9 Vegetables That Thrive In Summer



We usually spend summer soaking the sun and relaxing. To make summer more fun, make it the perfect harvest time for veggies to put in salads, dips, and even add zest to our coolers.

Check out these nine summer vegetables that are perfect for our gardens.

Enjoy these veggies in serving classic specialties as well as experimental salads and dishes, explore different scents and flavors, and always have a healthy meal option handy.


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  • Hot pepper – Why not make summer even hotter with some hot peppers? Hot peppers can survive even with full sun exposure. It takes eighty days to mature and needs to be at least 18 inches apart from each other. It can grow up to 24 inches tall. It grows well in well-drained soils with PH ranges of 6.2 to 7 PH.


  • Chickpeas – Chickpeas are also known as garbanzos. It is great for people who suffer from diabetes, bone issues, unhealthy blood pressure levels, heart problems, cancer, high blood cholesterol levels, inflammation, and digestion issues. It can grow up to 5 inches tall. It grows best in moist soils.


  • Winter Squash – A member of the squash family, it loves the sun so it can survive even with full sun exposure. It also likes being in well-drained soils. It is best planted in Zone 6 in the early summer.


  • Tomatoes – Although technically categorized as fruit, tomatoes are most loved when mixed with vegetables. Tomatoes love warm soils and consistent watering especially in the first few days. It grows best in acidic soils in zones two to ten.


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  • Kohlrabi – The kohlrabi is a bigger radish look-alike which is rich in Vitamin C and potassium. We can include this in salads, casseroles, vegetable platters, and different kinds of stuffed meat and stuffed veggies. It loves the combination of cool weather and well-drained soils. It needs at least 9 inches distance from each other, a soil with 6.5-6.8 PH, and at least six hours of sun exposure.


  • Lemongrass – Lemongrass is popular not just because of its taste but also because of its aroma. It can grow up to five feet tall and lives in zone 8 and warmer places. It is perfect with tea and soups. It grows well even with full sun exposure. Lemongrass is a popular ingredient in Asian stir fries, sauces, and salads.


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     Pumpkins – Pumpkins are great especially for people who have large spaces for their plants to grow. It can survive with full sun exposure in zones three to nine. To keep off insects, use row covers on the pumpkins. They need lots of water and sufficient pollination. And we can never go wrong with the benefit of not having to purchase any pumpkins during fall and Halloween!


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  • Mushrooms – Summer is perfect for porcinis and chanterelles. These make perfect sources of fiber, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium. They can only survives with partial sun exposure though so be careful where you try to grow them.


  • Shallot – Shallots are popular for their antioxidant properties. Other health benefits of this superstar crop are anti-bacterial, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties. This onion family member is a popular staple in sauces, casseroles, and stir fried dishes. It survives in full sun exposure especially in well-drained soils. It requires consistent watering which may lessen as the plant grows.



A vegetable garden means healthy diet and healthy family. We can make it happen with these summer vegetables!




-My Yard Garden

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