The last of the frost is disappearing and everyone is looking forward to warm weather; yep, the month of May is on the way!
With the new month comes a new set of challenges for gardeners. Whether or not you have been started on this year’s crop already, May will offer much better growing conditions than what you have gotten used to over the dreary winter months. However, this will also encourage weeds and pests, who will be eager to make a meal your greens before you even get a chance!
When it comes to planting and sowing, the best advice that you can get will be from an experienced local gardener. A strong candidate can help you get started with garden planting and even provide ongoing garden maintenance if necessary. If your garden is a mess, a gardener can also provide a garden clearance service to get everything ready for planting.
If you have not been getting your garden ready for the warm weather, don’t panic! The warm May soil will be ideal for newly planted seeds, as well as any young plants that have been growing safely under cover or indoors.
As always, remember to read the planting instructions on your seeds carefully and do not deviate. If you are worried about getting as large a crop as possible this year, you may also want to consider square foot gardening.
Even as the weather gets warmer, your greenhouse will still be a useful tool for growing greens. If you have not done so in a while, give your greenhouse a clean with warm and soapy water. This will help to keep insects away as your the climate begins to make it easier for them to spread.
The beautiful weather will result in a much healthier and active garden, which means that you will need to really keep on top of your jobs!
Note: if you are planning to use a chemical treatment on your pests or weeds, make sure that you check how your other plants will be affected. If something can kill a weed, it will kill a vegetable just as easily! If necessary, speak to a local pest controller or gardener about alternative solutions.