and bush beans at the same time is a good strategy, as the bush beans
will fruit, then finish bearing just as the pole beans come on.
What to Plant in May
At long last,
spring weather is securely in place. The soil has drained and warmed and trees
are stretching and quickly greening up. Many of us think that May is somehow
already too late or behind schedule for the best planting possibilities. Not to
worry! When temperatures are consistently in the 50s at night and daytime
weather is warm and settled, it's the perfect time for sowing seeds right into
summer vegetables like
gourds are best sown directly in the garden because they have tender tap
roots. Transplanting purchased or indoor grown seedlings for these plants
inevitably shocks and sets them back. If you sow them directly from seed they
will grow like little dynamos and easily surpass any transplants.
View "When to Plant"- a reference chart
of planting time for all
of our seed varieties.
Whether you choose zucchini, scallop squash or
crooknecks, warm daytime weather means it's time to plant