Your spring vegetable garden has an array of possibilities that you can plant and keep busy at within your garden during these early sometimes wet months of the year. The weather is cooler than that of the summer months but is considerably warmer than the winter you have just emerged from. Peas are a perfect vegetable to start planting and getting ready, as well as leafy vegetables like lettuce, perennial vegetables such as rhubarb and asparagus and beets, mustard, onions, radishes and spinach. Asparagus for example is one of a few vegetables that you can plant once and then see return year after year without the need for you to plant over and over again. Most people when they think of spring they think of lambs, snowdrops and of course these delicious vegetables which taste completely different when hand picked from your garden rather than bought from the store.
The summer vegetable garden is where the fun really starts! This is when the possibilities are really opened up for you. Now if you live somewhere where the heat really turns up during the summer months then there is no need to despair as there are still vegetables that you can grow that can withstand the hottest weather and grow in abundance; Okra for example as well as black eyed, purple hull peas and butter beans! You may find that during the summer months you may have problems with various insects that attack your garden so make sure you take precautions to combat these pests before you end up with a mass infestation that can devastate your vegetables making them a failed crop. Try not to use pesticides as this will taint the taste, try keeping things organic for the fullest flavors. Other summer vegetables that can be grown in more reasonable summer climates include; Tomatoes, peppers, beans and courgettes as well as cucumbers. Always remember to water your plants regularly as well as weed them. The summer vegetable garden should always be harvested every two to three days to make sure you get all of the ripe fruits of your labor as they become mature enough to eat!