- Mulch to control weeds and conserve moisture. Wait until hot weather sets in to mulch heat loving plants such as tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Use dried grass clippings, leaves, hay, straw, or newspaper strips.
- Stay out of bean patch when it is wet to prevent spreading diseases.
- Direct seed in garden:
Crowder peas, beans for drying, carrots, winter squash
- Transplant: late tomatoes, cabbage plants
- Start seeds indoors: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage
- Harvest: green beans, peppers, cucumbers, acorn squash, summer squash, cauliflower, corn, tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, okra, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, beets, romaine, swiss chard, leaf lettuce, basil, parsley, cilantro, tarragon, garlic, blueberries, cantaloupe, black raspberries
- Pick Corn when ears are full and the silks are brown and dry. The raccoons may beat you to it, so you might have to resoirt to live traps baited with cat food or peanut butter or even tuna.
- Collect and identify insects and record arrivals, infestations, habitats, and whether they are pests or predators.
- Make sure you are watering during dry periods!
- Check water daily! You do not want your animals to get dehydrated. Always make sure they have ample water supply!
- If you are experiencing a drought, you may find you will have to feed some hay this month until it rains and gets your grass growing again.
- Make sure your livestock has access to salt and minerals as well. The heat will deprive them of minerals especially potassium very quickly as it does with humans!