For the lawn
Trees, shrubs and flowers
Fruit, vegetables and herbs
Be on the outlook for the pecan weevil. The pecan weevil usually emerges from the soil in early August after a significant rainfall. Treatments should begin the first of August after a rainfall. Drench the trunk and lower limbs with insecticide (Sevin).
Order seeds for your fall vegetable garden.
To grow your own transplants, start seed of broccoli, kale, collard, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, and cauliflower in containers of potting soil this month.
Sow parsley seed direct in the garden or in containers. Soak seed in warm water for 6 to 8 hours before sowing.
Sow lettuce, spinach, arugula, and other salad greens in the garden or grow in containers.
Direct seed carrots, beets, rutabaga, and kohlrabi.
Spray peach tree trunks with permethrin to prevent peach tree borers from killing trees.
Got gardening questions? We can help! Contact the Wayne County Extension Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. One can reach the Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic by phone at 919-731-1433, e-mail at Master.Gardener@waynegov.com, or stopping by the Wayne County Extension Office at The Maxwell Regional Agricultural & Convention Center (3114B Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro).
Jessica Strickland is an Agriculture Extension Agent, specializing in horticulture for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.
Upcoming Wayne County Extension Gardening Programs