Farmer's Almanac gives gardening planting times for May 2022

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The Library of Congress (LOC) states that Benjamin Franklin created Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1732. It inspired the creation of The Old Farmer’s Almanac that has guided United States farmers for centuries.
The Old Farmer's Almanac was started in

Poor Richard’s Almanac was created as a manual for everyday life that included diagrams, calendars, and weather forecasts.

This is a diagram from a centuries old Poor Richard's Almanac. That almanac talked about remedies and guidance to everyday life.Library of Congress

In 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac was created by Mr. Robert B. Thomas in honor of all preceding almanacs and the heritage expressed through Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac. According to, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has never missed a year of publication, since its first 1792 publication.

Today, the Farmer’s Almanac has kept up with technology to bring us farming guides on the internet. Here are some suggestions for garden planting times from the Farmer’s Almanac (formerly, The Old Farmer’s Almanac):

Farmer’s Almanac Planting Times for May 2022

  • May 4th - 6th

Plant seed beds and flower gardens. Also preferred plants to sow corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other above-ground crops

  • May 12th - 13th

Are favorable days for sowing hay, grains, and fodder crops. Also good for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other above-ground crops

  • May 22nd - 23rd

Good time for vine crops, setting strawberry plants, and transplanting. Favorable time to plant late-root crops.

  • May 27th - 28th

Root-crops planted during this time will yield well. This is a good time for transplanting.
The USDA provides a Hardiness Map that indicates plant-growth durability per geographic location in the US and

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a USDA Hardiness Map for plants and their ability to thrive in geographics conditions. provides more interpretation of the map’s relevance. has for purchase, helpful editions of The Old Farmer’s Almanac on their website.


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