Vegetables that grow best in a summer garden, such as tomatoes, corn, beans, cucumbers, basil and cilantro, tend to thrive on heat and longer days. Learn how to create a lively summer garden in this free video on vegetable gardening.
Expert: Rose Keppler
Bio: Rose Keppler is an artist and horticulturist who provides careful, detailed garden maintenance based on the principle that gardens should serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
Series Description: Vegetable gardening allows you to grow your own food, get acquainted with nature and generally have a lot of fun, and now your green thumb will get even greener with these vegetable gardening tips. A professional horticulturist shares her knowledge in this free video series.
hi I'm Rose Kepler meridian of delicious gardens and I'm here today to talk about vegetables for a summer garden from June 21st until September 21st is summer and vegetables that need heat and long days are tomatoes corn beans cucumbers to name a few and there's also herbs like basil and cilantro that need to have some nice warmth zucchini is a summer squash and then there's also winter squash and winter squash is actually planted at the same time in the wind in the summer as winter squash but winter squash takes longer and can stay in the field quite a bit longer zucchinis have blossoms that you can eat which is really delicious with ricotta cheese and garlic we also have bell peppers and eggplants they take a long time so plant them early plant them in May if possible but not when it's still a frost things like spinach and lettuce actually don't like heat at all so if you want lettuce and spinach in the summer make sure that you plant it in part shade or underneath the canopy of say like a tomato or zucchini beans there's different kinds of beans that you can grow there's bush beans which are quite short and pull beans which are quite tall and carrots and beets beets are really good for the garden because you can eat the leaves before the beets are actually ready they're very good for you it's about the same as Swiss chard very healthy I'm Rose Kepler meridian of delicious gardens and we have just talked about warm weather summer vegetables for the garden thank you