There are a lot of good reasons to rejoice when the summer season finally arrives. One of those reasons is that, if you play your cards right, your garden can be incredibly productive, filling your kitchen with delicious vegetables and making you the star of your next summer cookout. Here are some vegetables that grow especially well in the summer.
This one is probably a little obvious to you. After all, when most of us think of summer vegetables, the tomato is the first that comes to mind (even though it’s technically categorized as a fruit). Tomatoes do incredibly well during the summer months. In fact, if you plant a 10-foot row of tomatoes in your backyard garden, you can easily get 15 pounds or more of tomatoes throughout the summer. If you support them with cages and stakes, tomatoes will have you making fresh salads and pasta sauces well into the chilly fall months.
Cucumbers are one of the easiest vegetables to plant and harvest. Tossing down seeds in a 10-foot row could easily yield 12 pounds of cucumbers. Fresh cucumbers will go splendidly with the above-mentioned tomatoes in a summer salad, but we highly encourage you to look into making your own homemade pickles. If you have the room in your garden, it’s also advisable to add new seeds each week so you can continue to harvest throughout the entire growing season.
Summer squash, or zucchini as it’s commonly known, is another summer harvest staple. What’s great about these plants is that you don’t need many in your garden to yield buckets of zucchini. In fact, a 10 by 10 section in your garden should get you over a hundred pounds of zucchini. What’s more, zucchini tends to grow better the more you pick.
Beans are another great summer vegetable. They grow incredibly fast, so you can rotate them into your garden several times throughout the season. Like our other veggies on this list, beans also yield a large amount from a relatively small plot. A 10-foot row of beans will normally yield as much as 15 pounds at harvest. Both bush beans and pole beans perform equally as well in the garden.