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Summer doesn't offer as many choices as the fall garden for us, but we can still keep busy in the vegetable garden.
Okra is one of most heat resistant vegetables. Maybe you don't care for fried okra or you don't care for gumbo, but there are many ways of barbecuing okra, actually with a little oil on it, so give it a try!
Southern peas do well here, though they like lighter soil than we have in most areas of Central Texas. Our black clay is not something they are fond of, but they'll grow in it if you provide a lot of compost or organic matter or mix in some sandy soil.
The black-eyed peas, Crowder peas, and others do well.
Sweet potatoes absolutely love the heat. There's a weevil that can be a pest, but aside from that, they grow here quite well.Greens do well included Malabar spinach (not really a spinach) and amaranth. Amaranth is kin to what we call pigweed in the garden. They are quite tasty and easy to grow.