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This Almanac should be used as a
general guideline of common garden tasks. You should modify the list based
on your specific geographic area.
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Gardening starts in full swing this month. Things are growing now,
including the weeds. Get into a good, daily routing to hoe and
cultivate and they won't get away from you. As your lawn takes off,
save your clippings and use them to mulch around the plants in your
the Vegetable Garden
setting out plants, be sure to provide a bit of shade the first few
days or until they are established.
corn should be planted in successive plantings at the beginning as
well as mid-month.
kale for Fall greens.
keep growing lettuce throughout the heat of the summer, try shading
and keeping well-watered.
helps conserve moisture and keeps down weeds.
tomatoes for earlier harvests. Determinate varieties do nicely
in baskets. Indeterminate can be trained up poles. Remove
the suckers that grow above the leaves by pinching.
to the July Almanac Page.
Start planning your Fall garden now!
late crops of beans,
turnips, etc., plant
near the end of the month.
Swedes, need to be sown twelve weeks before your
date. Plant in fine, loose soils and keep it moist.
This allows the globes to form properly and prevent forking.
the Flower Garden
the month is still not too late to plant morning glories.
gladiolus corms for late flowers.
is a good time to plant many
perennial flower seeds.
off old flowering heads from rhododendrons.
perennials will benefit from mulching. Along with keeping down
competition from weeds, the mulch helps to conserve moisture.
Note: This almanac page should be
used as a general guideline of common garden tasks. You should modify the
list based on your specific geographic area. For a very useful tool to
aide in planning your garden,