We are so blessed to have such a wonderful Wisdom Keeper volunteering her time to nurture our community gardens, Sue Anderson! Sue has put together this comprehensive guide for our Community Gardens that can be used in your garden too. If you haven’t heard of Moon Planting then Click here for her Moon Planting calendar! Sue has created this great information for us to follow every month. Thanks Sue!!

Sue’s Perpetual Gardening Calender

The jobs and moon plantings stay the same.  Update the Moon calendar dates to reflect the current year.

Jobs to do for MAY

Compost – keep compost piles damp and turned often

Compost – top up compost on asparagus and bulbs and on newly prepared beds to avoid them drying out

Fertilize – prepare citrus beds by adding a handful of dolomite and micronutrients then mix together 5 litres water with 1 teaspoon molasses, 1 teaspoon seaweed concentrate, 1 cup worm castings and stir well then add to planting beds too

Fertilize – feed tomatoes with magnesium (Epsom salts) 1 tablespoon Epsom salts to 9 litres of water

Fertilize – apply fertilizer tea to cabbage, leek, lettuce and silverbeet when necessary and ½ strength fortnightly to spinach.

Fertilize – bulbs

Harvest – crops for storage in 3rd quarter

Plant – plant asparagus now

Plant – plant rhubarb now

Plant – plant rosellas now

Plant – fruit trees, citrus, custard apple, loquat, dragon fruit, olive, and guava in mounds of compost enriched soil and keep moist to help settle

Plant – plant broccoli seedlings (March being the worst caterpillar month)

Prune – prune dead wood from trees and shrubs

Soil – hoe and cultivate to loosen soil crust

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