Hello garden friends. May has brought the sun, some heat and
of course rain. But I'm not complaining. I'm enjoying it all. The
thyme to do planting has started. The to-do list for outdoors is
growing as well. Don't panic now, the season is only beginning!
Let's take a look:
*Deadhead the spring blooms from bulbs, but leave the foliage
until it turns yellow.
*Divide your perennials as needed.
*Plant perennials now, can plant geraniums, summer bulbs.
*Sow summer annuals, (seeds) like zinnias, sunflowers, etc.
*Plant your herbs, in the ground or containers.
*Cool season crops will do well April and May, like radish and
lettuce, hold off planting warm season crops until the danger
of frost has past. (May 15-19) like tomatoes.
*Continue mowing, fertilize and weed controls need to happen.
*Prune flowering shrubs after their blooming has ended.
*Plant new shrubs like peony, hydrangea, rose. Apply a trans-
*Container flowers will need to be watched for cool evening
temps of 50 and below. Take into the garage for overnight.
*Mulch towards end of May, but remove sticks, weeds and turn
old mulch over.
*Add repellants (organics if possible) to deter the critters.
*Apply pesticide sprays around perimeter of house to control
Herb pots done, container planting continues.
Here are 3 products I recommend.
NEEM OIL- (for organic gardening too)
controls blackspot, powdery mildew, rust, spider mites,
aphids and other insect pests. Use on roses, flowers, shrubs,
REPELS-ALL- animal repellent (natual ingredients) spray
on plants, flowers, around garden and flower beds.
SUCKER-STOPPER- controls regrowth of tree sprouts,
See instructions for use
How about that recipe?
(see EARTHLY DELIGHTS)