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Ah May... the planting madness is done..sure in FL there is atleast a few things to be planted this month. A good time to assess how much room will be available when the squash, cucs & garlic are gone, to plant some replacements. Southern Peas are black eye, pink eye & cow pea varieties. They fix Nitrogen in the soil, a great summer cover crop that follows heavy feeders like squash wonderfully. They love heat & can dry on the dead bush to be picked after you return from summer vacation. This is true for most the gift/household utility sort of crops like broomcorn & dishrag gourds. Most years if it isn't raining constantly these crops can be left to dry on the plant.
It's a good thing the planting has let up as the spring & summer garden begin to take over. Feeding, watering, staking/caging & harvesting is the main garden chores for the month with most likely a little bit of weeding. Plant these seeds...
North FL Lima beans, eggplant, okra, southern peas, sweet potatoes, Gourds & broomgrass.
Central FL ..Plant~ okra, southern peas, sweet potatoes, Gourds & broomgrass.
South FL sweet potatoes, southern peas, Gourds & Broomgrass.May 2014
6th-10th A barren period.
11th-12th Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops. Favorable for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers.
13th-14th Favorable planting days: First day excellent for planting aboveground crops. Last day good for carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops, and also good for transplanting. All days good for starting seedbeds and planting leafy vegetables.`````````````````Local Weather~
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