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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