Planting Summer Vegetables

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Many of us think of gardening as growing fruits and vegetables. With that in mind, summer crops like cucumber, summer squash, tomato, pepper, and so many more that love to grow in the heat of the summer are best planted after the soil has warmed up sufficiently to keep their roots warm. Since moving to North Carolina, I’ve often heard it said that Good Friday is a great time to plant many of these summer vegetables. I have also said myself many times when talking about vegetable gardening that April 15 is a good day to shoot for when planting these crops. With the warm winter we have experienced either of these two dates would be good to consider as a start date for summer vegetables.

If you aren’t sure what seeds to plant, you may consider stopping by the Down East Branch of the Carteret County Library System. They have started a seed library and would love for more people in the community to stop by and take advantage of this service. Also, if you have seeds from heirloom plants that you would like to share, they will gladly take those to add to their collection and share with others.