During July, too, you could sow a row of spinach beet that,
given favourable conditions, should give you a crop of excellent green
leaves next winter and right on through the spring.
like leeks and have not sown seeds in the seedbed, you can get some plants
and put them out in July.
As to root crops, main crop carrots can be sown in June to
early July, swedes at the end of June, turnips in July.
The experts tell us that we need some of that precious
body-building stuff––protein––in our diet. Now dried peas and beans are a
valuable source of protein, and it is worth
while saving some of our crops for the purpose, as well as to provide seeds
for sowing next year––always assuming that we save our own seeds, a subject
which will be dealt with in a later Guide. Do your saving systematically,
however. Don't just leave a few late pods on each plant, but reserve a
number of plants at each end of the row.
Having looked ahead
and made sure0–at least in our minds0–that we are not going to be caught
napping in the few months from next February, let us come back to the
present for a bit and concentrate on essential jobs of the month. First,
thinning––and no apology is made for returning once more to this
important operation. And don't forget to keep that hoe going regularly.