The scent of flowers is strongest in early evening after a hot, calm day.
Leave alone tomato/tobacco hornworms with white cocoons on their back. The cocoons belong to a parasite wasp which will kill the hornworm.
Buy produce unavailable from the garden at a local farm stand or farmers’ market.
Hover flies are beneficial insects that look like yellowjackets. Their larvae can eat garden pests such as aphids and thrips.
Stay alert for plant sales at local nurseries and garden centers! Use our locator map to find a local retailer: plantsomethingma.org/about-us/need-help/
Harvest central broccoli heads but leave plants to produce side heads.
Harvest beans, summer squash and cucumbers while they are small and sweet.