May Gardening To-Do List

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It’s a great time to get those summer gardens started!

Here’s what I’m planning to do this month.

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  1. Get basil in the ground. It’s not too late to start some, and it makes wonderful homemade pesto!
  2. Plant eggplant.
  3. Plant okra.
  4. Set up and plant a pole bean teepee.
  5. Harvest potatoes.DSCN6810
  6. Start yard long beans.
  7. Hopefully I will get lots of cucumbers to make refrigerator pickles!

What’s on your agenda for this month?

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    • They probably could grow over 12 feet tall, providing the conditions were good enough. I’m going to make mine about 8 feet tall, which will also make it easier to harvest. Bean plants spiral to climb, but then I let them droop down and start again, or guide them to fill in a bare spot.

    • My cucumbers have been a failure as well. My family goes through pickles like crazy, so I really wanted many, many cukes. Is it too late to seed more plants, I wonder?

      • Depends on your area, but you may be able to find some for a good deal at a farmers market like mommermom. If you know someone with a large garden, they may also be willing to part with some.

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