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July Garden in the Northern Hemisphere

Posted Jul 03 2008 5:10pm



July is the seventh month of the year, but it was once the fifth month. Julius Caesar was born during this month. When he remade the calendar during his rule of ancient Rome, he moved the start of the year from March 1 to January 1. He then added a month, gave it 31 days and named it for himself: July.

July is usually the hottest month of the year in most countries in the Northern Hemisphere.

Vegetables, fruits, and flowers thrive in the heat of July. July is a month full of life north of the equator, and there is much to be done in the garden this month.

Here is a list of vegetables and fruits ready for harvest in the northern hemisphere during July:Vegetables: beans, beets, carrot, chard (silverbeet), early corn, apple cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini.Fruits: apricots, cape gooseberries, cherries, gooseberries, grapefruit, lemons, loganberries, nectarines, oranges, passionfruit, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries. 

And here is a planting list for July in the northern hemisphere:

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