A question from a Newbie Gardener.

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Hello All, my wife and I have decided to plant a garden to supply the vegetables we frequently purchase. We are looking to plant Cucumbers, Spinach, Potatoes and a few other items. Would I be able to plant to any effectivness in July or should I cultivate my soil and wait until next spring? Thanks for any advice. -Josh in NC

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Well ...

Your first frost date is around Nov. 5th, so you have time.

It's the heat that's tough on the seedlings this time of year, but you can try, just plant more seeds than usual.

For Virginia, Spinach late planting is July 20 to 25th. N.Carolina is Oct 7-21.

Potatoes and Cukes are early season only, although again Virgina shows a second season in late June.

If you have the time, give it a go!

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