Heat Loving Vegetables
July is a good month to try growing heat loving veggies such as melons, eggplant and okra.
Follow these simple, but important, points for even greater success with new plants and ones already growing in your garden.
- Make sure the soil is rich in compost and nutrients so it can hold in moisture, especially in the summer heat.
- Top dress for maximum growing conditions with the best soil you can buy - quality makes a difference.
- Check on your garden daily for dry spots, insect invasion and other undesirable happenings. Be your own garden guard!
Contributed by Asna Black, Chinguacousy Garden Club