Here are some gardening tips for May. Of course, you’ll want to be doing your gardening in the springtime as that’s when your plants are getting their first season of growth. Also, the soil is generally less acidic and therefore easier to fertilize in the early spring than in the fall or winter. You will, however, want to fertilize all summer, as the acidity can damage the roots of your plants.
Plant Gardening Tips for May: The first thing you’ll want to do when it comes to planting in May is to weed the garden of weeds. Unless you’re in the bottom part of a city or town, most weeds are gone by then. If they are, by all means, clear them away. However, if you want to be able to enjoy all the goodness that your flowers have to offer in May, you’ll need to keep them away for a while. Weeds are a big part of springtime.
Then you should fertilize your garden. Remember, you need to do this in the springtime for this to work. It should be more like a fall or wintertime. Don’t forget to cut back on any annual weeds you have in your garden too. They will root and create a big mess if they get past the initial flush of growth.
The plants you plant in May are not the same as those you plant in fall. In May, most plants will not be mature and so will not be able to get enough sun to grow healthy. Plants that are older will take more sunlight to make them grow as well. You’ll need to have a plan of planting your plants, whether it is plants that need direct sunlight or plants that will not grow as fast as you want them to.
Keep the water where it is needed. By springtime, water should be slightly cloudy. This is the time for all the soil to drain out so that your plants will be able to have their normal growing period without having to sit in water for long periods of time.
You can use your springtime to get rid of the most aggressive perennial plants from your garden. These plants can be too strong for the little tender plants you are trying to plant, so try to kill them early on. Plant the other plants instead, even if they are a little pricy.
Plant the plants you planted in April and May. Planting new plants after the pruning done is a waste of time. Once the pruning is done, you can rest assured that the plants will all grow together. You do not need to put up new plants after this time either. Plants will have enough time to grow together without having to constantly water and fertilize them.
Growing veggies is really easy in May. You can grow your vegetables and herbs in your containers if you prefer. You’ll have your lettuce and broccoli at the beginning of the month. After that, you’ll start seeing tomatoes and squash in your kitchen.
Planting your vegetables and herbs is easy as well. Just plant your crop the morning after you finished your pruning. The top of the soil is ready to start growing your garden when the top layer is about a half-inch deep. Put down one more layer of dirt and your crops are ready to plant.
Cactus plants are easy to grow as well. You can use a spray bottle to spray your plants with whatever fertilizer you want. Just give the plants a break from the fertilizer once a week to let them recuperate.
Be sure to take care of your plants in May. This is when the plants are able to take the brunt of the growing season.