WHAT TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH
Gardening expert Dale Vine shares his must-do list for May.
May is a great time to plant linaria. A relative of snapdragons, linaria (or fairy bouquet) is an easily grown winter and springflowering annual that has a relatively long flowering
a few weeks. be encouraged
to flower further by cutting them back after the first blooms. Linaria have shallow root systems so will happily grow under other plants and in any bare garden areas that need filling. Linaria are quick growing and also great for pots, so grab some seeds and give them a go!
Artichoke (suckers), broad beans, chives, garlic bulbs, lettuce, onion, pak choy, shallots and spinach can all be planted now. If you are starting a vegie patch now, make sure it’s in a position of full sun as this will be vital for your vegies’ growth, especially over the cooler months.
Beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, squash and turnips can all be picked now. It will be getting towards the end of the growing season for some vegies, especially in colder regions. Broccoli is one of these so enjoy your harvest – I like to add mine to a good spag bol.
Pak choy Onion