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Greetings, Friends!

We love July in these parts, and hope you are having tons of fun in the sun this month! The warm (okay, sometimes hot) sun, the delight of spotting lightning bugs, and the sound of tree frogs at night—we love everything about it. And, of course, gardening! By now, you’re harvesting a lot of tasty veggies from your Square Foot Garden. Enjoy those tomatoes, peppers, and zucchinis while the weather is still warm. Cool-season planting is right around the corner.

Happy Gardening!

Laura and Steve Bartholomew

The Square Foot Gardening Foundation

What you can plant in July

You might not think you could plant a heck of a lot during the hot months of July, but there are still lots of vegetables and other edible plants that you can add to your SFG this month. Now, this list will vary depending upon where you live, of course — cooler climates can start to transition to planting seeds of salad greens and root veggies, while warmer areas can still plant summer veggies. Always check what is recommended for your area, but in general, you might be able to plant:
  • Okra
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Lettuce
  • Most herbs
  • Beets
  • Radish
  • Turnips
radish closeup

DIY Organic Pesticide Sprays

Psst … we’re sharing a few tips to get rid of those pesky bugs that like to do a number on Square Foot Gardens. We’re talkin’ aphids, Japanese beetles, tomato hornworms, squash bugs and whiteflies. And while the SFG experiences less of a pest issue than traditionally planted row gardens, sometimes you need to exercise a little control over MotherNature, right? Our blog post “DIY Organic Pesticide Sprays” will help you out with 3 different recipes! Safe and effective—that’s what we like.

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