May 2019 Planting by the Signs Calendar

may 2019

Can you believe it’s May of 2019? I can’t. This year is speeding by at warp speed. I ought to be used to it, since 2018 flew by in the same manner.

Our spring veggies are coming right along. We have onions, lettuce, and a few radishes ready to eat. And hopefully the beets will be soon.

It’s time to plant the rest of the garden things and we’re trying to figure out which day the task will actually happen.

Hope you’ll leave me a comment and tell me how your garden is doing if you have one this year.


p.s. Today The Deer Hunter turns 50 🙂 I hope he has the best birthday ever because he deserves it!

The Deer Hunter

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    May 3, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Happy late Birthday to the deer hunter. Sorry i hadnt got to read in a couple of days. We planted some things in our garden and part of it is doing ok. Like my cucumbers im gonna have to plant over. God Bless Everyone!

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    May 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Happy Birthday, Deer Hunter! I’m in Richmond, Va. and I just planted tomato plants last week. Our collards and kale are coming up, and we ate our second round of lettuce Tuesday night. Plus I set out lavender, basil, oregano, parsley and rosemary. We had chives. Everything looks good.

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    May 1, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to the deer hunter!

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    Cheryl Christensen Bennett
    May 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday Deer Hunter. May the year ahead be filled with good health and good friends, plenty of laughter and adventure. As an aside, it is also my daughter’s 50th birthday!

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    Sue Simmons
    May 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY< DEER HUNTER you don't look a day over 40 ,. Hope you have a great day.

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    betty stephenson
    May 1, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    happy birthday have a great one

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    Shelia Nelson
    May 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Deer Hunter!!

    Remember–on May 1st you can take your shoes off and go barefoot and you won’t get worms. And you can take the baby’s undershirt off too.

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      Aaron Patterson
      May 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Will be “grabbling” my first New red potatoes here in Sharon Ga. this next weekend. They have been blooming for several days and the ground is cracking around the base of the plants: a good sign! I have 3 huge tubs that nursery trees came in. I usually get about 20 lbs. Or so. I use those same tubs for tomatoes; and late in the Fall will plant spinach or lettuce or cabbage. I can put 3 cabbage plants in one and they do remarkably well.

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    Ed Ammons
    May 1, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Happy 50th cousin Matt! May you have as many more!

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    Garland Davis
    May 1, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Happy Birthday, Deer Hunter. You are fifty and the AARP has an All Points Bulletin out on you.

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    Ken Roper
    May 1, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Happy Birthday to the Deer Hunter. My birthday is just past and my youngest daughter’s birthday will be in about 4 or 5 days on May 6th. When she was Born, I fed her the first bottle. She reminded me of a squirrel with those Black eyes just a shinning. The Nurse was telling me how to get the nipple close to her mouth, and she grabbed that thing and went to eating.

    It’s funny how you remember things like that, after all she was a Bicentennial Babey. …Ken

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    Larry Proffitt
    May 1, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday Deer Hunter. My oldest will be 50 in September. Larry Proffitt

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    May 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday, Deer Hunter! I worked till dark last night getting 15-20 hills made for squash and muskmelon. My tomatoes are looking good. The White Half Runner beans are going in the ground within the hour. We are expecting heavy rain for a few days, so planting has to be done without looking at the signs.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 1, 2019 at 8:18 am

    My garden is all planted except for staggered corn planting two weeks apart. I will try to use your signs calendar for my second corn planting. If I have enough seed I’ll make a third planting.

    I have radishes, lettuce and onions now. Rattlesnake beans, crowder peas, summer squash, cucumber and carrots are either up or coming up. I have Red Pontiac potatoes blooming so could probably ‘grabble’ new potatoes soon. Okra is planted but not up. Roma tomatoes have been blooming for awhile. Celebrity tomato, bell pepper and jalapeno are coming along but slowly. We need rain.

    I have been working for about a week making a deer fence. It is a palisade of bamboo threaded through the fence mesh at the bottom then cross-connected up top with more bamboo to reach about 8 feet high.

    Happy birthday to the Deer Hunter. Along about that time in my life I told someone I knew fewer things but knew them more surely. That is one of the things I like about maturity (that I say not ‘age’.)

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    Gayle Larson
    May 1, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Great Big Happy Birthday to The Deer Hunter.

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    Colleen Holmes
    May 1, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Wow! 50, happy birthday.
    Here in Michigan gardens are still on paper. Haha.

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    larry griffith
    May 1, 2019 at 7:37 am

    The Deer Hunter and I have something in common. We like to hunt. Happy birthday!!!

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    Don Casada
    May 1, 2019 at 7:35 am

    First of all, the Pathfinder and Deerslayer, our latter day Natty Bumppo, does indeed deserve a Happy Birthday, so here’s wishing you one, Matt.

    You’re way ahead of us garden-wise. It was forever before it got dry enough to work ours up. I finished getting most of what I wanted in yesterday, but even the earliest stuff – mustard greens and sugar snap peas – are just barely holding their own, waiting for a rain.

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    aw griff
    May 1, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Dad always said when the oak leaves were as big as a squirrel’s ear it was time to plant corn but my brother-in-law said plant corn when the whippoorwills start hollering.

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      Ron Stephens
      May 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      AW you make me think you live in KY. I grew up in KY with the saying ‘plant corn when white oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear’. And we had ‘whippoorwill winter’ as the last cold spell sometime around May 1. Georgia does not have whippoorwill winter it seems so I plant corn after blackberry winter. No whippoorwills here either but we have its cousin the chuckwillswidow.

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        aw griff
        May 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

        Ron, you got the state right. I leave in

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    Miss Cindy
    May 1, 2019 at 7:20 am

    A big Happy Birthday to the Deer Hunter, he’s the best! I well remember May 1st 50 years ago today, I received the best gift of my life and it’s still giving 50 years later.
    I got a peek at your garden yesterday. Everything is looking so happy, healthy, and green!

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    Sherri Moore
    May 1, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Happy Birthey, to the Deer Hunter!

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