Mid City Nursery

May Garden Calendar

Summer Vegetables

Fertilizers

All summer vegetables can be planted now. Water your young plants regularly until they get established. Watch out for insects. They can demolish tender vegetables overnight. Use the organic Sluggo Plus, Diatomaceous Earth, ladybugs, and other insect controls to give your plants the best chance to thrive.

Feed your vegetables monthly with Master Start or the EB Stone Organics Tomato & Vegetable Food. Either of these fertilizers will help your plants grow and produce well in the summer months.

Plant pumpkins this month for harvest in October. Also, now is a good time to plant sunflowers.

Things To Consider

Peonies are available this month. They are usually budded and ready to bloom. They grow great in a part sun/part shade area where they get good morning sun.

There are tons of flowering perennials and annuals available now. New shipments are arriving every week. Actually almost every day a new shipment arrives with more vegetables, flowers, shrubs, perennials, and trees.

This is a great month to freshen up the herb garden or to plant herbs for the first time. Remember that mints can take over your beds if not properly maintained. We recommend growing mints in containers to keep them in their place.

Coddling moths are still active this time of year, and the two-spotted fruit fly can be a problem as well on cherries. You can spray Captain Jack's Deadbug (an organic insecticide) on your apple trees and cherry trees to help keep these damaging pests away.

Inspect your yard on a regular basis to ensure proper watering and also to keep an eye out for unwanted pests. Inspect the leaves of your plants to check for insect damage.

Keep weeds from establishing themselves as permanent residents in your yard. Pull them out or spray them with an herbicide (weed killer). Remember not to spray on windy days and not to let the herbicide get on plants that you want in your yard.

>Water plants are in stock again in May. This is a great time to freshen up your ponds.