Monday, May 23, 2011

Gardening Chores for May

For those of you in the southeast, you may want to consider visiting the May Page of Southeast: Organic Gardening's Monthly Garden Calendar. Even if your garden isn't organic many of the tips on that blog can apply to what you need to be doing this time of year. Such as:
  • Clearing out your compost bin.
  • Filling in bald spots.
  • Sow and transplant.
  • Crop care.
  • Plant flowers.
  • Take your spring annuals to the compost bin and replace with summer flowers.
  • Pruning
  • Fertilizing certain plants.
  • Monitor for bugs in your vegetables.
  • Getting rid of invasive pest plants.
 There's lots of things to be doing this month! Good luck and we hope to hear about some of your gardening adventures.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May is here! Are you Gardening yet?

May is not only here, but we are already 5 days in. Which means many of you are getting ready to start (or already have been) doing some major planting, transplanting, etc. as the average last frosting date here in the mountains of Virginia is between May 10th and 15th.

While browsing the internet, we came across a planting calender that Virginia Tech has on their website (it is in .pdf format) We hope that you find the information there helpful.

With all the rain that we've been having lately it might be a good time to start thinking about rain barrels. It is hard to determine whether a summer is going to be a rainy or dry one, but by storing water from times of plenty for use in times of drought you can save yourself a lot of heartache of your gardening dying from not enough water.

We hope that everyone has gotten a great start to their gardens and we would love to hear about your experiences with your gardens this year!

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