So, then, we invite you to celebrate summer alongside us. Read below for tips on what to plant and what to eat during this glorious summer season!
What To Plant:
While July is a wonderful time to harvest summer vegetables, it is also a good time to plant certain vegetables. Keep in mind that while it’s warm outside currently, the seeds you plant now will be ready for harvest in late summer/early fall. Which means, now is the time to plant crops that can handle a bit of cool weather.
If you’re looking to get out in the garden in the next couple of weeks, we recommend that you plant the following (from seed): arugula, lettuce, beets, carrots, cilantro, dill, radishes, swiss chard, parsley, and peas.
What To Eat:
When it comes to seasonal produce, July is the most wonderful time of the year. Stone fruits are readily available. Summer squash are ripe. There’s a lot of goodness to be had.
The following fruits and vegetables are now in season: apricots, peaches, cherries, beets, zucchini (and other summer squash varietals), cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, radishes, kale, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peas, grean beans, fava beans, and fennel. (Get them while you can!)
Make This Now: Seasonal Recipes for your Eating Pleasure
We put together this lovely list of recipes, which highlights our favorite fruits and vegetables of the season. Let us know if you’ve got a recipe you’d like to add to the list!
Ruby Red Cherry Citrus Sangria from Aida Mollenkamp
Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato Peach Relish from The Kitchn
Mini Mason Jar Blueberry Cobblers from Not Martha
Spicy Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles from Kitchen Confidante
Blueberry & Cherry Baked Donuts from Taste and Tell
Beet Salad with Raspberry Mint Vinaigrette from Rosemarried
Sweet Pea and Zucchini Soup with Garlic Shrimp from Cooking Melangery
Grilled Summer Stacks with Smoky Almond Cream from Vegan Yack Attack
Oysters with Cucumber Fennel Mignonette from Food, Je T’aime
Apricot Mint Cous Cous from Happy Yolks
Olive Oil Ice Cream with Honey Roasted Apricots and Pistachios from The Dinner Divine
Blueberry Honey Yogurt Pops from No Such Recipe
24 Hour Dill Pickles from Rosemarried
Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pizza from Petite Kitchenesse
Cherry & Rosemary Focaccia Bread from One Vanilla Bean