Green Acres

Gardening in July

Below are a few recommendations per July horticultural management. Additional gardening information is available at the Chouteau County Extension Office located in the green building next to the courthouse.

• In our landscapes, plants use 2.5 inches of water per week during the hot summer days.

• Harvest broccoli while heads are tight.

• Pick shell peas when the seeds are fully developed but before ripening. Harvest edible pod peas when the seeds are barely visible inside the pod. Allow snap peas to reach nearly full size, but harvest them before they mature.

• Harvest pepper...