July Gardening Chores for Your Georgia Garden

UGA’s Vegetable Garden Calendar gives us an idea of what we should be doing in our gardens in July.

Lettuce is a wonderful cool-season crop.
Lettuce is a wonderful cool-season crop.

July’s Garden Chores

  1. Start planning the fall garden.
  2. Keep grass from going to seed.
  3. Fallow soil to conserve moisture for germination of fall crops and to help reduce the nematode population in the soil..
  4. Clean off harvested rows immediately to prevent insect and disease buildup.
  5. 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.
Get that last planting of beans planted. - Woodstock Community Garden
Get that last planting of beans planted. – Woodstock Community Garden
  1. Water deeply and less often — as needed to prevent drought stress.
  2. Plant that big pumpkin for Halloween.
  3. Be sure to make arrangements for neighbors to harvest and water your garden while you are on vacation.
  4. Make sure the garden is well mulched to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
Vegetables should be well mulched.
Vegetables should be well mulched.

Happy Gardening!

Becky Griffin

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