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SPRING & SUMMER VEGETABLES

Planting a Spring and Summer Vegetable Garden is one of the most gratifying ways to use your yard or garden!  Big Oak Nursery begins carrying a wide variety of Spring & Summer Vegetable starter plants on the First Day Of Spring in late March. However, these plants prefer to be put in the ground closer to Tax Day, April 15th, when the soil is warmer. From the time of planting through September, fruits and vegetables like Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Honeydew, Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn, Beans, Herbs and Tomatillos thrive in the scorching, dry heat. We look forward to helping both novice and experienced gardeners cultivate their Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardens in Elk Grove, California!

Spring & Summer Starter Plants at Big Oak Nursery in Elk Grove, CA

Tomatoes

  • Ace

  • Early Girl

  • Beefmaster

  • Roma

  • Betterboy

  • Celebrity

  • Patio

  • Yellow Pear

  • Cherry sweet 100

  • Green Zebra

  • Delicious

  • Brandywine

  • Assorted Heirlooms, too many to choose from!

Herbs

  • Dill

  • Sage

  • Thyme

  • Oregano

  • Parsley

  • Chives

  • Basil

  • Cilantro

Peppers

  • Jalapeno

  • Habanero

  • Serrano

  • Ancho

  • Sweet Banana

  • Golden Bell

  • Red Bell

  • Green Bell

  • Anaheim

Our Favorites

  • Corn

  • Cucumber
    Squash Yellow Crookneck

  • Zucchini

  • Peas

  • Green Bush Beans

  • Watermelon

  • Honeydew

  • Cantaloupe

  • Tomatillos

When To Harvest Your Spring & Summer Crops

JUNE

  • Artichokes

  • Corn

  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries)

  • Cherries

  • Loquats

  • Melons

  • Nectarines

AUGUST

  • Artichokes

  • Okra

  • Snap peas

  • Squash, summer

  • Sunflower sprouts

  • Tomatoes

  • Berries 

  • Figs

  • Grapefruit

  • Grapes

  • Melons

  • Nectarines, peaches, pears, pluots, plums

JULY

  • Artichokes

  • Avocados

  • Green beans

  • Snap peas

  • Squash, summer

  • Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pluots

  • Berries 

  • Figs

  • Melons

  • Rhubarb

SEPTEMBER

  • Artichokes

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Celery

  • Eggplant

  • Okra

  • Snap peas

  • Squash

  • Tomatoes

  • Apples

  • Grapefruits

  • Nectarines

  • Pears

  • Pomegranates