What's Going on in the Garden

May To Do List

  • To prevent them from wasting energy on producing seed, deadhead your spring bulbs after they are done blooming.

  • Fertilize your plants.

  • Deadhead pansies and primroses after they have finished flowering.

  • Stay ahead of your weeding chores: Once temperatures soar, weeds and/or invasive plants can quickly get ahead of you.

  • Turn over your compost pile, or, if it has already broken down, use that compost in the garden and start a new pile.

  • Be on high alert for insect pests and diseases. These include, but are not limited to, aphids, asparagus beetles, cabbage worms, cutworms, scale, snails, slugs, leaf spot, mildew, and rust.

  • Continue harvesting cool-season crops like asparagus, peas, and leafy crops. Keep an eye out for pest such as groundhogs and rabbits so that they do not get to your harvest before you do.

  • Plant asparagus if you do not already have some.

  • (Late May into June) Plant members of the nightshade family.(Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant)

  • Finish sowing seed for annuals.

  • If you haven't already-Send a sample of your soil into your local county extension so that they can test it. It is the only scientific way to know what (if anything) needs to be added to your soil. Once your results come back, amend your soil as directed by your extension.

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