A Planty Garden in July

What's better than your garden mid-summer? Sunny weather, daily harvests, and just enjoying being outside. Everything you sow grows fast.

And starting a garden in July? Great idea.

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July: Starting in Summer

You can set up a Planty Garden pretty much anytime, and July is a great month for it. With sun, shorts, and a nice cold drink? Not a bad way to start :-).

Your seedlings grow fast and your garden's ready to harvest in no time.
 
Starting a Planty Garden is simple:

1. Set up your garden (e.g. with a Starter Kit)
2. Get step-by-step guidance from our free app
3. Garden for a few minutes a day

Want to know more? Read here how it works. 
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A Planty Garden at the end of June. Left: sown 1 June. Right: ready to start!

Already got your garden?

If you've set up your vegetable garden and are growing already, then July is the month of plenty. The plants are thriving and look it too. And they grow fast. So fast, you'll have a lot on your plate - literally ;-).

The trick is to sow again right after you've harvested everything from a patch. Continual sowing means continual harvesting. You can keep it going until well into the fall and even winter. 

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Tips for July*

1. Water often: if the weather's dry and sunny, preferably every day. Also, check if the mix just under the surface layer is still moist.

2. Harvest on time and a lot. You're not just doing it for a delicious dinner, it also extends your harvest. When you pick its leaves or flowers, the plant produces more and more. 
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3. Remove older leafy vegetables and sow something new. Seeds grow fast in July, so your new vegetables will be ready to harvest in no time.

4. When the weather is damp, keep up your snail hunt: they'll be out in full force. And watch out for white butterflies. These are cabbage whites that like to lay their eggs on veg from the cabbage family. Dino kale in particular. 

5. Help your climbing plants grow up the trellis. Prune your tomato suckers, and tie your climbing zucchini to the trellis net.

6. Tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, and cucumbers are starving. So, give them half a scoop of MM-Plantfood every 5-6 weeks. 

* To sum it up: Just follow the advice in the Planty Gardening app. All these tips are in there;-). The app's got you covered.
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Tie your climbing zucchini to the trellis and add some plant food

What can you sow right now?

Some people think you can't sow much in summer, but that's not true for a Planty Garden.

Okay, it's too late now to start summer vegetables like tomatoes. And radishes and head lettuce are better to skip for now. But there are so many options out there. You can sow any of these:

Want more?

That was July in a nutshell. But I've written a lot over the years. So, here's a few fun posts if you want to read more: