Gardening Tips for the Month of May!

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FRUIT & VEGETABLE LIST

  • Okra

  • Peanuts

  • Popcorn

  • Crowder Peas

  • Eggplant

  • Field Peas

Spring isn’t over and May is still a great month to start a new garden or raised bed. It’s not too late to plant all of the fruits and vegetables that we listed for April: cantaloupe, honey dew melon, watermelon, bell peppers, corn, cucumbers, green beans, hot peppers, lima beans, squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. And for May you can now plant the following vegetables: crowder peas, eggplant, field peas, okra, peanuts, and popcorn. For all of these items, we recommend using Daddy Pete’s Perennial Pleaser or Daddy Pete’s Potting Mix. If you are amending your existing garden, you can use Daddy Pete’s Cow Manure, Daddy Pete’s Kickin’ Chickin, or Daddy Pete’s Mushroom Compost.  And as with any other month, it is always a great time to apply Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer on your lawn or garden for a natural way to fertilize. Our Barnyard Fertilizer works well for top-dressing your flowers or vegetables; and you can use a broadcast spreader to fertilize your lawn or garden for spring growth. It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. As a reminder, don’t forget your furry friends all through the spring months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.

Okra Planting Tip: If you soak your okra seeds in warm water the night before you plant them, more seeds tend to germinate.

STEWED CROWDER PEAS WITH CHOW CHOW TOMATOES       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - TASTYKITCHEN.COM

STEWED CROWDER PEAS WITH CHOW CHOW TOMATOES

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EASY PEASY SOUTHERN FIELD PEAS RECIPE       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - GRITSANDPINECONES.COM

EASY PEASY SOUTHERN FIELD PEAS RECIPE

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CROCK POT CAJUN BOILED PEANUTS       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - TAMMILEETIPS.COM

CROCK POT CAJUN BOILED PEANUTS

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EGGPLANT CASSEROLE       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - HEALTHYRECIPEBLOGS.COM

EGGPLANT CASSEROLE

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OKRA CORN SALSA       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - SKINNYSOUTHERNRECIPES.COM

OKRA CORN SALSA

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EASY HOMEMADE CARAMEL CORN       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - TWOSISTERSCRAFTING.COM

EASY HOMEMADE CARAMEL CORN

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