July Gardening To-Do List: San Diego Edition

July Gardening To-Do List: San Diego Edition

Summer in San Diego means sunshine, rising temperatures, and good times. But as we adjust to warmer days and nights, so do the plants in our landscape. Fortunately, you can help the plants in your landscape with these July gardening tips:

  • Create a temporary shady area to protect your plants from heat stress and leaf scorch
  • Water your plants in the morning so that you can provide them with moisture throughout the day
  • Protect your plants from wind (wind dries out plants quickly)
  • Apply mulch (it preserves moisture in the soil): shredded wood works great!
  • Water deeply (shallow water evaporates quickly)
  • Use slow-release fertilizers or compost
  • Keep ants off trees
  • Irrigate fruit trees thoroughly
  • Wash trees periodically with water to remove dust and pests like spider mites, aphids, and whiteflies.
  • Cutoff spent blooms
  • Inspect new leaves for signs of iron and zinc deficiency (look for yellowing between veins).
  • Summer is an ideal time to think about new landscape designs and makeovers
  • Make every water drop count!

make every drop count

What to Grow:

  • Dahlias: With over 50,000 varieties, there are many to choose from. Jessica, Penhill Watermelon, Zorro, Pam Howden, Chimacum Troy, and Alpen Diamond are attractive Dahlia varieties.
  • Edible flowers: Calendula, Chamomile, Borage, Nasturtium, and Squash blossoms are safe, edible options.
  • Tomato ‘Aussie’: These heart-shaped, red-brown colored fruits are mild, rich, and slightly sweet tasting!
  • Peppers: Click here to learn how to grow peppers in your San Diego garden!
  • Summer squash
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Artichoke: An excellent waterwise vegetable!
  • Goji berry is a waterwise “power fruit” that is an excellent source of antioxidants!
  • Cole crops: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower (winter harvest)

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