July Gardening - Top Ten Growing Tips
Gardening Tip #1: Powdery Mildew is a problem all over the
planet.Watering only in the daytime, and keeping the leaves dry while doing
so, is one way to avoid powdery mildew. Applying fungicides early and often,
is another way to keep Powdery mildew away.
on Powdery Mildew
Gardening Tip #2: Birds know just when the blueberries are getting
ripe. They go after them the day before you do. Many critters know just when
to harvest the crops you have lovingly cared for. Many garden pests can be
kept from feasting on your garden with pest netting.
and other pest control ideas
Gardening Tip #3: Timing is crucial when planting fall and second
season crops. The declining hours of sunlight, and lower temperatures, means
it will take longer for your fall crops to grow and mature. Check the days
to maturity on the seed packet. Add a few days to this number. Then, count
back from the normal first frost in your area.
Gardening Tip #4: Be a "Deadheader"! You can extend the blooming period
for many (but not all) flowers, by snipping off spent flower blooms as soon
as the bloom is over. You guessed it...... it is called "Deadheading"
More on Deadheading
Gardening Tip #5: Plant pollination, specifically poor pollination,
is a hot gardening topic in July. There are several potential causes. Once
you have identified the cause, there is usually a cure, helping to ensure
a successful crop. See the
the Single Pumpkin
Gardening Tip #6: Do you want to grow more organically? This naturally
occurring chemical was first discovered in Epsom, England. You've probably
just guessed what this natural plant supplement is. The magnesium and sulphur
content is beneficial to your plants.
on Epsom Salts
Gardening Tip #7: Pinch back Oregano plants, to keep them producing
tender, new, young leaves. If you have the space, we find it is better, to
start a second crop mid season.. right about now. The younger plants are
more vibrant. More
on Growing Oregano
Gardening Tip # 8: Garlic needs to be cured, before placing them into
long term storage.
to cure Garlic bulbs......
Gardening Tip #9: Take the time to prune tomato plants. The plants
will reward you in many ways, including bigger fruit, larger yield, and healthier
to prune tomato plants..........
Gardening Tip #10: Garden Mulch has several benefits. Mulch will help
to retain soi lmoisture that July's heat and dry weather tries totake out
of your soil.
on Garden Mulch.....
July Gardening Holidays :
July, First Sunday -
a Scarecrow Day - for your garden, of course.
More Garden Holidays
Garden Recipes -You grew
'm. Now, you get to enjoy 'em.
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