What to Plant in July

It's getting so hot outside, and your current garden crop should be coming to fruition. But just because summer is in full swing doesn't mean you're done gardening for the year. A 2nd round of great crops can be planted in July and August to keep your gardening pumping out vegetables well into Fall.

I'll be planting this weekend, so here is what I have planned for my next round of crops:

Beans


Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. 
Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. 
This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.

Suggested Variety: Kentucky Wonder


Broccoli


Broccoli can be planted in the fall to produce a crop well into November. 
Make sure to water extremely well in the heat - a lack of water can result in tough stems

Suggested Variety: Calabrese

Carrots



Planting carrots by mid-July yields a fall crop that will keep in the garden until used. 


Suggested variety: Scarlet Nantes


Corn




One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow. 
Corn is delicious when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. 
Try a small plot of corn, working your way to a large field of several varieties. 
Last practical date to plant any corn variety is the first week in July
 (I'm cutting it really close!)
Make sure to plant an early maturing corn variety.

Suggested variety: Sugar Buns

Kale



Oh kale, the trendiest vegetable that ever lived. 
Planting kale mid-July through mid-August will yield an excellent 
harvest in the fall and winter. Try planting in its own large container for easy pickin's

Suggested variety: Dwarf Blue


Happy Planting!





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