MAY PLANTING GUIDE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BEANS: Bush and Pole
BEETS- these can be bought in seed strips which makes planting very easy
CARROTS- you can buy carrot strips for easy planting
CORN- a fun garden plant for kids
CUCUMBER- try patio snackers variety
EGGPLANT- a great purple color in the garden- try the Nadia Eggplant
LIMA BEANS- only if you have to- do southern californians really eat Lima Beans?
OKRA- do you think Oprah likes Okra?
PEPPERS- I typically will get peppers as plants vs. seeds
PUMPKIN - try Carriage Pumpkins
RADISH- try rainbow radishes
SQUASH- winter and summer can be planted now
SUNFLOWERS- from miniature to 8 foot tall growers- they are all amazing
SWISS CHARD- easy to grow and beautiful colors
TOMATOES- I grow yellow pear and cherry tomatoes every year + roma and heirloom
WATERMELON- sugar baby is a great small melon for backyard gardener
COMPANION PLANTING- TRY GROUPING TOGETHER THESE COMBINATIONS:
Why companion plant?
* It helps and improves plant growth by enriching the soil.
* Plants help eachother grow by placing tall plants next to smaller plants that need shade.
* It can help with pest problems with the aromatic scents of marigolds and other herbs.
* Attract the good insects "beneficial" insects- plant attracting pollinators!
BEANS - RADISH - SUNFLOWER- EGGPLANT- ROSEMARY
TOMATO- BASIL- CARROT- PARSLEY
CUCUMBER- PEA - SUNFLOWER- MARIGOLD- RADISH- CARROT
SAGE - THYME - TOMATO - BASIL- DILL- MARIGOLD- LETTUCE