9 Vegetables to Plant in July {Zone 9}

Last updated 06/26/2020 |

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You can start a vegetable garden in July! Plant these 9 vegetables in July for a huge harvest this fall. Includes recommended varieties, planting tips, and recipes.

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Ahhh, July…everyone else is basking in the sun, swimming and eating homemade fudgesicles, and us gardeners are worried about mulch and aphids. (You can get rid of aphids without chemicals! See the best ways to eliminate aphids naturally, right here.)

You might think that it’s too hot to plant vegetables in July, but that’s not the case! In most parts of the country, there are heat-tolerant vegetables that will happily grow in your garden.

Not sure what to buy or plant this month? I can help. You need a vegetable planting schedule that's customized for your area and climate. Click the image to get one for your garden.

Don't know what to plant and when to plant it? You need this handy vegetable planting schedule.

Here in Zone 9 we have a long planting season, but it gets ridiculously hot in summer. For July planting, you want vegetables that mature quickly—90 days or less to maturity is good to shoot for.

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9 Vegetables to Plant in July

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  1. Don on July 21, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I never received the companion plant guide. I tried to re register, but the sight would not let me.

    • Pam on July 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      Please check your email and spam folders! My email software says it was sent to you last month (it’s in the welcome email).

  2. Diana Davies on July 2, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    We did a cover crop of mustard one winter, and harvested leaves off it to cook for a couple of.months before we turned it under. Multitasking veg!

  3. dvorakmarketing on July 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    My favorite carrot is the yellow amarillo. I never thought to grow Brassicaceae in the summer I just assumed they would bolt.

  4. Gail on July 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Can I do lettuce and cucumbers again? Onions?

    • sue ehrhardt on July 6, 2017 at 5:41 am

      I would like to know the answer to that question also

      • Pam on July 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        Yes, you can do lettuce and cukes if they have some shade during the hottest parts of the day. Full sun all day long will cook them in the ground! Onions will be a lot happier if you plant them in January.

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