July: Perth Gardening

This is my personal growing calendar for Perth conditions during the month of July.

The main calendar page is here and explains why I am doing this and what you can expect.

Conditions:

Just as cold as June with maximums in the high teens. Rainfall will keep everything more than sufficiently wet.

Plant:

  • artichokes (globe)
  • asparagus
  • beans – runner, french and broad
  • beetroot
  • berries – logan, black and blue
  • bok choi
  • borrage
  • brocoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbages
  • capsicums
  • carrots, wide variety
  • cauliflowers
  • chard
  • curry leaf
  • kale
  • lavender
  • leaf beets
  • leaf mustard
  • leeks
  • lemon grass
  • lettuce
  • mint
  • mizuna green and red
  • mustard greens
  • nasturtium flowers
  • onions
  • pak choy
  • peas
  • rosemary
  • rhubarb
  • rocket
  • sage
  • silverbeet
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • strawberry – temptation
  • wormwood

Harvest:

  • salad greens

My star performers:

  • potatoes
  • snow peas

My strugglers:

  • Everything in my Mediterranean herb patch as it is not getting enough sun

Jobs:

  • Check for areas of soil that experience run off and treat with wetta-soil type product.
  • If you are on a 3 month feed cycle for your citrus do so now with a very large dose of dynamic lifter or other blood and bone product.

Don’t:

  • fertilise dormant plants like chilis
  • over water
  • plant
    • chilis
    • citrus
    • tomatoes

Nursery seedlings (that caught the eye):

 

  • artichokes (globe)
  • asparagus
  • beans – runner, french and broad
  • beetroot
  • berries – logan, black and blue
  • bok choi
  • borrage
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbages
  • capsicums
  • carrots, wide variety
  • cauliflowers
  • chard
  • chili peppers (I would wait until spring)
    • aneheim
    • cayenne
    • jalapeno
    • thai
  • curry leaf
  • garlic (but too late in my opinion
  • kale
  • lavender
  • leeks
  • lemons (wait for spring I say)
  • lemon grass
  • lettuce
  • mint
  • mizuna green and red
  • mustard greens
  • nasturtium flowers
  • onion – wide variety
  • pak choy
  • peas
  • perpetual spinach
  • rosemary
  • rhubarb
  • rocket
  • sage
  • silverbeet
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • strawberry – temptation
  • tomatoes – cherry, sweet, roma (wait till spring I say)
  • wormwood
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