Gardener’s To-Do List for May

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of May.



May To-Do List for Zone 6

  • Plant out tomato transplants early in the month and those of peppers and eggplants by the end of the month.
  • Direct-seed squash, beans, corn, and okra.
  • Plant a few more runs of leafy greens.
  • Sow sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds. and cosmos wherever you need an extra splash of color.
  • Mulch roses with a 1-inch layer of compost.

Photo: Christa Neu