The last seedlings growing inside are the warm season crops. Those that need 60° soil temps, hot days, and warm nights to be happy. We’re almost there, but not quite.
Vegetable plants are divided into cool season and warm season crops depending on what temperatures they thrive in. Lettuce, kale, brussel sprouts, and peas are cool season crops. They grow all year round in temperate places like Seattle, and in the cool springs and falls here in Iowa. Warm season crops include tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basil, and all the squash and melons. The hot summers of Iowa are ideal for warm season crops and we’re crazy excited to finally experience success with basil and be able to grow tomatoes.
So we planted lots of 1. basil 2. hot peppers 3. eggplants 4. tomatoes 5. cucumbers