7 Vine Growers for Summertime Yum

Growing on the vine creates some unique looks for your garden. When growing on the vine, you can have them spread out across the ground, or grow up a trellis or tree. We have some recommendations for your summertime growing. When getting started, Heirloom varieties are our favorite types of varieties to grow. Here are the reasons why:

  1. They have inherently fertile seeds for great production. They will be the same seed as next year.
  2. They are naturally pest-resistant when they are healthy and well cared for.
  3. They are often native so you know they will grow in your location.
  4. They are non-hybrid.
  5. They will pollinate themselves with the help from the bugs. Don’t be alarmed if you see flies when it is hot outside. These will help the plants pollinate.
  6. They are typically more nutrient dense.

When growing VINES, we have some favorites that grow here in Arizona.

  1. Malabar Spinach
  2. Yardlong Beans (Chinese green noodle/red noodle) – these are great to plant to grow up the stone fruit trees to provide more nitrogen for your tree and helps to keep them shaded.
  3. Cow Peas are more bush type that grow great under tropical trees and protect the base of the tree
  4. Armenian Cucumber
  5. Sweet potatoes (Nancy Hall, Hayman and Yellow Jersey are our favorites)
  6. Loofa (photo) are great to eat before they reach about 8 inches and eat like you would a zucchini. Once they start to brown you can’t really eat them.
  7. Tomatoes. Brandywine or Black Krim tend to be more productive in the heat. The yellow pear tomatoes and cherry types also grow very well in the hot summer months.

If you want to learn about different things we like to grow in each of the season you will want to join our Agriscaping Mastery Program to learn all about these helpful tips and so much more to grow your own elegant edible landscape.

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