Comments on What to sow and plant in May in the vegetable garden? by Gilles the organic gardener

“Do what you want in the month of May”… yes, there’s finally work in the garden (but we’re assuming it’s exactly what you like).

Now is the time to:

  • Hoe and weed crops already in place;
  • Mulch or mulch, provided the soil is already warm enough;
  • Butter the potatoes;
  • Pinch the fava beans (6th flower height) to limit aphid attacks;
  • Mow the green manures, leave them on the surface (they protect the soil and decay naturally, especially through the action of earthworms), or process them superficially in the soil before tilling it (with the Grelinette or the Campagnole).

What to sow in the nursery in May?

Lettuce seedlings (alveolate trays)
Lettuce seedlings (alveolate trays)

Sow in May at the nursery:

What to sow in May in the vegetable garden?

You can sow directly in the vegetable garden in May:

Sowing carrots outdoors in March
Sowing carrots outdoors in March
  • orache
  • Eggplant (for late season crops)
  • chard
  • beet
  • cardoon
  • Root,
  • Curly chicory and escarole
  • winter cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • spring onion
  • Cucumber
  • Squash
  • Endive
  • Summer spinach
  • Fennel
  • Bean
  • But
  • Parsnip
  • Parsley
  • Dandelion
  • Peas
  • Bell peppers and chillies (late season harvesting)
  • Radish
  • Salsify
  • Salsify
  • soya
  • tetragon
  • Tomatoes (late harvest)

What to plant in the vegetable garden in May?

You can plant in May:

Belle de Fontenay new potatoes in May
Belle de Fontenay new potatoes

If you haven’t already, take the opportunity to download the seed spacing and depth table

*Watch out for the Ice Saints: May 11, 12 and 13!

Benefit from individual support for the success of your crops!

And for an efficient organization, discover Nicolas’ garden calendar.