8 Best Crops You Can Plant In July And Still Get A Big Harvest
Here are 4 more plants you can start growing now…
Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw kale still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
Lettuce is a cultivated plant of the daisy family, with edible leaves that are a usual ingredient of salads. Many varieties of lettuce have been developed with a range of form, texture, and color. lettuce grows really well towards fall, plant now and keep the soil moist to get the best tasting lettuce.
Peas in fall, you ask? Why, yes, if your first frost date is still at least two months away like ours. Peas may be the proverbial spring vegetable, but they are also well-suited for late summer plantings to mature in early fall, given that they are a vegetable that prefers cooler weather.
Green beans, also known as string beans, or snap beans in the northeastern and western United States, are the unripe fruit and protective pods of various cultivars of the common bean. If planted in July you can expect a bumper crop come the fall. These are hardy little plants so don’t be shy about planting a few plants to add a nutritious veggie to your dish later in the year.