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9 Vegetables You Can Still Plant in July in Chicago

Jun 23, 2014 08:00AM ● By Megy Karydes

Photo Courtesy of Megy Karydes

Did you miss that tiny window in early June to plant your vegetables? Most of us plan to put our seedlings in the ground around mid-May but this season was so unpredictable, that many of us waited. And waited. Some of us waited too long and never got around to it. Is it too late to plant any vegetables if you live in the Chicago area? Is July too late in the season?

Not at all. While some vegetables have passed their prime growing season (such as asparagus), there are plenty that can still make in the ground and produce fresh bounty for you and your family. Here are some, courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension website:

·      Beans (bush, snap)

·      Beets

·      Broccoli

·      Cabbage

·      Carrot

·      Cauliflower

·      Corn (sweet)

·      Endive

·      Kale

It’s not too late to plant vegetables if you are in the Chicago area. Hopefully Mother Nature will be kind to us in the coming weeks to get some plantings in the ground!