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Planters' Almanac: July Planting Guide

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Published:   |   Updated: May 23, 2013 at 01:43 AM

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What To Do In July

•Prune azaleas for the last time this year.

•Solarize vegetable garden.

•Plan a fall vegetable garden.

•Check lawns for insect pests and treat.

•Recycle grass clippings.

•Start a compost pile.

•Prune landscape plants.

•Check citrus trees for rust mites, greasy spot and melanose diseases.

•Correct iron deficiency of plants.

•Install a rain shutoff device in sprinkler system.

•Cut back poinsettias and chrysanthemums.

What To Plant This Month

Outstanding flowering plants: bird of paradise, crape myrtle, honeysuckle, shrimp plant, plumbago, hibiscus, oleander

Annuals: celosia, coleus, crossandra, impatiens, marigold, melampodium, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, portulaca/rose moss, salvia, vinca, wax begonia, zinnia

Perennials: African iris, blue salvia, four o'clock, gaillardia, golden shrimp plant, jacobinia, lantana, mallow, pentas, rudbeckia, verbena

Vegetables: okra, Southern peas (from seed)

Herbs and spices (from plants): basil, ginger, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, summer savory, thyme

Bulbs: Aztec lily, butterfly lily, canna, crinum, clivia, gladiolus, moraea, society garlic, spider lily, walking iris

Information from Hillsborough County Extension

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