Your July Garden Chores

What you should get done in the garden this month

– You can still plant heat-loving vegetables, such as eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, cherry tomatoes and okra. 

– Prune hydrangeas and gardenias after they’ve finished blooming. Do NOT prune azaleas or camellias, or you’ll risk removing flower buds.

– Remember to garden early or late in the day, to avoid the worst of the heat. Wear a hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellant, and drink lots of water.

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