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Monthly growing advice

What to sow and plant in July

The information on sowing and planting given here is for everyone from the south of England to the north of Scotland. Growing conditions can vary dramatically across the country, and even within a locality. If you are new to growing and are unsure about exactly what to do when, try asking other vegetable growers nearby. And be guided by the weather and soil conditions.
Dewings early blood turnip
Sow turnips outdoors in July.

Sow outdoors

  • Beetroot M - Early and maincrop
  • Calabrese M
  • Carrots - Early
  • Cauliflower M - Mini varieties
  • Chicory - Pain di Zucchero, harvest in October
  • Chicory - Red and Sugarloaf
  • Chinese Cabbage M - Do not transplant from a seedbed - either sow direct or in modules
  • French beans
  • Kale
  • Kohl rabi M
  • Lettuce M - Loose leaf, Cos, crisphead and butterhead. In hot weather, sow into modules or seed trays and shade from the sun.
  • Pak Choi M
  • Parsley
  • Peas - Maincrop, mangetout and sugarsnap
  • Radish, mooli
  • Radish, winter
  • Spinach perpetual M
  • Swiss or rainbow chard M
  • Turnip


M - these plants resent root disturbance and are best raised in module trays only

For more information on growing each type of vegetable refer to our comprehensive list of Growing Cards and our Sowing New Seeds project resources page.

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