Summer is definitely here in zones 9 & 10! I hope you are holding up in this hot weather! Gardening in July is possible in Zones 9 & 10! Your planting efforts in the really warm parts of the country in July will be focused mainly on replacing dying plants and filling in empty spots in your garden!
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This article is specifically for those of you living in zones 9 & 10. If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Not in zones 9 or 10? Check out our articles on zones 3 & 4, 5 & 6, or 7 & 8.
Remember that a lot of this depends on where you live in zones 9 & 10. Some of you may struggle with some of these crops if you live in a very hot desert area, whereas if you live in a coastal area these crops may thrive!
I also filmed a video on what you can plant in July for Zones 9 and 10:
Gardening in July
Here are a few crops you can still be planting in your garden in July:
Beans thrive in warmer weather and do well when they get 10-12 hours of sun during the day! You can learn more about growing beans here: How to Grow Green Beans
Summer squash is another staple for gardening in July in zones 9 & 10. You can try any of these varieties in your garden this month:
Garden grown corn is the best! We grow our corn using the hilling method.
It saves space and is perfect for small backyard gardens. You can learn more here: Growing Corn Using the Hill Method
Cucumbers are one of my favorite things about gardening in July. They are delicious! You won’t get quite as plentiful of a crop from a July planting as you would from a spring planting, but you’ll still get enough for it to be worth your while!
Gardening in July: Starting transplants indoors
You will also want to start thinking about preparing new transplants to replace your current tomato and pepper plants. You can get new seedlings started indoors about mid July, so that they are ready to go out into the garden about the time the worst of the summer heat goes away.
Gardening in July is still possible in zones 9 & 10. I hope this planting guide gave you some good ideas for your garden! Is there anything I missed? What will you be planting in your garden this month?
I just found your site today and have signed up for the newsletter. Unable to grow in my backyard, I use large pots in my driveway. Can I use your information for pots? How deep does the pot have to be to grow corn? I am in zone 9.
Thanks for the video on what to grow in July!
You would want pretty good-sized pots to grow corn. You will need to plant at least 6 seeds in each pot to get proper pollination, so I would say at least a 5-gallon pot.
I will say this if you are looking to grow corn in pots for the fun of it then go for it. But if you are looking for a lot of produce then I would choose something different. Corn is really not a very good use of limited space.