We have included some monthly to-dos and helpful tips to help members keep up with their gardens. Enjoy!
Please feel free to contact Kian S if you would like to contribute gardening tips and suggestions.
As we move into summer and the weather gets warmer and drier, it is important to keep the vegetable garden well watered deeply 1 to 2 times a week rather than shallowly everyday, unless you have seeds in the ground in which case the soil needs to remain moist until germination. Reduce water evaporation by watering early in the morning or in the evening. Avoid getting foliage wet to reduce the spread of disease. Drip irrigation or use of a soaker hose will reduce the amount of water used.
Don't forget to protect your raspberries and blueberries from the wildlife!
Time to sow overwintering root crops and members of the brassica family: carrots, daikon radish, rutabaga, turnips and over wintering or fall harvested broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, beets, Swiss chard, Asian greens, escarole, radicchio.
Start Chinese cabbage, lettuce, spinach. Vegetables sown in early July can also be successively sown for a continuous harvest through the fall and early winter.
For a detailed planting calendar, please refer to
Unless your garden plantings are well established and/or drought tolerant, water deeply once or twice a week to keep the garden looking good.