It’s here, summer has arrived, have you planted your summer vegetable gardens?
With the tips and ideas we’ve been sharing, we bet you’ve got your patio and backyard all cleaned up and ready to enjoy with friends and family.
One of our favorite things about summer is planting our summer vegetable gardens. Whether you’ve got an in-ground garden or you prefer to work with planters, if you’ve got a green thumb, we are sure your summer garden plans are in full swing.
And if this might be your first year for trying your hand at gardening, now is the time to get to your local greenhouse and purchase some garden plants.
Here are some excellent options to consider when planting your summer gardens; vegetables and fruits that grow and flourish with the summertime heat.
Starting with a classic summertime garden staple, the tomato. Nothing compliments a salad or a BLT better than a fresh garden tomato. Tomatoes generally need a long growing season, so if you haven’t got the plants in the ground yet, get out this week and pick up some plants at your local greenhouse. Tomatoes need plenty of heat and full sun, at least 6 to 8 hours a day, so make sure to put them in a hot spot on your patio or in your backyard.
The thing we love the most about peppers is how many different varieties this vegetable comes in. Green, red, yellow, or any of the many different types of hot peppers, like jalapenos, serrano chile, or even habanero! Another vegetable that thrives in sunny spots, your peppers will eventually need staking or caging once they start to bear fruit, to keep the plant from breaking due to the weight.Berries
Sweeten up your garden a little with some berries this year. If you’re running out of space in your planters or garden, you can even choose a dwarf variety of berry that can be grown in containers. Berries are another addition to your garden that you’ll need to plant in full sun and keep well hydrated during the summertime. Once the berries start to ripen, cover with bird netting and get ready to start having delicious, fresh berries from your garden with your ice cream, desserts, and even maybe toss a few on your pancakes at breakfast time.
Whether you are a full-fledged gardener or just a beginner, these are 3 of our favorite vegetables (and fruit!) to plant and enjoy this summer.