Best Vine Crops to Grow This Summer

Now is the time to start thinking seriously about what fruits and veggies to grow in your garden. While there are countless fruits such as grapes and berries that you can plant this season, it generally takes a few years before you see any real harvest from those plants. If you are looking for vine plants that can be planted and harvested in the same year, here are a few to consider:

  • Watermelon: What is summer without sweet and juicy watermelon? Depending on your preferences, you can grow small fruit, perfect for a single person, or a variety that reaches in excess of 50 pounds. You can grow common or heirloom varieties in an array of flesh colors.
  • Zucchini: Zucchini is not only easy to grow, it is also prolific. More than that, if you purchase zucchini in the supermarket you are likely to find a small green vegetable about the size of a cucumber. If you grow zucchini in your garden, you are likely to end up with a large green vegetable the size of your arm.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes are another favorite among gardeners. They are typically fruitful and come in an assortment of sizes and colors ' from cherry tomatoes to Beefsteak and from yellow to red to purple. Also, depending on the variety, you will likely find yourself harvesting tomatoes right up until frost arrives.
  • Pumpkins: Pumpkin is a type of squash and any type of squash is good for a wide variety of recipes ' whether you're growing pumpkins, winter squash or spaghetti squash. Pumpkins can be made into pies and the seeds can be roasted. Most of all, what better way to close out harvest time than with a big fat jack-o'-lantern?

Certainly, when planting your garden, you want something that appeals to the senses - appearance, smell and taste. On the practical side you want something that grows well and is plentiful. These vine plants have it all.