It's Not Too Late to Plant a Garden That Will Thrive in the Heat

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If you got a late start on your garden, these are the plants you can trust will make it through the heat waves to come.


Edible plants that grow well in the summer


There are a few grey areas when it comes to timing when you plant. According to Mother Earth News, there are “cold crops” and “warm season crops.” Warm crops like tomatoes often only really begin to grow when the soil is hot, so you you don’t strictly need to plant them in the spring—you can start in June and enjoy beautiful, plump tomatoes throughout the summer. Other edible plants you can begin growing in early June, according to Mother Earth News, include:


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  • Beans (fresh and shelling)

  • Celery

  • Cucumbers

  • Eggplant

  • Melons

  • Okra

  • Peppers (sweet and hot)

  • Sprouting broccoli

  • Summer squash

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Tomatoes

  • Zucchini


Herbs that grow best in the summer


Summer herbs are perfect for the outdoor cook. Herbs like mint grow well in the summer, just in time for prime mojitos season. Basil and rosemary are heat-loving plants that are often used to season beef and chicken or add to tequila drinks.

These and other herbs are perfect for summer, including “basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives, parsley, rosemary, coriander, dill, ” all of which thrive in warm climates.


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