THE SUN DOES NOT REST, THE ORCHARD IN JULY NEITHER
What the bull catches us! The holidays are raging and the garden can be left too neglected. We must monitor the irrigation, either automatically or “automatically in that way” (cast the garden to a friend or family member while we are away) … gamos Let’s do a short summary with the most important things during this month.
ORCHARD WEATHER IN JULY
We are in a complicated month especially for us. The overwhelming heat of this month prevents us from carrying out a normal rhythm in daily tasks, so garden activities are relegated to those times of the day when the sun does not punish excessively . As the mornings want to sleep a little more, it is from 8 in the afternoon when we can leave our cave and dedicate a little time to the garden and see how the crops go through the day.
In hot areas you can hardly go out until ten o’clock at night and watching the peppers with a flashlight is not practical, so those of the south are going to sweat a bit more. In general, the vegetables and greens that tolerate the high temperatures in July are the youngest (seedlings etc.).
THE MOST IMPORTANT POINTS OF THE ORCHARD IN JULY
Each month is defined by some specific tasks. In the case of July, let’s see what needs to be emphasized:
IRRIGATION OF THE GARDEN IN THE MONTH OF JULY
Just as in June, irrigation was important. Now it is the same or more. High temperatures cause excessive perspiration and evaporation and the plants must be helped to overcome these extreme conditions . The sprinkler or hose irrigations that wet the leaves must be avoided, especially in the central hours of the day.
It is the month of the holidays and if we go abroad, we must organize a good irrigation schedule.
THE MULCHING OF THE GARDEN, A FUNDAMENTAL TASK TO CONSERVE HUMIDITY
We have already commented many times on the advantages of padding and now in hot months it is almost essential to avoid excessive radiation on the ground. It is the best way, together with efficient irrigation , to save water and above all, maintain adequate soil temperature and humidity and keep adventitious plants at bay.
SELECTING PLANTS TO COLLECT SEEDS
As many of the crops are bearing fruit, it is time to select the plants that we are going to let us seed for next season.
The lettuce tend to glean and we will mislead can be left for seed for example. It is a good time to select the tomato, eggplant, zucchini, peppers …
WHAT CAN WE SOW IN THE GARDEN IN JULY
Activities planting and transplanting during this month are significantly reduced. We should have the surface of the orchard covered with crops of all kinds and in fact, it is very possible that this month will be a month of numerous harvests.
If there is space in the garden, there are certain crops, which by choosing the varieties well we can grow them all year round (summer lettuce for example).
Crops such as chard, lettuce, radishes, carrots. Depending on the area, you can start transplanting and / or sowing cabbages, autumn broccoli, cauliflowers …
+ Growing lettuce
+ Growing radishes
+ Carrot cultivation
+ Chard cultivation
THE MONTH OF MASSIVE COLLECTIONS
All the work and sweat that we have put into the garden for many months, is now when we are going to see it in the form of peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, radishes, carrots, chard, endives, lettuce, beets, beans, etc.
This time is undoubtedly the time of the harvests . Let’s enjoy it! Melon and watermelon in temperate and warm zones are the queen fruits of these summer months. They are incredibly refreshing and healthy!
It is very possible that the excessive accumulation of collections fill your pantry and you cannot spend everything at once. Give it to family and friends! It is the best way to take advantage of it.
Another tip is good planning and staggered plantings so that these things do not happen. See you in August!