May: Veggies

There is still plenty of time to plant warm-weather vegetable plants.

Vegetable garden planting is still going strong. Tomato, pepper, and all types of squash plants can be put in now. Tomatoes and peppers actually prefer the warmth of May and will flourish once acclimated to their surroundings. Quick-germinating seed such as zucchini, yellow squash, and string beans can still be planted.

If you have not yet planted cool-weather crops such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli, etc., it is best to wait until September when the weather cools.

Feed your young plants with a slow-release, granular food and supplement with a liquid such as fish emulsion.

Watering Information

Water well when setting in new plants or seeds. As the May weather warms, be sure to monitor water needs more carefully. Water deeply to encourage deep root development.