Agrarian Almanac: May

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Agrarian Almanac: May

Check out this month’s Agrarian Almanac, a to-do list for your edible garden, chicken coops, beehives and more. With the arrival of May, the last frost has passed and the days are getting longer — that means there’s more time for you to spend in the garden, planting heat-loving plants and harvesting produce.


Continue sowing late-summer and fall seeds. Indoors, try basil, okra, pumpkin and fall herbs like sage and thyme; outdoors, stick to summery ingredients, such as corn, cucumbers, eggplant and summer squash. All of your spring favorites — carrots, asparagus, artichokes, lettuces, peas — should be ready to harvest. Enjoy! See how to use them here.


If you’re keeping chickens, they will love getting sunshine and exercise in their runs as the weather warms. It’s the busy season for bees, so watch for swarming — you may want to add supers to your hives and increase inspections. See more tips and resources here.


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