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Heat Tolerant Veggies & More

Heat Tolerant Veggies & More

Mary Smith |

We're constantly adding to our gardens. Last week we planted Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard, Rainbow chard, German Giant radish, Garlic Chives, Dark Purple Opal basil and Mammoth Black Sunflower SEEDS.  If it's HOT in your region, here are a few suggestions for Heat Tolerant Veggies

**UPDATED May 27, 2018**

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It's still cool in our area but we know it will be HOT pretty soon.
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We might not be available this weekend as it is Memorial Day but we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you
PEPPERS love Heat!

AMARANTH thrives on heat!
Some varieties of Amaranth can be
traced back to the 1700s

Tomatoes grow well in the heat but require plenty of moisture.   
The Floradade tomatoes ability to with stand 90-100F temperatures and still produce heavy crops is legendary.  

Many BEAN varieties can withstand extreme conditions. Pole beans, in particular, climb with success in harsh temperatures with little moisture
Pumpkins are a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout much of the United States. They require a fairly long period (3 - 4 months) of hot weather and can not tolerate any frost

 Seminole Pumpkin

 which is an heirloom variety that can still be found growing wild in warm, humid environments, will stand up to sweltering summer heat.  
Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa acutangula), also known as loofah, vegetable sponge or dishcloth gourds, are grown mainly for their useful fibrous tissue skeleton. Young fruits can be eaten as squash, used in stews or even used in place of cucumbers.

 CORN grows plentiful in the heat!
Blue Corn are our favorites 

OKRA grows very well in the heat and can produce quite well in the summer.

is a vining
variety that does well in heat.

Malabar spinach is fast growing and tolerates high rainfall. This is a fast growing vine plant and produces best when trellised. Stem tips (6-8 inches) are harvested 55-70 days after seeding. Repeated harvests of new growth stems can be made through out the season.
German Giant and Early Scarlet are both heat tolerant

Beets are a great addition to your garden even if you're not particularly fond of their taste.  The Greens, often called root tops, are delicious!  You'll find beet greens in quite a few salad mixes.
We've grown both Detroit Dark Red and Chioggio thru the summers here and they've survived the heat 
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Happy Planting,


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