Summer Vegetable Gardens
Well, the hot weather is here. To get a great summer vegetable garden, you have to think about which plants work well in the heat.
To start, it is important to remember to give your plants a well-prepared garden bed. I recommend raised beds that receive afternoon shade.
If you would like to try your hand at a summer vegetable garden, start with a few of my favorites (listed below). Keep in mind, though, you’ll need to encourage pollinators like birds and bees, so you’ll want to plant some accompanying foliage to take care of this job.
Beans — plant with corn and potatoes, not onions
Black-eyed peas — plant with beans, carrots, chives, corn, cucumber, potatoes, radish or turnips
Carrots — plant with artemisia, chives, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, rosemary or tomatoes
Cucumbers — plant with beans, corn, lettuce, peas, radish or sunflowers
Cantaloupe — plant with morning glory vines, peanuts or radish
Eggplant — plant with artemisia, beans, lavender, marigolds or tansy
Okra — plant with marigolds or nasturtium
Green onion — plant with beets, cabbage, lettuce, roses, strawberries, summer savory or tomatoes
Radish — plant with chervil, cucumber, melons, squash, nasturtium or tomatoes
Sunflowers — plant with beans, corn, cucumber, melons, squash or sweet peas