May in the Garden

May has been and gone. We were on holiday for two weeks of May so I made sure I had done all of these jobs before we left. My mum kindly watered all my plants whilst we were away and I am pleased to say all but one plant survived.

Here is the list of all the jobs I did in my garden this May:::
–     Plant everything out
Now the weather has FINALLY warmed up. Most of your plants will be ready to plant out now. If you have any plants still waiting to be planted out now is the time to do it.
–     Weed
As your garden grows so do the weeds! Be sure to pull out any little weeds as soon as you find them so that they don’t build up and become a bigger task.
–     Train your climbers
If you are growing any plants that grow tall like beans or tomatoes make sure that you have supports in place for them to grow up. By now your plants should be a good size so you just need to guide your plants up their supports by wrapping them round.
–     Water
This is a pretty obvious one! Your plants should be growing well by now so they will need to be watered regularly. As the weather warms up and we get less rain you need to make sure that they soil stays nice and moist.
–     Pick your produce
Some of your vegetables may be ready for picking. Pick vegetables as soon as they are ripe so you are eating them at their very best. So far I have harvested spinach, lettuce and kale from my own garden. I noticed today that a few mongetou have started to grow. It wont be long until we have enough for dinner.
That’s all the Garden tasks that I have done in my garden this month. I filmed a May In the Garden video over on my YouTube channel. You can see how my garden is looking this month. Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss June’s list of jobs to do in the garden.
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    Rebecca U
    9th June 2016 at 9:57 AM

    your garden is so cute – the planter is lovely. We have been weeding like mad to make sure our strawberries grow well x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:02 AM

      I try and pull out the weeds as I find them so they don't build up! We have lots of green strawberries that Rosalie keeps trying to pick :-s x

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    Cydney Helsdown
    9th June 2016 at 10:37 AM

    That is such a lovely planter, gardening is SO theraputic i can't wait to move into our new flat where we will have a garden so i can start growing things too! x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:04 AM

      It is lovely. It's so nice to get outside and let your mind wander as you do the watering each day. I try and practise mindfulness as I do it too xx

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    Vikki Holness
    9th June 2016 at 11:23 AM

    I love this corner of your garden. I must admit i've never been particularly green-fingered but we are currently growing some herbs and strawberries in planters and have some sweet peas that are starting to climb. It's a great way to get the kids outside more! xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:06 AM

      Thank you lovely. That's great. It's so nice to get the kids involved. Rosalie loves watering the plants x

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    9th June 2016 at 8:37 PM

    I love getting our garden ready for the summer, well actually my husband does ha ha!! I love this planter, I want to start growing some fruit with my girls

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:08 AM

      Oh you must! They'll love it. Even if you just get a few pots. It's not too late to start. I bought a some more strawberry plants the other day xx

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    Zoe Lester
    9th June 2016 at 9:16 PM

    Cannot wait to have a proper go in the garden next year. We moved last summer and its took until now to get it fairly ok, I miss growing things though.

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:12 AM

      It takes ages to get things looking good doesn't it. We have been in our house 5 years and I'm still not completely happy with it! Xx

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    Zoe Forde
    10th June 2016 at 9:16 AM

    I love how beautiful gardens look in the late spring/early summer! Whether it's flowers or vegetables, I just love them!

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Me too! I love how green everything looks. It's so inspiring. I love sitting in the garden when it all looks nice xx

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    Sabrina Jillah
    10th June 2016 at 10:42 AM

    I don't have a garden, but I wish I did. Your planter looks so neat and tidy, you've definitely got green fingers! xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:14 AM

      Aww thank you Sabrina. I am such a lazy gardener. All I do is water and hope for the best! Xx

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    Sara Murray
    10th June 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Love that planter! Our garden is full of rabbits so I haven't attempted to grow any veg yet… perhaps I need to get some big planters first 🙂

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:16 AM

      Oh no! Damn rabbits. Pests are the worst. I think I have an ants nest in my planter but luckily they don't seems to disturb the veggies, they just nibble the leaves!

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    11th June 2016 at 10:52 AM

    I so wish I had the time to sort my garden. I used to spend hours out there but haven't done anything in years. Maybe a little patch like this would be good for us too xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      11th June 2016 at 11:17 AM

      Pots and planters are so easy as you know the soil is good before you start. They are a lot less work. Give it a try. Hopefully you'll be inspired again xx

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