Sunday, July 19, 2015

July To Do List

  •  Prepare vegetable beds for winter  garden
  •  Start seeds of broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, kale & onions in containers for transplanting.
  • Plant pumpkins, winter squash, artichokes and beans.
  •  Prune apricot trees.
  • Deadhead & pinch back flowering perennials.
  • Inspect tomato plants for tomato worms and hand pick them or spray plants with BT (Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is a natural bacteria that is commonly found in soil. When eaten by caterpillars, the bacteria produce proteins that paralyze the caterpillar’s digestive system, which causes them to stop feeding and die.Bt is safe for use in organic gardens because it has a specific target and is nontoxic to humans, animals, and beneficial insects. It’s approved for use in vegetable gardens up to the day of harvest, though all vegetables and herbs should still be thoroughly washed before eaten) 
  •  Divide irises