May: Interplanting Vegetables

Plant two crops in the same space. Consider each plant’s growth period, growth pattern, preferred season, and light, nutrient and water requirements. Long-season and short-season vegetables can be planted together, such as radishes with carrots. Small plants can planted close to larger plants, (radishes at the base of broccoli). Shade tolerant plants such as lettuce, spinach, and celery, will grow in the shadow of taller crops.