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Warm Season Vegetables

Warm season vegetables need a lot of heat and at least 6- 8 hours of full sun to grow well. The seed needs a soil temperature of 21-32 degrees C just to germinate. Do not start these vegetables seeds outdoors too early or they will rot or not germinate. These plants are most often started indoors and transplanted out. Wait until your soil is warm enough. In the northern hemisphere that is usually not until late May or early June. You want a stretch of a week or so of warm temperatures before planting either seeds or transplants outdoors.

These vegetables also do very well in containers especially if you have a shady garden area.

Here is a list of vegetables for you to grow:

  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatillo
  • Tomato

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