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An Expert Shares The Best Vegetables To Plant In The Middle Of Summer
Bush Beans
Bush beans mature quickly, providing the first harvest about 50 days after planting seeds. They can continue to yield crops until the cold weather sets in.
As they require no support and have a compact growth habit, reaching a height of about 2 feet, you can fit several bush bean plants into any empty spot in
your garden.
Determinate Tomatoes
These tomatoes take between 55 to 75 days to bear fruit and another 2 to 4 weeks of warmer nights — 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher — for a complete harvest.
They can be grown from cuttings instead of seeds, giving you a head start. Moreover, they are ideal for preserving as you get a large harvest in a relatively short amount of time.
Depending on the type, cucumbers mature in 50 to 70 days. Select a type with a shorter maturity time, closer to 50 days, for the largest harvest before cold weather comes.
Loosen the soil in the area you want to plant your cucumbers, and plant seeds about 12 inches apart for vining cucumber varieties or 3 feet apart for bush types.