As temperatures in the Atlanta area surpass record temperatures and fireworks pepper the sky, you are likely not thinking that it’s an appropriate time of the year to dig in your garden.
However, it’s absolutely not too late to plant your favorite summer veggies. Crops like tomatoes, okra and cucumbers love the summer heat, and your garden will produce well into the fall by putting in a first or second planting of your favorite summer crops.
In our neck of the woods, it wouldn’t be unusual to have fresh tomatoes and peppers to whip up a garden salsa at Halloween (or even Thanksgiving).
To start, prepare space in your current garden by harvesting the last of the spring veggies and taking out any plants on their last legs.
Or, if you don’t have a garden, you can easily grow vegetables in containers on the deck or