In July, you start to see the payoff for all the hard work you’ve done. You’ll also start to see why using MOO DOO®, MOO DIRT®, or MOO PLUS® was a good idea! As well as harvesting your bounty, you’ll have plenty of other things to do in your organic garden in July.
Enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor.
You should have plenty of greens to harvest in July, so reap what you’ve sown. If you need to replant, do it now so you’ll have at least one more harvest. For many plants, the more you pick, the more you’ll get, so start plucking.
Don’t forget to weed and water.
While you’re having so much fun harvesting, making relish and salsa, and freezing your food, it’s easy to forget (or avoid) the not-so-fun stuff like weeding and watering. Be sure to stay on top of it, even if you don’t feel like it, so you don’t have a massive weeding job later. Don’t slack on the watering now, or your plants will slow down and not yield as much as they could. But don’t over-water either. It is a delicate balance.
Be on the lookout for pests.
As the temperature climbs, so do the insect populations. If you haven’t already, attract anything that eats insects to your garden. Put up a birdbath (or three), consider buying some ladybugs or lacewings, or sprinkle some diatomaceous earth around your plants to kill insects.
Thin plants as necessary.
Don’t allow your garden to become or stay overcrowded. Thin your crops and replant elsewhere if you can.
Organic gardeners who are most successful are consistent with their gardening tasks and schedule them when possible. While there are a lot of little (and large!) things to do each day or week, the payoff is well worth it.