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By Beka Compton
The Times 

May in the Garden

 

Alexandra Fitzgerald

Our 2021 garden experiment: growing strawberries in a vertical trellis system.

Well, it's officially go-time! Those of you in Waitsburg proper should probably be a week or two ahead of me in terms of planting. Living a bit north of town and in a slightly colder spot, we managed to get one very light frost the night of May 7 and still have a slight risk of it tonight (May 10). As such, I held off on planting most of my frost-sensitive crops like tomatoes, peppers, and melons to be safe. Good thing too, as the few plants I rushed into the garden without season extenders had a bit of damage.

If you still haven't planted anything yet, there is still plenty of time. Focus...



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