These plants keep growing throughout the summer and produce healthy nutritious foliage. To have a great harvest of green foliage in the summer, sow their seeds before the first frost date.
The leafy greens are fragile and can be damaged so you have to handle them with care. Water your greens regularly, they need enough water to grow especially in summer when water evaporates rapidly.
You should provide enough water to grow them properly but don’t overwater the greens. Overwatering, plants cause root rot and stunt the growth of the plant.
If you see the foliage of a plant turning yellow, then you might over water the plant or leafy greens. When you go to water they just observe the base soil of the water. If the soil is wet then it’s better for them another day.
Planting them in partial shade in the summer helps them in healthy growth. Tomatoes are vine plants that spread in all directions, you have to plant them at least 2 feet apart.
The plant produces tomatoes in the summer season, sowing the seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost date lengthen the growing season and number of tomatoes.
Water them every day as the plant consumes lots of heat. In the summer the water evaporates faster, to prevent this you can put a large flat stone beside the base. To limit the area covered by the plant you can place a cage for a couple of weeks.
Cucumbers are produced in large quantities in the summer season and used in salads. The vine of the cucumber grows long and can take over your entire yard if you let them.
Growing them in trellis is a good option to limit theirs reach. The vegetables don’t like cold temperatures.
You can plant seeds of the cucumber 3-4 weeks before the frost to extend their growing period.
The sprout of cucumbers grows quickly if you start planting them in a container. Then make your garden spot ready to transplant them. Water them regularly as they need high water. Plant your cucumbers in full sun and well-drained soil.
Growing onions is very beneficial as they are used ideally in every dish. They have a long growing season and are usually harvested in the fall.
Like other vegetables, onions also prefer loose, well draining soil. You can start growing onions from seeds or a bulb set.
Besides zucchini some common varieties of squash that grows in the garden are:
Zucchini and summer squash grows best in full sun and moist soil. Depending upon variety, they either grow vining or bushier.
The bushier varieties are perfect for small gardens or even grow in a container. Summer squash is planted before the last frost as they won’t be able to tolerate cool temperatures.
While sowing you should keep a 1-foot distance between then as they need space for their broad leaves. Summer Squash is often attracted by hungry pests known as squash bugs.
These squash pests lay eggs at the bottom of the squash leaves and before you know it, the eggs hatch, and the pests devour your squash. To avoid squash bugs you can prepare natural pesticides like Neel oil spray.
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Pumpkins and winter squash are also good for beginner gardeners. They are vine their way in the garden, so provide them large space to grow.
Some common varieties of squash that grow easily in garden are:
Some of varieties are
These winter squash are more popular in the fall than summer squash as they have a long growing season. Plant winter squash seed 2-4 weeks before the last frost. These squash nearly take 70-100 days to fully rip.
There are many vegetables that a beginner gardener can grow but I have found these vegetables simplest to grow. They provide lots of nutrients and are used in a variety of dishes.
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