May Growing Groceries

April has been so cold and wet! Normally the soils have warmed up a bit and mid-May is when we can start planting the warmer weather crops. What will happen this year? Will it be warm enough yet? Let’s hope so!

On May 14th, from 9 am – 12 noon, at the Good Cheer Garden, the topics are:

What makes the warm weather crops happy- tomatoes, beans, squash, basil and cucumbers
Making compost in your garden-
adding organic matter is key to healthy soil
Best veggies
to plant in May
Irrigation –
what are good strategies, and how to install a simple system.

Plus Top Tips for the month, and bring your questions!

Presenters: Janet Hall, WSU Waste Wise Coordinator
Cary Peterson, Good Cheer Garden Coordinator

Class fee is $15, scholarships available.

For information and registration, call the Whidbey Institute at (360) 341-1884, or email

Photo © ML Harris Photography