Summer gardening calendar
These activities can be done on any day of the week — By Ellen Wells, Globe Correspondent
Plant summer annuals, bedding plants, and the mainstays of your veggie garden: tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash, beans, corn, and herbs.
Protect tender tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants from unseasonably chilly nights with sheets, milk cartons, or cardboard boxes. Cold weather can set back their growth.
Use supports such as stakes and twine, bamboo poles, and cages to support tall and vining tomatoes, peas, and pole beans.