July Checklist for Zones 3-4

Keep your garden growing! You may be enjoying the fruit of your labor (literally!) but there’s still a bounty of veggies and flowers you can sow now to keep your garden hard at work into fall.


1.Cabbages – Start cabbage seeds indoors now for a steady supply of this crisp, tasty, and nutritious veggie. Try best-selling mini-cabbage ‘Caraflex’ Hybrid or early-producing ‘Earliana’.

Sweetheart Lettage, Caraflex Hybrid

Cabbage, Earliana

2. Collards – This quick-growing southern favorite is tasty and high in calcium. Direct sow collard seeds now and once again every few weeks for harvests well into fall! The 'Tiger' is a favorite in the south and We love top-rated ‘Georgia’.

Collard, Tiger

Collard, Georgia

3. Soy Beans – What garden is complete without a bean plant? Direct sow this garden-favorite into August, and pick pods when the beans inside get thick. We recommend trying ‘Chiba Green’, an early-producing flavor-packed variety.

Soybean, Chiba Green

Annual Flowers:

1. Pansies – Who says colorful blooms end in the summer? Pansies add color to your garden through fall. Direct sow pansy seeds now through the middle of August! Try these gorgeous ‘Antique Shades Mix’ pansies, or if you prefer plants, you can’t go wrong with ‘Plentifall Mix’!

Pansy, Antique Shades Hybrid Mix

Pansy, Plentifall Mix

2. Violas - Cousins of the pansies are another must-have in your fall garden. Sow these seeds directly into your garden all month long to enjoy their pops of color even as temperatures turn cold! We can’t get enough of mesmerizing ‘Psychedelic Spring’ or the delicately fragrant flowers Johnny-Jump UPs.

Viola, Psychedelic Spring

Viola, Johnny-Jump Up