After a long session working in the garden, it’s a real treat for your efforts to be rewarded with delicious, home-grown fruit and veg.
There are so many crops to harvest in July, so we’ve picked five of our favourites. If you have a glut of fruit or veg, take a look at some of the ways to preserve your harvests. Find out which crops don’t store well, too.
Discover five of the best crops to harvest in July, below.
You should be able to harvest your first courgettes in July. If the weather is especially wet and warm, they’ll quickly grow in size, so harvest often.
Just as June is the month for picking strawberries, July is the month for cherries. Snip off ripe cherries with scissors or pick by hand, making sure the stalks remain attached to the cherries. No space for a tree? Here are 10 of the best fruits for containers.
Incredibly easy to grow, runner beans should start cropping this month,and continue providing harvests throughout summer. Pick regularly to prolong flowering.