If you're not too busy harvesting your crops, and you've got some spare room in your plot, there are some great fast-growing varieties that at this time of year will be ready in weeks. Alternatively, you can get a head-start on your autumn and winter veg.

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What to plant in July

What to sow outdoors in July

  1. Beetroot

    Boltardy

    As the name suggest, this classic beetroot is bread for its resistance to bolting even if you sow it nice and early. Grows nice and round deep red roots.

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  2. Cabbage (Spring)

    April

    This bolt-resistant cabbage can be sown in early spring for medium sized cabbages and spring greens or later in the season for larger cabbages ready in the summer.

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  3. Carrots

    Autumn King

    Hardy carrots such as Autumn King can still be sown for an early crop next spring. Autumn King give a reliable crop of large carrots which store well.

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  4. Endive

    Mixed

    This mixed selection of authentic Italian endive seeds give a variety of tastes, colours and shapes and are ideal for both summer and autumn cultivation.

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  5. Fennel

    Victoria

    A popular variety of fennel, due to the sheer size and quality of the huge white bulbs which have compact foliage and a good resistance to bolting.

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  6. French Bean

    Cobra

    This popular bean produces huge yields of round, stringless pods bursting with flavour. It can be planted early under cover to get the longest cropping season.

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  7. Kale

    Scarlet

    A good variety of kale to plant at this stage of the season due to its excellent hardiness and will offering up its dark red veined leaves throughout winter.

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  8. Kohl Rabi

    Kolibri

    Kohl Rabi is easy to grow and is ready within 8 weeks of sowing. They're best eaten when they are golf ball-sized but this variety stays succulent and bitter-free as it grows further.

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  9. Lettuce

    All Year Round

    This very hardy lettuce can be sown all the way from early spring to autumn. It gives medium sized heads of lettuce with dense, crisp hearts.

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  10. Pak Choi

    Green

    This fast-growing oriental green is ready to harvest as baby leaves in just 30 days or wait 45-70 days for full size heads.

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  11. Peas

    Kenobi

    This new variety enables you to extend your pea season by sowing now and you can be harvesting late peas towards the end of October. Gives 8 peas per pod.

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  12. Rocket

    Mediterranean Rocket

    At this time of the year, rocket will happily grow outside and will keep on cropping into the winter if the plants are protected with cloches.

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  13. Runner Beans

    White Lady

    White Lady is a very popular runner bean thanks to the heavy crops of delicious, long, stringless beans it produces.

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  14. Salad Leaves

    Speedy Mix

    This great mixture of quick-growing salad seeds give you a great variety of texture, colours and flavours that will be ready just 25 days after sowing.

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  15. Spinach

    Fiorano

    An ideal variety for spring sowing due to its high resistance to mildew, this spinach will reliably produce a heavy crop of dark green, curvy leaves.

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  16. Spring Onion

    White Lisbon

    Always a favourite, this quick-growing salad onion can be sown regularly for continuous cropping all the way through spring, summer and autumn.

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  17. Swiss Chard

    Five Colour Silverbeet

    A plant as decorative as it is versatile with bright coloured edible stems in yellow, orange, red, green and pink with spinach-like dark green leaves.

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  18. Turnip

    Atlantic

    This popular variety is perfect for harvesting as succulent, sweet baby turnips. The leaves can then also steamed as fresh greens.

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What to plant outdoors in July

  1. Mushrooms

    White Cap Button

    Mushrooms are grown from spawns rather than seed, but it is available all year round and is surprisingly simple to grow.

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  2. Radish

    Rainbow Mixed

    These tasty and attractive ball-shaped radishes grow in a variety of colours - red, white, purple, gold or white and red. They can be eaten in just 28 days.

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What to plant indoors in July

  1. Cabbage (Summer)

    Elisa

    Elisa is a summer cabbage that produces wonderfully sweet, compact, and round heads which have a good resistance to bolting.

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  2. Celeriac

    Monarch

    Celeriac is a kind of celery grown as a root vegetable for its large bulbous root rather than its leaf and stems. It's ready to sow now.

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  3. Courgette

    Defender

    This is a great courgette to sow for a good early crop as it produces twice as much as other varieties do in the early weeks.

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