Georgia has a very favorable climate for garden vegetables, especially in the warmer months of the year. Finding the best vegetables to plant and following through, is a wonderful way to intermix edibles into your backyard.. And picking the best vegetable garden plants is dependent upon the time of year in Georgia, as some plants do better in colder months while others thrive in the more humid summers.
The following vegetables love the type of weather we will see in the upcoming months:
– Cucumbers (Bush Pickle, Calypso, County Fair)
– Eggplant (Black Beauty, Classic, Dusky, Ghost Busters)
– Southern peas ( Blackeyed, Pinkeyed, Cream pea)
– Okra (Annie Oakley II, Burgundy, Cajun Delight)
– Bell Pepper (Big Bertha, Colossal, Karma)
– Peppers (Jalapeno, Habanero, Sweet Banana)
– Sweet Potatoes (Centennial, Georgia red, Red Jewel)
– Squash (yellow or green)
If you are planning to grow vegetables this spring or summer it is best to start as soon as possible. Due to Georgia’s humid weather we are prone to a variety of insects that love to feed on young garden vegetables. You can put your plants into the soil prior to the biological life cycles of pests like aphids, cutworms, and beetles then you are more likely to experience less problems with pests which means no chemicals and healthier vegetables!
Now that you’re done picking the best vegetables garden plants – Get out there!
Once you have your plants ready to go make sure to provide targeted water to your plants to reduce water loss. The best practices would be to use a drip hose and watering your plants very early in the morning or once the sun is setting. You can find drip hoses at local hardware stores or nurseries.
Happy vegetable gardening!