Years ago, I remember a friend planting peas and lettuce in mid-May and wondering why she didn’t get much of a crop. It’s because she assumed that all seeds must be sown, and all plants must be planted, after the last average front date. As you know if you have been reading this blog, I have already planted peas, potatoes, lettuces and some spring greens, but it is not too late to plant or continue sowing these crops along with many others.
So, what can you pant now in Central VA? Here’s a partial list: lettuces, kale, chard, mustard, spinach (get these in soon), cress, turnips, beets, radishes, peas (may be a little late, and snow peas might work best), carrots, cilantro, dill, onions, and potatoes (get these in soon too). Strawberry planting time is approaching (may I recommend the variety ‘Honeoye’-very prolific for me) and you can plant raspberries (I love ‘Nova’) and fruit trees too, though tree planting is best in VA in the fall.