SOW OUTSIDE STRAIGHT INTO THE SOIL
If the ground is warm enough, may is a good month of sowing seeds outdoors. Yet if the ground is too cold or too wet the seeds will just rot away, so it all really depends on the weather!
Seeds you can sow outside in May.
The leafy greens. Kale, swiss chard, spinach, chicory. The salad crops. Lettuce, spring onions, oriental leaves, land cress, radish. The brassicas. Kale, cauliflowers, Brussel sprouts, cabbages, sprouting broccoli, calabrese, kohlrabi, rocket, mizuna. The Legumes
Mangetout, peas The Roots. Turnips, swede, carrots, beetroot Herbs. Florence fennel
Seeds I will be sowing outdoors in May
Carrots. Sowing directly to the soil has many advantages, including saving time and space. The main reason I prefer to sow the majority of my seeds in modules at home is that my allotment plot is absolutely covered in marestail, and sowing in modules gives me a few extra weeks of therapeutically hoeing the weeds down, which is much easier for me than handweeding around teeny tiny seedlings!