The first or second week of July I plant broccoli, cabbage, and collard seed in plug trays to grow plants for the home garden. Also tomato seeds are planted in July to grow plants for the fall crop in the greenhouse.
Carrot seeds can be planted directly in the garden this month for carrots that will overwinter in the garden. Garden soil can be amended with peat moss and compost to make a loose bed for carrots to grow in. I add one pint of lime for each 5 gallons of peat moss to balance the acidity. Also potatoes can be planted in the garden for fall harvested potatoes. They may not grow as well as spring planted potatoes but are still good. I mulch them heavily to keep the soil as cool as possible.
This is also the time we plant tomato plants in the greenhouse for fall tomatoes. These tomatoes should begin ripening in October and continue through December. Vine ripened tomatoes for Christmas, what a treat.