In this article, you are going to find out the summer vegetables in India that can be grown at home easily.
Summer season is harsh in India when the temperature clocks an average of 40° Celsius.
Are there any vegetables we can grow at home with sunlight almost piercing through our body?
There are many vegetables that loves sunlight and can flourish even in this harsh condition.
And today we are going to look at all the vegetables you can grow in summer in India at home.
But before that lets just look at a few summer gardening tips:
Although these vegetables love sunlight but not to such an extent so make sure to have a good quality green net that allows only 50% of light to come through.
More water is required compared to any other time of the year.
Just like us, plants also need more water because most of the water is evaporated in such hot conditions.
Things You Will Need:
- Potting Soil With Fertilizer
- Grow Bags (30 Cm ideal for growing any type of vegetable)
- Watering Can
- Basic Gardening Tools (gloves, scissors and weed puller)
Now let’s see what vegetables you can grow:
Top 10 Summer Vegetables In India – Beat The Heat
Coriander is enjoyed as a food dressing all over India which enhances the taste of salad or curries, they are sprinkled over, can be grown easily in summers at home in any container (pots or grow bags).
They don’t require much space and are ready for harvesting in quite a short period of time.
You won’t have to ask the shopkeeper to give you free dhania as we Indians tend to do very commonly.
Summers are here and who doesn’t like these water-filled vegetables.
Cucumbers are ideal vegetables to grow in summer and require a bit of support (wooden stick, or rope going over roof) to let its vines grow and flourish.
You will certainly love these home-grown cucumbers as a salad in summer.
Potatoes are a no brainer as they tend to grow by itself.
You might have noticed at times that potatoes start to get green colored eyes (start to sprout) when kept for a long time in our kitchen shelves.
So, all you have to do to grow potatoes in summer is to dig a deep hole or use a big grow bag if growing it in container and keep it there.
Although it’s a long process but it is worth waiting for.
Brinjal or Eggplant finds a special place in Indian Kitchens. Be it Baingan ka bharta for northerners or Sambhar in South or Litti choka for Bihari’s brinjal is a special vegetable.
This vegetable loves warm weather and is good fit for growing in summers.
Okra/ Bhindi/ Lady Finger
Bhindi also loves hot weather & full sun which makes them one of the best vegetables to grow in summers.
Although once the plant starts to produce Bhindi make sure to pluck them before they mature enough.
Because if left for a long time over plants, it will stop producing more.
Bottle gourd/ Lauki
Bottle gourd is an extremely alkali vegetable that helps you control your acidic level and keeps you healthy.
Having them in your garden is a great benefit.
These creepers love hot weather and can be grown easily in summers.
But make sure to have ample space for its vines to grow.
Another great vegetable that can be grown in summers in India is Pumpkin.
It is a creeper plant, that means it grows along the ground.
All other creeper plant is usually given support to grow upwards but you cannot do that with pumpkins as they grow really big and heavy.
Apple Gourd (Tinda)
Yet another healthy vegetable which loves sunlight and thus can be grown in summers in India is Tinda.
Tinda curry is savored all over India and they are pretty easy to grow and care for.
Apple gourd is basic in nature and keeps our body cool during the hot weather.
Tomato is one vegetable you will find in every garden. (I know they are considered as fruits but it mostly depends on the purpose you are using it for).
Apart from used as a food they also add to the beauty of garden with those red hanging balls.
You can grow them easily in summers but they require extra care while watering.
If you overwater or underwater tomato plants, they tend to develop rotten bottoms which is quite common so make sure they are neither over watered or under watered for healthy yield.
Chilies are also a good fit for growing in summers and seeing its diverse use in India (be it eating it raw, using it in curry or making pickle out of it) they certainly need to be in your list of summer vegetables to grow.
Chilly is one plant that is always hungry for sunlight which makes it the best fit for growing during summer times.
A Few Words For You
I hope this article has provided you with the information you were looking for.
If in any case, you were looking for anything else do let me know through the comment section.
Growing these summer vegetables at home is surely going to be rewarding as the taste difference and sense of achievement you get from this is out of the world.
Do share your experience with us all.