The garden in July offers us a wide variety of vegetables and greens to harvest, which are undoubtedly the kings and queens of summer, peppers, tomatoes, courgettes, … so a priori it is difficult to think of new crops and seedbeds now that begins its maximum period of splendor. Now, what to plant in July?
It is important that you remember that all the crops that grow in your garden will now yield their crops during the summer and depending on the areas they will last until September or October but … and then? Will you run out of crops until next spring-summer?
What to plant in July?
That’s why you have to be little ants and plan your autumn-winter garden now, in the middle of summer. This month is ideal for planting some leafy crops, root crops and the whole world of cabbages and winter cabbages. Here is a summary of this month’s plantings according to crop types:
- CABBAGE: broccoli, romanesco, cauliflower, cabbage, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts and kale.
- ROOT CROPS: parsnips and carrots, rutabagas, turnips and turnip greens, radishes and beets.
- LEAF CROPS: Swiss chard, summer spinach, lettuce, endive, chicory and dandelion, borage.
- LEGUMES: Green beans.
A trick! Plant lettuce and endives in a staggered way, so that you can harvest them as you need them for consumption. If you sow them all at the same time, they will all be ready to harvest at the same time, without giving you time to eat them all at once.
Ah! And if yours is the planter and you have not yet tried cabbages because they take up a lot of space, I encourage you to try growing kale in your urban garden, kale that takes up little space and is harvested leaf by leaf, so you will have a staggering production throughout the winter. There are also varieties of kale for pots. Try it and tell me!
In July, sow the last green beans in the garden, that is, although you sowed beans previously, it is advisable to sow in a staggered way, so the harvest will also be obtained little by little and this is the last month to sow directly in the pot or in the field the last green beans of the season. My advice, choose dwarf or low bush varieties for your July plantings.
It is also the last month to make the broccoli and romanesco seedlings to give them time to grow before the first colds of autumn winter arrive.
The same happens with some root crops such as beets and carrots, although you already know that this depends on climates and areas, so always check the planting calendar for each climate that we show you below.
Strawberries: A delicacy from the garden
If you have tried the strawberries of the forest and the strawberries grown in an organic garden you will know what I am talking about, an incomparable flavor that has nothing to do with conventional commercial crops.
Reserving a permanent corner in your pots or in your garden to grow strawberries or strawberries is undoubtedly a magnificent idea that your palate will appreciate.
Although there are other faster ways to grow or propagate them, planting strawberries and strawberries from seed will make them adapt better to the terrain and climate than by other methods, they will also be stronger against the attack of diseases than if you reproduce them by vegetative means. (a division of bushes, by stolons, …).
Therefore, if you dare to plant your first strawberries in the forest or strawberries in the garden, this is the time. Take advantage of the summer to make the strawberry or strawberry seedbeds.
Cauliflower at the time of being transplanted to the ground, including the biodegradable pot-seedbed, which will become a substrate for the plant.
If you already planted them in May-June, you can carry out the transplants to the definitive pot or to the ground of all the cabbages (kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, broccoli, romanesco, red cabbage, …).
You can also transplant the celery already if you planted it in a seedbed previously. A tip … if you intersperse celery between summer crops, such as peppers or tomatoes, it will act as a good protector against pests, it is a beneficial crop association in terms of pest prevention.
Sowing calendar in July
In the table below you can see a complete summary of the plantings that you can make in your organic garden in July. We also indicate if the most appropriate thing is to sow them directly in the ground or definitive pot or if it is more delicate crops that require sowing in seedbeds, for their subsequent transplantation to the ground.
This sowing guide for the month of July is indicated for the 3 main climates of the northern hemisphere (continental, Mediterranean and Atlantic), showing the map that corresponds to these climates. Choose the one that best suits the area where you live.
Keep in mind that in cold and mountain areas you will have to add 15-30 more days to the July sowing calendar and now be guided by the June sowing calendar.
In any case, remember that these sowing calendars are always indicative, since plantings and harvests depend on the specific weather of each place, sun exposure, winds, … And that without taking into account climate change, which drives our people crazy. crops!