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  1. Grogg’s Green Barn PRUNING AND PREPPING FOR SPRING!!!!!!!! GGB RULES!!! Tulsa’s organically focused garden center 10105 E. 61st St. Tulsa, Oklahoma 918-994-4222 * www.groggsgreenbarn.com

  2. EARLY SPRING GARDEN & YARD TASKS • BASIC CLEAN-UP!!!! • RAKING LEAVES AND DEBRIS • AERATE YOUR SOIL!!!! THATCH CONTROL!!! • CLEANING OUT YOUR DRAINAGE DITCHES • COMPOST YOUR OLD VEGETABLE SKELETON PLANTS • MAKING REPAIRS • GARDEN BEDS • TRELLISES • FENCING AND BARRIERS- (ANIMAL REPELLANTS)

  3. EARLY SPRING GARDEN & YARD TASKS • WEEDING AND MULCHING • WEEDING EARLY SHALLOW-ROOTED PLANTS • PRE-EMERGENT (CORN-GLUTEN) • -APPLIED TWICE A YEAR FOR 2 YEARS FOR BEST RESULTS. • MULCH ANY BARE SPOTS IN YOUR BEDS-HELPS SUPPRESS EARLY EMERGING WEEDS • FERTILIZING YOUR YARD • IF YOU DO NOT USE A PRE-EMERGENT THEN YOU NEED TO FERTILIZE!!!! AND RESEED!!! GARDEN HOUSE • SOIL TEST AND BASIC pH TESTING • OSU EXTENSION OFFICE

  4. BASIC PREPPING AND PRUNING FOR YOUR VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS • AMMENDING YOUR SOIL • LOOKING TO: • -GREEN UP YOUR PLANTS AND HELP ACTIVATE YOUR COMPOST? • =BLOOD MEAL • - LARGER FRUIT!!!! = BONE MEAL • - IS YOUR PLANT SHORT, SQUATTY AND PALE (CHLOROSIS)? = • EPSOM SALT • -NEED A SLOW-RELEASE FERTILIZER FOR YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN?!= COTTONSEED MEAL • - BLOSSOM-END ROT!!! HELPS INCREASE EARTHWORMS!! • = GARDEN GYPSUM • TRACE MINERALS FOR YOUR PLANTS = • MINERAL PLUS DON’T FORGET TO FEED THE MICROORGANISMS! MOLASSES

  5. BASIC PREPPING AND PRUNING FOR YOUR VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS • TAKE TIME TO PLAN YOUR GARDEN! • BE CREATIVE! • ONLY GROW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT! • REFER TO THE OKLAHOMA PLANTING GUIDE

  6. Think out of the Box! • Pallet garden • Concrete blocks • Earth box • Decorative Planters

  7. TOP-DRESSING • COTTON-BURR COMPOST, TURKEY COMPOST, FARMSTYLE COMPOST, REVITALIZER COMPOST, STIMULATE. • YUM-YUM MIX ON EXISTING BULBS! DENSE CLAY

  8. DIVIDE PERENNIALS, GRASSES, AND BULBS • ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, FALL-BLOOMING PERENNIALS AND PLANTS WITH TUBERS AND TUBEROUS ROOTS SUCH AS HOSTAS, DAHLIAS AND BEGONIAS.

  9. BASIC PREPPING AND PRUNING FOR YOUR VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS • PROTECTING YOUR NEW CROP FROM LATE FROST • COLD FRAME • FROST ROW COVER • GALLON CONTAINERS • 5-GALLON BUCKET

  10. BASIC PREPPING AND PRUNING FOR TREES AND SHRUBS • PRUNE OUT DEAD OR DAMAGED BRANCHES. • REMOVE STAKES OR RELAX WIRES INSTALLED ON TREES PLANTED LAST FALL • TRANSPLANT ANY EXISTING SHRUBS YOU WANT TO MOVE BEFORE THEY LEAF OUT • APPLY HORTICULTURAL OILS TO FRUIT TREES AND BUSHES, ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS. • IF YOU APPLY HORTICULTURAL OILS TO YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS DO NOT APPLY SULFUR BASED PRODUCTS FOR UP TO 30 DAYS BEFORE AND OR AFTER APPLICATIONS OF OIL.

  11. PRUNING FRUIT TREES • PRUNE OFF SHOOTS THAT EMERGE LOW TO THE GROUND AND ANY BRANCHES THAT CROSS AND RUB. • PRUNE BEFORE TREE BREAKS DORMANCY.

  12. PRUNING FRUIT TREES • TRAINING METHODS • OPEN CENTER • WHEN FIRST PLANTED • PRUNE WHIP BACK. • BEGINNING JUNE, CHOOSE • 3 SCAFFOLD LIMBS AND • PRUNE 4” BACK. • CUT OFF ALL OTHERS. • THIRD YEAR PRUNE LIGHTLY AS YOU • CAN TO AVOID DELAYED FRUITING.

  13. PRUNING FRUIT TREES • TRAINING METHODS • CENTRAL LEADER • HEAD BACK 1 YEAR OLD WHIP BY • 2 1/2’ AT PLANTING. • MID-JUNE SELECT 4 BRANCHES EMERGING INDIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND SEVERAL INCHES APART… • THE STRONGEST GROWING UPPER MOST SHOOT WILL BECOME YOUR CENTRAL LEADER (TRUNK).

  14. PRUNING FRUIT TREES ESPALIER • PLANT 1’ AWAY FROM THE FRAMEWORK. • PLACE MIDWAY BETWEEN THE TWO POSTS. • START PRUNING EARLY IN ITS LIFE AND CONTINUE IT AT REGULAR INTERVALS DURING THE WHOLE LIFE OF THE ESPALIER. • AS IT GETS OLDER YOU WILL DO LESS AND LESS PRUNING. • SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED DEPENDING ON WHAT PATTERN YOU CHOOSE!!!

  15. Exciting Classes for Spring!