As promised, here's May's gardening guide from The Edible Landscape by Tom MacCubbin.
- Plant lima beans (Bush 20, Pole 20), snap beans (Bush 50, Pole 20), collards (8-10), and summer spinach (30-40). Continue planting heat-tolerant veggies such as calabazas (4-6), chayotes, yard-long beans (20), okra (8-12), Southern peas (15-20), sweet potatoes (5-10), cherry tomatoes (3-5) and tropical crops.
- Plant basil, chives, dill, sage, savory, sweet marjoram, mint and thyme.
- Cover developing papaya fruit with paper bags to protect from fruit flies.
My personal planting plan for today: Caribbean mutton and seasoning pepper seeds I just received from my cousin Frank in Louisiana and Everglades tomatoes.