Row by Row Episode 198: What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden In May

What should you be doing in the garden now? Let’s talk about Zones 6-9 and the tips you should be applying to your garden now to reap the harvests this season. Don’t forget to check out Hoss University for many growing guides on our most popular vegetables! More to come!

What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden Now

ZONE 9

  • Succession planting, Cover Crops
  • Heat-loving favorites to plant now are okra, southern peas, and sweet potatoes
  • Watch for disease and nutritional disorders in tomato plants.
  • Pest Control (squash bugs, Aphids, Corn Worms) Watch for thrips, scale, and mites on plants because they become more active in warm weather.
  • Manage Pollinators

ZONE 8

  • Scouting
  • Sweet Potatoes, Succession planting, Cover Crops, Soybeans
  • Pest Control (squash Bugs, Aphids, Corn Worms)
  • Manage Pollinators
  • Tomatoes – Stay the course, have a trellis system in place for your tomato patch before the plants begin to sprawl.
  • Take care of the Garden, Stay on top of weeds

ZONE 7

  • Planting should be safe to plant transplants outdoors, direct seed
  • Keep hilling potatoes
  • Harvest leafy greens before they bolt
  • Sweet Potato slips when the soil is warm enough
  • Start monitoring for Pest control
  • Fertilization Schedule planning

ZONE 6

Last frost date May 1st – First Frost date November 15th, Medium length growing season. Suited to both warm and cold weather plants

  • Amend the soil
  • Sweet Potato slips when the soil is warm enough
  • Planting should be safe to plant transplants outdoors, direct seed
  • Keep hilling potatoes
  • Harvest leafy greens before they bolt
  • Start Planting transplants and direct seed
  • Flowers

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1 thought on “Row by Row Episode 198: What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden In May”

  1. I got a late start due to a wet January, but the broccoli is coming on strong, heads will be ready to pick in a few days. Currently growing Arcadia hybrid (which is a good variety but I can’t find anymore), and Gypsy hybrid ( which I find to be lacking in vigor in both fall planting and spring planting). I ‘m in zone 9, so have been very lucky with the unseasonably cool weather. Does anyone know what happened to Premium Crop hybrid? It surpassed any other variety I have grown, and vanished from all the suppliers about 4 years ago.
    Great show on May gardening! However I’m out of sync due to all the rain we had this winter, I’m about a month late in growing sequence.

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