Gardening in May – tips and checklist for a better overview
Before summer comes and you relax and happily retire to your garden chair, you should do a lot in the garden. There are simply tasks that are defined as important and assigned to gardening in May. Even the peasants of that time directed their work to natural events. We still maintain this good order to this day. The most important date for organizing gardening in May is Ice Saint Day. From then on, the rule applies that you can rely more on the weather and there is therefore much less danger for frost-sensitive plants. If you haven’t planted your vegetables in April, you can still do so in the first half of May. However, it is recommended that all tub and potted plants should not be planted outside until the second half of the month.
After hard work in the garden in May, summer can finally come
You can finally do the unfinished gardening from April
Now is the best time to plant both spring and summer flowers
You can now sow peas, beans or kale directly outdoors
In the flower and vegetable beds you can look for weeds again, because unwanted seeds are often transmitted by the birds
Tasks associated with gardening in May
Although one is so looking forward to the warm days of May, one should not be hasty in bringing out the plants. The soil still needs some time until it is warm enough for new plants. You can already prepare all the tubers that you have determined to propagate. The fresh lawn can also be sown. Nature inspires you so much in May that you shouldn’t be surprised at the many creative ideas you get yourself. Plan the design of the flower beds! The seeds can be sown directly into the ground. You can also think about the privacy screen and the design of the hedge and the fence. You can now also cut back small bushes and trees, such as jasmine or boxwood. Check the garden again for weeds and remove old root parts and unwanted shoots.
You can enrich the soil with compost and directly sow broccoli, peas and beans.
Tubers and onions can be prepared in advance, but only planted in the ground after the ice saints
While you bring young plants into the garden, you can think of an original privacy screen at the same time
You can never have enough flowers in the garden, but they also have many and very important jobs there
Gardening in May – a checklist is good to use
Whether in the garden, on the balcony or in the yard – the important tasks should be completed in time. A good idea is to create a gardening calendar or make your own checklist. That way you won’t forget any of the tasks and you’ll complete them in the right order. If you tend a kitchen garden, you can prefer all types of vegetables. All summer flowers and tubers can be placed and planted in the garden right away. The cold doesn’t bother plants like kale or chard and they can be planted now. Root vegetables such as beetroot, carrots or parsnips can also be sown directly outdoors. It’s also high time to plant the bulbs in the ground.
If you have fruit trees in the garden, they also need to be checked for maggots.
If the weather permits, you can finally plant out even very cold-sensitive plants
Gardening in the spring is good therapy for young and old
Some can be harvested as early as May
Despite the cold, the month of May is also very grateful: In May we are already harvesting radishes, rhubarb, delicious and local asparagus, crunchy salads, sugar snap peas and fresh herbs.
The rhubarb harvest has already begun and you can enjoy and taste the local vegetables every day
Planting flowers that attract bees is important
Radishes can now also be enjoyed locally and seasonally
The tasks in May summarized
The primary thing to remember is that gardening in May is April’s unfinished business. In addition, you can also put summer flowers, bulbous plants and tubers in the ground. Plants that are not sensitive to the cold can be sown and planted now. This includes the kale, the peas and the beans and every conceivable type of cabbage. You can also sow pumpkins directly outdoors. With the courgettes, tomatoes and cucumbers you should be patient until the ice saints. You can either take care of it in the apartment on the windowsill or let it grow and mature quietly in the greenhouse.
Gardening in May takes a lot of time and should be done without fail
In spring you should definitely check your garden and especially the fruit trees for pests and remove larvae and eggs as early as possible.
However, since the ice saints fall differently every year, you should keep an eye on the weather forecast despite the old farmer’s rule.
If the weather is supposed to be too cold, cover the salads that you have prepared
Beds and garden soil should be worked on and superfluous roots or shoots should be removed
Check your plants for larvae, eggs or any other indication that pests will soon emerge there
If you want to do without chemistry, you should fight very stubbornly against the uninvited guests in the garden
In vegetable beds you can get a much better overview and counteract a danger much faster
The removed weeds should leave the area of the garden very quickly, otherwise they can start to grow again
Especially after the rain you can discover and remove a lot of weeds in the garden
Mowing the lawn keeps us clean – a tiresome task, but one that is very important
If you have previously grown tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes, you can plant them out as early as next week
The best time for the development of the roses – also a good reason to think about the privacy screen on the garden fence
If you do the important tasks in May, you will come closer and closer to relaxing in the garden chair