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direct sowing summer veggies?

Posted by kawaiineko_gardener 5a (jesusbeloved29@yahoo.com) on
Mon, Nov 14, 11 at 15:11

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.

corn
okra

beans (edamame which is a green soybean, green beans; asian beans such as yard long)

zucchini
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.)

cukes
winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc.)
eggplants (thai, globe, and the long Chinese variety)


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RE: direct sowing summer veggies?

Yes to all but the tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers because they take a long time to grow from seed and we usually can't/shouldn't grow them in the hottest part of summer.


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