Great Late Summer Crops You Can Bring To Farm Market
The weather is currently too hot for fall crops, and it’s also just too early to plant them now.
Summer crops can be a challenge to grow, but there are a few that you should consider
adding to your garden. We have some suggestions that may attract more customers during
the summer months.
Most fall vegetables, such as tomatoes and cucumbers, don’t love the sun. Instead, we
recommend microgreens as they do well in the heat and are very versatile. You may want to add some sunflower shoots, radish greens, or some buckwheat.
Broccoli is indeed a fall crop, but there is an increasing number of varieties that withstand
the heat well and can be grown through the late summer. Additionally, squash can be
grown throughout the entire year. You can offer different varieties of squash by adding
pattypan squash or even harvesting the squash blossoms - they’re delicious.
Purslane, a leafy vegetable, loves the heat. It is very easy to grow, looks very attractive in
bunches and is often used to complement seafood.
If you plan to put lettuce on your table, make sure to keep it watered. Also, we recommend
considering beet greens as a salad base because they do well under summer conditions. You
could also try various baby greens such as arugula, mizuna, or kale.
Our last tip is to keep in mind that pest presence is greater in the late summer, so make sure
to prepare for that.
Thanks for reading!
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