Top 8 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow in 100+ Degree Hot Summers

Top 8 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow in 100+ Degree Hot Summers

John from shares with you his top 8 favorite edible plants that he grew this summer with average temperatures of 100 degrees over the entire summer.

In this episode, John will take you around his backyard raised bed desert garden and share with you many fruiting crops, leafy green crops and even a tuber crop that can easily thrive in 100+ degree weather.

After watching this episode, you will learn some of the most heat tolerant vegetables and varieties you will want to grow in the hot summer or if you have high temperatures for sustained peroids of time.

While I do cover the varieties that perform well in the heat for me, this also takes into consideration my other gardening practices that are critical for your success in these extreme conditions:
1. proper watering
2. growing in high quality soil including rock dust, worm castings, compost with compost tea added. Healthier plants are more tolerant of external stressors (bugs, disease, weather, sun, etc)

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  1. Mandolin523 on May 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I’m starting straight from scratch, limited budgeting but some room and I think it could make a great video for you.

  2. Mandolin523 on May 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Hello Jon! I just moved to northern houston and our townhome back yard is terrible and needs update and some love. Maybe you can help me create a good idea and easy vegetable garden or help with ideas?

  3. Stacey Here we grow again on May 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. good caring on May 8, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Great Gardening and Watering Tips …If you are in the USA, you can use this Easy to Use water hose (which has US 3/4" Standard Fittings) for watering:

  5. Mark Louderman on May 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Looking to get into hydroponics. Are these plants suitable for hydroponics.

  6. good caring on May 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for the tips in the video. If you have a small yard, you will need a good functioning hose. Watch the "greenfriendlyhome" best water hoses on youtube – and get it from Amazon.

  7. Marshmellow Farms on May 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    You rock!!!

  8. James Orr on May 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for another informative video. I know this is a really old video, but, I am trying to buy red hibiscus from Ebay and notice that their leaves have 3 lobes and your plants have 5. Wrong thing? I am looking up red hibiscus and Hibiscus sabdariffa. Also, I read a comment that someone bought one of the items in the video from your ‘site’. I can’t find how to buy from you. May just be too old and getting senile. lol. Oops, Thanks Krissie707 for answering me before I asked. Just read a little further. Hibiscus Acetosella, (Cranberry Hibiscus)

  9. Teddy Wilson on May 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm


  10. Omar lionel Sow on May 8, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Si basically spinach

  11. Victoria O'Shea on May 8, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Funny and informative!

  12. Ryan Hochstetler on May 8, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Hot Weather Vegetables
    1) Malabar Spinach 1:25
    White or red stemmed varieties are available. Starts off slow, for the first couple months, it will not grow too big, but before you know it, it will have filled out its entire trellis. Grows purple fruit filled with antioxidants. Spitting the seeds into your garden to replant is preferable.

    2) Surinam Spinach 3:32
    Similar to the previous plant.
    However, these should be slaved about a foot apart or so, as they do grow as big.

    3) NuMex Suave Orange Pepper 5:18
    Not incredibly spicy. Has uniquely peppery aroma. "Damn good!"

    4) Jerusalem Artichoke 7:24
    Pots dry out very fast. Grows very tall, growing probiotic tubers.

    5) Red Hibiscus 8:37
    Great color! Nice flavor, zesty or lemony.

    6) Gynura Procumbus 10:00
    Thrived in greenhouses, but frost caused problems for it. Lowers cholesterol.

    7) Tree Collard 11:17
    Didn’t quite make it; perennial. Thrive in winter and sustain through summer. Plant out of full sun?

    8) Armenian Cucumber 12:48
    Grew the best of three other cucumbers. Standard and striped varieties. Actually a type of melon. Get slightly sweet when ripe.

  13. Simply Impish on May 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Weird ass looking pepper-love this guy🤣

  14. Maxine Payne on May 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Try puting the malbar spinch in some dhal …..taste real good

  15. christinearmington on May 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I grew that maple leaf hibiscus. The roselle. It got to be too enormous.
    And I didn’t even know that it was edible! Thanks 😎

  16. tiffinytiffable on May 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Black rice, cherries, eggplant, heirloom tomatoes… Black currants, Black salsify, Blackberries, Blueberries, Dried plums, Eggplant, Elderberries, Grapes, Plums, Pomegranates, Prunes, Purple Belgian endive, Purple Potatoes, Purple asparagus, Purple cabbage, Purple carrots, Purple figs, Purple grapes, Purple peppers, and Raisins

  17. RenegadeGhost on May 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    talks too much, go straight to the point buddy.

  18. Gloria Hester on May 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Thank You , do you have to par boil those spinach/ plants . You are funny must be eating all those greens . 😂
    So you call eat them tree collards . Im in the hot climates . My good man you clicking on your next video didnt work . 🙄

  19. Rineko Tomsin on May 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Malabar spinach we called it alugbate in Philippines 😊 it taste great we don’t actually suggest to eat the seeds cus it’s poisonous

  20. GreenFriendlyHome on May 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm

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  21. Jay Kirk on May 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Do you tape that cucumber too your leg when you go out? LOL

  22. Raed Days on May 8, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I live in Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 and those will never survive in my area

  23. Carin Wiseman on May 8, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I live in Florida. Malabar spinach gets fungal black spot really bad. Constant care. Finally gave up.

  24. Stiff Lizzard on May 8, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Hello, from Moapa, Nv.

  25. Jey Harris on May 8, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Yes I winter a lot of plants inside and back out in spring. Just because it says annual doesn’t mean they can’t live for yrs.

  26. Sherekhan420 U on May 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Can cayenne pepper grow in 108 degrees

  27. julinda borbon on May 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    We call it alukbati in Phillipines, its yummy when you put lots of garlic or minced goes also with mung beans with coconut milk,😄😍

  28. Teddy Wilson on May 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm


  29. Maritsa Darmandzhyan on May 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I am attempting to grow Armenian tomatoes. Any advice? I don’t know what kind of soil I’ll need but I’m planning to grow some in barrels and some in pots. I want to produce the sweet big armenian tomatoes like we had at home.

  30. dvfreelancer on May 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Southern Peas (cowpeas) are another garden addition that seems to tolerate South Florida heat in the summer. Also green beans, lima beans and, of course, okra. Some of the universities down here are experimenting with hot weather tomatoes.

  31. Carin Wiseman on May 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Malabar spinach gets black spot fungus constantly in Florida.

  32. Mynga Ogden on May 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I eat Malabar Spinach all my life but in soup. I will try to eat it raw soon.

  33. Laggin6 on May 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I had no idea Jewels of Opar was also edible or Surinam Spinach. I’ll be watching for it to come up in my yard again this year. Awesome!

  34. Carin Wiseman on May 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    How about some latin names, so we could actually find them, and how they grow.

  35. AshW on May 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    where can I get a trelis for cheap? Most places in my city only have expensive ones

  36. christinearmington on May 8, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    FO’-lee-edge. Not foil-edge.

  37. R Foehn on May 8, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations. I’ll definitely be trying many of these. But dude–got some fact checks here… Foil-age? Seriously?? LOL
    Foliage is pronounced:
    foe-lee-edge And innulin in the Jerusalem artichoke is a PRE-bi-ot-ic NOT a PRO-bi-ot-ic. As far as cholesterol goes, the human brain is 60% cholesterol! And if you don’t get it in your diet your body will manufacture it endogenously. "High cholesterol" is a myth perpetrated by big pharma to sell DRUGS! Could’ve done without the Oprah reference too …Why? Because she’s a disgusting reprobate, pedophile enabling hypocrite.

  38. Lana Lorenzen on May 8, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    This video was released in 2015. It is now July, 2018, and in Southern Utah, where I live the temperatures are 115 degrees F. The odd thing is the plants just keep growing, albeit slowly, but growing new shoots, etc. They were even attacked by horned caterpillars in July but keep plugging away. Odd. I do have great soil, however, amended with sheep manure.

  39. GenAfterNextTactics on May 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    So basically you cant grow anything good in the desert.

  40. Prestige Clash on May 8, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Looks like your pepper plant needs some calcium

  41. mehrdad chala on May 8, 2019 at 10:51 pm


  42. Sid P on May 8, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Red Hibiscus leaf looks oddly familiar.

  43. Machond on May 8, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    everytime you say "here before the white man came" i laugh

  44. A J on May 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    My garden isn’t doing as well as I hoped; what can I grow starting partway into the season in a hot, dry climate?

  45. Authentic Gardening on May 8, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Jerusalem Artichoke also makes a nice cut flower. And hey, try growing escarole. It’s a spring green, not really eatable after it goes into flower, but early in spring produces a ton, low-maintenance through-out, and re-seeds well. You’ll have to throw seeds into the ground just once, save few plants to go through the cycle, and every next year you’ll have plenty of seedlings. Oh, and butterflies love it’s blue chicory flowers!

  46. lindabtv on May 8, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    You keep referring to the plants as "guys" . Are they actually male plants?

  47. Lamarck Leland on May 8, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    I planted some purple artichokes but ’twill be a while to get anything

  48. Trista & The Edibles on May 8, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Amazing! Thanks! Here’s my desert gardening experience, pls subscribe:

  49. Blue_horse on May 8, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Will Roselle grow in zone 5?

  50. JanishaUrquidez on May 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Love your videos! So informative! So helpful, trying to start garden in Vegas!

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