Are you looking for the best zone 10 plants to grow in your spring garden? Gardening zones truly do determine what you can and can’t plant! Read this before planting your spring vegetable garden!
Spring Planting Guide!
Ok, so what can we grow in the spring on the surface of the sun?!
Sweet potatoes are something that I am extremely thankful that I can grow in the summer here!
Although they’re soft and creamy enough to be put in pies and called dessert, sweet potatoes are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable.
“Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids,” said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores. Plus, they’re fat-free, relatively low in sodium and have fewer calories than white potatoes — although they do have more sugar.
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Vitamin A is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight.
Okra grows beautifully in zone 10 in the summer! As more gardeners discover that they really like okra, the range of this warm-natured hibiscus cousin is steadily edging northward. Growing okra requires warm weather, but by using seedlings, you can shave 3 weeks or more from its usual long season. As long as okra seedlings are handled gently, as if they were breakable eggs, they can be slipped into the garden – or into large containers – just as the hot season begins.
Black Eyed Peas
Another southern favorite is black eyed peas! And they grow great here during the summer. Black-eyed peas are associated with the U.S. South.
Black-eyed peas are best for gardeners (or farmers) with plenty of space: It’s recommended that four to six seeds are planted in each hole at spaces of 1 foot.
In addition to producing healthful legumes, the black-eyed pea plant is also friendly to bees and a plentiful source of honey.
A tell-tale sign that the legumes are ready for harvesting: The seeds will appear swollen. Shell and cook peas quickly after harvesting for the freshest possible beans—or dry them and save them for next New Year’s.
There is nothing like the taste of a freshly picked tomato, warm from the sunshine. In the smallest of gardens or even an apartment with a window-box, it is worth growing at least one tomato plant for the pleasure it will give you. They will grow in pots, troughs or even hanging baskets. Tomatoes need feeding. In a garden bed, compost and mulching will produce a crop from one or two plants. In containers, use some suitable long term fertilizer pellets or feed regularly when you water. Feeding also improves the flavour of the fruit.
This is another one that you not supposed to plant a full garden of. But you should be able to plant some. It really depends on how brutal the summer is. But, overall, collard greens should do pretty well. Source.
Leafy, green vegetable – heat tolerant so a good substitute for kale and cabbage in tropical areas. Also recommended for health reasons.
For best flavor and texture, leaves should be picked before they reach their maximum size. Source2.
What do you plant in your garden in zone 10? Do you plant any of these veggies? It doesn’t seem like a lot but after all, this is the time of year that we also get to focus on fruits in zone 10 as well!