Green Acres

Gardening tips for the month of June

• Gardeners who want to eliminate crab apple fruit on the lawn can use ethephon or naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). Spray when fruit is small. Follow label directions.

• Hand thin apples to no more than two fruit per cluster.

• It is impossible to kill worms in apple trees after they have penetrated the apples. To protect apples form worm damage, clean up debris around the tree and spray at 10 day intervals after the petals have fallen. Malathion works well using 1 tablespoon/gallon of water). Follow label directions. Spray tree to wet the leaves and branches...