The first question to answer is a super fun one: what do you want to grow?
To answer that, you should take inventory of the food you and your family like and even a few you want to try! Popular summer garden plant varieties include: tomatoes, peppers, jalapeño peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, peas, eggplant, basil, cilantro, parsley, leafy salad greens, and summer thyme. Another item to consider is what type of native plants can you add to your garden. Adding a few native plant species to your garden will help birds, insects, and pollinators.
Once you have your list compiled, it’s time to get your supplies together.