Is your green thumb itching to plant more in your garden? Have all of your other
vegetable plants already started producing delicious summer veggies and you are
now longing for more? Midsummer veggies are a great way to stretch out growing
season and enjoy some delicious food. What midsummer veggies are the best for
Before You Get Started
Before you get started, you need to understand some basic facts about the climate
and weather patterns of the area where you live.
- Your local light frost date, on average
- Your local average killing frost date
- The cold hardiness of each of the vegetables you are looking at planting
- The length of time that it takes for your vegetables to reach maturity so that you can harvest and enjoy them
Based on these basic facts, you will be able to determine whether or not your
proposed midsummer veggies are actually going to be able to survive in your
Now that you’ve researched the climate of your area, it’s time to get planting!
Midsummer planting is a very fun process, and it’s nice to stretch out the time in
which you are able to enjoy yields from your garden. Some of the best midsummer
veggies that you can plant include:
- Greens like kale, collard greens, swiss chard, leaf lettuces, mustard greens, and spinach (all of which can survive a light frost)
- Root vegetables like beets, kohlrabi, radishes, and parsnips
- Deadhead your perennials as well! While these plants aren’t going to end up on your dinner plate, you can easily squeeze another bloom or two out of them if you perform your deadheading now.
Some of the perennials that you should considering deadheading during the midsummer period:
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