July is an exciting and busy time in the garden. You could be harvesting, planting, rotating crops or simply enjoying the garden. There is so much going on. Discover what to harvest, what to plant and what to do in the garden in July.
July Garden Tasks
July gardening tasks will vary based on where you live and your garden zone. Tasks will also vary in the size of your garden and what you are planting or harvesting.
The month of July in our home garden is super busy. We are harvesting and preserving food from the garden and enjoying the bounty of the season.
This time of year you need to watch the weather and create a watering schedule. We are watering daily to every second day depending on the temperatures.
All the garden tasks for this month and throughout the year are based on our Pacific North West zone 7 urban homestead. Again they may vary slightly depending on mother nature.
July Garden Harvest
Things to harvest from the garden in July including tomatoes, kale, berries, chard, green onions and so much more.
Harvesting July Crops
- Green Onions
- New Potatoes
- Salad Greens
- Summer Squash
- Swiss Chard
July Herb Harvest
- Bay Leaf
- Lemon Verbena
July Fruit Harvest
What To Do In The Garden In July
It’s a great time to mulch and add compost to the garden. Adding a layer of compost is a great way to feed the soil and nourish your plants. It also helps to hold in the water and prevent the soil from drying out.
This year we added a layer of composted mulch to all our vegetable and regular gardening beds. The difference in plant growth is amazing.
July Garden Chores
There will always be garden maintenance or garden chores to do no matter the month. July is no exception. Give or take the weather some tasks may require more time others not so much.
- Mulch garden beds or raised garden beds
- Planting seedlings
- Harvesting produce
- Trellising or staking up tomatoes
- Rotating crops
- Cutting back dead plants or leaves
- Planning your fall garden
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What Is Good To Plant In July
All of your warm weather crops should be in the ground. If not you can be adding summer seedlings to the garden.
Now would be the time to seed your fall crops like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and root crops like beets.
What Vegetables To Plant In July
July in our area is warm and busy. You can be harvesting and planting in July. Right now is a great time to get your fall and winter brassicas and root crops in the ground.
What To Do In The Vegetable Garden In July
July is all about preparing, planning, planting and harvesting. It is a busy time in the garden. You are harvesting ripe produce, preparing the soil for crop rotation, planning your fall and winter gardens and planting.
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