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July Gardening Chores for Zone 5

If you’re wondering what you should be doing in your garden in July, here’s a list of July Garden Chores for Zone 5. You should have lots to harvest this month and there’s still time to keep planting, as well!
Garden Chores for July in Zone 5

July is an exciting time for most gardeners as by now you are really seeing some early harvest stuff come out and everything else is humming right along. If you are in zone 5, this guide will help you to know what you should be doing this month and if you are not, it should still be going in order, give or take a few weeks.

To find out your zone visit this handy Zone Finder where you can plug in your zip code. The important thing to know is your frost dates. In zone 5, the average last frost date is May 15 and the average first frost is October 15. Knowing your frost date allows you to determine how many days you still have in the growing season. On July 1st, in Zone 5 for instance, I still have quite a lot of warm days left.

July Gardening Chores for Zone 5

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Summer Veggie Gardening – What to Plant in June

Summer gardening is in full swing! If you’re wondering what you can do in the veggie garden, here’s a list of what to plant in June.  Even if you haven’t started anything at all in your garden yet, it’s not too late to get going for a wonderful harvest of delicious veggies!  

Gardening chores for June, Zone 5. It's not too late to plant a garden, even if you haven't started yet. Check out what to plant in June with this helpful list.

Summer Veggie Gardening – What to Plant in June

If you’re not in Zone 5, the timing of this list might be off a bit, but in general, the progression is the same. Make sure you know your last average frost date and first average frost date. Those two dates determine when to do what in your specific area. If you don’t know those two dates, look them up here.

In my area of Eastern Iowa, the last average frost date is May 15

and first average frost date is October 15.
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Farm to Table: Roasted Vegetables w/ Fresh Herbs & Kielbasa

I’ve been making a quick and easy one pot meal at least once a week this summer. It’s a versatile recipe and it changes a little bit each time I make it. What I love about this recipe is that I am able to incorporate whatever fresh vegetables I happen to have in my garden for a great meatless meal if I want, or I can also add meat! I think the most delicious version includes kielbasa, so that’s the recipe I’m sharing today.

Farm to Table Roasted Vegetables w Fresh Herbs & Kielbasa. Easy and delicious one pot meal with a quick prep time. Sure to please your family. {from SimplifyLiveLove.com}

Farm to Table: Roasted Vegetables w/ Fresh Herbs & Kielbasa

I need quick meals –  meals that are easy to prepare, make and serve. This meal fits the bill, and as with many of my other recipes, it’s very versatile. There are so many ways to make this delicious roasted vegetables with fresh herbs and kielbasa, be sure to add it to your dinner line-up.

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