplants. Or douse your plants with my Hot Bite Spray: 3 tbsp. A: Most roses are fairly hardy, but they still need a bit of protection to do well. Regularly bathing them every 2 weeks with my All-Season Clean-Up Tonic will help eliminate any natural enemies. Then she wrapped each one in a double layer of newspaper, and put them in her cold cellar until March. Replace them when they are full. A: In order to get a Christmas bloom, place the plant in a dark closet for 12 hours each night, say from 8pm to 8am, starting in early October. A: You can try either of the following controls: Make your own ant bait by mixing 1 tbsp. In this gardening special, Jerry takes you step-by-step through the summer gardening season, sharing his terrific tips, tricks, and tonics on regular feedings. A: Be sure to isolate the plant from any other houseplants. Apply a barrier of diatomaceous earth, ashes, or gravel around your plants. Ants! What's wrong? A: The most basic requirement for weed control is proper lawn maintenance. Is there something wrong with them? A: Making your own compost pile is easy. His All-Purpose Pest Prevention Formula found in his book entitled, Green Grass Magic worked wonderfully. If your lawn was burned by a liquid fertilizer, wash it down thoroughly immediately afterward with water to help dilute it and rinse away any residual product. 1 cup of Shampoo 1 cup of Chewing Tobacco Juice* You can use any commercial potting mix. So to make things easy for you, I've put together the following handy, helpful guide to the most frequently asked questions I receive. And be sure to keep your tree watered at all times. The whole ball of wax: 5 wacky uses for wax paper, 5 easy reasons to reach for fabric softener sheets. Overspray the area with 1 cup of dishwashing liquid in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer first for better adhesion and more effective control. Or for an all-natural control, check local garden supply centers or online for beneficial nematodes. Turn on the hose. Repeat these steps in early spring, before the buds swell up and open. Terrific Garden Tonics! See more ideas about Master gardener, Jerry, Spring lawn care. A: I sure do! Jerry Baker uses lawn and plant fertilizer also, but sporadically, so as not to overfeed. Terrific Garden Tonics! Q: When is the best time to separate and divide my perennials? Needle browning and shedding of older needles is normal with many types of evergreens in both spring and fall. When applying any tonic or other material to your yard or garden, always think safety first! A: Blossom-end rot can affect peppers, cucumbers and squash, too. Be sure to follow the spacing suggestions given on the label of the variety that you plant. Next year, before weeds pop-up, apply my Preemergent Weed Control Tonic: 1 cup of dishwashing liquid, 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tbsp. You might try rubberbanding them in place, or planting daylilies around them to hide the dying foliage. The plant sits on pebbles above the water level. First, you may want to try trapping these critters. Q: Are there any vegetables that are good to grow in a patch of my garden with a lot of shade? Q: We have had a beautiful lilac that's grown well for many years. For most, this means early to midfall, although there are exceptions. A: Nope, sorry. A: There are several things you should do: Q: I was shocked to discover moss and mold on several of my shrubs. Be sure to follow label directions. : 345 Do-It-Yourself, Fix 'em Formulas for Maintaining a Lush Lawn & Gorgeous… by Jerry Baker Hardcover $17.96 Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Over the years, I've answered thousands of questions on just about every gardening topic under the sun, and I've found that most folks have the same problems at one time or another. It's probably best if you find another site if you want to grow vegetables. Q: I had some watermelons and cantaloupes die this past year. Nitrogen can cause a lot of lush foliage at the expense of forming flower buds. Q: How do I get my trees and shrubs ready for the long, cold, winter? Do not burn them! Q: I live in the Southwest, and the grasshoppers are out of control here. You can also get some temporary protection around windows and doors by using an insecticide containing pyrethrin around these areas. First remove the thick brownish hide that covers the seed and then wash the seed well. Also, wear sun or safety glasses when spraying, and place a bandanna over your mouth, since an unexpected breeze can blow the spray back into your face. Then follow up with a commercial preemergent type control to help prevent weed seeds from sprouting. A: It sounds like you might have an accumulation of salt in your soil. Spacing is another factor. ANTISEPTIC MOUTHWASH does the same thing in your garden that it does in your mouth. Flatten 'em fast. If you want it to bloom for Christmas, you'll have to keep your cactus in an area that's cool and on the dryish side during mid September to mid November until flower buds set. I planted disease-resistant seed and sprayed with liquid copper, but I have had limited success. If you're still having problems, then you've got to haul out the heavy artillery--chemical controls. So to prevent crabgrass plants from sprouting in the first place, apply my Turf Builder Tonic in the fall, and a commercial pre-emergent crabgrass control in early spring (before the temperature gets above 50° F.). Water it normally when it's in flower and during periods of growth. My book, Green Grass Magic, also includes other tonics and tips for drought including my Drought Buster Brew and Drought Recovery Tonic. of tea, 1 tbsp. For trash can thugs, spray your garbage cans with a pine scented detergent and ammonia mixed with an equal amount of water. A: To repair and help prevent the damage to your lawn, overspray the turf with 1 cup of dishwashing liquid in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, and then apply gypsum over the area at the recommended rate. One of the best things you can do is to cut back, or stop fertilizing altogether during periods of drought. A: A great way to control 'em long term is to use a product called "Nolo Bait™". A: While some dial sprayers can be used, others will be labeled that they may be damaged if used with soaps. First is light. Apply to everything in your yard to the point or run-off every 3 weeks, in the morning, throughout the growing season. Q: Can I use my adjustable rate, dial-type sprayer for your tonics, and if so, what setting should I set it at? African violets also flower best if they are kept standing on moist pebbles which gives them a lot of humidity. A: The best way to combat nutgrass is to keep a good, thick healthy lawn. This should heal your roses, and help prevent future outbreaks. A: There's nothing like a fresh, great-smellin' Christmas tree to really spread that holiday cheer. Then, when you first start to see the spots appear, apply a fungicide that is safe for use on roses, and is labeled to treat black spot. Do this until the plants have adjusted to their new surroundings, for about a week. A: These critters especially seem to like to hang out in the fall on the warm side (south or west) of light colored houses, especially when there are female box elder trees nearby. Use regular mousetraps baited with cookies, apples, corn or any other small grain, or a mixture of rolled oats and peanut butter. And remember to change the vacuum bag after each use. If the plant hasn't died, cover the damaged stem with soil to encourage new roots to grow above where the worm was. But don't waste your money buying fancy flavored mouthwash for your tonics. A: The first thing you need to do is cut off and destroy all of the infected leaves. If you cut the vines back, or cut off the short leafless stems that grow toward the end of the vines, you lose its flowering ability. Good health advice and healing ideas, as well. Simply follow this list as a guide: Cut all items into small pieces before putting them in the pile. Unfortunately, unlike our native ladybugs, these swarm in the fall looking for niches and crooks to hibernate in for the winter, and all too many of them find their way indoors. Continue this practice until you have covered the entire vole habitat. Continue this until no more voles are caught. You might want to get a professional soil test and add lime to sweeten the soil somewhat if this is what the test calls for. This will help to get rid of any eggs and nymphs on the plant. If the critters are indoors, the best way to take care of them is to vacuum them up. Step 11: Always dispose of partially filled or empty containers properly (as recommended on the label). of whiskey, 1 tbsp. Then you'll need to treat the plant with sulfur. They drop their leaves to adjust to changes in light and temperature. I recently fertilized my lawn, but I accidentally used too much. of bleach in 1 qt. A: Treating your lawn for fertilizer burn will depend on what type of fertilizer you used. : 345 Do-It-Yourself, Fix 'em Formulas for Maintaining a Lush Lawn & Gorgeous… by Jerry Baker Hardcover $12.78 Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Q: How can I get my asparagus ready for the upcoming winter? Black, sooty mold often appears when there is a problem with sucking insects such as aphids, scale, whiteflies, or leafhoppers. of baby shampoo. And never, ever combine it with bleach (or products containing bleach). Mix all of the ingredients in a bucket, and pour into your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer. A: If the shoots are suckers, growing from the base of the tree or from the roots, you don't want to use a weed killer. : 345 Do-It-Yourself, Fix 'em Formulas for Maintaining a Lush Lawn & Gorgeous… by Jerry Baker Hardcover $12.95 Only 1 left in stock - order soon. They need full sun (afternoon shade in the south). (Softcover, 32 pages). Can I make it bloom? Two to three weeks later, apply an anti-transpirant to the point of run-off. A: There are two things that I want you to try--first, mix 1 tbsp. They bloom on vines that are about 3 feet long. Just prune them out, preferably below the soil line. I've given some handy descriptions of the symptoms for many of the common insect and disease problems for lawns in my book, Green Grass Magic, along with my recommendations for treating different problems that should help you out. Check out my book, Green Grass Magic, for more tips, hints, and helpful recipes for growing the greenest grass on your block. Q: Is there a way to grow avocados from seeds? This is a bait made with a biological, natural-occurring spore that infects the 'hoppers with a disease once it's eaten. What are they and what do I do? Cool weather can also do it. of hot sauce, 1 tbsp. To keep them out, before they start to swarm, seal and caulk any cracks or other areas where they might enter. Q: The broccoli I'm growing seemed to develop small heads this year. Our Customers Love Jerry Baker! Also, never mix 'n' match different gardening materials. When you see it, it's a good time to repot with fresh soil. If they are pruned at the wrong time, such as fall or early spring, the flower buds are cut off, and there will be no flowers in the spring. A: Yes--if you act quickly. Q: My beans have been overrun by Mexican bean beetles. of hot sauce in 2 cups of water. Then check to see that the seals around your doors and windows are good and tight. They need bright light. They'll go after the flea larvae in the soil. Overspray any areas that need to be protected, so long as you steer clear of food crops. For super control, overspray the whole area with 1 cup of dishwashing liquid in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer first--it won't hurt anything, and it will help the control adhere better. 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