WASHINGTON — Bins of asparagus and delicate greens at the farmers market are beginning to thin out. Now that it’s nearly June, it’s time for summer vegetables.
Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, shares some of her favorite things to plant, plus tips for maintaining a healthy summer garden.
The “cool veg” season is winding down and the soil is finally warm enough to start summer vegetables — we’re talking tomatoes, squash, melon, cucumbers and more.
“This is a great time to make a little mound, stick a couple of seeds in the middle of that little mound and watch them go and give them space,” said Washington Gardener’s Kathy Jentz, who added that a 3-foot circumference for each cucumber or squash vine allows for the perfect amount of growing room.
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