What to Plant Now: May 20 - 25
We just passed the first quarter and the moon is now in waxing gibbous going into a full moon. Now is also a time to seed-in plants that fruit and seed like beans, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, squash, okra, and southern peas. If you already planted these things, remember that it’s a good idea to succession plant and grow twice as much as you will need in case of disease and pest.
If you haven’t planted your nightshades, try to get established transplants of your tomatoes because July is usually when temperatures are too hot for them and they need 50 to 60 days to reach harvest. Although, this year as temperatures are a bit cooler, you may still be able to get a good harvest from larger established 4-inch or 1 gallon transplant.
As always, it’s best to transplant and seed-in with the coming rains.
Beans (Green, Pole, Snap and Lima)
Squash (Summer & Winter)
Below are some of our favorites varieties for Central Texas.
For more ideas on Ornamentals, Perennials, and Herbs, visit the Central Texas Gardener and The Natural Gardener lists online. Download the Texas A&M Extension Planting Chart and Varieties Chart on our website.
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