You can’t beat vegetables fresh from the garden. Don’t forget to plant pumpkins the first week of July for fall harvest.
- Fruits and Nuts–Protect figs and other ripening fruit from birds.
- Shrubs–Continue to root shrub cuttings until late in the month and mulch to keep soil moist.
Remove faded blooms promptly from crape myrtle and other summer-blooming plants.
- Lawns–Watch for diseases. Mow regularly. Water as needed.
- Roses–Keep roses healthy and actively growing. Apply fertilizer. Wash off foliage to prevent burning if any fertilizer falls on plants. Water as needed.
- Annuals and Perennials–Water as needed to keep plants active.
- Bulbs–Iris and spider lilies may be planted late this month.
- Miscellaneous–Keeping flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns health is the major task this month. Watch closely for insects and diseases. Water.
- Vegetable Seed–Plant beans, field peas, rutabagas, squash, New Zealand spinach, and Irish potatoes. Plant cabbage, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and celery for the fall crop.
- Vegetable Plants–Plant tomatoes in Central and North Alabama.
Source: Alabama cooperative Extension ANR–0047