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74- CE( y, J 1 Jm 19,.: Do you know someone who h r an exceptionally lautiful garden or unique landscape? The Cape Gazette would like to showcase one of the region's many gardens and landscapes each week. If you would fike to nominate yourself or someone you.know, just f'dl out the coupon belowand mail it to P.O. Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958. You can also email your nominations to newsroom@capegazette.com. NAME ADDRESS TELEPHONE DELAWARe, "S CROP PROGRS IDR WEEK ENDING, JUNK l; T 2,003 3Pq( .ITEM THIS LAST I.,Af'r WEEK " WIK YEAR SmalI Grain Development: Wint Wheax Tuxned 10 3 67 Bm'y Tufa=or 60 21 87 Planting Pzogxess: Cantaloupes 61 56 59 Cucumbers .30 28 41 Held Corn 86 77 95 Lima Beans (Processed) 20 15 32 Snap Beans 75 70 80 SBhun 18 " 16 234 Soybeans 23 15 52 Sweet Corn 62 60 85 Tomatoes 55 49 52 Watermelons 58 55 59 Crops Harvested: Strawbenics 50 25 84 Green Peas 14 14 30 Alfalfa Hay 1"* Cutting 30 25 96 Other T-Tar 1 = Currinf 3.5 30 97 AVIERAOE 1998-2002 39 91 70 39 73 .38 60 40 37 73 73 70 66 30 85 84 CROP CoNDITIONS-FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE  2003 PERCENT) Condition Very Poor Poor Fair Barley' 2 10 Wi nt" Wheat 2 9 Corn 2 12 Soybeans 2 7 Pasture - 4 SOIL MOISTURE CODITIONS FOR WJK E]DING JUNK 8 T Condition Very Short Short Topsoil Moistux Topsoil (2002) 3 25 Five Yeax Average 3 , 26 Excellent 34 ..... 45 ..... 9 26 57 6 35 44 7 43 45 3 25 64 7 .... oo3 Eacm'r Adequate Surplus 1.4 86 69 3 6"7 4 Subsoil Moisture 29 71 Subsoil (2002) 13 58 29 Five Yea Avlaee  20 73 2 Holly Smith Tom Feurer Agricultural Statistician State Statistician Cool temperatures and wet field conditions resulted in 1.3 days suitable for field work for the week ending June 8. Air temperatures ranged from 49 to 78 degrees and soil temperatures averaged 66 degrees. Soybean planting is behind, due to excess moisture in the fields and some corn fields may need to be replanted. A small amount of planting progress was made with soybeans, watermelons, sweet corn, cantaloupe and tomatoes. Green peas harvested is 14 percent, 50 percent less than last year and the five-year average. Hay cutting is behind normal with 30 percent of alfalfa hay cut and 35 percent of other hay cut. This is significantly behind last year which had more than 95 percent of the first cut com- pleted. Subml photo For sweeter strawberries Find out how to grow sweet and delicious strawberries this season. The Spring/Summer 2003 "Old Farmer's Almanac Gardener's Companion" features the following helpful tip on how to grow the tastiest berries on your block: USDA researchers in South Carolina have found that beds mulched with red plastic produce better-tasting strawberries than those mulched with black plastic. They tested the vari- eties "Chandler" and "Sweet Charlie  in trickle-irrigated beds. Their findings, published in the "Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry," concluded that the higher levels of red light reaching plant leaves over the red mulch led to greater production of aroma compounds. (Red mulch is available at $14.95 for a 4 x 50-foot roll from Gardener's Supply Company; visit www.gardeners.eom.) SUSSEX COUNTY'S BEST KEPT SECRET 1  Flower Blowout Sale! o. Rt. 24; turn North at traffic light ......... (Mt. Joy Road) By Nanticoke ......... .,-^^ I Museum and Catholic Church beleceo Annual vines - b.UU I Travel 3/4 miles and turn left onto Herbs 1/2 Price I the first blacktop road (Cordrey RO.) EAST COAST GARD CEN- Selected Roses- $10.00 [ TER is located lf2 mile on the leff. White Hanging Baskets- $6.99 I ....... r,, ..o- I . uality Nursery Stock. Trees, Mulch (Bulk or Bagged) Shrubs Perennials Grasses .Aquatic Plants,Annuals.Herbs l " Lawson's Produce Mulch - red, black, cedar, pine & hardwood starting at $2.60 Bulk .: red, pine & hardwood starting at $22.00 cu. vd. TopSoil Bulk & bagged "Landscapers Welcome" Bistro lawn furniture, tents, patio umbrellas, Toland flags Decorative wreaths, country- baskets, Old Virginia Candles - toppers & cappers Selection of Perennials LOCAL $7?JW00EIWB. & ASPA004$U$ ME HERE!! Spring bedding plants & flowers E Thinking about an irrigation system but are worried about water cost? SOLUTION.' Let Sposato Irrigation Co. design your system with water conservation in mind Call for a free estimate on Sposato's matched percipitation rate We also upgrade existing systems. . "A Water Conscious Company" I FREE EE TIMATES b " L "*' OIouFSTA IDING SER! I "" 645-4773 IB00lrlOfl (0. Fred Sposato, Professional Irrigation Installer FREE ESTIMATES 8" INCENTIVES OUTSTANDING SERVICE RECORD Member of The Delaware Igstlon tion RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL "NO JOB TOO SMALL" ]'11 - - "-  ........... r || "*]"'TI" T !riimiiiii/iizi||linl .... IlT'l" -I'U'IT .... I 1T1T-'TfF .... 11'mTflTFTglI]IIlB3!IT-'Ir-TT rT ....... I * ' I F'7[[T"I]T IF] -