Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

July 1 to July 31-- Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.

Here’s what’s happening in your gardening region:

June is one of the busiest months of the year for gardeners in cold-climate, short-season growing areas. Days are getting warmer and plants are responding with accelerated growth and blooms. We’re finding new homes for seedlings, dividing perennials; trimming, pruning, weeding, and some of us are already harvesting early crops in the vegetable garden. This is a happy time - June is made for gardening!


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1. Maximize your garden by planting seeds now for a continuous harvest

1. July is a great time to plant seeds for a late season harvest. Many vegetables will have improved flavor if they mature during cool fall weather.

2. Plants will grow their best with reliable water

2. When nature doesn’t provide at least one inch of rain per week, gardeners will get the most from their garden by watering.

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3. Get the most out of your bounty with these delicious fresh-from-the-garden recipes

3. Savor the harvest with new recipe ideas.

4. Stake plants that vine to keep produce clean and maximize space in your garden

4. Help fruit ripen by supporting the plant so more sunlight can penetrate. Crops will be easier to pick and more air circulation will minimize disease.

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    Cages & Supports
    Get better yields and save space in your garden with our selection of cages, towers, ties and fences designed to support your plants throughout their growth.
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5. Create your perfect garden one plant at a time

5. Do you wonder how to start your garden with the best selections? Try these fabulous Burpee selections.

  • Fall Perennials
    Fall Perennials
    Choose from our full list of flowers, vines, ferns, grasses and shrubs to create your beautiful perennial garden.
  • Burpee Exclusive Flowers
    Burpee Exclusive Flowers
    Burpee's Exclusive Annual Flower seeds and plants are preferred by our customer's for home gardening.