Did you spend a lot of productive time in your garden over the Memorial Day weekend, or did you go out to the lake? I hope you got a chance to do both, that’s what we did.
Memorial Day is the target date for getting gardens planted here in southeastern Michigan. I’m guessing that a vast majority of gardeners got their gardens planted over the holiday weekend.
Don’t worry too much if you didn’t get a chance to plant yours, there is still time to get your plants into the garden and end up with a harvest in the fall. I still have much more to plant since I am expanding our garden somewhat this year.
A list of vegetables that I might seed directly into the ground would include green beans (and other beans as well), beets, cabbage, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, and watermelon.
Plants that can be set out as transplants from the greenhouse or garden center include tomatoes, peppers, brussels sprouts, eggplant, onions, and sweet potatoes. Plants listed in the direct seed list are also available as started plants, the exceptions being carrots, beans and sweet corn.
There are also flower seeds that can still be sown directly into your garden including cosmos, blanket flower, four o’clock, gailardia, sunflower, zinnia and many others. There are many, many varieties of flowers available as started plants too.
Later on in the season we can sow seeds of certain plants for a fall crop of cool weather vegetables. We’ll discuss that as we approach that date.