What to Plant in July


Article by Kate Baxendale

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Many people have decided to start growing their own food during this time. If you're new to gardening, there are a few things you should know before you get your hands dirty. The hardiness zone you live in (see map below) dictates which seeds you should plant and when. Here are just a few of the veggies you should plant in July.

Beans (Zones 3-8)

Both bush and pole beans love warm soil and air, so you can still plant them in July. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops for a fall harvest.

READ MORE: How to Grow Beans

Brussels Sprouts (Zones 3-9)

Brussels sprouts have a long harvest and can be planted or transplanted this month. Enjoy them roasted, steamed or shaved in the fall.

READ MORE: How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli (Zones 3-6)

Plant broccoli now, and it will produce a crop well into November.

READ MORE: How to Grow Broccoli

Carrots (Zones 3-5)

Starting carrots or planting for cooler zones by mid-July yields a fall crop that will keep in the garden until used.

READ MORE: How to Grow Carrots

Corn (Zones 3-8)

Start with a small plot of corn plants and work your way to a larger plot of several varieties (if you have room). The last date to plant any corn is the first week of July, and it must be an early maturing corn variety.

READ MORE: How to Grow Corn

Cucumbers (Zones 3-8)

Vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of fruits in the early fall. Be sure to plant a variety for the space you have in your garden; vine cucumbers can taste better but require more room than bush varieties.

READ MORE: How to Grow Cucumbers

Kale (Zones 3-9)

Planting kale mid-July through mid-August will yield an abundance of stalks in the fall and winter.

READ MORE: How to Grow Kale

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