Jobs To Do In July


It's July.  This is all out war as far as gardening goes. There are tons to do, and tons to harvest. Here is where we reap the benefits and stuff start to land on the plate.

Even though this is a really busy month on the gardening calendar, take the time to sit back and enjoy all the hard work you have done.

Think about what has worked, what hasn't and what you might change next year. make notes so you don't forget.  You maybe wise to take some photos too as when the cold months are here it's hard to remember how the garden looked.

Harvest Time is Here!

What To Sow Now

  • Last chance to sow peas
  • Sow winter cabbage
  • Sow winter broccoli
  • Winter kale
  • Chard
  • Coriander
  • Sow biennials like Wall flowers
  • Chives
  • Lettuce
  • Cut and come again salad leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Radish
  • Beetroot
  • Schizanthus

Harvest Now

  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Broad Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Sweet Peas
  • Black currants
  • Red Currants
  • Gooseberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Blueberries
  • Honey Berries
  • Summer Raspberries

Jobs To Do

  • Lift first early potatoes
  • Mulch To Improve Soil
  • Remove the main head of Calabrese
  • Turn Your Compost To let Air In
  • Keep Onions Well Watered
  • Hand pollinate Courgette, Marrow and pumpkin flowers
  • Remove shoots that have emerged from the base of trees
  • Tidy topiary plants
  • Sow Wall Flowers
  • In Dry Spells, Don't Forget To Water Perennials
  • Harvest Annual herbs
  • Keep Brassicas Well Watered.
  • Keep Filling And Emptying Those Slug Traps
  • Feed Regularly (Weekly)
  • Water and feed Hanging Baskets
  • Remove the bottoms leaves of cordon tomatoes
  • Trim edges of lawns using trimming shears and half moon edger
  • Hoe Hoe Hoe
  • Water trees on a regular basis
  • Keep dead heading roses
  • Pinch out tomato side shoots
  • Keep cutting sweat peas to prevent them going to seed
  • Pick flowers for drying
  • Spray roses with fungicide to prevent disease
  • Mow wildflower meadows
  • Layer Clematis
  • Take cuttings of carnations
  • Deadhead Lupins
  • Introduce red spider mite predators
  • Train Tie And Feed Cucumbers
  • Move Citrus Trees Outside
  • Help Tomatoes Set Fruit by hand pollinating
  • Pinch out shoots on Aubergines
hand flower
tree shoot
net fruit
  • Raise indoor humidity by damping down the green house floor
  • Open Vents And Doors On Greenhouses
  • Refill watering cans and allow to warm up before use
  • Thin bunches of grapes
  • Give Squash a high potash feed
  • Clip bay to shorten side shoots
  • Prune side shoots of figs back to 4 leaves
  • Top up the water level in your pond
  • Apply fertiliser to your lawn
  • Look out for leaf mining caterpillars
  • Use drip systems to keep Pots Baskets and Containers watered
  • Prioritise your watering
  • Cut down broad beans
  • Tie in new raspberry canes
  • Net to protect fruit from the birds
  • Prune back summer fruiting Raspberries after they fruit
  • Chop back chives to revive the plants
  • Weed borders and beds on dry days
  • Scoop duck weed from ponds, allow sitting on the side for a few hours before composting
  • Order Autumn flowering crocus bulbs ready to plant next month
  • Stake your borders
  • Save seed from Alpines
  • Dry Lavender flowers
  • Make new pinks from old ones
  • Divide Bearded Irises
  • Make comfrey feed

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