Hi friends!  It's Old Timey Steve (Did somebody say Old Timey!?) here with your 2018 guide to planting your flowers and vegetables.  Planting season in Michigan officially starts in mid-March, but we had some late frosts that pushed it back a little bit.

Michigan technically has 3 different planting zones (Zone 4, 5, and 6), but West Michigan is mostly zones 5 and 6, which gives us a long gardening season with many options for flowers and vegetables.

Good Vegetables To Plant In May

Plant these as seeds outdoors now:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

Plant these as seeds indoors and move outdoors as seedlings:

  • Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Squash

For flowers, now is the perfect time to be planting.  West Michigan is a fantastic place for growing flowers because we have such a wide variety of flowers that do well in this climate.

United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture

And if you want even more information about gardening, you should stop by Michigan State University's planting guide.

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