What to plant in July in Melbourne

Jul 3, 2021 | Gardening tips, Monthly planting guides and jobs

A guide to what to plant in July can be found in self-sown plants in the garden. In my garden, there is an abundance of self-sown parsley, coriander, lettuce, other salad greens and tomatoes. Begin planting seeds in punnets for planting in late August/September (early spring). Succession plant winter seedlings so that they will provide spring vegetables.

Plant seeds in punnets in a greenhouse
cucumber, pumpkin, onions, tomatoes and zucchini

Plant seedlings into soil
broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, Florence fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, rocket, other salad greens, silverbeet and spinach

Plant seeds direct into the soil
Asian greens, beetroot, mustard greens, parsnip, peas, radish, rocket, turnip and herbs including coriander, chervil and parsley

Netting
Use exclusion netting on Asian greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi and turnip.

Succession planting
Plant seedlings every few weeks so that they will not all be ready for harvest at the same time.

Watering
Water soil (not leaves) deeply at least twice per week. (Rainfall less than 10mm per day does not count). Install dripline if possible.

Useful links

How much sun do my vegies need?

The art of watering

Preparing for a spring/summer garden

Planting in punnets and soil preparation for direct sowing

Instructional video on how to use a pH kit

Written by Robin Gale-Baker