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Vegetable Gardening Hints, Issue #064
June 30, 2014

Summer Gardening


These months you will be harvesting cucumbers, zucchini, beans, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes. Continue to harvest your lettuce, salad greens, cabbage, and green onions.

This is also the time to be planning for what you want to be harvesting in late fall and winter months now is the time to start sowing beets, carrots, lettuce, kale, turnips, and parsnips directly into your garden. Replant the areas where these have been already harvested.

Tips for summer months:

Keep your garden clean:

Make sure you remove the plant debris after harvesting so as not to attract pest and disease. If you have to remove diseased plants, make sure you immediately place the plant in a plastic bag so you do not spread the problem.


Fertilize so the plants get what they need to keep producing vegetables for the next couple of months. For more information click on fertlization of veggies
Provide shade:

Shade is needed for emerging seedlings in hot sunny weather as well as for some of the veggie plants that do not like a lot of heat like lettuce, spinach, and salad greens. Tips for shading your veggie plants

Watering Mature vegetable plants usually do not need as much water as when they are first growing, but regular watering especially for your containers is still very important for producing fruit and pods.

Plan to use the excess you may have:

Take time to can or freeze the surplus for eating later in the year. Check out my storage tips and my Root Cellaring book for great information and tips on preserving and storing vegetables.

Start saving seeds:

Save seeds from your most productive and tasty veggies so you can plant them again next year.

What to grow now
How to grow common veggies

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Catherine's bio

Why is Soil so Important is a great new book giving simple and easy instructions on making and keeping your garden soil healthy.

Other vegetable gardening books written by Catherine Abbott, Your Vegetable Gardening Helper.

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