Finally the warm temperatures are here to stay and you don't have to worry about any more frost. You may think it's too late to grow all your favorite vegetables from seed but warm May temperatures have made the soil perfect for sowing your seeds. The warm soil will allow for faster germination and growing plants. Good choices are summertime staples like squash, beans, cucumbers and melons.
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.
Sow beets now for a fast, early summer treat.
Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden. Select a variety that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Be sure to fertilize and water when cabbage head begins to form.
Planting carrots by mid-July yields a fall crop that will keep in the garden until used.
One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow. Corn is delicious when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. Try a small plot of corn, working your way to a large field of several varieties.
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber fruits. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden. Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush varieties.
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow.
Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!