This question comes up every single year:
Q. It’s June, did I miss my opportunity to plant for spring?
A. Well, it kinda depends. It depends on where you live, what you wanted to grow, and how quick the plant takes to actually grow. Next time, you might want to do some more prep work, but for the time-being there are actually a handful of things you can plant right now!
You may have already missed the boat for growing veggies like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants but there’s still a lot of late-summer producers that you can still plant.
You should try growing some of these right now:
- Basil (buy Basil seeds – and – check out this Watermelon Basil recipe)
- Beans (buy seeds to grow your own beans)
- Beets (beet seeds)
- Carrots (non/hybrid/heirloom carrot seeds)
- Chard (favorite is the rainbow swiss chard mix)
- Lettuce/Salad/Mesclun Mixes (seeds to grow all your leafy greens)
- Mustard Greens (easy to grow from seed)
- Oregano (oregano seeds)
- Pumpkins (try growing this 1,000+ lb. pumpkin)
- Squash (squash seeds are one of the easiest to grow)
One of the most important things you can do is buy good seeds for your garden. Make sure to buy only Non-Genetically Modified (NON-GMO) seeds. Don’t support companies that support genetically engineering our food supply. 3 sources to buy your vegetable seeds.
The good thing is that most all those varieties listed above don’t take forever to grow and they’ll do well in partial sun. So even if it gets really hot in the next couple months you can still plant them in an area that doesn’t get the most amount of sun but still get a healthy harvest of herbs and veggies.
Here are some more links to get you started on the right track:
- 7 Location ideas for your urban garden.
- How to make a self-watering container.
- How many plants per container (chart).
- How to Make a Hanging Herb Garden Using Recycled Soda Bottles
- 3 Sources to Buy NON-GMO Vegetable Seeds.
Just plant something! Growing your own food is all about the experience and learning each time you do it.