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May Planting Suggestions by Editor
May 7, 2009, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Flowers, Fruits, Natives, Perinnials, Vegetables

May Planting Suggestions

May recommendations from Charles Ledgerwood’s “Reliable Seeds 1994”:
Caps indicate best plantings for the month.

BEANS, BEETS, CARROTS, CANTALOUPE, CORN, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT, LIMAS, OKRA, parsley, PEPPERS, PUMKIN, RADISH, N.Z. SPINACH, SQUASH, SUNFLOWER, TOMATOES, JICAMA, WATERMELEON & SWIS CHARD.

For flowers, this is a big month:
Alyssum, Ageratum, Asters, Asparagus fern, Balsam, Baasil, Bells of Ireland, Candytuft, Carnation, Celosia, Centaurea, Cobaea, Convolvulus, Calliopsis, Cynoglosum, Cosmos, Dahlia, Daisies, Delphiniums, Dianthus, Didiscus, Dimorphotheca, Dusty Miller, Fountain Grass, Gazania, Gloriosa Daisy, Geranium, Gourds, Gypsophilia, Helichrysum, Impatiens, Ipomoea, Larkspur, Lavender, Marigold, Nasturtium, Passiflora, Phlox, Petunia, Platycondon, Portucula, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Salpaglossis, Scabiosa, Statica, Sweet Sultan, Tithonia, Thumbergia, Torenia, Sunflower and Zinnia.

Remember this list is from 1994, please check Sunset Western Gardens for more information on plant names and more importantly for drought tolerance. I am putting my water in the veg garden this year!

The beets have been outstanding this year, the  rest of the garden is in transition, peas are dug under, the first round of tomatoes and eggplants are planted, the basil is ready to go and the green beans have sprouted.

Good luck, this is very important month to plant for those delicious summer crops.

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