Summertime Is Grind Time For Your Backyard Garden

Going to the grocery store can be an absolute headache. Spending hours looking for items the employees never seem to know where they’re located, waiting in long lines, and now if you’re a NJ resident—god forbid you forget your reusable bags.


There’s a fun solution to this nuisance—if you’re up for the challenge. A backyard garden! Backyard gardens are great for having fresh produce readily accessible to you. So if your backyard

space permits: Here are some produce to grow in your summer garden.


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Tomatoes

Grapevine tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Brandywine tomatoes, grow them all. Tomatoes are a great addition to your summer garden because of their easy-to-grow aspect. Cherry tomatoes, specifically, are a great beginner tomato to grow----Fresh produce always makes a nice touch to your salad.




Summer Squash


Squash is an underrated vegetable----yet so versatile. There are a multitude of different genres of squash, but the squash most equipped to flourish in the summer's heat is summer squash. They grow into a variation of colors and shades, yellow, green, darker green, light green, you get the idea. Squash is not something everyone includes in their everyday meals---so here are some recipes to inspire your squash usage.



Summer Squash Sauté


Sumer Squash Basil and Pasta

Summer Pizza with Salami, Zucchini, and Tomatoes




Peppers

Peppers are another summer essential produce and are a cultural favorite produce item. Spanish, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese all heavily integrate peppers into their cuisines. Peppers, much like tomatoes, are also fairly easy to grow--so don't fret! Grow these guys in your garden this summer and you'll be eating yummy sautéed peppers every day of the week.




Berries

Summer is prime time for berries! No more spending four dollars for 6 oz. of raspberries that you'll devour in a day or two. If you grow your own, you'll have an endless amount. Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are all great additions to your garden. If you're a beginner, you might want to opt for black berries and raspberries as they are the easiest to grow in your backyard. Make sure you have the space for these guys, as they grow on a bush and need the space to flourish.





Cucumbers

Cucumbers are another member of the gourd family and a summer staple. There is much you can do with cucumbers---even some skincare related. Cucumbers can be turned into pickles, added to your salad, and even turned into noodles. This versatile product will make it worth the growth.




So what are you waiting for? Stop spending copious amounts at the grocery store on produce when you have all the needed advice on what to grow on your own for fresh produce. Grab your soil and shovel and get to gardening!

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