Sowing and Planting in the vegetable garden

In july in the nursery, artichokes andwinter cabbages , are sown.
In the vegetable garden the following are planted and sown:beet, chard, carrot, chicory, eatly onions, endivie ricce e scarole, beans, fennel, lettuce, leek, parsley, wild rocket, rape, rocket, zucchini.

Celeryis transplanted and all the seedlings available in your nursery or on the market.

Sowing and Planting in the vegetable garden

In July, in the nursery, you can plant: slipperwort, ornamental cabbage, cinerary, carnation, myosotis, lillies, petunias, silene, pansy, wallflower.
This summer month is best suited for the sowing and theplanting of: alisso, alcea, amaranth, columbine, Impatiens, snapdragon and all the seedlings available in your nursery or on the market.

In the garden the bulbs of gladioli and lilies are planted and the perwinkle is transplanted.

Harvesting of Vegetables

In July, in the vegetable garden, the following are harvested: basil, beet, chard, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, chicory, curly and escarole endivia , bean, lettuce, aubergine, melon, sweet pepper, tomato, leek, prezzemolo, radish, wild rocket, pumpkin, zucchini. Moreover,aromatic herbs , to be dried, are collected: (lavender, salvia, mint, lemon balm, oregano e thyme)

Chores in the vegetable garden and in the garden

In July, the soil is prepared for the autumn sowing of the lawn: this operation favors the elimination of weeds. Check the attack of powdery mildew (badly white) on the roses.

Treatments for the Vine

The vine is in the phase of the pre-closure of the bunch. It would be advisable to treat against fungal diseases such as downy mildew and against moth and vine moth.

Treatments in the Orchard

In July, fruit trees such as pear, apple, peach, have already developed fruit.
It would therefore be good to carry out treatments against fungal diseases (Oidium, Brown spot) and against animal parasites (Carpocapsa, Embroiderers).

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Chores in the vineyard

It is this beautiful month in which there is the "Saracino in the vineyard", that is, the grapes begin to "ripen" that is, to turn red. It is recommended to not to delay in finishing the green pruning and to do it wisely, therefore without raging with cuts beyond the period and without exaggerating in stripping the vine.
Carefully watch the powdery mildew, intervening with treatments based on colloidal sulfur and check the presence of moth and leafhopper.
The saying: "July agrestaio" refers to the development of the grapes, which in this month already present the so-called “Agresto”, that is the sour juice.

Chores in the cellar

When necessary, the cellarman has to have the diligence to drain barrels and vats. Having the time, start to get ready for the maintenance of the equipment for the harvest. Continues the bottling of white and red wines.