Gardener’s To-Do List for July

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of July.

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to-do list for july, zone 7July To-Do List for Zone 7

  • Savor the last summer berries, then prune out old, dying canes.
  • For fall-bearing berries, lightly feed newer canes with fish emulsion or compost tea, then mulch with straw.
  • Harvest potatoes when leaves begin to die back.
  • At month's end, sow seeds of collards, carrots, and rutabagas.
  • To keep carrot seedbed moist, cover it with cloth or a board until seeds sprout.
  • Stay on top of weeds.
  • For bloom next year, start seeds of biennials, such as foxglove, hollyhock, evening primrose (Oenothera spp.), and lunaria.
 
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