UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

July Vegetable Gardening Calendar

To use this calendar, consider middle Georgia as a belt across the state from Columbus through Macon to Augusta. In north Georgia, the spring planting dates are from one to three weeks later as you progress northward through the mountain counties; fall planting dates are about two weeks earlier.

The following recommendations are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the “average,” so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.

  • Start planning the fall garden.
  • Keep grass from going to seed. Fallow soil to conserve moisture for germination of fall crops and to help reduce the nematode population in the soil.
  • Clean off harvested rows immediately to prevent insect and disease buildup.
  • Plant the following vegetables not later than July 20 to allow time to mature before frost: tomatoes, okra, corn, pole beans and lima beans. Also plant cucumbers, squash and snap beans.
  • Water deeply and less often — as needed to prevent drought stress.
  • Plant that big pumpkin for Halloween.
  • Be sure to make arrangements for neighbors to harvest and water your garden while you are on vacation.
  • Make sure the garden is well mulched to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.


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