We grow a lot of peppers in the summer because they are really easy to grow and thrive in our hot conditions. They are relatively pest-free and can actually help keep pests off other plants, making them a valuable companion plant.
Luckily, spinach doesn’t attract many pests and those that it does get are fairly easy to manage!
If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own mustard greens with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Soldier bugs as their name implies are great soldiers in your garden that work to destroy your bad bugs eating your plants! prey on grubs, caterpillars, and other soft-bodied insects such as corn borers, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbage worm, and flea beetles.
Beneficial nematodes enter pests through the skin and once they are inside they release bacteria to kill the insect. These nematodes do not harm ladybugs, earthworms, or other beneficial insects and are harmless to plants and humans. Beneficial nematodes help to control countless pests including fire ants, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, corn earworms, cucumber beetles, onion maggots, white grubs, cutworms, and wireworms.
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that is easy to grow in certain areas. It is best grown as a perennial in climate zones 6 and cooler, but can be grown in others as an annual in the cool season in warmer climates. The plant will die back after the first frost, but will come back in early spring. Rhubarb will thrive in a cool climate and can keep giving you a harvest for up to 20 years!
Radishes are a terrific vegetable to grow, especially if you have a time constraint or are impatient to begin to get your food! These fast-growing crops are a great addition to any backyard or container garden.
Turnips are a terrific vegetable to grow, especially if you have a time constraint or are impatient to begin to get your food! These fast-growing crops are a great addition to any backyard garden or container vegetable garden.
Bok Choy (also sometimes called Chinese Cabbage) is a cool weather vegetable that can be grown to harvest in spring and fall. It does not grow into a head and has beautiful large, dark green leaves.
Kohlrabi is not only a super healthy vegetable, but it’s also easy to grow! Its unique look will add beauty to your garden as well.