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Planting Summer Vegetables

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Planting Summer Vegetables

Planting Summer Vegetables

For your garden to be productive, you must plant in all seasons. During the summer season, however, it can be quite challenging to plant as the crops demand a little extra attention. Vegetables grown during warm seasons require warm soil and high temperatures. Frost, on the other hand, kills them. So for them to survive, one needs to plant after they are gone. So, therefore, when should you plant? 

When to Plant Summer Vegetables 

While planting early is vital, you should not be in a hurry to plant them immediately after the frost; this is because you stand a risk of low yields. The best thing to do therefore is to know the last frost day. This will enable you to gauge whether the soil is warm enough to accommodate these vegetables. Again, do not plant when it is windy, as this may cause stress on the roots hence weakening them.

planting vegetables in the summer

Tips on Planting Summer Vegetables 

If you want to try planting during the summer or have tried and it didn't work before, the following tips will guide you on how to go about it. 

Soil Preparation 

The outcome of any planted crop depends on preparations that were made to the soil before planting. Start by removing the weeds which are a hindrance to the growth of and then loosen the soil a bit if it is hard. You can use a gardening fork to dig and turn the soil then you can add manure and mulch to preserve water. 

Water Your Plants 

Water Your Plants You cannot rely on rain during this season thus you need to start watering them as soon as you have planted. It is advisable that you do not sprinkle water on the plants or even if you do, you don't leave water on the leaves to keep them from fungal disease. Also, do not over water them as these may cause stunted growth.

C hoose the Right Planting Design 

Other plants grow well along the borders while other will be fruitful when grown at the center of the farm. Also, you can do companion planting, choose plants that can grow next to each other. 

Types of Summer Vegetables

  • Corns
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplants 

Summer vegetables are not hard to plant after all, but one needs to be mindful of the soil and the right temperatures. 

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