Gardening & Outdoors
Gardener shares 7 fast-growing veggies that can still be planted in July
I love this gardener. His information is so helpful and now I can still plant a garden and get an abundant harvest.
Ma Fatima Garcia
07.06.22

Summer is here. Aside from planning picnics, summer outings, and hiking, many people are excited about starting their garden.

Though, some people are skeptical about choosing which vegetables they could plant because they’re afraid that they won’t be able to see their fruits and veggies bloom.

Well, they’re in luck.

Brian Lowell, the owner of the YouTube channel, Next Level Gardening, posted a video to put those fears to rest.

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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

In this video, he talks about the seven vegetables you can start planting in July.

Before he begins his discussion, he first explained the importance of learning the first frost date.

For all those who are curious, according to Almanac:

“A frost date is the average date of the last light freeze in spring or the first light freeze in fall.”

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Pexels / Markus Spiske

The key to a happy garden

It’s vital information because no one wants to waste all their efforts planting.

The last frost date will determine the date when you can plant safely. Then, the first frost date determines when you should harvest your plants.

This lessens the probability of your plants being damaged by the cold weather.

Now, let’s proceed with the seven vegetables that, according to Brian, are best to plant in July.

YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening
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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

Beans

You can choose which bean you like. You can plant bush beans or pole beans. They take almost the same time, around 58 days to be harvested.

Keep your ground moist and add more mulch. They will thrive and you’ll see them grow in time.

You can plant your pole beans against a tepee arrangement. Put them in smaller pots and they can serve as screening fences.

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Pexels / Ilaria

Basil

Basil is a hot-weather herb and it will thrive as long as it gets 6 – 8 hours of full sunlight a day.

Take note that the soil should remain moderately fertile. You can plant them in raised beds or containers.

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Pexels / Marina Leonova

Cucumbers

Another hot-weather vegetable that is not just nutritious, it’s also really tasty! You can use it in beverages, salads, and pickles.

It’s great news that they belong to the plants that thrive on summer days.

They are also prolific, which means you can harvest many cucumbers in one vine alone. How cool is that?

YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening
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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

Summer squash

This vegetable loves the sun, so be sure to include it in your list. In less than eight weeks, you’ll have a good harvest.

YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening
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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

Swiss chard

If you love greens, then this is a must-have vegetable this summer. The chard is a leafy green vegetable, and it’s famous for its bright-colored stems of red.

How do you like your chards?

Harvest them and choose to steam, sauté, or add them to your favorite soups, casseroles, or stews.

YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening
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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

Sweet corn

Love corn? Who doesn’t? Plant them and harvest them in no time. Just make sure that your ground is well-watered.

YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening
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YouTube Screenshot / Next Level Gardening

Zinnias

Brian suggests inter-planting vegetables and flowers. This is to attract more pollinators and is known as companion planting.

He also suggests flowers like:

  • Cosmos
  • Lavender
  • Sunflower
  • Echinacea
  • Milkweed
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Pexels / Tamara Elnova

With this information, you’ll be able to choose which vegetables to plant, ensuring that before the cold weather, you have harvested all your crops.

If you want to check your location’s first and last frost date, click here.

Don’t forget to watch the video below and enjoy planting!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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