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    May Vegetable Garden Things To Do

    tomato planting

    May is the month to get your summer vegetable garden growing in earnest. Warm-season crops can be sown in the garden or transplants set out. The soil in most vegetable gardens in the Northern Hemisphere should now be warm enough for summer crops. If you live where nights can get chilly, keep row covers at […] More

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    May Vegetable Garden Zone-by-Zone

    Vegetable garden planting

      May is the month to get your summer vegetable garden planted and growing. Almost all warm-season crops can either be sown or transplanted into the garden by mid-May. If you live in a short growing season region (Zones 3 to 6) keep crop protecting devices such as row covers and plastic hoop tunnels and […] More

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    May Cool-Region Kitchen Garden Almanac

    The weather in cool northern regions can remain unsettled even in May. Remeber that both the soil and air temperatures are important when planting the kitchen garden. Few seeds will germinate if the soil temperature is below 45ºF (7ºC), and warm-weather crops are not going to thrive until the night temperatures consistently stay above 50ºF. […] More

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    May Cool-Region Kitchen Garden Alamanac

    Carrots growing

    The weather in cool northern regions can remain unsettled even in May. Remember that both the soil and air temperature are important when planting the kitchen garden. Few seeds will germinate if the soil temperature is below 45ºF (7ºC) and warm-weather crops are not going to thrive until the night temperatures consistently stay above 50ºF […] More

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    May Garden in the Southern Hemisphere

    May arrives between autumn and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Grays and browns replace the brilliant fall colors of April this month. Nature is beginning its rest time now as the harvest comes to a close. There still may be a few days of hazy sunshine this month but the first chill and frost are […] More

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    Late May Fresh at the Farm Market

    Here is a list of the crops that you will find at the farm markets in Sonoma and San Francisco and many other farm markets around the country this week: First of season: Apricots, cherimoyas, cherries, cilantro, cucumbers, fava beans, garlic chives, green garlic, goat cheese, herb and vegetable starts, nectarines, green onions, marjoram, new […] More

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    May Harvest in the Southern Hemisphere

    The seasons are changing and winter is around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere. The warm-season harvest is complete and now is the time to look ahead to the cool-season crops and fruits that will be ready soon. If you still have beans, cauliflower, broccoli, and corn coming in from the garden, consider freezing some […] More

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    May Planting In The Southern Hemisphere

    Winter crops should be planted out during May in the cool, temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere—Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. You can still plant broad beans through the fall, but now is the time to concentrate on planting your winter crops: hearting varieties of lettuce, carrots, spinach, radishes, and peas. […] More

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    Early May Farm Market

    Here is a list of the crops that you will find fresh this week at the farm markets in San Francisco and Sonoma and many other farm markets around the country this week: First of season: Artichokes, cauliflower, cherries, chives, fava beans, garlic chives, goat cheese, herbs and vegetable starts, marjoram, olives, snow peas, Valencia […] More

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    May Cool Regions Planting and Garden Checklist

    Here is a vegetable and fruit planting guide for cooler regions for the month of May and a food garden checklist. In the United States, late frost is possible this month in all or part of the states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, eastern Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains and Plains regions. These regions include the U.S. […] More