For those who own a vegetable garden the month of May represents the period of greatest cultivation activity; Spring crops take hold and the garden becomes green and luxuriant.
The seedlings sown in the seedbed will be ready to harvest, therefore it will be necessary to weed to keep the garden beds clean of weeds. May is also a month of sowing and especially of transplants ... in short, there is a lot to work before the summer heat arrives. In this regard, we will show you the work to be carried out in May to prepare a vegetable garden capable of producing in the following months.
May work in the vegetable garden, sowing and transplanting
In May, many vegetables can be sown that we can harvest in the summer. Most of the sowing is done in the open field.
In May the seedlings that we had previously placed in seedbeds must be transplanted and planted, especially the cucurbits and solanaceae such as watermelons, melons, pumpkins, courgettes, tomatoes, aubergines, etc.
May work in the garden, processing and cultivation care
The plants sown previously must be thinned where they sprout too close, keeping the right distances recommended for each vegetable.
- Since May is the month when nature blooms luxuriantly, it will be good to weed between the crops, in order to keep the flower beds in our garden clean.
- Different crops can be mulched, to avoid having to weed too much and also to keep the soil more humid in anticipation of the upcoming summer heat.
- As the plants grow, it will be necessary to think about their supports, therefore it is advisable to prepare the correct poles, nets and ties to keep the plants in the correct position so that they have the opportunity to produce and receive the right sunlight.
- There are several vegetables that can be harvested in May: garlic, onions and different salads such as rocket and lettuce, carrots, peas and broad beans.
May work in the garden, defense of the garden
It is good to always keep plant health under control, avoiding the use of classic toxic insecticides. It will therefore be necessary to prevent pest attacks by possibly resorting to methods according to organic farming. The techniques of organic farming consist on the use of organic fertilizers, on the practice of crop rotations, on the fight against parasites using natural techniques. For more information, read the article "Organic farming"
Check for the presence of Colorado beetle on potatoes, pay close attention to attacks by snails and squabbles and make sure there are no aphids on the plants.
All the tips on how to prepare and use a good natural pesticide for plant care can be found in the article "Natural do-it-yourself pesticide"