As the days warm up it is time to start thinking about getting warm season crops. Warm season crops, or traditional summer crops, are crops whose fruits rather than roots or leaves are the edible part. These plants require warm soil and daytime temperatures to thrive and develop fruits. Cole crops, on the other hand, tend to have edible roots and leaves and need cold temperatures for proper germination and growth.

Warm season crops can handle cool night temperatures but can be harmed by frosts. We recommend waiting until after the last spring frost to plant these veggies. If you plant them sooner be sure to give them protection from any unexpected frosts.

Here at Hook’s we offer a variety of warm season crops including varieties of beans, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs (annual), melons, muskmelon, okra, peppers, pumpkin, summer squash, sweet potato, tomato, tomatillo, watermelon, winter squash, and zucchini.