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WHAT TO PLANT IN
July

Maritime Canada and
New England

 

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"Our future economic independence depends on the state of our farm’s soil. And in a broader sense, an ecologically-balanced soil is the basis for an ecologically-sound world. When you think of it that way, it’s a little easier to fork the manure around. You can feel like you’re sweating for the future of the world."

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Issue #10, July 1971

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To read more about what to plant in other months and regions, visit our What to Plant Now home page.

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 

 

 

Top Crops for Maritime Canada and New England:
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Here are the Top Ten crops for Martime Canada and New England, followed by other recommended crops, as rated in our National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops. (The criteria for selection include ease of culture, efficient use of garden space and time, ease of storage and desirability at the table.) The recommended crops are sorted by plant family to help you plan rotations so that the same plant families are not grown consecutively in the same area, as much as possible.

Top 10 Crops: Maritime Canada and New England

1. Carrot
2. Cherry tomato
3. Cucumber
4. Slicing tomato
5. Summer squash
6. Bulb onion
7. Bush snap bean
8. Pole snap bean
9. Lettuce
10. Garlic
 

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family: Broccolikale, kohlrabi 

Cucumber family:  Winter squash 

Leafy greens:  Arugulamache, mustard (all types), pac choi, sorrel, spinach 

Legumes:  Dry soup beans, edamame, Peas (snow, shell, snap) 

Root crops:  Beetsparsnip, potatoesrutabaga, shallot, sunchokes

Tomato family:  Peppers, tomatillo, tomato (all types)

Miscellaneous:  Asparagusleekrhubarbscallions, sweet corn 

VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Arugula     XXX   
Beets    XXX   
Bean, snap     XXX   
Bean, dry soup     XXX   
Broccoli  XXX      
Brussels sprouts       XXX 

Cabbage  

XXX 

  

XXX 

Carrot 

  

XXX 

  
Cauliflower       XXX 
Celery  XXX    XXX 

Chard 

  

 XXX    
Chinese cabbage  XXX      
Endive  XXX  XXX  XXX 
Kale 

XXX 

 XXX   XXX 
Kohlrabi  XXX     

Leek  

XXX 

  

XXX 

Lettuce 

XXX 

XXX 

XXX 

Parsnip 

  

 XXX    

Radishes 

  

XXX 

  
Rutabaga     XXX   

Scallion (green onion)  

  

XXX  

XXX 

Turnip 

   XXX   

CULINARY HERBS  

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Basil 

    XXX  

Cilantro 

  XXX    
Horseradish        XXX 

Marjoram  

  

  

 XXX 


RESOURCES

* To learn more about when to sow seeds (indoors and outdoors) or when to transplant your seedlings to the garden, see: Know When to Plant What: Find Your Average Last Spring Frost Date.

* To learn more about how to start seeds, check out Seed-starting Basics. For a primer on how to transplant seedlings, see Garden Transplanting: Expert Advice.

* Find garden seeds from great mail-order companies with our Plant and Seed Finder.

* Learn more about high-quality seeds and great seed companies in Best Seeds for a Bigger, Better Garden and Best Garden Seed Companies, or through our seed company directory

* You might also try swapping seeds locally.

* For tips on growing everything from apples to zucchini, see our Organic Gardening homepage.

 





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