What to plant in July?
What to plant in July? I know sunning yourself and enjoying BBQs may be at the top of list when you thinking to sunshine and gardens. But as ever, you can make the most of your garden at this time of year. Here’s a few tips on What To plant and what to Harvest during July.
Sowing outside in July
- Basil – Sow in pots and keep on your patito. Don’t forget to bring it in when winter starts poking its wary head your way.
- Beetroot – Planting now will ensure it’s ready by Autumn.
- Carrots – Plant carrots such as Nantes Frubund, Adelaide and Amsterdam Forcing. These fast-maturing carrots will be good enough to eat in no time.
- Beans – Still a good time to sow French beans and Runner Beans. Still planting around this time will extend cropping season into Autumn, harvesting into late August.
- Kohl Rabi – Sow direct. This fast growing veg will be ready in 8 weeks.
- Lettuce – A great little grower, sowing every 3 weeks, you should have a healthy and constant supply through out summer.
- Radishes – Sow direct and sow every few weeks for a constant supply. In hotter weather ensure to water. Expect to harvest in a month.
- Spring Onions – A quick crop perfect for salads at this time of the year.
- Turnips – Sow directly into the ground around 1cm deep. Expect to harvest in around 60 days. Keep Moist!
TIP! Don’t forget to lay weed control fabric when transferring plants from pot to ground!
What to harvest in July
- Apricots – Some early fruiting varieties may start bearing fruit this month.
- Aubergines – Warm climates and July is Aubergine time! However if you sowed your seeds early spring you may find they’re ready more at the end of the month.
- Chillies – It’s quite early for a harvest of Chillies, however, if you’ve been growing some in a Polytunnel, you may be in luck!
- Courgettes – It’s the start of courgette season. Courgettes have been known to double in size in just one day. So keep a keen eye and harvest regularly.
- BERRIES! – Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Redcurrants and Whitecurrants – All should be ready to tasting.
- Garlic – Harvest as the leaves turn yellow and wilt. Spread the bulbs in the sun to dry, otherwise use straight away once lifted.
- Cherries – July is cherry month. But get in first before the birds!
- Onions and Shallots – Should be at a good size for lifting.
- Tomatoes – If you’ve been growing tomatoes outside this should be prime picking season. However, only pick once as ripe as possible for the best taste!