I started my garden a little late this year… I mean only by a week or two. It was a late season start anyway, right? I know everyone rushes to get everything in by the May long weekend (well, if you live in Canada), but there are some things that you just don’t need to rush! For example, if you don’t get your lettuce, radishes, turnips, and many more leafy greens in well after the long week, don’t worry! Let’s get into some fast-growing veggies, so you can get planting!
Vegetables You Can Still Plant In July
With their 21 days grow time, you can basically plant radishes any time of the summer! You can keep planting every 2 weeks to have a fresh supply of radishes. I do like them, but not that much that I’d want them every day! Haha.
These two are my favourite! Well, after lettuce of course. They are both super quick growing, and give you tons and tons of harvests. I know with my swiss chard plant, we haven’t even been able to keep up with the harvests! You can also eat both of these leaves as baby greens – if you cant wait!
Certain varieties of carrots have a shorter growing time or the ones that have longer growing times can often be harvested as baby carrots.ArugulaThis is another quick growing green. If you’re getting tired of normal lettuce, then a nice little kick of arugula spice will do the trick. It’s often ready in 20 days!
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This is one of my favourite things to grow! It seems there is a never-ending supply of lettuce when you plant, you can enjoy it for so long since it’s a cut-and-come-again sort of plan! You can plant anytime in the summer, but look for a lettuce variety that likes the summer heat to help the plant from bolting too early.
There are some super quick turnip varieties out there as well like 30 days. I’ve seen people eat them like radishes, so think, fresh and crisp vs. warm and mashed.BeetsMost beets are ready in 50 days, so if planted now you can get a fall harvest. They are also tolerant of cool weather, so you could get another harvest in the fall/winter as well. Beets aren’t my personal favourite, but people love them. You can also eat the greens!
If you’re brave and want to give it a shot…. you can try cucumbers! Some varieties only have a 60 day grow time so if you plant July 1st, you have until September! It’s still summer in September, right? I just planted some Armenian cuke, lemon cuke, and mouse melon, because who knows! Curious what grows well in full sun, full shade, and part sun learn more here.
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