What to Plant in Summer
The most vigorous growth of plants will be in the summer when the sun is up and out the longest. During winter, the sun is neither as high in the sky, nor in the sky for as long as it is in the summer, however, plants are a bit harder to maintain in the summer as the days are longer, they absorb more sun and require more nutrients to stay healthy and grow.
Landscape gardeners may have to add an extra step into their routine by diluting an organic fertilizer to promote growth.
Plants to grow:
- Cucumbers – cucumbers require rich soil with access to a lot of sun and regular watering schedules all the way through the summer months so landscape gardeners need to be on top of their schedules for the maximum growth.
- Tomatoes – tomatoes have a long time frame in terms of growing. They require a large amount of heat and sun, adding up to around 6-8 hours per day for maximum and healthy growth so landscape gardeners need to ensure tomato plants are planted in a placement in direct sunlight for the required hours.
- Peppers – peppers are similar to tomatoes in terms of maintenance and requirements, so they are good side-by-side companions. They require consistent watering schedules, rich soil and access to constant sunlight throughout the daytime, meaning landscape gardeners need to be precise on where they place the pepper plant.
- Beans – beans come in a lot of different variations such as pole beans, runner beans and bush beans. Landscape gardeners need to be aware of the maintenance of beans. Their planting location needs to be rotated in the garden in order to receive the benefits of their nitrogen fixing abilities in soil.
- Eggplant – this plant is a warm weather plant which thrives in high temperatures and requires well drained soil. Landscape gardeners need to remember that eggplants shouldn’t be planted until 3 weeks after the last winter. Even though they require heat, they also need to have moist and cool soil throughout the growing season.