Summer is upon us and that means gardeners everywhere are in the midst of tending to their gardens. If you want a garden of your own, here are 10 vegetables to plant in your summer garden.
American Gardening History
In 1800 about 75% of the American population was engaged in some type of agricultural production, it dropped by 25% in 1850 and by 1900 less than 40% of the population performed agricultural production. Without the luxury of corner stores, colonists needed to rely on home gardens for survival.
Most gardens were located right outside the front door and contained edibles and culinary and medicinal herbs.
The earliest gardens were grown for very practical reasons, but when the population became more civilized the upper class emerged with leisure gardens like decorative gardens.
10 Vegetables To Plant In Your Summer Garden
With the long sunny days, you can pick exactly what you want to plant in your summer garden. Here are 10 vegetables that you can plant this year.
- Field Peas
- Summer Squash
- Sweet potato
- Bell Peppers
With most things, the timing should be right when planting your garden. Don’t plant too late so the crop will have time to grow and flourish and don’t plant too early in case there may be a morning frost.
Be careful where you are planting, because some plants need more water than others do. This is true for sunlight as well. Read the seed package to understand the best sunlight and watering strategy for each plant.
Also, don’t forget to label where you are planting each seed. It’s easy to forget where you planted the basil or watermelons when a lot of the seedlings look the same when they sprout.
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