The Home Garden, July 2, 2009
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Uwharrie Farm Planting Schedule: July

Tomato seedlings      Can you believe it, it's time to start the fall garden.  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.
      My seeds germinate under florescent  lights and once they reach appropriate size I put them in 3 inch pots and take them to 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.

     Remember we are in USDA hardiness zone 7