July is coming: What I’m up to in the garden

Hi happy gardeners!

I hope you have a great start on your week! July is coming in a few days!

I’m excited about it because of its dynamic, vibrant, and lively in the forests and even in a small garden like mine. I just love observing nature: plants & wild lives & all.

Somehow it’s the hottest month. Plants and animals get exhausted from the heat during these long days. I love sun but I’m also happy to see when it rains too! 🙂

Because the days after the rain, lives feel like they’re born again. It’s so refreshing. I feel like they’re dancing in the rain 🙂 Including grass, wild grows like weeds.

Because of the dynamics, human also needs to move at the same pace (in case your work is related to nature) as well as those wild lives. And I love that 😀

So in this post is a personal track/record of my garden tasks in July that I planned to get done.

Sow outdoors:

There are many vegetables you can sow directly outdoors in July. But that does not work well in my area because of slugs! They are aggressive livings in my garden and love to nibble sprouts and young plants. Even the thing they usually do not like e.g. chives/onion/garlic/herbs. Slugs nibble all the new sprouts in my beds. Which I tell from my direct experience.

Last month (June) I sowed many veggies directly outdoors e.g. beets, chives, turnips, salad, lettuce, beans, flowers. They sprouted nicely but just a day or two after the rain, they were all gone. (However, I still sow radish & carrot outdoors. I probably add some potatoes too.)

Therefore, at this time of year, I prefer to sow everything indoors and later transplant them into the bed. To increase the survival rate of my veggies!

However, you may find the list of plants you can sow outdoors via this link.

Sow indoors:

My priority task of this month is to sow veggies for Fall & Winter harvest. I have sowed some of them last week (Kohlrabi, Chinese cabbages, Wirsing kohl, salsify, lettuce, Endivien salad, Eisberg salad, Chard, Pak Choi.) Which means half of this task is done. Only a few I wanted to sow more:

  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Lamb’s lettuce (Feld salat)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Indian lettuce
  • Turnips
  • Celery root
  • Spring onions

Transplant into the bed:

  • Red cabbages
  • Kales
  • Broccolis
  • Cauliflowers

Harvest:

  • Broad beans
  • Snow peas/sweet peas
  • Beetroots
  • Kohlrabis
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

Routine:

  • Prune tomato & other plants
  • Weed control
  • Tidy up the terrace (yoga space)
  • Tidy up inside the greenhouse
  • Improvise the area around the slug-proof bed (make a new walkway/enter from the South side)

And of course, the report comes along the way as well. But I can use the internet only when I’m at home in town. I completely shut down the outer (digital) world when I’m in my garden. However, the progress of my garden work can be expected every week, mainly on my YouTube channel.

If you enjoy nature sound and the mindful work. You are welcome to visit my channels and see some of my videos. I created a gardening with me series, contains videos of my moment while working in the garden. Definitely, just work (no talk).

If you have a chance to see my videos, let me know what you think. 🙂

And this is the latest episode that I was supposed to harvest sweet peas but I ended up snacking them :p. In the second part, I built a climbing rope for my black-eyed Susan plants that are growing.

I hope you enjoy gardening work too!

Have a great week!


Note: my planting zone is hardiness zone 8a.


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