Parsnips are an extremely tasty addition to your garden! They have been known to be tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. It is important to use fresh seeds for parsnips to ensure germination success. How to Grow: Parsnips can be planted outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and again approximately 12 weeks before your first fall frost. Parsnips can be continued to plant over the summer,
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Hops are a perennial bine that is grown for its flowers that is used commonly in home beer brewing. It is important to have both a male and a female plant as the male pollinates the flowers on the female bine. How to Grow: Hops rhizomes can be planted as soon as the last spring frost has occurred. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Sunflowers are a fun addition into your garden and add a lot of color. The kids always love to grow these and are amazed at how tall they can get (especially the mammoth varieties)! They are a great attractor for birds, bees, and butterflies.
Rau Ram (Vietnamese Cilantro): How to Grow and When to Plant this Hot Weather Cilantro Alternative in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!
Cilantro is one of our favorite herbs to use in cooking, but our growing season here in Oklahoma makes it difficult to grow because of how hot it gets. Rau ram (Vietnamese Cilantro/Coriander) is a great alternative to cilantro that flourishes in heat and can handle as much sun as you give it. It has a bit more of a kick than traditional cilantro, but we are usually using it in Mexican dishes so we enjoy this extra kick! It is not recommended to start rau ram by seed, but can usually be planted by cuttings from an existing plant or by transplant.
Tomatillos are also called a husk tomato or green tomato due to their appearance. They have a dry, green cover outside of the fruit. These plants grow very similarly to its relative the tomato. If planting tomatillos, make sure to plant at least 2 plants so they can pollinate each other.
Okra is one of the best plants to grow in the summer. It’s a consistent and reliable producer with few issues. It’s one of the few plants that thrives in the extreme Oklahoma heat!
Nasturtiums are not only a beautiful addition to your garden, but are a terrific companion plant for your vegetables. These flowers help to attract beneficial insects and repel bad ones like the cucumber beetle and white fly.
Marigolds not only add a beautiful splash of color in the garden, but make a great companion plant for many vegetables.
Eggplant is certainly one of the best looking vegetables we’ve grown. It really likes the heat and doesn’t tolerate cold well, so it’s better to transplant after all threat of frost has passed than starting from seed.
Turmeric is a unique and beautiful addition to your garden! This is a great plant to grow in a container in most areas as you will most likely have to bring it in for the winter if you live in zones 7 or below. You can plant in the ground if you are in zones 8 or above. Turmeric is commonly grown for its amazing health benefits!