Gardening

Planting by the Signs July 2019

planting calendar for July 2019

Our garden is coming right along. We’re beginning to get squash and cucumbers. Our tomato plants are doing much better than I thought they would after their rocky start. The plants all have lovely green tomatoes on them, now they just need to ripen.

I wanted to do a second planting, but that hasn’t happened and probably won’t. In another month or so I’ll be planting my fall garden. I usually aim for the first of August to get my fall crop planted and I try to at least plant some kale, lettuce, and turnips.

Tipper

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5 Comments

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    Aaron Patterson
    July 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    My celebrity tomatoes have been outstanding. I picked 20 large tomatoes off one plant. Big boys also doing great. Early Girl not so well.

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    Quinn
    July 2, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    My garden is a long way from producing anything, but I’m very happy that seeds have sprouted and leaves are appearing! Candy roasters, summer squash, 2 kinds of cucumbers, pole beans (yellow and green), corn, jing okra, sunflowers, turnips, lettuce, kale, egyptian onions, and zinnias. I bought 6 raspberry plants but so far haven’t seen any growth. I also bought 6 little tomato plants at my library plant sale, and they look good so far. Oh, and I planted some sweet potatoes from Sow True Seed, but I don’t know if they’ll have a long enough season here – worth a try, anyway.

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    Miss Cindy
    July 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    So far this has been the strangest summer to me, extra hot part of the time and rain only in occasionally downpours. I can’t believe it time for a second planting and then fall planting in a month. I must not be paying attention to the time flying by.

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    Ron Stephens
    July 2, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I have corn, okra, field peas, carrots and melons still making. Tomatoes and beans have about peaked and are slowing down. My wife has canned 21 pints of green beans and 12 pints of tomatoes. Okra has just begun. I may have the first ears of corn this week.

    I have gradually shifted planting any fall garden more toward September than August. Earlier is just too hot and dry so I don’t usually gain those days anyway.

    For the gardeners, we really like the Rattlesnake bean. They are at least as productive and tasty as white half runners. The pods are actually longer than the white half runner so probably more productive.

    Btw, my parsnips did not come up at all. I planted them twice. Can’t figure it out unless they needed some chilling to sprout and didn’t get it. Guess if some come up this fall I’ll have a better idea.

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    Wanda Devers
    July 2, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Our garden was planted very late. No corn to speak of came up and no okra. Okra was just replanted–hope it will give us a harvest. We are having a problem with out peppers and tomatoes–some kind of leaf wilt type thing. We are pruning them and treating with various things. I can’t do much right now but have pruned some. We only have two rows of green beans–not enough. Tried to get my husband to go up to the produce stand & get me a box to can. We are lucky to have Mennonite produce. Anyway, he said I couldn’t do it–too hard & stressful. Tried to tell him the only big thing was moving the full canner & he could do that but no.

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