This week I'll plant beans, squash, and cucumbers direct seeded in the garden. I'm waiting until next week here on my farm for the warm season transplant of peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes as my place tends colder than the community garden. But certainly you may plant those crops also. Basil will go in now also for those who want a little pesto. I am also waiting on Okra and sweet potatoes, both of those crops like really warm soil.
Summer squash such as Zucchini sprawl, so give them space. you'll do well to plant one hill of zucs now and another in 3-4 weeks. That will extend your season and prevent the dreaded squash overload.
Cucumbers do well growing on a trellis, even something as simple as the wire tomato cages. That will get the cucumber plants up off of the ground and keep them healthier.
I grow bush bean varieties, quicker to produce, but the pole varieties will give you a longer season. Once again the pole beans will require a trellis. Bush beans can be seccessionally planted.
Speaking of tomato cages, they work great to prop up your pepper plants. Pepper plants are brittle and you will be surprised when the plants get overloaded late in the season and the stems break. So plant your peppers in a cage.
Don't bother with the tomato cages for your tomatoes, drive a sturdy stake in the ground and tie the growing plants to the stakes.
And of course, continue planting/transplanting lettuce seedlings.
It's such an exciting and optimistic time in the garden. The sprouting of seeds and growth of newly planted transplants certainly puts a spring in our step.