Hey, all you northern folks! It’s not too late to start a garden this summer! Heck, all us early gardeners got bitten by a hard frost the last week in May, so you’re actually ahead of the game.
First, be sure you’ve got the basics covered: sun, soil, and water. Then the fun part: planting!
You can plant any summer crops right now and still expect a good harvest. You might try:
- Squash – summer types like zucchini or yellow crookneck, winter types like acorn or butternut, cucumbers, melons, etc.
- Sweet potatoes
The following are usually “cool weather” crops but should do fine unless there’s a big heat wave soon:
- Kale and broccoli (start from plants, not seeds, at this point)
The only things I wouldn’t bother with at this point are lettuce and spinach – it’ll probably get too hot for them before they’re big enough to eat. Though if you can find some seedlings cheap, give it a whirl in a shady location. If the summer gets off to a cool start, they might do quite well!