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We have had an ‘Ask the expert enquiry’ from an allotment holder in Yorkshire which I thought I would share with you he asks:

‘ Morning guys, I’ve an 8ft x 8ft bed empty and I’m gaining space as I take out my spuds any advice as to what I should be planting now? I’m thinking Kale and Swiss Chard ‘

There are in fact quite a lot of things that you can sow and grow in July to replace your potatoes or to fill any empty space:

Salad Crops:

Sow Salad Leaves, Lettuce, Rocket, Radish, Spring Onions

Herbs:

Sow Basil, Parsley, Coriander, Dill

Kale

Vegetables:

Sow Turnips, Carrots, Beetroot

Sow Kale, Swiss Chard, Endive, Kohl Rabi, Pak Choi, Fennel, Perpetual Spinach 

Sow the last of your French Beans, Runner Beans and Peas

Sow Spring Cabbage for transplanting later on

Rhubarb can be divided now – make a new bed

Plant out:

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Winter Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflowers, Kale and Leeks for a winter harvest

For a wonderful spring display next year:

Sow Biennial seeds in rows e.g. Forget-me-not, Foxglove, Sweet William, Wallflowers for transplanting in the Autumn.

I hope that I have given you a few ideas to get the most from your vegetable garden.

Click here for lots more things to do in the garden in July, one of the most important jobs at the moment is watering, for more ideas on watering and water conservation in the garden click here.

Enjoy the sun

Gill

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