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5 VEGETABLES to grow in JULY

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.

1) PUMPKINS

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.

2) EGGPLANTS

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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.

3) ZUCCHINI 

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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. 

4) BROCCOLI

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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.

5) CAULIFLOWER

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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.

 

SOURCE: https://brownthumbmama.com/vegetables-plant-july/

 

 

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