Hello, lovely potatoes of the world!!! If you decided to start a garden last month, we hope you have had success thus far! And otherwise, we hope you’ve enjoyed spending some time outdoors!
We will be continuing our gardening theme with the tasks of May, as well as maintaining your garden! Now that the freezes are over, you can start growing plants in earnest! Here are the main things to work on in May:
Here are some things you’ll want to do to maintain your garden:
Mulch your garden! Mulch is a covering used for the soil and can be organic or inorganic — be sure to look for sustainable mulch. One of the main benefits of mulching is that it helps plants retain moisture, so you don’t have to water your garden as much; some other benefits include helping regulate soil temperature, providing nutrients, and blocking the growth of invasive plants! Plus, mulching makes your garden look prettier! Mid to late spring is the best time to mulch your garden, so get started on it asap with these nifty tips. If you don’t want to mulch, though, that works too!
Make sure you’re watering your garden enough!
If you’re wondering where to get seedlings, there are some wonderful local farms and farmers markets in the Ann Arbor area!
And if you’re not local to Ann Arbor, there are likely amazing farmer’s markets near you too. And most general stores or gardening/landscaping stores have seeds and seedlings as well.
We’re wish you all the best with your gardening adventures!!