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August Tips from OSU's Jan McNeilan

In the middle of August, we found Jan in her vegetable garden once again. We watched her harvest some of the radishes she planted a month ago with her grandson. She also told us that now is the time to cut back your June-bearing strawberries. You can cut them down and fertilize them so they can set fruit for next year. Also, if you are losing blooms off of your tomatoes or squash, that is normal and is caused by the temperature fluctuations earlier this summer.

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Then we saw Jan cut her newly harvested radishes into rosettes for a cold water bath. We also saw what sun scorch looked like on your berries and how one of her clematis plants made a miraculous recovery. If you are looking for more mid-summer information for your garden, check out the OSU extension website.

(Original air date: 8/16/2007 on GardenTime TV. See the GardenTime web site for more videos and information about the show).

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