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.
Tomatoes come with a lot of pest management. Beware of the tomato hornworm. He is a feisty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!
Peas can be attacked by a variety of pests, but they are easy to manage organically!
Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for lettuce and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for carrots and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
Tomatoes are fun to grow and even more fun to eat! The wide usage of tomatoes makes this one of our favorite things to grow in the garden. Bush tomatoes (or determinate tomatoes) only grow to 3 or 4 feet tall, but they bush out and require caging. Beware of the tomato hornworm, though. He is a feisty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!
With all of the colors, shapes, and flavors of lettuce available, you can have a different salad every day of the week! Lettuce is adaptable to many different growing conditions but likes to stay in a cool 60 to 65 degrees. It will happily grow in the spring and fall, but you should plan to grow them in the shade during the hotter months to slow bolting.
You won’t be able to truly appreciate peas until you’ve had fresh Sugar Snap peas from the vine. These peas are extremely prolific and typically give us more than we can handle in a season. Because of the versatility of peas in cooking, everyone should be able to find a way to enjoy this vegetable!