Did the arrival of summer catch you by surprise? I felt as though there I was in early May, minding my own business and dreaming about all my summer plans and, all of a sudden, July is days away! Well, if starting a garden was part of your summer plan, don't fret. Read on for 10 vegetables you can stilll plant and enjoy before the season's end.

Many of these quick growing vegetables can also be kept in containers or, even, deep windowsill gardens. Next all you'll have to worry about is how to cook them come early fall!

• Spinach and chard
• Asian vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, raab and komatsuna
• Baby carrots
• Root vegetables such as kohl rabi, turnips and rutabaga
• Fennel
• Cabbage
• French beans
• Zucchini
• Broccoli
• Peas

Read more: Top 10 vegetables to sow now, stir-fry later at The Guardian UK

Related: 10 Inspiring Gardens for Growing Food in Small Spaces

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