May Gardening - Top Ten Growing Tips
Gardening Tip #1: Lilacs are one of spring's most beautiful and fragrant
flowers. When trimming lilac shrubs, care and caution is needed, to avoid
cutting off next year's blooms.
How and When to Prune
Gardening Tip #2: Thinning plants to the proper spacing is the toughest
job for any gardener. You just hate to throw out any plant. But, it is necessary
for proper growth and health of your plants. Thin plants as early as possible.
More on Thinning
Gardening Tip #3: Does the thought of plump, juicy strawberries make
your mouth water? Juicy strawberries have the same affect on birds. Keep
them out with bird netting.
More on Bird
Gardening Tip #4: Asparagus is a rewarding crop. Mature Asparagus
plants need little care to produce a big crop, has no plant disease problems,
and is not bothered by insects of pests. To keep your spring crop producing,
pick tender, young spears continuously, until the spears begin to get
on Growing Asparagus
Gardening Tip #5: Lettuce grows best in cool weather. It wilts, bolts
and goes to seed in hot, humid weather. While it prefers full sun, planting
lettuces where it receives afternoon shade, allows you to grow it later into
on Growing Lettuces.......
Gardening Tip #6: Pumpkins are tender annuals. A frost or freeze will
kill them. A cold snap in the thirties, or low forties, can stunt their growth.
Be prepared to cover them up whenever nighttime temperatures are expected
to fall to the mid forties.
More on How to Grow
Gardening Tip #7: You plant a row of beans. When, harvest time arrives,
you have more than you can possibly use or give away. This year, vow to use
Succession Planting techniques. Its easy.
Learn How to Plant
Gardening Tip # 8: Every gardener should grow a little more organically
each year. It's good for you, your family, and the environment. You don't
have to go "all in, all at once". Start with just one thing. May we suggest:
Using compost for
Gardening Tip #9: Chinese Lanterns are a popular and attractive plant.
Many people are fascinated by the papery orange-red lanterns that are great
as dried flowers. But, the roots of Chinese lantern plants are invasive.
Use garden edging to limit the
on How to Grow Chinese Lanterns.........
Gardening Tip #10: Your Tulips and Daffodils put on a brilliant display.
Now, the blooms are dying off. As the days progress, the plants lose their
vigor and tidy appearance. Delay cutting them back as long as you can. The
plant is making food to replenish the bulb for next year's blooms. The
longer you wait, the bigger and brighter next years blooms will be.
How to Grow
May Gardening Holidays :
May 1 - May Day
- This day is celebrated with spring flowers, kewl!
May 8 - Iris
May 16 -
a Tree Day - Give your tree a big hug!
May 20 -
Strawberries Day - It's a sweet thing to do.
May 29 -
Day- Learn about eco-friendly composting, make some compost, more
May 30 -
a Flower Day
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