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Depending on which zone you live in, July may mean many different things. For some of us, who live further south, harvesting is in full swing and others are just now starting to see their hard work rewarded in fresh organic produce.

You might think you have passed up the opportunity to start a garden, but you still can. We will list some of the plants that you can start in July no matter what zone you live in.

You will need to know how many days you have until your last frost date. We have found a great tool to help you. All you need to do is plug in your last frost date and it will tell you how many days you have. You will see that in most zones there is still plenty of time to get growing!

Below is a list of 21 plants that you can start in July for a fall harvest. Some can be direct seeded and some can be started now indoors to plant the seedlings later. Brocolli, cauliflower, and cabbage are cool-weather crops, so starting them indoors will give them the best chance, as the heat of summer may prevent the seeds from sprouting. Another nice thing about a fall garden is you may have fewer pests and diseases on your plants, and that is always a good thing!