UGA’s Vegetable Garden Calendar gives us an idea of what we should be doing in our gardens in July.
July’s Garden Chores
- Start planning the fall garden.
- Keep grass from going to seed.
- Fallow soil to conserve moisture for germination of fall crops and to help reduce the nematode population in the soil..
- Clean off harvested rows immediately to prevent insect and disease buildup.
- Plant the following vegetables not later than July 20 to allow time to mature before frost: tomatoes, okra, corn, pole beans and lima beans. Also plant cucumbers, squash and snap beans.
- Water deeply and less often — as needed to prevent drought stress.
- Plant that big pumpkin for Halloween.
- Be sure to make arrangements for neighbors to harvest and water your garden while you are on vacation.
- Make sure the garden is well mulched to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.