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WHAT TO PLANT IN
July

Southern Interior Region

 

Southern Interior Garden Region Map 


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 "There is no easier nor cheaper way to improve your soil’s texture and fertility than by using natural mulches in your vegetable and flower garden. Using a mulch is like having someone do your gardening for you free of charge."

Betty Brinhart, Your Garden + Natural Mulches = Better Harvests

Issue #10, July 1971

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 Southern Interior Gardening:
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Here are the Top Ten crops for the Southern Interior region, 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: Southern Interior

1. Sweet pepper
2. Slicing tomato
3. Bush snap bean
4. Summer squash
5. Broccoli
6. Garlic
7. Bulb onion
8. Pole snap bean
9. Cherry tomato
10. Hot pepper
 

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family:  Cabbage, collardskale 

Cucumber family: Cantaloupe, watermelon, winter squash 

Leafy greens:  Arugula, chard, lettuce, mache, mustard (all types), pac choi, sorrel, spinach, turnip greens 

Legumes:  Asparagus/yard-long bean, bush lima bean, dry soup beans, edamame, pole beans, snow/snap and shell peas 

Root crops:  Potatoradish, rutabaga, shallot, sunchoke, sweet potato 

Tomato family:  Eggplant, tomatillo

Miscellaneous:  Asparagus, okra, rhubarb, scallion, sweet corn 

VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Bean, lima    XXX   
Bean, pole    XXX   
Beet     XXX    
Broccoli  XXX     
Brussels sprouts  XXX     
Cabbage  XXX     
Carrot     XXX    
Cauliflower  XXX     
Collards    XXX   
Cucumber    XXX   
Edamame    XXX   
Eggplant      XXX 
Peas, southern     XXX   
Peppers      XXX 
Pumpkin     XXX   
Rutabaga     XXX   
Squash, winter    XXX   
Tomato 

  

    XXX 

CULINARY HERBS  

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Basil 

  XXX   XXX 

Cilantro 

  XXX    
Dill     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.

 





Post a comment below.

 

Barbara Pleasant_3
7/8/2011 2:50:28 PM
You're right, HT, the green chart on the left side of the page needs a label. That's where you'll find your to-do info for July. Depending on where you are, some planting dates may have passed, but there's plenty to plant -- a last round of heat tolerant crops, then get going starting cool-season veggies for fall. Good luck!

HTurner
7/4/2011 7:07:18 AM
Where are the crops specific to July? All I see are top 10 in general no info for July. what gives? Garlic is not a July crop, neither are onions, but what about now on the 4th of July?





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