Here are 10 OUT OF 100 things you could do in your garden in May. GET BUSY-9 DAYS TILL MAY 15th!
-Water, water, water–all existing trees, bushes, fruits and vegetables–we’ve had a very dry winter-everything is parched!
-Clean up any perennial beds from the fall if you haven’t already.
-Add composted (aged, old, cold) horse manure to your vegetable beds/turn over.
-Check/install/hook-up drip systems for vegetable beds. Get replacement parts as needed.
-Buy any last-minute seeds/or any vegetable starts you don’t have but still want.
-Buy those wall of waters for your tomatoes and row cover BEFORE you plant tomatoes.
-Transplant up any veggie you bought that is now too small for its pot.
-Buy any amendments, fertilizers and supplies you will need when planting.
-Harden off your plants before putting them outside in the garden.
-Fertilize with fish emulsion and seaweed any cool season crops you have. Start to harvest when ready.
-After May 15th, it should be safe to plant warm season crops-go for it!
OK- these are 11 things but like I said, there are probably 100 things we could do in the garden right now!!
Our winter went so long this year, that I’m not sure I’ll be ready to plant (not quite yet on May 15th here) when it’s safe & normally I’m just itching for it to be time to put stuff out.
Yes I know what you mean. This is the first week where the nighttime temperatures are in the 40’s and it looks like the freezing weather is over here in Santa Fe, NM.