Gardening in the kitchen garden in July

Gardening in the kitchen garden in July

Here in the middle of summer, the kitchen garden begins to abound in fresh greenery, and you can almost plan your meals according to what today's harvest can now deliver to the kitchen. Spinach, lettuce and radishes have been there for a long time, freshly picked potatoes have been enjoyed for the last month, but now you can also start to harvest fresh peas, beans, carrots, onions, possibly early sown cabbage, the first courgettes and much more. If you have sown different crops in June for planting in July, this month can quickly become a bit of a busy time.

 

July is therefore not exactly the best month of the year to put on its 3 week holiday. And if you still choose to do it (due to children's school holidays or other considerations), it is an advantage if you as a kitchen gardener have a VERY good friend (or neighbor). A reasonably varied kitchen garden can not simply take care of itself at this time, but with a little planning, the care can be reduced to the good friend just having to keep an eye on the watering and possibly get the gift of having to harvest a little for himself.

Most pre-cultivated crops can easily wait 3-4 weeks to be transplanted. Therefore, you plan your sowings so that things can either be planted out in July before you go on holiday, or wait in the pots until you get home. All small plants develop quite quickly here in the middle of summer, which is why nothing is missed because you do not sow anything new for 3 weeks in July - much can wait until early August. And even if you have not planned to travel away, the high summer is a suitable time to just harvest what is to be harvested, cuddle the rest and otherwise just enjoy your garden - in August you should probably have plenty to do!

If you still can not keep your fingers off the seeds in July, you can for example sow beets, kale, a last batch of peas, new carrots and beans at the beginning of the month - and salad when you feel like it.