What vegetables can I plant in July?

(Question)

I have a plot in a community garden in Toronto and want to plant some vegetables (it is now July 20).  Can I plant beets now?  What other vegetables can be planted now?

 

(Answer)

The following vegetables can be planted in mid or late July.

Crop Cold  Hardiness Days to Maturity Harvest Date
Mustard greens survives  light frost 30-40 Sept. 1 – Sept. 15
Spinach survives light frost; may overwinter 35-45 Sept. 1 – Sept. 15
Basil killed by frost 30-60 Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Radishes dig until soil freezes 30-60 Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Leaf lettuce survives light frost 40-60 Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Swiss chard survives light frost 40-60 Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Kale hardiest, down to -8° 40-65 Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Collard+ greens hardiest, down to -8° 40-65 Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Bush beans killed by hard frost 45-65 Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Beets survives 0°to -5° 50-60 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Kohlrabi survives light frost 50-60 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Turnips survives light frost 50-60 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Broccoli survives light frost 50-70 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Cabbage hardiest, down to -8° 50-90 Oct. 1 – Nov. 1
Green onion survives 0° to -5° 60-70 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Cauliflower survives light frost 60-80 Oct. 1 – Oct. 15
Peas survives 0°to -5° 70-80* Oct. 15 – Nov. 1
Brussels Sprouts hardiest, down to -8° 90-100 Nov. 1 – Nov. 15
Garlic winters over in ground Harvest next year July / August