direct sowing summer veggies?
Where I live, due to being so far north, and the short growing season, you have to start hot weather crops indoors as transplants or you won't get a harvest.
Since the south has a mild climate, is it possible to direct sow outdoors with hot weather crops, and will you still get a harvest?
Or, if you direct-sow hot weather crops outdoors, will you not get a harvest from them in time?
The crops I'm referring to are...
NOTE: Some of the things listed are things that would typically be grown via direct sowing anyway, since they don't transplant well. They're just there for a reference.
beans (edamame which is a green soybean, green beans; asian beans such as yard long)
yellow (a.k.a. summer) squash
melons (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, as well as some
more 'exotic' varieties)
tomatoes (slicers, paste, and cherry)
peppers (sweet and hot; 'hot'....serrano, jalapeno, etc.)
winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc.)
eggplants (thai, globe, and the long Chinese variety)