Here are some summertime options for those of you looking for vegetables to grow in blazing temperatures. Make sure to water and mulch with all of these plants. They are more resistant to drought and heat, but will still require some protection from dehydration.
These also love full sun. Peppers were grown originally in Central and South America, Mexico, and West Indies. They were born for the heat! Also, peppers have no frost tolerance and heat helps to speed up their seedling’s germination process.
Being a tropical vegetable, cucumbers thrive in hot weather as long as they get at least an inch of water per week. Warm, organic soil will make them taste their best. It is recommended to give them some filtered afternoon shade if temperatures are constantly above 90 degrees F.
This popular crop loves the warmth. They need at least 8 hours of sun a day to give them the perfect flavor. Another thing that makes them great for how weather is that you can use their tall form as shade for your less heat tolerant plants. The most heat tolerant varieties include Green Zebra tomatoes and Yellow Pear Heirloom tomatoes.