Mountain Gardening: Gardening Calendar

By | January 5, 2017

Regional Map of the Mountain

 

March

Keep rabbits away from trees with chicken wire wrapped in logs and stems; Bury the wire 6 inches deep.

Start the vegetable seeds inside for tomatoes, hot peppers and aubergines. Treat gray snow rust damage by removing dead grass, raking, and fecundating slightly.

Pruning branches of juniper damaged by heavy snow; Remove branches to a vertical shoot.

April

Plant spring bulbs and roots; Add lilies, dahlia, cannabis lilies, and peonies.

Check if mottled or yellow spots indicate mites.

Sharpen the lawn to reduce the risk of necrotic ring spots.

Add manure to the garden only if it has been aged for at least 6 months.

May

Trim the climbing roses to mold or remove dead sticks. Plant fruit trees such as apples, plums and sour cherries.

Slowly acclimate plant transplants before planting; Wait to plant until the night temperatures get warm enough.

Wasp nests with permethrin if they are too close to an entrance or play area.

June

Prune shrubs that bloom in spring like forsythia, honeysuckle, lilacs and weigela.

Feed flowering and fruiting plants with a high phosphorus fertilizer.

Pruning plantations to reduce the risk of powdery mildew.

Control flea beetles with insecticides, diatomaceous earth, or neem or horticultural oil.

Keep container plants and hanging baskets well watered and fertilized to keep them flowing during the season.

July

Plant the seeds of morning glory for a splash of color in your garden last summer.

Ensure that trees and shrubs receive adequate moisture to prevent leaves from burning.

Watch tomato plants for signs of tomato wilt virus wilt; Remove infected plants.

Divide the groups of bearded iris after the plants finish blooming by digging, cutting on the fan sheets and replanting.

August

Keep picking courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans and peppers.

Continue with the deadhead yearbooks.

Donate additional vegetables and herbs to a local food bank.

Continue with watering on all trees and shrubs.

Plant an autumn orchard with fresh seasonal vegetables such as parsnips, kale, and turnips.

Remove and discard (do not make) parts of diseased plants.

September

Cactus tender and succulent plants and bring for the winter.

Turn the basil in the pesto and freeze in trays of ice cubes for storage in winter.

Stop deadheading roses.

Ripen the green tomatoes into a paper bag or make green tomato bread.

Apply fertilizer to cold season grass while it is green. Plant fresh time colorful flowers such as mums, violas, and pansies.

Harvest and save the seeds of your favorite vegetables and flowers.

October

Rake up all debris from the garden, especially the diseased leaves.

Use a shovel to rotate under the organic material, such as compost or manure, in the garden bed.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Add or replace the mulch to prevent ice from accumulating.

Allow birds to enjoy seed-producing plants such as sunflowers and coneflowers.

Cover tender vegetable plants at night to extend the gardening season.

Add a top dressing of organic compost to the stoneware.

November

Use fallen leaves, pumpkins and a homemade scarecrow to decorate.

Water trees, shrubs and new plantings when temperatures are higher than 40 degrees during the day.

Pull the carrots, beets, turnips and other root vegetables after the first frost.

Scrub the dried salvia from the house for use in the Thanksgiving dressing.

December

To grind dry paprika or hot peppers in powder or flakes.

Brush the heavy clouds of tree branches to prevent them from breaking.

Put colorful bulbs on ornamental herbs to add a touch of holiday to the garden.

Create a front door crown using dry seed heads and other natural garden elements.