The Best New Vegetables to Grow This Summer 

New crops in your garden can be fun and gratifying. These six summer vegetables are ideal:  

This cabbage-family veggie tastes mild and sweet like turnips. Eat it fresh in salads or cooked in soups, stir-fries, or roasts. Kohlrabi matures quickly, making it ideal for summer planting.  

1. Kohlrabi

Cubamelon, also known as "Mexican Sour Gherkin" or "Mouse Melon," are grape-sized watermelons that taste like cucumbers with a tinge of citrus. They're easy to cultivate and generate lots, making them ideal for snacking or pickling.  

2. Cucamelon 

A vining plant called luffa produces long, cylindrical sponge gourds or loofah. Ulfa fruits are soft and wonderful in stir-fries, soups, and curries when collected young. They thrive in warm weather, making summer cultivation perfect.  

3. Luffa 

The heat-loving vine Malabar spinach has thick, succulent leaves with a mild spinach flavor. It thrives in heat and humidity, making it a great spinach substitute in hot areas. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like spinach.  

4. Malabar Spinach

Celery root, or celeriac, is a knobby root vegetable with a slight celery flavor and a creamy texture. It's great roasted, mashed, or in soups and stews. Due to its long growing season, celeriac is ideal for summer planting.  

5. Celeriac 

Our heritage beans have soft, sweet flavor and beautiful purple streaks on their yellow pods. Fresh or lightly sautéed dragon tongue beans are finest when gathered young and delicate. Summer heat makes them easy to grow and prolific producers.  

6. Dragon Tongue Beans 

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