Who'd have thought that July would be a great time to direct sow select garden vegetable seeds? Come to find out, it's a great time for quick-to-harvest crops such as Basil and Dill, Beans and Greens, and Carrots and Cucumbers! What happens is that the intense heat of the July sun keeps soils nice and warm for germination so that seedlings pop up with little struggle. Under the cover of a light-weight shade/grow cloth, the seedlings will spring-up, and by the cooler days of on-set autumn, your July-sown crops should be ready for harvest or getting pretty darn close!
Learn more about each seed we've selected as a prime candidate for July direct sowing below! Read about each variety and decide which one might suit your garden most!
Now that the soil is nice and warm, beans will sprout and mature quickly and start harvesting in the waning summer heat. Try Kentucky Wonder, Topcrop, and Contender!
Planting carrots now will provide them with the perfect environment to mature for harvesting in the early fall. Try Scarlet Nantes variety!