Warm weather, blue skies, chirping birds…Spring is finally here and I have a ton of great garden tips to share with you for the month of May. There are plenty of vegetables, herbs, perennials, and annuals to plant and start from seeds.
So get out your trowel, seed packets, and watering can because it’s time to get planting.
*Please note that this garden guide is geared for the west coast region. Adapt this list to meet the conditions in your area.
May in the Garden
START SEEDS IN FLATS
V: beans, corn, cucumber, eggplant, muskmelons, peppers, summer squash, watermelon A: ageratum, celosia, cosmos, coreopsis, petunia, snapdragons, sunflower, zinnia H: basil
PLANT YOUR STARTS AND SEEDLINGS
V: beans, corn, eggplant, muskmelons, okra, peppers, squash, tomatoes P: alstroemeria, begonias, dahlia, gaillardia, geranium, lavender, lobelia, marigolds, nicotiana, penstemon, petunias, phlox, salvia, sunflowers, verbena H: basil, thyme
Almost any tree, shrub, vine or perennial
DIRECT SOW SEEDS
V: beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplant, greens, onions, pepper, sweet peas, tomatoes