Here is a list of what you can plant this month:
PLANT BY SEEDS:
Beans, Black Eye & Crowder Peas, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplants, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Summer Squash & Winter Squash
PLANT BY PLANTS:
Eggplant, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatillos (you need 2 plants for pollination), Winter Squash
Of course we love the favorite tried and trues:
Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme... but consider mixing it up a little for variety and interest in your herb garden.
Try adding some Lavender and Lemon Balm for sheer beauty, Lemongrass if you like Thai cooking (yes, please!), or Mexican Mint Marigold which has yellow flowers, an anise-like aroma and is lovely as a tea, I love mine!
One of our favorite things to do is mix flowers into our kitchen gardens. (Flowers go in the kitchen, so it still counts!) It brings beauty, fullness, and of course pollinators to the garden, all things we want! Cutting flowers for a vase or a nosegay for a friend is just one more reason to spend time in your gorgeous and productive kitchen garden, so be sure to tuck a few (or a lot) into each of your beds.
Cosmos, Petunias, Calendula, Cora Vincas, Marigolds and Zinnias are some of our faves to add to a kitchen garden, or try Sunflowers for tall and stunning background.
Tips for planting this month:
Add a good layer of compost before planting.
Keep soil moist for proper seed germination.
Water new plants in well, and if your soil is extra dry, water the whole before planting.
Watch them grow each day!
The best way to begin your kitchen garden is with a Garden Design Consult. Our Garden Design Consults are in person (in the Greater Austin Area, including Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Taylor, Lakeway and Dripping Springs) or Virtual Consults are available for our friends from afar.
They include a 60min one-on-one session where we go over the following:
1. Site analysis to find the best location for your garden
2. Review of garden design options and inspiration
3. Tips and Necessities for garden setup
4. Education on Austin's growing seasons
5. Lettuce Grow Something Grow Guide, a wealth of info on how we grow our own gardens
6. A kitchen garden design (up to 100 square feet) OR A kitchen garden planting plan (up to 100 square feet)
7. Garden installation estimate (DIY or Turnkey Installation)
After the consult you can expect your kitchen garden design and installation estimate within 7 business days. Additional garden areas and planting plans are available at various price options. Follow this link to schedule and we would love to help you! CLICK HERE TO GROW WITH US