The weather has finally been fantastic in the Northeast the past couple of weeks! That said I'm working my behind off in the gardens, so my apologies for the re-post last week and the short post this week! I thought for "busy-as-heck" post I'd share a bit of what I'm planting in july.
Contrary to what you might think July is actually a great time to direct sow, or transplant many of your herbs and vegitables. As a matter of fact, by transplating and sowing now your garden will keep producing for you well into the fall. So check out my list of veggi's & herb that I'm either transplanting, direct sowing, or want to be planting…
My Direct Sowing
Basil: 30-60 days to maturity, and killed by frost
Beets: 50-60 day to maturity, survives high 20's
Carrots: 120-150 days to maturity, good until soil freezes
Cukes: 60-75 (slicing) days to maturity, 50-60 (pickling) days to maturity, killed by frost
Radishes: 50-60 days to maturity, dig until soil freezes
Broccoli: 50-70, days to maturity, survives light frost
Brussel: Sprouts: 90-100 days to maturity, survives hard frost
Cabbage: 50-90 days to maturity, survives hard frost
Cauliflower: 60-80 days to maturity, survives light frost
Want to Be Planting (Just Don't Have the Time)
These are just a few things that are great to plant in July, but I just don't have the time to do it. Many of the things on this list I've never tried to grow so if any of you have tried to grow them in July let me know your thoughts…
Cilantro: 60-70 days to maturity, survives light frost
Kale: 40-65 days to maturity, survives hard frost
Swiss Chard: 40-60 days to maturity, survives light frost
Turnips: 50-60 days to maturity, survives light frost
Collard Greens: 40-65 days to maturity, survives hard frost
Mustard Greens: 30-40 days to maturity, survives light frost
So there you have it that's my list! If you have your own list I'd love to hear what you're Planting in July!!
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