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July Vegetables & Herbs Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in July


Vegetables in July

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in July.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  July Fruit Calendar



  • Keep an eye on the weather and water plants when necessary. Container grown plants may need watering more than once a day in very dry hot weather. Best done in the evening.

  • Make succession sowings of crops such as carrots, radish and lettuce to ensure a continuous supply of crops throughout the season (See individual growing pages for details)


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in July

Continue harvesting broad beans, climbing, French and runner beans, beetroot, sprouting broccoli, summer cabbage, summer cauliflower, carrots, chard, endive, leaf beet, early lettuce, parsley, peas, early potatoes, radish,  spinach, spring onions, turnips

Start harvesting globe artichokes, courgettes, outdoor cucumbers, Kohl Rabi, peppers, maincrop onions (sets), shallots (sets), squash, tomatoes

If necessary, freeze or otherwise preserve excess crops (see individual growing pages)


Sowing & Planting Vegetables in July


Continue sowing:-  Beetroot,  Calabrese, Carrots,  Chard,  Endive,  Kale, Kohl Rabi,  Leaf Beet, Lettuce, Peas,  Radish, Spinach  Spring Onions,  Turnips

Transplant leeks, any brassica seedlings which were sown in a seed bed to their permanent positions as soon as large enough (about 7.5cm/3" tall)


Sowing & Planting Herbs  in July


Plant shop bought container plants outdoors

Continue sowing basil, oregano and marjoram outside in open ground or in pots

Continue to sow Borage, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Parsley


Care and Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in July

Water plots, beds and containers in dry weather. Containers may need watering every day in very dry warm weather. Best done in the evening

Feed container grown plants once a week from the 2nd week of the month

Feed hungry plants such as courgettes once a week

Mulch plants if possible

Start removing side shoots and tips of outdoor grown tomatoes

Remove growing tips of trailing courgettes and marrows

Continue staking plants where necessary

If slugs and snails are a problem apply a slug killer to the soil as early as possible. This July have to be re-applied especially after rain.

Keep a look out for  pests and diseases and treat as necessary

Continue to thin seedlings (see individual growing pages for spacing)

Continue earthing up potatoes

Hoe or hand weed regularly


Buying Vegetables and Herbs in July

Buy shop raised  herb plants and plant out as soon as possible


Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen



Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk




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