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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July Garden Tips

July Garden Tips

 The Old Farmer's Almanac website lists more than 50 tips for tending gardens and plants in July. I will share a few:

Do not fertilize trees and shrubs after mid-July because the new growth will not harden off in time to avoid any winter damage.

Be sure to keep weeding, and replenish mulch if necessary; weeds will compete with your plants to use up nutrients and water.

July is a good time to add compost or cow manure to rhubarb and asparagus beds. Water deeply.

Feed roses in mid-July to encourage more flowering.

Lightly fertilize long-season plants such as onions, tomatoes and peppers to encourage growth.

Pinch back mint, oregano and savory to promote bushier growth.

Do not water melons at the base of stems, which can cause rot.
Build up some soil around the stems to keep water away.

Harvest summer squash when it is young and tender, about 8 inches.





3 comments:

  1. Such a very GREEN pretty garden! Nothing compares to fresh garden veggies, yum!! Great tips!

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  2. Sadly, I have no green thumb, if I did these tips would help :)

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  3. Your garden looks great. Mine has lots of weeds (I have a hard time pulling the stuff that seeds itself from last year so I get a mess). My beans are just coming back -- the deer ate off the tops.

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