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6 Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Summer

Growing vegetables from seeds is an economical approach to starting up your vegetable garden and putting food on your table. To encourage the beginner to vegetable gardening, we have put together a short list of vegetables that are easy to grow from seeds in Summer.

Here are our pick of 6 vegetable seeds to plant in summer.

1. Zucchini or Squash

Plant zucchini or squash seeds when the temperature of the soil outdoors is at least 55 °F (13 °C). Plant zucchini seeds about an inch or 2.5 cm below the soil surface and around 3 to 4 inches apart. Thin them as they grow. Zucchini plants love full sun.

Buy It Now: The Black Beauty Squash is one of the most popular varieties on the market as it produces a dark green, glossy fruit, which is long, straight & slender with excellent flavor.

2. Lettuce

You may grow lettuce in both spring and summer. Plant lettuce seeds about an inch or 2.5 cm below the soil surface. Keep the soil moist but not over-watered. It is also a good idea to plant chives and garlic between your lettuce rows as they can provide protection against aphids.

Buy It Now: Lettuce Summer Bibb is a compact butterhead-type lettuce. It produces good yields of medium size greens with maturity period of 55 days.

3. Tomato

Tomatoes love plenty of regular sun, heat, food and water to produce sweet, juicy fruits. They don’t mind being transplanted, so it’s ok to scatter seeds in the vegetable garden bed and cover them lightly with soil. Space tomato seeds apart when they are big enough and stake them.

Buy It Now: Tomato, Ace55 is one of the most popular varieties chose by vegetable gardeners looking for a tomato with low-acidity. It is also known to be tolerant to diseases such as Verticillium and Fusarium.

4. Carrot

Carrots prefer loose well-worked soil as they are root vegetables. Ensure that there are no rocks or other obstructions that might prevent them from growing well. Sow the seeds about ¼ of an inch deep, an inch or two apart. Keep the seeds moist. To prevent the carrots tasting too woody, keep them well-watered throughout growing season.

Buy It Now: Danvers carrot outperforms all other carrots in heavier soils. They grow to 7 long and 2″ thick with thickly tapered ends. They are tender and very sweet. Just keep them consistently watered and they’ll be happy.

5. Turnip

Turnips can be sown throughout the summer. The smaller turnips can be grown in early summer for salads while main crop turnips can be grown later and harvested all the way up to winter.

Buy It Now: Turnip, Golden Globe provides beautiful and delicious turnips with white/golden color and amazing flavor. 

6. Bok Choy (Pac Choi) or Chinese Cabbage

Bok Choy (Pac Choi) or Chinese Cabbage likes to be planted in well-worked, well-drained but moisture retentive soil rich in organic matter. Plant it in rows 2.5 feet apart, with 12 to 16 inches between plants. 

Buy It Now: Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy (White Stem) is a very popular Chinese non-heading Cabbage variety which is tender, crisp and mild.

To ensure your success in planting these vegetable seeds, our list of 10 mistakes to avoid for successful seed sowing may be useful.

What Other Vegetable Seeds Should I Grow in Summer?

Here are some of our suggestions of seed packs which you could try growing.

Buy It Now: Spring/Summer Seed consists of 100% non-genetically modified seeds and everything you need to grow them. Over 20 popular varieties are included eg. basil, chives, cucumber, eggplant, melon, peas, bell peppers, lettuce, spinach, squash, watermelon and tomatoes.
Buy It Now: The All-In-One Root Crop Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 popular varieties including beet, carrot, radish, rutabaga, turnip and parsnip.

Suggested Product:

Buy It Now: The Urban Leaf Mini Fruit & Vegetable Garden Kit comes with absoultely everything you need to get growing immediately. The kit comes with strawberry, tomato and bell pepper seeds.