GARDENING CHORES IN MAY
Tulips should be dead-headed(remove spent flower)
The grass can be mowed when it reaches 3-4 inches (sorry, but
it IS that time again!)
Hold off mulching until the soil is warm, or you'll just keep
the cold in!
You can now plant lettuce, beans, corn and carrots right in the
Tomatoes can be planted when the lilacs bloom. You might sprinkle
a teaspoon of Epsom salts into the hole where they go to provide magnesium.
Marigolds, zinnias and even nasturtiums are good to plant in and around
your vegetables as well as the flower beds. They repel insects!
You can begin to plant gladiolas at 2 week intervals
You can fertilize any bulbs that are up.
Stake your peonies before they get too big
Harvest rhubarb by grabbing it at the base of the stalk and pulling firmly away from the crown, twisting just a bit. Be sure to throw the leaves into the compost as they are poisonous!
You can prune your spring blooming shrubs just as soon as the flowers have faded.