July Edible Garden Tips
Winter is upon us. While June is usually a transiting month, July definitely has a cooler temperature and we may not feel like getting out there to do any gardening. But if food production is as important to you as it is for us, put your gumboots on and get planting!
Growing your own food provides a relaxing hobby. Your July garden chores are an excuse to take some time out in the garden on a regular basis, provide a great learning experience for the kids and helps you to know exactly where your food is coming from and what’s gone on it during the growing process.
Here is your list of July Veggies that need planting in Perth Gardens,(It isn’t an exhaustive list, just the basics).
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- Broad Beans
- Spring Onions
Growing food tip of the month
If you’ve got the kids helping out with your edible Perth garden, make sure you plant some radish and mustard greens. They will both be ready for harvesting in about 5 weeks – not too long for little ones to care for them and watch them grow before they can enjoy the harvesting and eating stage. They also provide a great opportunity to show kids how some foods grow above the ground and some underneath and therefore reinforce the importance of watering and taking care of the soil. While many kids wouldn’t normally eat radish or mustard greens, you may be surprised at how open they will be to the idea having grown it themselves.
Don’t forget – if the idea of growing your own food excites you, but you can’t get around to starting or don’t really know where to begin, our team at Perth Gardening have the skills and passion to help you with all aspects of your garden.
This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. For specific advice, please contact Perth Gardening.