Pepper

July Jobs

This month everything seems to be growing full steam ahead, beans are climbing, flower buds are forming and fruits are ripening. You can feel the abundance just over the horizon, so keep picking, keep tying in and more importantly keep sowing - to keep you harvesting every day keep sowing, I always make sure a sow plenty of successional salad crops and backups just in case the slugs and snails get to them before me!

 

July sow

 

Start thinking ahead now as well as sowing successional crops, I’ve been sowing;

beetroot

purple sprouting broccoli

winter cabbage

carrots

chard

chicory

coriander

kale

lettuce

spinach

spring onions

cauliflower

 

July grow

 

If like me you’ve sown some backups in the greenhouse, now is a good time to find space for them in beds or planters;

sweetcorn

courgette

squash

beans

tomatoes

 

July harvest

 

I was reading a list of ‘what to harvest’ this month and I realised that not all gardens are the same and depending on when you sown/planted your produce would depend on what you were harvesting, so here’s a list of what I will be harvesting this month;

strawberries

radish

salad leaves

garlic

onions

parsley

peas

early potatoes

chillies

peppers

tomatoes

raspberries

red currants

oregano

sage

chives