Growing Food in July


Now that we’ve celebrated Canada Day and Independence Day, it truly feels like summer has settled in. With summer comes a lot of different perks: bike rides, berry picking, choosing fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers markets, and, if you’re lucky, harvests from your own veggie patch.

However, if you haven’t already had the opportunity to plant this season yet, do not fret! You can still plant so many different varieties and be successful this year. We’ve compiled lists of vegetables to plant in Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, San Francisco, and Boston below.

Vancouver (Starter Plants):
Arugula
Beets
Broccoli
Bush Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chicory
Kale
Lettuce
Peas
Pole Beans
Rutabagas
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Turnips

Toronto (Starter Plants):
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Collards
Eggplants
Kale
Kohlrabi
Parsley
Peppers
Spinach
Tomatoes


Kohlrabi image from Green Bean Delivery

Portland (Plant indoors and transplant outdoors in early September):
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Collards
Kale
Kohlrabi
Parsley
Peppers
Spinach
Tomatoes


Make this delicious cauliflower steak - recipe from Food52

San Francisco (Starter Plants):
Fava Beans
Snap Beans
Beets
Broccoli 
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Early Corn
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mustard
Parsnip
Potatoes
Radish
Spinach
Summer Squash
Swiss Chard
Turnips


Rainbow chard stems are a wonderful ingredient to use in your cooking! 


Pickle your rainbow chard stems - recipe and photo from Love & Lemons

Boston (Plant indoors and transplant outdoors in mid-August):
Cauliflower
Collards
Kale
Kohlrabi
Parsley
Peppers
Spinach
Tomatoes

Looking for your own North American city? Download My Green Space on the App Store (available for both iOS and Android) today to find out which vegetables you can plant now! We have over 36,000 cities and towns in our database for you to choose from. Not only can you plant your garden, but you can also order all of the tools and products you need to get your garden going.

 


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