Friday, 3 May 2013

Yay! It's The Merry Month of May!

This is the month we all wait for here in Canada.
May long week-end is the traditional planting out date for many areas of the country.
Annual baskets are hung, planters planted, tender veggies are transplanted, and warm weather seeds are direct seeded into the garden.

Here is a list of things to plant and do in the merry month of May ...



Transplanting to the garden...
- towards the end of the month, plant your tomato seedlings outside. Still preferable if you have a cloche, hothouse, cold frame, etc... just in case we have some cool winds or wet and rainy weeks in June.
- annuals can be planted into the beds, pots and planters.
- melons, but grow in pots so that they can come in if the weather chills.
- peppers, should also be covered with cloche, hothouse, etc... or grown in pots for another month so that they can be brought inside should the weather be inclement.
- marigolds, nasturtiums, allysum
- all herbs, even the tender ones.



Direct seeding in the garden....

Plant your potatoes, if you have not done so yet!

- cucumbers (cold frame or hothouse or cloche recommended, just in case)
- zucchini
- beans
- corn
-lettuce, spinach, greens
- plant more beets, carrots, radishes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, onions, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips

Flowers to direct seed
- zinnias, asters, sunflowers, cosmos, bachelor's buttons, nasturtiums, marigolds