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Gardening Jobs for July

What to do in your garden in July. Here are some jobs to be getting on with in the garden and greenhouse this month.

Trim sweet peas regularly which is just one gardening job in July, More tips on the Food Travel More Blog
Gardening Jobs for July - Regularly trim Sweet Peas

Flowers

  • This is the perfect time to cut lavender for drying. Choose newly opened flowers for the best fragrance.

  • Pick Sweet Peas every few days - the more you pick, the more they'll flower.

  • Pick flowers from coleus to prevent them from becoming straggly and to maintain their colourful leaves.

  • Feed and deadhead roses to keep them flowering strongly.

Fruit & Vegetables

  • Plants are thirsty, particularly celery, beans, peas, courgettes, pumpkins and tomatoes, so water frequently.

  • Remove the flower spikes from rhubarb, cutting it right down to the base.

  • For an autumn crop, sow a final batch of peas and dwarf beans.

  • Cover brassicas (the likes of broccoli, turnip, cauliflower and cabbage) with netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies laying their eggs.

In the Greenhouse

  • Pinch out the side shoots growing from the leaf joints of tomatoes.

  • Be vigilant for pests - treat them immediately to prevent any rampant infestations.

  • Feed tomatoes, chillies and cucumbers weekly with tomato fertiliser to encourage generous fruiting.

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