Herbs. Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Melons. Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow. Great for hot, long summers. 
Peppers. Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors. Start seeds indoors for best results. Both hot and sweet peppers may enhance weight-loss efforts. Research has shown that capsaicin, the substance that gives hot red peppers (or chilies) their kick, and boosts our metabolism, keeps immature fat cells from developing into full-fledged ones. And a study presented in April found that a compound in some sweet peppers, which resembles capsaicin, provides similar positive metabolic effects, minus the burning mouth and lips.
Summer Squash. Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August. Squash is one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables available throughout the world, and it also packs a serious punch in terms of healthy, medicinal benefits. Different varieties of squash have the ability to improve the quality of your sight, boost skin health, strengthen the immune system, prevent cancer, manage symptoms of diabetes, build strong bones, protect heart health, reduce symptoms of insomnia, prevent inflammatory conditions, treat arthritis, eliminate ulcers, eliminate parasites and infections, increase prostate health, protects against birth defects, 
boosts respiratory health, and reduces blood pressure. The 
impressive health benefits of squash are derived from the organic compounds, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that they contain. This list includes a huge amount of vitamin A, as well as significant amounts of vitamins C, E, B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash contain magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, calcium, and iron. They are also a very good source of carotenoids and other important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Tomatoes. Contain a high level of lycopene, which is a substance that is used in some of the more pricy facial cleansers that are available for purchase over the counter. If you want to try tomatoes for skin care, you need to start with about eight to twelve tomatoes. 
Until tomorrow: Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. 

Dorothy Prats

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