WHAT TO PLANT IN JULY
You can start a vegetable garden in July! Plant these vegetables in July for a harvest this fall!
If you have the itch to plant some new things for your garden here are a few of the best things to start this month so that you can have a nice full harvest happening by the time fall rolls around.
Pumpkins are easy to grow from seed, and there are many different types--teeny decorative pumpkins, white pumpkins, carving pumpkins, pumpkins for making pies, etc.
Favorites: Howden pumpkins for making jack-o-lanterns and Lumina are white pumpkins
Planting: Pumpkins are easy to grow and need lots of space.
Eggplant likes it HOT, so July is a great time to plant it. If there are seedlings available at your local garden center, you'll be enjoying eggplant from your garden in October.
Favorites: Listada de Gandia is a beautiful French heirloom. Black Beauty is another favorite for its large size and thin skin that you don't have to peel.
Planting: Plant seedlings 18 inches apart--happy eggplants grow into bushes nearly 2 feet tall and 16 inches wide.
Zucchini and summer squash are the easiest vegetables to grow from seed. A couple of plants will produce more squash than most families can eat! This is probably why there’s a gardeners’ holiday called “Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day”.
Favorites: Cocozelle is delicious and buttery. It's beautiful, too: the dark green fruits have light green vertical stripes.
Planting: Start zucchini from seed in July and you'll be eating it as early as September.
There's nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get from growing broccoli--they're definitely rare in home gardens.
Favorites: Broccoli Di Cicco, it reliably produces large heads and then continues to produce smaller offshoots after the main harvest.
Planting: Start your broccoli seeds indoors using DIY Seed Starting Mix, and transfer out to the garden in September.
There are so many ways to use cauliflower, you can turn it into stuff like pizza crust and rice, but it's still deliciously roasted, with a splash of lemon juice or just a nice raw vegetable.
Favorites: Snowball Y cauliflower is ready to harvest in just 75 days, so you'll be eating cauliflower before you know it.
Planting: Start your cauliflower seeds indoors using DIY Seed Starting Mix, and transfer out to the garden in September.