For the last few years, an organization I belong to has an annual park restoration activity. I have been organizing “Earthbox” donations. An Earthbox is a self watering planter, that can theoretically accommodate from two tomato plants, up to about eight green bean plants.
The tricky part is, by the day of the event, we are facing triple digit temps and no rain for the next three to four months. It seems like it would be late to start most things, so I’ve been planning to donate the box and vegetable and/or flower seedlings.
Last year I did a variety of colored “green beans” in two inch pots. I don’t know how they did. The ones I grew at my place had a lot of spider mites, and it took some work to beat them back. Nevertheless, it’s probably what I’ll try again. And I have started zinnias.
Anything else anyone might suggest in terms of seedlings I could plant in Mid May in central valley N.California?