July

In The Fruit Garden In July

Harvest apricots, peaches, and nectarines.

Water fruit crops daily if the weather is warm. Ensure they are consistently moist.

Clear weeds regularly as they compete with your crops for nutrients and water.

Thin out fruits on fruit trees to produce good-sized crops.

Prune plum, apricot, peach and cherry trees now.

Top Tip: 
Protect any developing fruit from birds and squirrels by placing netting around your plants.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Apply a high potash fertiliser once fruit starts to form on peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
  • Cut back growth in hanging baskets to revive the display.
  • Protect any developing fruit from birds and squirrels by placing netting around your plants.
  • Tidy up fallen leaves and flowers to discourage the spread of fungal disease.
  • Look after your aphid eaters! Ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings feed on greenfly and blackfly. It's worth protecting them.
  • Look after your aphid eaters! Ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings feed on greenfly and blackfly. It's worth protecting them.