We’ve talked about gardening a lot here on the blog (and in our newsletter), but you might be surprised that we’re talking about it in July. Isn’t it too late to plant a garden in July?

Turns out it’s not! While new summer plants take a lot more watering (usually every day), they take much less time to establish themselves in pots and beds, sometimes as little as a week!

The only challenge you might encounter comes down to supply: it turns out more people are doing more gardening than ever. The seed company Burpee reported that it’s sold more seeds this year than at any other time in its 144-year history! But if you’d like to get your hands dirty, here’s what you can still plant here in North Carolina this summer:

  • Cannas
  • Elephant Ears
  • Lilies
  • Beans
  • Cantaloupes
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkins
  • Southern Peas
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

As always, if you’ve got a garden to show off, let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!