Heat Tolerant Veggies & More Posted on 12 Jul 07:55 , 0 comments

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

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July 11, 2017
Dear Mary,

We're definitely feeling the HEAT here.  How are the temps in your area? 
We sent this out a few months ago but since it's HOT, we've had a bunch of requests for more info. 

Recently, we shared a few additional planting tips and our JULY Seed Planting Guide.  It was very popular and we are happy to answer any additional questions you might have for us.

Before we share our Heat Tolerant varieties, we have an important reminder.  
We have quite a few HEIRLOOM BEAN varieties on sale thru July 15th
As well as several Organic Soil Amendments
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.

Many BEAN varieties can withstand extreme conditions. Pole beans, in particular, climb with success in harsh temperatures with little moisture

 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. 


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 and 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.  

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Happy Planting,


Mary's Heirloom Seeds, 1850 Monroe Street, Hollywood, FL 33020