Gardening

The tasks of the organic garden in May

During the month of May the activity in the organic garden is increased. It is spring (in the northern hemisphere, if you are in the southern hemisphere click here ) and we have a lot to sow and transplant without stopping harvesting.

Daylight hours and temperatures increase, at the same time we still have rainy days and this becomes an exceptional breeding ground for the development of some pests and diseases. A very common pest in spring and summer is aphids , so be careful and put ecological remedies to prevent it. As for diseases, fungi are very common at this time of year, here are ecological remedies for fungal diseases .

With more hours of sunlight, plants grow more, and this includes adventitious or unwanted plants (badly called weeds), so inspect well that they do not develop in areas where you have just sown or transplanted, as they could reduce the development of crops. You can remove them manually, but I also recommend that you put straw padding or any other organic material to prevent its development and at the same time avoid the work of having to do it periodically. Adventitious plants can be used for compost

tomatoes, aubergines, bell peppers, melons or corn. There is also a need for trellising –tipping of the lateral shoots and tying the canes of the tomato plants–, an essential task if we want to enjoy tomatoes of a good size.

       SOWING                            TRANSPLANT                             HARVEST

     – Zucchini – Zucchini – Celery

     – Cabbages – Aubergines – Garlic

     – Lettuce – Cabbages – Chard

     – Leeks – Onions – Broccoli

     – Cucumbers – Celeriac – Asparagus

     – Radishes – Pumpkin – Onions

     – Melon – Melon – Cabbages

     – Spinach – Peppers – Peas

     – Peas – Tomatoes – Asparagus

     – Pumpkin – Leeks – Spinach

     – Endive – Lettuce

     – Beans – Leeks

     – Beets – Carrots

     – Tomatoes

     – Carrot .

Whenever you have to work the land, the ideal is to do it when it has a certain humidity (temperate or seasoning), this facilitates your work. When adding organic matter to the soil, consider the needs of the plants you are going to grow and provide the amount they need.

When designing the garden, take into account crop associations and rotations . This will allow you to avoid pests and take advantage of the fertility of the soil.

To make it easier for you, take a look at more tips  and ideas that we give you from ECO farmer , as well as reference material for your organic garden.

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