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Planting your own garden is a great way to save money and grow foods that you trust and that you know are safe and healthy to eat. Knowing which foods to grow in which season helps, and now that summertime is upon us, you’ll want to know the best foods to plant for this season. Here are the three best foods to grow in your summer garden.
One of the best types of produce to add to your summer garden is cucumbers. Cucumbers are great for healthy snacks and meals, and you can find all kinds of other great uses for them as well. You can eat these versatile veggies straight off the vine, or you can pickle them to create a savory snack. Cucumbers work well in salads and sandwiches, and you can even use them to cool your eyes on a nice summer spa day.
You should plant cucumbers in rich soil and make sure they have full sun. Then, you’ll need to water them regularly to enjoy a good summer harvest. Check out our article on growing cucumbers upside down.
Peppers are another summer staple to grow in your garden. There’s a variety of peppers you can grow, including bell peppers, chili peppers, banana peppers, and jalapeño peppers. Peppers are perfect for adding a little extra flavor and spice to your favorite dishes this season. They grow well in rich soil with lots of sun and deep watering. You can use a bubbler to ensure that your pepper plants are well-watered. Then, when the plant is ready to harvest, you can use it to make spicy salsas, pizzas, quesadillas, fajitas, wraps, salads, and anything else you can imagine. Here is an extensive article on growing peppers.
You can’t have a summer garden without tomatoes. These little red beauties grow best in well-drained soil with at least six to eight hours of sun a day. Basil, chives, and marigolds are companion plants that help tomatoes thrive, so you may want to consider planting those as well.
Tomatoes are very versatile, as you can roast them, sun-dry them, and put them into sauces, soups, sandwiches, and salads. It’s hard to imagine a meal without tomatoes, so make sure to add these wonderful plants to your summer garden so that you can enjoy them at home.
Now that you know three foods you should grow in your summer garden, you can begin planting these today. Planting your own home garden is a great way to prepare your family for off-grid living or just to enjoy your own home-grown foods.