Summer is near upon us all, and that means getting to enjoy the great outdoor weather. One of the most popular summer activities that people can take up as another way to enjoy the summertime weather is gardening. Planting your own garden is a wonderful way to enjoy the warmer temperatures and exercise without the worry about falling prey to heat exhaustion that other strenuous activities may put you at risk of. No matter if you are a beginner growing plants in the summer, you do not have a lot of gardening experience, or consider yourself a "green thumb", you'll want to read on see just what kinds of garden plants and summer vegetables will be the best for you garden. You'll also get tips on what to consider when choosing your summer garden location, the importance of the highest quality soil for both plants and vegetables.
To get the most out of your garden activities in the summer, you must take care to choose the proper plants and vegetables to grow, because there are certain plants and vegetables that will survive and thrive better in hotter temperatures than others. If you'd like to grow some tasty treats for a summer salad, filling your garden with herbs like basil, thyme, oregano, and chives will thrive during the summer. Annual summer garden vegetarian favorites include most varieties of tomatoes, squash, and hot peppers. Legumes that take well to the summer sun include green beans, green peas, chickpeas and the Dumond family of okra. If you're after something sweet to eat, also long as you make sure to give them plenty of water, you can grow as many raspberries, strawberries and blackberries as your garden and your appetite can hold.
Of course, not all gardens are about food. Luckily, there are lots of gorgeous plants and flowers that love the summertime as much as you do. Some of the most popular summer garden plants include flowers such as begonias, perennials, and the delicate angelonia.
To make sure your summer garden is a success, you'll want to consider the location of your garden very carefully. The most important part of a successful summertime garden location is making sure your plants and vegetables are planed on flat ground in order for the topsoil to be able to hold as much water as evenly as possible. You will also need to figure out how much direct sunlight your garden will need to have. For example, plants or vegetables that are recommended to get lots of indirect sunlight will need to be planed in your garden somewhere that will be in the shade at least part during the day.
The most important ingredient to a successful garden in the summer is making sure that all of your summer plants are planted in the proper type of soil. The three parts that make up garden soil are sand, clay, and silt. You want to be certain that the clay, silt and sand are in present in the proper ratio so that it will retain water in the soil instead of repelling moisture or causing the water to drain all the way through. And finally remember that just like you, your summer garden will need to get plenty of water all summer long.