What to sow and grow in July
Find out what to plant in July with our seasonal list of flowers, fruit, vegetables and seeds. These can be ordered now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months!
Flowers to sow
Fruit & Vegetables to sow and grow
In the greenhouse / indoors
- • Sow gherkins indoors by early July, for transplanting outside later. Pick the fruits when small. Expect to start harvesting in late summer.
Direct sow outdoors
- • Sow some Basil in pots to keep on your patio and to bring indoors for the winter.
- • Make your last direct sowings of beetroot now so they mature in time for autumn.
- • There is still time to direct sow fast-maturing carrots such as 'Nantes Frubund', 'Adelaide' and 'Amsterdam Forcing'.
- • Sow fast-growing herbs such as coriander, dill, and parsley directly into the ground or into containers.
- • Sow hardy corn salad and land cress directly into drills for crops throughout autumn and winter.
- • Direct sow Endive for a tasty autumn crop.
- • Make more sowings of French beans and Runner beans if space allows - this will extend your cropping season well into the autumn. Direct sow or start them off in small pots. Expect to start harvesting in late August.
- • For something more unusual try growing kohl rabi - direct sow it now and it will be ready in as little as 8 weeks.
- • Direct sow lettuce seeds every three weeks to ensure a continuous supply.
- • Now is an ideal time to start your first direct sown crops of Pak Choi as they are prone to bolting if grown before midsummer.
- • Make your last sowings of peas outdoors now so that they develop before the frosts.
- • Perpetual Spinach can be direct sown for autumn and winter cropping.
- • Add colour to your stir-fries with Raddichio. Seeds can be sown directly into the soil now.
- • Make small direct sowings of radishes every few weeks to ensure a constant supply. Be sure to water frequently in hot weather. Expect to start harvesting within a month.
- • Direct sow salad leaves regularly throughout the summer. Pick the leaves when small and remove any spent plants. Expect to start harvesting in three weeks.
- • Spring cabbages such as 'Pyramid' and 'Durham Early' should be sown now in a well prepared seed bed for transplanting later.
- • Continue to sow spring onions in drills outdoors for a quick crop to add to salads and stir fries.
- • Add some colour to your plot by direct sowing Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'. This will over-winter to give a bumper crop in the spring.
- • Direct sow turnips 1cm deep. Thin seedlings to 15cm apart and keep moist. Expect to start harvesting in 60 days.
- • Plant out sprouting broccoli, spacing the plants 60cm (2ft) apart. Calabrese plants can be spaced closer together at 30cm (1ft) apart.
- • Plant out winter cabbages now, allowing about 45cm between plants as they get quite big!
- • Plant out winter vegetables such as hardy cauliflowers, kale and leeks now.
- • Plant out Brussels Sprouts early this month.