Seed Catalog

What to Plant in July

Even in the July heat there are still some great crops that can be planted that will keep your garden pumping out vegetables well into the fall.

Listed below are flower, vegetable and herb varieties that are great to start planting in July based on the Hardiness Zone that you live in.

Beans (Zones 3-8):
You can still plant both bush and pole beans since they love warm soil and air. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops for a fall harvest.
Learn More: How to Grow Beans
Suggested varieties: Blue Lake FM-1K Pole, Landreth Stringless, Strike

Brussels Sprouts  (Zones 3-9):
Brussels Sprouts have a long harvest and can be planted and transplanted in July. This fall crop can be enjoyed roasted, boiled or eaten raw in thin shavings.
Learn More: How to Grow Brussels Sprouts
Suggested varieties: Long Island, Gustus

Broccoli (Zones 3-6):
For a delicious fall harvest, start broccoli now to produce a crop well into November.
Learn More: How to Grow Broccoli 
Suggested varieties: Calabrese, Aspabroc Baby, Early Purple 

Carrots (Zones 3-5):
Starting carrots or planting for cooler zones by mid-July yields a fall crop that will keep in the garden until used.
Learn More: How to Grow Carrots
Suggested varieties: Little Finger, Culinary Blend, Nantes

Corn (Zones 3-8):
Try a small plot of corn in, working your way to a large field of several varieties. The last practical date to plant any corn variety is the first week in July and you must plant an early maturing corn variety.
Learn More: How to Grow Corn
Suggested varieties: Bodacious, Sugar Buns, Early Golden Bantam

Cucumbers (Zones 3-8):
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber fruits for a delicious early fall harvest. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden. Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Cucumbers
Suggest varieties: Homemade Pickles, Double Yield, Sumter

Kale (Zones 3-9):
Planting kale mid-July through mid-August will yield an excellent harvest in the fall and winter.
Learn More: How to Grow Kale
Suggested variety: Blue Curled Scotch, Premier