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Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Double Rainbow

May Garden

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She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:16
   

April showers bring May flowers and a double rainbow!

Pinch & Stake

  • Stake or cage tomato plants.
  • Stake tall perennials and annuals.
  • Pinch back leggy growth on annuals.

Plant & Sow

  • Plant and sow summer bulbs: beans, corn, okra, squash and cucumber.
  • Move houseplants outdoors.

Feed & Spray

  • Spray fruit trees and roses for pests.
  • Feed all plants.

Water & Mulch

  • Water lawn and all plants if needed.
  • Mulch trees, shrubs, and flower beds.

Garden Planning and Design Tip:  Backyard water gardens have grown  as gardeners design their own miniature nature preserves.  An important part of designing a water garden is to create a natural, smooth transition between the water and the rest of the garden.

 

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Southwest Missouri Planting Guide