10 Vegetables to Plant in May

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Getting ready to start your garden? Here aer 10 Vegetables to Plant in May that will get your growing off to a great start! Happy harvesting!10 Vegetables to Plant in May

If you are making gardening plans and deciding on which foods you will be growing this year, now is a good time to decide which vegetables to plant in May. Some produce needs the warmer soil, so all frosts should be over before planting most of the ten vegetables below. 

Hopefully, this list of vegetables will help you plan and manage an abundant garden bursting with food come harvest time!

1. Brussels Sprouts – Though these veggies should be planted in the garden in May, they need to be planted in cooler areas. Too much heat, and the sprouts will bust open and be floppy. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart for best results.

2. Summer Squash – Before planting summer squash, be sure to mulch and raise the area. The squash requires very moist soil in order to grow well. Harvest time is short compared to other May vegetables, with the summer squash being ready within 7 to 8 weeks.

3. Carrots – Carrots are some of the easiest vegetables to grow. You can’t really plant these at the wrong time, as long as you do so when the soil temperature is 50-80 degrees.  Place carrot seeds about 6-10 inches apart. If you have a successful crop, make sure to check out my Glazed Carrots with Dill recipe, it’s a favorite around here!

4. Celery – Transplant the seedlings of celery to the garden in May to have a wonderful harvest 18 weeks later. Be sure to keep the soil moist when growing this vegetable.  You may lift the celery plants if needed after 11 weeks.

5. Potatoes – Ensure the potato area of your garden is dug with lots of rotten compost before planting. Fill the bottom of your trenches a little extra compost for good measure. Keep the soil around the potato plants moist. Give them 15-20 weeks to harvest.

6. Radishes – Radishes are great for beginning gardeners to plant in May. They don’t require much maintenance and are ready for harvest in 5 to 7 weeks. Sow radishes between other plants to easily mark rows in your garden.

7. Eggplant – It’s time to transplant the eggplant seedlings in May. Space each plant about 25 inches apart. Harvest time for eggplant is 12 to 15 weeks.

8. Lettuce – Another easy veggie to grow, lettuce seeds or seedlings need to be put in the garden in May. Be sure to leave 10-12 inches between each plant.  Since they are shallow rooted, lettuce plants need frequent watering, especially in dry or hot climates.

9. Asparagus – I shared with you my 7 Top Tips for Growing Asparagus a couple of weeks ago, and this is definitely a plant that you will want to get in the ground in early May. This one is a bit trickier though and go into it knowing that your first year (or two) won’t yield a huge crop but it will pay off years down the road! Once you perfect your asparagus growing skills, make sure to check out my Easy Over Roasted Asparagus recipe!

10. Cucumbers – A little different from the other vegetables to plant in May, you might want to use a trellis to grow your cucumbers. We have grown them both ways and I do have to say, a trellis will help clean them up a bit and make them easier to harvest. The soil needs to be kept moist, but cucumbers are fairly low-maintenance to grow. Harvest is generally 8 week after planting.

Happy planting!

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Mugs Make a Great Mother’s Day Gifts!

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Mother MugsMother Mugs make a great gift for Mother’s Day, especially if you pair them with some coffee! I love giving (and receiving!) mugs because they are a gift that you can use everyday!

Take a look at the great variety of mugs for mom I spotted on Amazon:

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She Reads: Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy Book

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If you are looking for an inspirational gift idea, this Think Happy Be Happy Book is such a great little book for just about anyone, I love it!

She Reads: Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy Book

*Disclosure: I purchased this book with my own hard earned moula. I am sharing this review with you because because I know that you work hard for your money too, and you probably appreciate honest opinions about cool things. These opinions are 100% my own and that feels pretty darn good!

When I first started blogging 8 years ago (wow….time flies!!) my main motivation for blogging was that I absolutely love sharing neat things. I still do. Hopefully you love hearing about great things. I recently had a long time reader mention to me that over the years she had found several neat gift items because of my sharing and it made me realize that I need to be more intentional about finding the time to sharing my favorite things with all of you. I have new favorite things every day, so I will try hard to share them with you more often.

My latest favorite thing.

I actually happen to have a thing for favorite things. Here is one of my latest “favorite things” and I love this book for so many reasons. First of all, the price is fantastic, and you really get a lot of bang for your buck with this one. Second of all, it makes me happy, so for that simple reason it is share worthy in my opinion!

You can find She Reads: Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy Book on Amazon for $6.00 (note that this price could change at any time) and it ships FREE with Amazon Prime. This book would be a wonderful little book to send across the miles to a college student, to mom for Mother’s Day or honestly to just about anyone who could use a little bit of very affordable happiness :)

Here’s a bit more about why I love this book so much:

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Books Make Great Gifts.

Special gifts do not have to be expensive and books are the perfect way to share your love, support or just to let someone know that you are thinking of them! I think that books make AWESOME gifts for just about anyone. Here are some other similar books that would make nice gifts:

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