Vegetables That Can be Planted in Late Spring

Maybe you had a busy spring and are just getting around to planting your garden now or maybe you made a new garden bed and are wondering if it is too late to plant. Don't let these things stop you from planting! There are still many herbs and vegetables that will mature in time for you to have a plentiful harvest. Many vegetables have 60 days to maturity or less and can be planted up until the end of June while still allowing enough time for growth and harvest. Carefully check your seed package to be sure the variety you chose has expected days to maturity that falls prior to your first expected fall frost.

A benefit of planting later in spring is warmer soil temperatures. This gives most seeds shorter germination time as well as rapid plant growth!

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Vegetables with 60 days or less to maturity that can be planted in late spring or early summer include:

  • beans

  • beets

  • bunching onions

  • carrots (such as the "little finger" variety)

  • lettuce

  • snap peas

  • radishes

  • summer squash

  • spinach

  • Swiss chard

  • zucchini

  • basil

  • cilantro

Perennial plants such as asparagus, chives, mint, raspberries, rhubarb, and strawberries can be purchased as established plants at a greenhouse and planted anytime during spring or summer to give you a harvest this growing season as well as years to come!

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