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What to sow in May: sowing, transplanting and planting of new cultivars and flowering plants. This is what the vegetable garden looks like in May and all the work not to be overlooked, from lawn care to flower beds.
After seeing what the garden looks like in April, let's find outwhat to sow in Mayand how to manage the garden and the vegetable garden in this period of the year.
May is a prosperous month for both those who make the sowing in the open field, both for those who choose to cultivate and sow in pots. Given the rise in temperatures, throughout Italy, starting from the month of May, it is possible to abandon thesowing in a protected seedbed(to be chosen only for details cultivar) to proceed with sowing in pots outdoors (balcony, terrace or garden) and sowing in the open field.
Among the most popular plants to be sown in May we mention zucchini, aubergines, peppers and tomatoes. Not only sowing, these plants can also be transplanted for those who have previously sown indoors or for those who have purchased the seedlings with a stick of earth. Aromatic herbs such as basil and parsley should also be sown.
What to sow in May, the list
The list of cultivars to be sown (in pots or in the vegetable garden) in May:
- Chard from ribs
- Summer broccoli
- Early cauliflower
- Green bean
- Baby lettuce for cutting
- Round aubergines
- Chili Peppers
- Neapolitan papaccella
- Rocket salad
- Round courgettes
Tips for sowing and transplanting in May
What to transplant in the garden in May
Of the cultivars listed above, one can either perform thesowingboth transplant. For example, the Neapolitan papaccelle is a small and round pepper, particularly sweet. This vegetable can be sown as early as March if the containers are placed in the nursery away from the cold and the risk of late frosts. In the south, it can be grown outdoors starting from sowing in the second half of April while in the north it will be necessary to wait until May. Throughout Italy, starting from May, it will be possible to plant the already developed plant or to start cultivation with sowing.
As with the Neapolitan papaccella, you can proceed with the transplantation of what was previously grown in a seedbed: celery, peppers, aubergines, melons, peas ...
What to sow and grow in pots in May
For pot cultivation, pay attention to choosing the most suitable varieties for growing in containers. The largest pots placed on the terrace or in the garden, in this period will give you potatoes, celery, radishes but also herbs such as rosemary, chives and marjoram.
In May, continue sowing in pots or transplanting round aubergines and courgettes (the round variety is more suitable for growing in pots), tomatoes with a specific growth (preferably small fruit), Neapolitan peppers and papaccelle.
Work in the vegetable garden and lunar calendar
Based on the sowing calendar for May, the peasant tradition has it that with theCrescent moonearly cauliflowers, cabbage and early savoy cabbage can be sown if sowing is done in the nursery. Sowing in the open field or in pots, with the crescent moon sees the possibility of sowing zucchini, cucumbers, melons, endive, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, celery, tomatoes, peppers, papaccelle, pumpkin and parsley and other vegetables.
On waning moon days, you can continue sowing lettuce, chard, rocket, escarole and other vegetables outdoors (or in pots).
Blossoms in May
May is the month of flowers. It is possible to plant geraniums, repot them or move them outside. In this month you can sow petunias, azaleas, rhododendrons and plant several flower bulbs.