5 Summer Garden Plants That Would Be Great

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As the spring season ends and the summer season approaches, it is time to change things up in the garden and plant new crops. There are a variety of plants to please our palate and fit our summer garden. However, a novice or someone that doesn’t have much experience as a gardener will find out what types of plant are best for this summer in this article. But before that it is important to take something into consideration when choosing a location for the garden; having quality soil for our summer garden plants is one of the things we must consider before choosing our favorite plants.

Another thing is that we need to determine how much access to direct sunlight we want our garden to have, when growing plants that prefer indirect sunlight, then we want to plant our garden in a region that has shade during the day.

We have to choose the right plants; certain plants grow better in the hot weather than others. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, and cucumbers are some of the many plants that grow well throughout the summer.

 

Here is the list of some the summer garden plants:

 

Tomatoes
Tomatoes grow well from seedlings when planted during the month of June, except in foggy areas. This plant requires between two and three months before they begin to produce. Tomatoes are members of the nightshade plant family. We can plant tomatoes with herbs such as sweet basil, which tomato worms avoid.

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Peppers
Peppers are best grown from seedlings. They add flavor and spice to your summer vegetable garden. Most peppers are cultivated during the spring, and planting can continue up through the month of June to ensure fresh peppers all summer long. They take up to 100 or more days to reach maturity, just in time for the fall season.

 

Beans
These plants make a healthy addition to summer salads and side dishes. Beans are easily grown from seeds and require between forty and sixty days to maturity. Runner beans are best sowed during the months of June and July. Cultivate fava beans throughout the summer months in regions that receive large amounts of fog. To maximize space in our garden, we have to plant beans vertically, using stakes trellises, or twine, to make space for additional summer plants.

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Squashes
Start summer squashes in your garden as early as May, but they can also be planted throughout the months of June and July. Dig up and have a jump-start on the fall by growing winter squashes in June. These Squashes like full sun and well-drained soil. Let these squashes to mature on the vine before harvesting at the end of the growing period before the first frost. They take up to hundred days or even more to reach maturity, just in time for the fall season.

 

Cucumbers
The month of June lends itself to planting cucumbers. This plant takes between sixty and seventy-five days to reach maturity. This plant needs full sun, at least an inch of water once in a week, fertile soil and pollinating insects to produce. Take fruits frequently so that the vines will continue to produce.

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