Harvesting Produce and other July Gardening Tips

Growing butterfly milkweed, harvesting garden produce often, and keeping container plantings watered are some of the gardening activities for this month. Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is not a weed at all (a plant out of place that you don’t want in your garden). Better common names are butterfly or orange milkweed, as it is in the milkweed family, has orange […]

Gardening tasks to Do in July

Of all the fragrant annuals, the petunia is the best known and the most profuse flowering. At the time we buy plants in the spring, the moon vine is a poor-appear­ing plant; otherwise more persons would buy them. How delicately fra­grant they are, how fragile! Have you sown seeds of them? They are hard and need to be soaked in […]

Helenium ( July Sun Sneezeweed )

Upright, clumping perennial with branching stems and lance-shaped to narrowly ovate leaves, 4 to 6 inches long. Showy, 2 to 3 inch wide daisy-like flowerheads are borne from summer to fall and are highly attractive to bees. Beautiful in a mixed border and for cut flowers.

Zea mays ( July Gold Corn )

Bright gold kernels that are extra sweet, on 8 inch ears. Easy to pick, ready in 71 days. Originally domesticated by Mesoamericans, it is a staple food with many other traditional uses. Home gardeners love to grow corn, and there are many varieties suited to different climates. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in rows or clumps, two weeks after the […]

July Gardening To do list

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during July. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Reap herbs for maximum flavor by harvesting them as the first flower buds appear Lanky annuals need your help! Pinch them back now to encourage bushy growth […]

Malus domestica ( July Red Apple )

Apple trees can grow to a height of 30 feet and a width of 15 feet with a growth of 8 to 12 feet per year. They require rich soil, moderate watering, good drainage and full sun. When planting, space trees according to their ultimate size. To prevent corrective pruning later on, frequent light pruning during the tree’s early years […]

Watering, Weeding, July Gardening Tips

With the arrival of July and hotter weather, many gardeners leave the garden to fend for itself. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help the harvest. Although your planting may be done, to ensure good yields you need to spend time in the garden to water, weed, and check for insect pests. Some crops will benefit from a modest side dressing of nitrogen […]

10 Organic Produce You Can Grow in your Garden this Summer

The benefits of eating organic produce are well studied and creating your very own organic vegetable garden merely amplifies their effect, especially in younger children who may be just starting out in the garden! Although it seems like a lot of hard work is needed to pull off a perfect organic garden, it is actually the opposite. When seeds are […]

Gardening tasks to Do in June

The North Annual flowers that come into bloom quickly may still be sown and give excellent results. Calliopsis, candy­tuft, cape-marigold, Gypsophila, cornflower, and love-in-a-mist are a few de­pendable ones. Hot, dry places may be planted with Dwarf Morning-glories, portulaca, California-poppy, calliopsis, and annual phlox. Spring-blooming shrubs, such as the Vanhoutte Spirea and Forsythia, should be pruned now. Paper mulch is […]

June Gardening To do list

June Gardening tasks you should perform this month if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Each gardening zone has different requirements as the season gets warmer.  If you don’t know your gardening zone, you can look it up via zip code on the Gardening Zone Page. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, add six months to find your gardening tasks. […]