6 Things to Plant in May

It's time to start planting! 

Well, actually, you could have started a few weeks ago, but with the wedding/honeymoon/life tornado I have had going on, it was not high on the list of priorities. But now we are back home, settled, and even getting a little bit of rain! Warmer temperatures should be here to stay, which makes May the perfect month for sowing those summertime seeds!

1. Beans

Start planting both bush and pole beans now that you can take 
advantage of the warm soil and air. 

Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. 
This will make sure you have a continual crop and not one large harvest 
with a bunch of wasted crop

Suggested Variety: Kentucky Wonder, Contender, Topcrop

2. Beets

Beets tend to grow quickly, so sow seeds fast for an early summer treat.

Suggested Variety: Detroit Dark Red

3. Carrots

Carrots are another vegetable that you can continuously plant.
If you plant up until mid-July, you'll harvest a fall crop that will last all season.

Suggested Variety: Little Finger, Scarlet Nantes

4. Melons

Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow.
A great staple for those summer picnics and homegrown
melons taste so much better than their store-bought counterparts.

Suggested Variety: Sugar Baby, Crimson Sweet, Hales Best

5. Peppers

We overdid it on the peppers last year because boy did those suckers
GROW. We had more peppers than we knew what to do with!
But they are great in the garden because they take up little space
and produce high yields when planted close together. 

Suggested Variety: California Wonder, Early Jalapeño, Sweet Banana, Super Chili

6.  Summer Squash

Again, another veggie we were overwhelmed with last year. 
If you aren't feeding a farm, one plant or seed packet will do.
They take up a good amount of space, but they produce an 
abundance of squash and zucchini from July-September.

Suggested Variety: Cocozelle, Waltham Butternut

Happy planting!

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