Fruits and Nuts
- Protect figs and other ripening fruit from birds.
- Continue to root shrub cuttings until late in the month and mulch to keep soil moist.
- Remove faded blooms promptly from crape myrtle and other summer-blooming plants.
- Watch for diseases.
- Mow regularly.
- Water as needed.
- Keep roses healthy and actively growing.
- Apply fertilizer.
- Wash off foliage to prevent burning if any fertilizer falls on plants.
Annuals and Perrenials
- Water as-needed to keep plants active.
- Iris and spider lilies may be planted late this month.
- Keeping flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns healthy is the major task this month. This demands close observation for insects and disease.
- Plant beans, field peas, rutabagas, squash, New Zealand spinach and Irish potatoes.
- Plant cabbage, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and celery for the fall crop.
- Plant tomatoes in central and north Alabama.
Source: Extention - Alabama A&M & Auburn Universities
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