Sharon View Nursery
May 2019 Newsletter
Gardening Hints
By now, dormant oil spray for trees and shrubs to prevent disease and insect problems, is no longer an option. Most deciduous plants have leafed out and/or budded, and no chemical applications can be applied until flowers pass. After flowering, all-season oil (or Neem), and copper based fungicides will be the best remedy for disease and insect problems.
Corn gluten is a great pre-emergent weed control and fertilizer in one organic process. However, the time for corn gluten application has passed (it was recommended that it be applied by April 25). Be cautious: if weed seeds have already germinated and taken root, a late application of corn gluten will only serve as fertilizer for the weeds. No grass seed should be attempted for 4-6 weeks after application. If weeds are not a problem, overseed thin or bare areas and use organic or starter fertilizer to provide a dense stand of thick turf that will crowd out weeds. Usually 2 seedings are necessary.
Peas can be planted now - about 1 inch deep and 2-3 inches apart. Use organic fertilizer in the trench and every 2-3 weeks along the sides of the rows. No inoculants are usually necessary. Leafy green veggies like arugula, kale, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and all brassica cole crops can be planted with organic fertilizer mixed with the soil in the hole. Apply granular fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. Between applications of the granular fertilizer, use water-soluble organic fertilizer every time you water. Do not attempt to plant tender crops until the end of May. Mean temperatures must be constantly above 50 degrees.  
When making any new transplants, be sure to use a root stimulator like Biophos or Nutriroot. These products have replaced excessive phosphate-based root nutrients, and allow for the Mycorrhizal (beneficial root synergy bacteria) action of root stimulants to accelerate root growth.
The Roots School
"Victory in the Garden or Veggie Delight"
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 - 3 pm-5 pm
Only 8 open seats left
This workshop is sure to make your vegetable garden a blue ribbon winner this year. Whether it’s your first vegetable garden or you are a seasoned veteran, tips will cover site selection; soil tests; soil amendments; tried and true vegetable varieties, and new and improved ones; benefits of organic; pest and disease prevention; effective watering strategies; and early and late crops.
Cost per person: $20
All workshops take place at:
Sharon View Nursery
630 South Main street, Sharon MA 02067
For more information or to reserve your workshop seat, please call: 781-784-5858
Reservation are required, please call:
American Landscape's
"Rhode Island Land and Sea" Tour
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
This tour is over 65% reserved to-date
What's Included
  1. Tour breakfast at Charlie's Deli
  2. Transportation by luxury motorcoach
  3. Pickups in Sharon MA and Smithfield RI
  4. Tour of Gilbert Stuart Birthplace Museum and Gardens, Saunderstown RI
  5. Rolling narrated tour of Wickford RI
  6. Lunch 
  7. 10 lighthouse cruise of North Kingston/Newport RI
  8. Time for shopping and exploration on your own in Wickford RI
  9. Professional tour services
 Cost per person is: $150
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