Some Open Pollinated / Heirloom Garden Vegetables Like It Hot

Posted by in Gardening on January 19, 2016 0 comments
Open Pollinated / Heirloom garden vegetables vary so much in their preferred growing temperatures, planting the heirloom vegetable garden isn’t a one day job. Be prepared to spend several days over the course early spring to early summer planting heirloom vegetable seeds and plants. You’ll plant cool weather crops a few weeks before the last spring frost. Set out warm weather vegetable crops just after the last spring frost. Hot weather vegetable crops cannot tolerate frost or cold soil. Unless you can protect them with a portable cold frame or row covers, plant them at least three weeks after the last spring frost. In warm climates, plant cool weather vegetable crops again in early fall so that they grow during the fall and winter. Here is a guide to the temperature preferences of 30 common heirloom garden vegetables;

Cool
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Garden peas
Lettuce
Onions
Radishes
Spinach
Turnips
Warm
Cantaloupes
Carrots
Chard
Corn
Cucumbers
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Snap Beans
Squash
Tomatoes
Hot
Cantaloupe
Eggplant
Field peas
Lima beans
Melons
Okra
Peanuts
Shell Beans
Sweet Potatoes
Watermelons