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What You Should Be Planting In May

Updated: May 12, 2023

Now that the weather is FINALLY warm and sunny, we want to be outside more and more. A shared hobby in the summer is gardening!

Something about going outside after a long winter and getting in the dirt makes the soul happy! Here are some plants that are perfect for planting in May.


Broccoli likes sunny days with cooler temperatures. This yummy plant takes about 120 days from seed to harvest. A note to make for next year is to start the seeds indoors about two months before the last frost and transplant them in the garden in May. But you can still plan Broccoli in May to have it ready by fall.


Radishes are quick growers. This vegetable only takes about three weeks to grow making them perfect for those last-minute gardeners who just want fresh veggies! These are great for your Spring salads or soups.


Cucumbers thrive in slightly warmer soil temps especially when the ground consistently stays 60 degrees or higher. Cucumbers are typically ready for harvest within 50 to 70 days. Meaning they'll be ready for your late summer salads.

Summer Squash and Zucchini

Squash and Zucchini are also veggies that do best in ground temperatures of at least 60 degrees. This makes them the perfect plant for late-spring gardners.

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