What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden

If you’re planting a summer vegetable garden, you might be wondering what type of veggies you should plant. Certain vegetables are more likely to thrive in the heat than others. Here are some ideas on what to plant in a summer vegetable garden!

What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden
Cherry tomatoes in a brown bowl

What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a favourite summer crop among gardeners and for good reason. Warm temperatures and hot soil help tomatoes thrive! You should avoid planting them until after the last spring frost. You can plant them in a pot to bring indoors at night and transplant them into your garden later.

2. Summer squash and zucchini squash

We all seem to have that one neighbour who ends up with an overabundance of summer squash and/or zucchini squash that they try to give away every summer. This is because these types of squash thrive in the hot temperatures. Since it’s difficult to transplant squash into the garden, wait until after the last frost before planting them in nutrient-rich soil.

3. Corn

Most varieties of corn tend to fair best during hot summer temperatures. Some corn varieties also do well in cooler summer temperatures. No matter where you live, you’ll probably be able to enjoy corn on the cob straight from the garden this summer! Keep in mind that this summer vegetable requires a lot of space to grow and is best planted in rows.

4. Eggplant

Eggplant thrives in hot temperatures and warm soil. Since eggplant is easy to transplant into the garden, you can start growing them in pots to bring indoors. Transplant them into the garden about two to three weeks after the last spring frost.

These are just some ideas on what to plant in a summer vegetable garden!

Which vegetables do you plant in your garden? Do you have any gardening tips to share with us? If yes, please comment below!

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  1. We have planted a variety of things; tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, celery, onions a few varieties, peas, beans, melons, leek, parsley, herbs, potatoes, strawberries, asparagus, garlic and probably a few more things I forgot about. Broken eggshells help to keep slugs away from young plants.

    • Okay, actually probably lots of better tastes but there’s something quite lovely about the tomato as I described it lol

  2. I have tomatoes and potatoes in pots on my patio. I am a bit worried as my patio is north facing and gets very little sunshine, fingers crossed please. I do so miss my garden! 🙂

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