8 Best Crops You Can Plant In July And Still Get A Big Harvest
You may be thinking you have missed the boat in regards to planting veggies this year. well, I have some good news… you haven’t. In fact, there are 8 bumper crops that you can plant now, in July, even with the blistering heat, to give you a bumper crop come the fall.
I am an avid backyard gardener and even I didn’t know of a few on the list. Below you will find 8 best crops to plant right now (if you ae reading this in July) Don’t delay, get your hands dirty and plant those seeds / plants.
Summer squash (also known as vegetable or Italian marrow), is a tender, warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout the United States anytime during the warm, frost-free season. Summer squash differs from fall and winter squash in that it is selected to be harvested before the rind hardens and the fruit matures. It grows on bush-type plants that do not spread like the plants of fall and winter squash and pumpkin. A few healthy and well-maintained plants produce abundant yields
Cucumbers are a warm-season vegetable planted outside in the ground no earlier than 2 weeks after last spring frost date. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. The most common varieties of slicing cucumbers grow on vigorous vines shaded by large leaves. The growth of these plants is fast, and the crop yield is abundant if you care for them properly. Cucumbers will do well if planted in July.
Growing onions are simple: If you can poke a hole into the ground, you can grow an onion from a little plant. Many of our onion varieties are sold as little seedlings in bare-root bundles rather than as plants in biodegradable pots; each plant will start growing within days after you plant. If you can’t plant your onions right away, remove their bindings and place them in a bucket with 2 inches of moist soil in the bottom. Keep them in a cool, bright place but out of direct sun until you are ready to plant. A sunny basement is ideal.
Leeks need two things to thrive: lots of nitrogen and consistent soil moisture. If possible, add compost or organic fertilizer to the leek bed the season prior to planting. Otherwise, work makes a point to work organic matter into the ground a few days before planting. – see more plants you can grow in July on the next page.